Welcome to the video channel for Bve Western Region. Here you can find any previews of any upcoming OpenBve routes and or trains.
The Central Line demo is finally nearing completion and will be our first release.
The route is set in the era of 2002 and will resemble London accordingly.
The reasons for this are:
From an object building perspective I find the older unrefurbished non corporate bland look, a lot more enjoyable to build.
The Central line during this time ran an enhanced timetable, something still not equalled by today's service. This includes 100kph running in ato and manual modes, and less dwelling time giving the driver a faster run through the city. This was the era the line was at it's peak, before the Chancery Lane incident.
Seeing as the line will be starting from Ealing Broadway, and West Ruislip the early 2000's had a lot of variety of national rail traction.
Finally the route features the original central line announcements by Janet Mayo, they are in my opinion far superior to her 2003 replacement, and they have a sense of originality about them.
Having used the Central line a lot in my youth I find that the line today just doesn't compare to the older look. The Central line used to mirror the Jubilee line in that it had old sections, and new sections that made the line more interesting. Now TFL seem to think that white everywhere is a good design for a line, I disagree, and I think the refurbishment of most of the stations has taken the life out of most of the stations.
Originally the route was going to run from Ealing Broadway to Liverpool Street, however the demo and first release will now only be from White City to Liverpool Street, with the first full release being from Ealing and West Ruislip to Leytonstone. Ideally I hope to get the demo finished and released in the next few months along with the then finished train.
it is unlikely now that there will be any more video previews of the Central Line only the release of the demo.
When it is finished the demo can be downloaded from here:bve-terminus.org/bve-westernregion/