GWR Steam Railmotor Loco Add-On
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Developed by: Victory Works

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The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master. Each product is designed to provide education and entertainment for users.  Xbox controller and HUD interface support do not come as standard and users will need to read the accompanying documentation to fully understand the operation of this advanced simulation.


In the early 1900s, the introduction of electric street tramcars and motor buses provided competition to suburban and branch line services. Needing to provide a better service to counter this competition, the Great Western Railway looked to the London & South Western Railway’s trials of steam railmotor units for the answer.

The GWR built a total of 99 one-coach steam railmotors between 1903 and 1908, similar in appearance to a standard passenger coach, but with a boiler attached directly to a driving bogie at one of the coach, and an unpowered bogie and vestibule cab at the rear for push-pull operation.

The railmotors were considered to be a challenging drive, not least because of the distance between driver and fireman when the former was piloting from the vestibule cab – communication between the two operators was via a series of bells; additionally, with the boiler directly attached to the driving bogie, driving controls would rotate as the bogie turned, making firing a challenge too.

Despite the many quirks of these unique units, their operating life was relatively short lived, with the first GWR Steam Railmotor withdrawm from service in 1914 and the last in 1935 – most railmotors were converted to autocoaches with the power units scrapped. However, interest in these odd units has been reinvigorated recently with the restoration of GWR Railmotor No. 93 to full running order on a number of heritage lines across the UK.

The Steam Railmotor for Train Simulator, developed by Victory Works, is available in Great Western Railway livery and includes a wealth of detailing and features, including three driving modes, simulated steam chest, animated valve gear, opening cab doors, windows and roof hatch, hand operated window wipers, animated steps for ground platform support, passenger view with period passengers suitable for most eras, and refuelling via coal stacks and water hose.

Also included is a standalone Railmotor power bogie, operating as a test rig and fully driveable using the same controls as the GWR Steam Railmotor.

Key Features

  •  Steam Railmotor in Great Western Railway livery
  •  Simple, standard and advanced driving modes
  •  Simulated steam chest (advanced only)
  •  Animated valve gear
  •  Opening cab doors, windows and roof hatch
  •  Hand operated window wipers (advanced only)
  •  Animated steps for ground platform support
  •  Refuelling via coal stacks and water hose
  •  Fully driveable power bogie test rig
  •  Passenger view
  •  Period passengers
  •  Quick Drive compatible
  •  Scenarios for the West Somerset Railway route
  •  Download size: 157mb

Scenarios

  •  What on Earth?
  •  Trials and Tribulations
  •  The Big Day
  •  And the Rain Came Down – There
  •  And the Rain Came Down – Back

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 6 GB HD space
  • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compatible
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos

RECOMMENDED:

  • Graphics: Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
  • Additional: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos