Friday, 20 February 2015

New Loco Build: USATC S160 Class

The previous loco project has now been put to bed waiting for the route's track work to be finalised so we can write the scenarios, so that means that it's time for another loco build to begin.

After some thought we've decided to go with the USATC S160 Class which is another WW2 inspired locomotive like the Bulleid Q1. Over 2000 locos were built in the USA and shipped around the world to help with the war effort.

They went to so many countries it's easier to link to the Wikipedia article than to re-type them all here!

Nearly 800 of them came to Britain before being moved to France after D-Day, but we don't want to limit ourselves to just the UK this time.

As usual they will come with the features you expect from us and we're delighted to announce that once again we are working with Steam Sounds Supreme who will be providing the sound set.

We would like to do as many liveries and options as possible, although we won't be able to do ALL of them as we normally try to do with a loco class!

So we're announcing this project a lot earlier than we would usually so we can get your input on liveries you would like and if there are specific variants as well - if you have pictures and information to support the requests then all the better. UK, USA, Europe, Africa, Asia.. let us know what you would like.
This also includes suggestions of any appropriate rolling stock you would like to see.

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