Requires the base game RailWorks in order to play. May require "expert mode" controls in order to function
The Hatchet Hill branch line was subject to Beeching’s axe in 1970, with no other choice Mendip Aggregates Ltd purchased the line from British Railways in order to maintain their vital rail link with mainline network in order to continue their supply and demand of ballast from Hatch Hill Quarry. Mendip Aggregates Ltd also purchased two of the Class 04 shunting locomotives that had been slated for the cutter's torch which then replaced their tired stock of shunting steam locomotives.
The Hatchet Hill Quarry Expansion Pack includes the Class 04 shunter, Catfish ballast wagons and a 5-mile quarry route complete with ballast loading station.
My favourite add on for TS 2012 23
For me, this is an enjoyable add on living as I do less than a mile from a limestone quarry who's line was cut in the 1980s and has recently been reopened for preservation use. I like small diesel shunters (enable gear view!!!) and small yard activities. I got this at Christmas as part of the Steam promotion. I am not in to making up scenarios so would be good to see Oovee create a few more activities.
Reviewed by Needles on 12/01/2012 1:00pm
Hatchet Hill 8
At first , looking at the pictures, the Hatchet Hill would not be very good but since buying it I know that I was completely wrong, the class 04 and the route go great together and as I would expect from Oovee the class 04 loco is amazing! All that I would say needs improving is the realism and detail of the route but all in all a great buy!
Reviewed by JP on 16/08/2011 5:08pm
In a word: Great idea although unpolished 6
I was extremely looking forward to the release of this route, although I must say the price is a bit dear for what you receive. None of the scenarios are completable (many others have this problem), the 04 shunter can't reach the speeds it supposed to and the over-all quality of the route and it's surroundings is very low considering the short length of track, I expected more. I personally wouldn't recommend this - it feels rushed and incomplete, the price reflects an entirely different product in my opinion aswell.
Reviewed by Stephen Roberts on 15/08/2011 12:49pm