I have started this in order to let those interested know about British add-ons that are maybe not so well Known. If the moderators feel that the thread should be moved elsewhere then please do so, it will include new and old, freeware and payware. Not sure if I should include the well known ones or not, or whether I should list some of the things available on UKTS, perhaps there could be some feedback on this.
First of all there is a new English freeware route from the Darren Porter site http://www.dpsimulation.org.uk/ Exeter to Barnstaple. There are also payware scenario packs here and a large number of re-skins. Downloads are free, but donations are welcome to assist in paying for the site. At the moment there is a prize draw for those donataing every two months.
Darren is alo working on a much improved and extended modern version of the East Coat Mainline, a version using default assetts is available on Workshop. A much bigger version with custom assets will be available from his site later.
A useful source of modern re-skins (1980's to present day) is Vulcan Productions, news is that this content will now be hosted on Darren Porters site as the Vulcan Productions website will close.Also on Darrens site are Peter Gillam (Karma49) freeware creations, some GWR wagons, assets, prairie cab and Q1. He is now producing expert style add-ons for sale through DTG, for example the steam railcar.
For Southern Railway Steam http://www.steamlococollection.co.uk/ Steam LOco Collection sell the Maunsell U class and V (Schools) class, these are advanced type loco's
For coaches http://matrixtrains.myminto.co…ult.aspx?pcv=MjEyMA%3d%3d AMtrix trains sell coach packs for Southern and LNER
http://www.rail-sim.net/ Rail sim.net sell LMS/BR non corridor coaches and goods brake vans. They are very good value.
An excellent modern freeware route is the South Wales Route available here http://www.oakwood-shed.co.uk/sww/sww_route.html , needs a fair bit of payware
There is also an excellent Scottish freeware route available here http://caledonianrailworks.blogspot.co.uk/ it runs from Dundee to Aberdeen and Dyce, but at the moment the scenery only goes as far as Montrose. Part two will include the Brechin line. Edit; it has been pointed out to me that this route uses assets from the Phorum Peninsula Line. As far as I know these assets are the narrow gauge track and stock which are used to represent the miniature railway at Arbroath, not having these will simply maen that there will be no miniature railway, but possibly a few milk bottles instead. You may also need to use F2 save and resume to get the scenarios to run, unless you are confident in RWtools to delete the narrow gauge stock.
Another excellent large freeware line is the North Linsey Line. The most recent version is now only currently available here http://www.lincs-train-sim.co.uk/ It will also need some other freeware downloads from UKTS. So if you're nerves are limited I would suggest a good look at the library on this site, decide what you want and buy a one month subscription and download it. If you will be downloading a lot then a longer subscription may be worthwhile.
To be continued