View Full Version : Review - S&C 1930 & Record Holders of Steam
06-26-2002, 05:06 PM
Can anybody help here. There is a reworked Settle & Carlisle route available from several places around the world via post, with a fee just to cover duplication costs etc. By Pat Dalzon (?) called S&C 1930 - supposedly enormously more authentic. Anybody tried it??
Along the same lines, has anybody bought the 3Dtrainstuff UK Record Holders of steam? I know there is a "review" link on the main page of this site, but I would like to hear from somebody who has bought it. It doesnt sound much in US terms - $25.00, but that is in excess of $40.00 Aust, and would like to be sure. 3D Trainstuff ok to dea with via the web??
Cheers and thanks,
06-27-2002, 05:44 AM
I have both. Pat Dalton's revised S & C really is a massive improvement on the default - more stations, more track, better signals and scenery. If you like running UK steam, it's the best there is at the moment. The only reason not to get it now might be that an extended version is under construction. Though that is some months off.
As for the UK Record Holders of Steam, no problems with the order - it arrived more or less when they said it would, in perfect condition albeit only in a thin envelope all the way from the USA.
The contents are, I feel, a bit of a mixed bag. The cab views are superb and the sounds too. The locos themselves are pretty good, though not, IMHO, quite up to the standard of the best freeware (e.g., Kim Durose's Schools) - and freeware versions of some of the locos and stock are available. My favourite loco on the disc is the GW King, which I think is somewhat let down by having a British Railways' smokebox door numberplate - incorrect for the loco's Great Western livery - and they also used the wrong font on the nameplate (sorry, that's a foible of mine. Probably, most people wouldn't notice!). But if the locos and stock offered on the disc appeal to you, I would recommend it. The price is not unreasonable - though you might like to consider that for abut the same money, you could get an annual subscription to UK Trainsim and have unrestricted access to the goodies there. Or, better still, do what I did: subscribe and buy the disc. It didn't break the bank.:-)
Has anyone got an address for obtaining Settle and Carlisle from the UK? Or the website?
06-27-2002, 07:53 AM
Thanks for the info, Just what I needed.
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