Friday, 10 October 2014

GWR Small Prairies: 4575 Coming along

First of all a huge thanks to everyone who's purchased the GWR Class 14XX Loco Add-On that was released yesterday and for all the really great feedback we've had about it - we really appreciate it.

Also a thank you to those who replied to the route poll for the Small Prairies scenarios.
The scenarios that accompany the add-on are limited to 1 route only (DTG's rules), otherwise we would have added a couple for each, so it was useful to see if people had a preference. Obviously we'll provide a ton of Quick Drives so you can easily run them on any route you want to and everything will be available for you to use to create your own scenarios.
For anyone interested, the outcome of the poll was a dead heat between Falmouth and WSR which confirms our thoughts as well (although we do love Maerdy too!).

All of the effort required recently in releasing the 14xx pack has been by DTG so we've been able to carry on with modelling the 4575 small prairie class and we're pleased to say to that the outer model is very nearly complete and covered in lots of rivets - and you know how much we love rivets!

Discussions continue about the GWR stock list but I think we've narrowed it down to some selections from the following:
10 ton Covered Goods Van (Diagram V4)
10 ton Fruit 'B' Van (Diagram Y5)
6 ton Fruit 'A' Van (Diagram Y2)
Iron Mink (Diagram V6)
6 wheel Milk Siphon (Diagram O5)
20 ton Toad Brake Van (Diagrams AA13 & AA15)

The Toad is a definite, I'm tired of using reskins of the default Rail Simulator brake van!


  1. Looking good, and really liking the stock list :)

    Also, love love LOVE the 14xx/48xx pack!!! These are some of my favourite locomotives of all time ANC I've been waiting for someone to do them for what feels like ages!! It's great to finally have a well made and brilliantly running example to chug along with :)

    If you do 'requests', have you ever considered the 15xx large pannier tanks (a la 1501 on the Severn Valley) or maybe even a Southern E2 tank??

    Either way, looking forward to the Prairie tanks and whatever else you come up with :)

    1. Thank you very much Chris, appreciate it. I've literally just got back from being at Swanage today where 1501 was running. I can't promise anything, but she was an impressive machine.