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

Friday, 25 May 2018

GWR County (1000 Class): Parcels Vans

Apologies for the recent silence but we are still waiting on DTG to finish testing the GWR County pack. However we wanted to show off the included rolling stock in the hope that it won't be too much longer until you can get your hands on the whole package.

So without further ado let's talk parcels.
Back when the post was the main communication system for businesses and people alike the railways had services that would collect and deliver to and from every corner of the country. Parcels and letters were delivered with surprising speed and efficiency, a speed the railways had actually introduced - previously communications could take weeks or even months to travel from one end of the country to the other.
Some services were included as a part of passenger trains, others were exclusively made up of rolling stock designed for carrying parcels, but the key to the rapid transit was that all parcels trains were fully fitted with vacuum brakes so that they could run at the maximum allowed line speeds.

We have thought for a while that Train Simulator was lacking some specific parcels vans and the County has given us the opportunity to include two of these to enrich the already available stock and to create some really fun, high speed runs in the included scenarios.

Firstly we have the GWR P.14 "Python" van.
Built at the start of the 20th century these 4 wheeled vans were 18' long and as high as the loading gauge would allow to provide the maximum space for loading. Two liveries are supplied and they come with parcel loads, dynamic lamps, animated brakes and animated doors at station stops.




The second parcels van is a monster.. literally!
Built in 1913 the P.18 van was named "Monster", being carried on two 9ft bogies its almost 50' body could carry up to 10 tons of parcels and continued being used right through to British Railways ownership. Three liveries are supplied and as with the P.14 they come with parcel loads, dynamic lamps, animated brakes and animated doors at station stops.






That's it for now. We'll post a summary of the features and details as soon as we know when the County pack is going to be released and then we can address the much asked question... "what's next?"