Friday, 15 August 2014

GWR 48xx/14xx: Autocoach in colour and full feature list

A couple of images of the A31 autocoach in it's GWR and BR liveries.

And it wouldn't be right if we didn't show them along with the locomotive.

Also here is the final feature list taken from the manual:

  • Simple, standard and advanced driving modes
  • Xbox controller support SIMPLE AND STANDARD MODES ONLY  
  • 4 versions of the 4800 locomotive
    • 48xx – Great Western Railway, autocoach fitted
    • 58xx - Great Western Railway
    • 14xx – British Railways, autocoach fitted
    • 58xx – British Railways
  • All can be given optional water top feeds, whistle deflectors and cab steps, and painted or brass safety bonnets and boiler rings
  • Great Western Railway versions have appropriate fittings for each member and 3 available logos (shirt button, GWR, Great Western)
  • British Railways versions have appropriate fittings for each member and pre and post 1956 logos.
  • Custom sound sets inside and out
  • Realistic cab with multiple views, including fully modelled firebox and coal
  • Fully modelled and animated valve gear
  • Realistic wheel slip physics and effects ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Simulated steam chest ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Cylinder cock management  ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Boiler management with priming possible ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Realistic injector control ADVANCED MODE ONLY
  • Realistic forward and reverse dampers 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, opening doors and roof hatch
  • Dynamic lamp setting

  • 2 liveries of the GWR Diagram A31 autocoach
    • Driveable unpowered cab for any consist
    • Period and Modern passengers
    • Intelligent display of driver in cab
    • Ground platform support with animated steps using special scenario marker
    • Additional features when coupled to a Victory Works auto-fitted locomotive, including:
      • Realistic simulated remote control, including steam chest of driving locomotive ADVANCED MODE ONLY
      • Whistle/gong alert
      • “Intelligent” lamp setting
  • 6 scenarios for the Falmouth Branch route
  • 20 Quick Drives covering all liveries and autocoach combinations

And that's about all we have to say about the GWR/BR 14xx/48xx/58xx and GWR/BR A31 autocoach!
We expect it to be making it's way to Steam soon. There will be a short pause in production while we take a breather and then it's on to the next project, details of which will be posted here as usual.