Train Sim World 2

All you simulator fans out there prepare for the next installment in simulators. The guys over at Dovetail have created a brand new Train simulator game called “Train Sim World 2” which is out now & we got the chance to talk to a real life train driver, Avion! Avion is lovely and kindly told us in detail about her day to day life as a train driver!

Train Sim World 2 allows users to take control of iconic locomotives on high speed services. Even on long freight hauls or precise commuter traffic, get creative tools too, you are the driver now.

Train Sim World 2 – Authentic Routes & Trains

Take control and feel the thrill of high speed inter city German rail as you drive the famous DB ICE 3M out of Köln. Take control of the CSX AC4400CW and haul long freight across Sand Patch Grade. Furthermore master the complex operations of the famous London Underground on the Bakerloo Line. All licensed and authentically reproduced.

Creative Juices

Personalise your rail journey with an easy to use tool to create your own custom liveries with the Livery Designer. Craft both complex and simple designs, making your journey unique to you. Create your very own scenario with the Scenario Planner. Pick trains and destinations before you jump in.


The proprietary SimuGraph® vehicle dynamics engine has evolved. Bringing with it adverse weather, master moving heavy freight and control your locomotive power on steep inclines! Dynamic skies and 4K support also bring some visual fidelity and realism to your journey.

Train Sim World 2: Immersion

You will be given clear information on instructions, gradient and speed profiles whilst you drive. Thanks to new HUD displays and clearer display of safety systems, brake controls, power meter and accelerometer. The new controller scheme gives you choice on camera and driving modes. Giving you easier access to the external camera mode and enter another vehicle. While the full physics and simulation is still running!


Played Sim World 2020 and it’s add ons? You can now play them in Train Sim World 2.
Your collection comes with you – You can play your Train Sim World 2020 Add-Ons in Train Sim World 2. Train Sim World has always been about your collection, your choice of Add-Ons from your favourite region, time period, diesel, electric, passenger, freight – your way. Your purchased Train Sim World 2020 Add-Ons will be available to play in Train Sim World 2.


Keep up to date with everything How To Kill An Hour by signing up to our newsletter by clicking here!

Let us know what you think of the show by clicking here!

Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see more amazing ways to kill time!

Follow us on Twitch by clicking here!

How facial recognition could replace train tickets

The end of train tickets?

Ever jumped on a train and hidden in the toilets until the train conductor has gone because you didn’t buy a ticket?

Firstly, shame on you and secondly this might be a thing of the past.

New technology is being developed which will aim to eliminate train tickets and barriers in the future.

The facial recognition system uses two near-infrared lights to help a single camera determine texture and orientation of each pixel it captures therefore being able to identify the person boarding the train.

The system, being developed by the Bristol Robotics Lab, is being partly funded by government and the private sector – their hope is that it will make the process of arriving and leaving stations faster and effortless,

The idea in theory might work but if someone has a similar facial structure to another person or is even a twin, this might make a simple time saving process into an annoying long winded one.

Meet up in Spain!

Two friends went to Spain to catch up as it was cheaper to meet up in the UK!

University friends Lucy Walker and Zara Quil had planned to meet up in Birmingham but they decided to go to Spain after finding out that a return ticket would cost £105!

Lucy discovered that it was cheaper to go to Malaga from Newcastle, priced at £20 return with Ryanair than it was to go to Birmingham.

Baring in mind that Newcastle and Birmingham are only 200miles away and the UK and Malaga are 1,500miles apart, that is pretty crazy!

Zara paid £55.59 to go from Birmingham to Malaga using Vueling a Spaninsh budget airline. They then paid a tennar for the night to sleep in a hostel.

They met up on January 7th and stayed for three nights at the hostel.


To listen to the guys chatting about this please click here!