Monday, 6 August 2018

GWR Pannier Tanks: 54/64/7400 Beginnings

We've been pretty busy since the last update although we are about to take a couple of weeks off for a summer break, so rather than leave too long a silence we wanted to share some WIP images of the 54/64/7400 series of pannier tank.


As usual we begin with the basic shapes and get the wheels in place.


Then we start to add the larger parts for scaling.


Once that's complete then the detail can be added - here we see a view down onto the top of the boiler and tanks.


More parts are added.


And then we go to town with the rivet gun. We now have the basis for the 5400. The 64/7400 have smaller wheels and therefore smaller splashers, they also have differences to the front steps and cab styling (a square rear rather than curved) as well as optional parts including the top feed injector and brake hangers, all of which will be selectable for every engine in every class.

Note: We've no idea how we managed to forget the smokebox darts (staring at these things for a long time can do funny things to the mind!) but fear not, they are now added to the model!

After the summer break we'll have some pictures of the various options and of the cab, which is currently being worked on, and after that the BR autocoach and the seemingly endless variations of the 5700/8750 pannier tanks as well.

Friday, 6 July 2018

GWR Pannier Tanks Pack: Announcement

We gave you a little teaser a couple of weeks ago and sure enough we had lots of correct guesses, so well done to whoever thought that the images represented exactly what they were...

Panniers, a wren and a thrush.

Out next pack is going to contain the GWR 5400/6400/7400 Pannier Tank Engines and the BR built Hawksworth A38, A39, A40 and A43 autocoaches (2 of which were named "Thrush" and "Wren".







But one of you went even further than that. Someone suggested (requested? pleaded?) for us to include a brand new, up to date model of the 5700 Pannier Tank as well. Which was our intention all along. We will also include the 6700 and 8750 variants of the 57xx class and lots of options to help you create as many of the 852 original engines as possible.



The pannier tanks are such iconic Great Western engines and we are excited to be able to bring them to you with along with the Hawksworth autocoaches that people have been asking us for since we released the GWR Class 14XX Loco Add-On.

Lots of pictures and information of the work in progress to follow in the coming months.

But what of the BR built pannier tanks we hear you cry? The 1500, 1600 and 9400's? Well, let's get the GWR pack finished first and then we'll see how things are ;-)

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Steam Summer Sale 2018

It's that time again.. it's sale time!
We are taking part in the Steam Summer Sale and have some of our best ever discounts on DLC. The Raven Q6 is on sale for the first time saving you 25%. The very popular GWR Large Prairies and the much requested Lined Liveries are 40% off and EVERYTHING else is 50% off.

Click this link to see all of our DLC on Steam or click on an image below to view a particular DLC.

LNER Raven Q6 - 25% off
GWR Large Prairies - 40% off
GWR Large Prairies Lined Liveries (Requires GWR Large Prairies Pack) - 40% off
Stroudley A1/A1X Class 'Terrier' - 50% off









GWR Saint Class & Travelling Post Office - 50% off









BR Saint & Travelling Post Office Livery (Marketplace - requires GWR Saint Pack) - 50% off









USATC S160 - 50% off









GWR 14xx - 50% off









LNER Peppercorn K1 - 50% off









GWR Small Prairies - 50% off








GWR 56xx - 50% off








GT3 Gas Turbine Prototype - 50% off









GWR Steam Railmotor - 50% off









Southern Bulleid Q1 - 50% off

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

What's next?

Lots of people have been asking what's in store from us now that the GWR (1000) County class has been released.

So the short answer is.. here's a clue!


The longer answer will come later but that should be enough to give you some ideas.

Friday, 8 June 2018

GWR County (1000 Class): Features and Contents



With the release of the County fast approaching we thought we would provide a features and contents list so you know exactly what to expect from our latest DLC.

Taken from the manual..

  • Simple, standard and advanced driving modes
  • Xbox controller support SIMPLE AND STANDARD MODES ONLY

  • GWR 1000 County Class Locomotive
    • No. 1000 – 280 psi, double chimney
      • GWR Green (2 logos)
      • BR Mixed Traffic Black (2 logos)
      • BR Lined Green (1 logo)
    • No. 1000 – 250 psi, double chimney
      • BR Lined Green (1 logo)
    • Nos 1001-1029 – 280 psi, single chimney
      • GWR Green (2 logos)
      • BR Mixed Traffic Black (2 logos)
      • BR Lined Green (2 logos)
    • No’s 1001-1029 – 250 psi, double chimney
      • BR Lined Green (1 logo)
    • No. 1009 – 250 psi, sheet steel test chimney
      • BR Mixed Traffic Black (1 logo)
        • With test cabin

  • 4 named service headboards and customisable reporting numbers for all engines
  • New 3D effect numbering and name plates (GWR and BR) [Example]
  • Optional parts and fittings including painted or polished safety valve covers, 3 styles of chimney, lining, power discs and speedometer
  • Custom sound sets inside and out
  • Realistic cab with multiple views, including dual head out and fully modelled firebox and coal
  • Realistic wheel slip physics and effects ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Simulated steam chest ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Realistic train pipe and reservoir vacuum braking ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Cylinder cock management  ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Boiler management with priming possible ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Realistic injector control ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Realistic “by the shovel” stoking with synchronised sound ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Dynamic steam and smoke colour and quantity
  • Realistic boiler water gauges effected by gradient, acceleration and speed and with blow down test
  • Opening windows (with rain effects) and roof hatch
  • Dynamic lamp setting
  • Cab light effects including firebox glow and water gauge lamp
  • Second valve regulator effects ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Atmospheric AI effects
  • Fully compatible with the TPO coaches included with the GWR Saint add-on

  • Rolling stock
    • GWR P.18 “Monster” Van
      • GWR Brown
      • BR Bauxite
      • BR Blue
      • Dynamic lamps, animated brakes and unloading doors
    • GWR P.14 “Python” Van
      • GWR Brown
      • BR Bauxite
      • Dynamic lamps, animated brakes and unloading doors


The County pack should be released soon and then we will announce our plans for more quality Train Simulator add-ons.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Train Simulator Free Weekend and Steam Sale

So this is something new.. a free weekend on Steam for Train Simulator!
Probably not hugely relevant to you good folk who buy DLC (unless you have friends who'd like to give it a try) but it does come with a sale attached to it and that is something you can take advantage of. So without further ado here are the Victory Works sale items which include the GWR Large Prairies with their biggest discount to date.

Click this link to see all of our DLC on Steam or click on an image below to view a particular DLC.

GWR Large Prairies - 40% off









GWR Large Prairies Lined Liveries (Requires GWR Large Prairies Pack) - 40% off









GWR Saint Class & Travelling Post Office - 50% off









BR Saint & Travelling Post Office Livery (Requires GWR Saint Pack) - 50% off









USATC S160 - 50% off









GWR 14xx - 50% off









GWR Small Prairies - 50% off