Wednesday, 23 December 2015

USATC S160: First in-game pictures

Well it's been quite some time since the last blog post about the S160 but we have been hard at work on the first livery - which has involved a lot of set up work for the numerous options that will be available but which will make all the other liveries (currently planned at 9!) much quicker to create.
Also each variation where relevant will be available in one or more of 4 combinations of coupling and brakes: Hook/Vacuum, Hook/Air, Buckeye/Air, Wilson(USSR)/Air. All come with country appropriate lighting.
USSR versions will also be available as standard gauge and 1520mm gauge.

We had hoped to bring you these pictures sooner but then the team at Steam Sounds Supreme dropped the first set of sound files on our desk in the middle of last week and we had a great time integrating those, and I have to say they sound fantastic. They include 2 sound sets to differentiate the different set-ups some of the preserved locomotives have from the originals, and SSS have done it again with their dynamic whistle which sounds incredible. We've also brain stormed with them on a way to make the dynamic whistle operable without requiring the whistle cord meaning you can operate it from outside the cab now as well!

So the first version we present today is the livery seen on preserved loco 5820 "Big Jim" which will be available using all 4 coupling/brake options.



We'll be bringing many more blog posts to you in the new year with regular updates as we create each livery and we'll try to show some of the components and set ups that you can select for each loco, but they are literally into the thousands of combinations!

Until then we'd like to thank you all for your amazing support in 2015 and to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

3 comments:

  1. Really nice work, Pete. I've never failed to be amazed by your work.

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  2. any ideal routes it could be used n

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