Friday, 31 March 2017

LB&SCR A1/A1X Terriers: 9 Liveries in 9 Days, Day 4 - London and South Western Railway

The London and South Western Railway purchased two LB&SCR Terriers (46 "Newington" and 68 "Clapham") which they numbered as 734 and 735 and used until grouping with the Southern Railway in 1923."Clapham" didn't make it to preservation being withdrawn in 1937 however "Newington" later become "Freshwater" and is now running on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

And as with yesterdays livery, although neither LSWR Terrier actually ran as an A1X at the time, if this livery was to be used for a modern preservation event then in all likelihood an A1X version would be utilised so we have provided this as well.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

LB&SCR A1/A1X Terriers: 9 Liveries in 9 Days, Day 3 - Newhaven Harbour Company

In 1898 the Newhaven Harbour Company purchased LB&SCR Terrier No. 72 "Fenchurch". Its main job was hauling fuel for the cross channel ferries to Dieppe as this had a rather unusual requirement - the fuel depot for the ferries was on the West bank of the River Ouse and fuel had to be taken to the ships which were moored on the East bank however the swing bridge for the crossing could only carry light weight locomotives. The Terrier they purchased proved ideal for the task.

The A1 version

And in April 1913 it was rebuilt as an A1X version

"Fenchurch" continued into Southern region service at the grouping in 1923 (becoming 32636) and was purchased by the Bluebell Railway in 1964 and is preserved to this day as No. 72 "Fenchurch", currently in Marsh Umber livery and externally modified to appear as an A1 Terrier.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

LB&SCR A1/A1X Terriers: 9 Liveries in 9 Days, Day 2 - SE&CR Grey

Following on from yesterdays SE&CR colourful livery we have a livery that was created for the dark days of World War 1.
The same engine, No. 751, was painted in this matt grey colour, along with the rest of the SE&CR fleet, as an austerity measure. Presumably the colour was cheaper to produce requiring less pigments but also the lack of a varnish topcoat and the intricate lining would have saved hours of work in preparing the engines.

A1 Terrier in Wartime Grey

And as an A1X

No. 751 was in fact never converted to an A1X so this is probably a good time to expand on why we are providing engine variants in liveries that they may not have used. The first reason is that we started the design of this add-on with this intention so with a couple of exceptions the amount of work to create A1 and A1X versions has been minimised but the main reason is that due to the public love for Terriers and their proportionally large number in preservation (10 of the original 50) they have been painted many times for special events since 1960 but using all manner of Terrier variations and knowing how much Train Sim fans love running their own preserved galas, both real and imagined, we wanted to give everyone as much choice as we could. It's that simple.

Tomorrow we take a look at a Terrier that was required for a rather peculiar task.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

LB&SCR A1/A1X Terriers: 9 Liveries in 9 Days, Day 1 - SE&CR Green

As announced yesterday the Terriers will be published by Steam Sounds Supreme as a Main Pack with 4 liveries, Mahogany coaches and 3 scenarios and to be released at the same time there will be an Add-on Pack with 9 additional liveries and 3 more scenarios. Pre-orders for these will be open from this Friday (31st March) with a nice saving and earlier access for those who get in before the release.

So far we have shown you the Improved Engine Green, Marsh Umber, Southern Olive and Southern Green liveries for the A1 and A1X engines and the options that give you dozens of unique set ups so that covers everything in the Main Pack.
However the Add-on Pack has been under wraps until now and we are going to show all 9 of the extra liveries over the next 9 weekdays!

So here we go with Day 1.. 

.. and back to 1904 when LB&SCR Terrier No. 54 "Waddon" was purchased by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway and became their No. 751. This engine is actually one of the 10 that still exist, preserved as a static exhibit at the Delson Museum in Montreal, Canada, back in its original Improved Engine Green livery.

Here we see the A1 version

And the A1X version. As always, all of the options we've shown before can be used with this livery and will match the colour scheme.

You also have the option with this livery (on the A1 and A1X versions) to remove the crest and just have the SE&CR lettering.

Come back tomorrow as we look at another Terrier livery from this bumper Add-on pack.

Friday, 24 March 2017

LB&SCR A1/A1X Terriers: Livery - Southern Green

Today we take a look at the fourth livery for the Terriers, this one also from the Southern Railway, and which comes in 2 variations.
First we have the standard Southern livery with the large numbering  on the tank sides.

There was also an Isle of Wight specific version of this colour scheme with the number moved to the cab side and a nameplate added to the tanks featuring the names of locations that the IOW railway served. As with all numbering and naming you can choose any that you want to by simply typing them into the scenario editor but we have included the original names as follows: Freshwater, Fishbourne, Newport, Carisbrooke, Bembridge, Cowes and Ventnor

As with all the liveries any of the optional parts shown in previous blog posts can be selected and will match perfectly as can be seen above where 2735 has an original bunker whereas 12 has the extended IOW bunker and also has an added Southern Railway numberplate on the rear of it.

And of course these liveries are also available on the A1 Terrier as well as the A1X.

On Monday, if all goes to plan, we will be showing our plans for how the Terriers will be published so keep an eye out for the announcement.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Steam March Madness Sale

The March Madness Steam Sale has just started and goes on until 30th March. Pick yourself up some good deals with 30% off of all of our Steam add-ons.

Click this link to see all of our DLC on Steam or click on an image below to view a particular DLC.

GWR Saint Class & Travelling Post Office - 30% off

BR Saint & TPO Livery Pack - 30% off (Note: Requires the GWR Saint & TPO add-on)

USATC S160 - 30% off

GWR 14xx - 30% off

LNER Peppercorn K1 - 30% off

GWR Small Prairies - 30% off

GWR 56xx - 30% off

GT3 Gas Turbine Prototype - 30% off

GWR Steam Railmotor - 30% off

Southern Bulleid Q1 - 30% off

Friday, 17 March 2017

LB&SCR A1/A1X Terriers: Livery - Southern Olive

A very quick post today just to show the A1X in Southern Olive livery, one of 3 Southern Railway liveries we have planned. All of the options shown previously are available for this version of the A1X but we've chosen to show it in it's familiar Isle of Wight set up.

As with a majority of liveries will also come on the A1 variant.

More liveries next week. We also hope to share some news soon on how all of these Terriers are going to be published.

Monday, 6 March 2017

LB&SCR A1/A1X Terriers: Livery - Marsh Umber

We are now in a position to start to reveal the liveries that will be available for our A1 and A1X Terriers. There are17 liveries in total, 19 if you include a couple of dirty variants as well!

You've seen plenty of the Stroudley Improved Engine Green so we are going to move straight on, as did the real engines historically, to the Marsh Umber livery.

At the end of 1904 D.E. Marsh became the Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Superintendent at Brighton Works. He abolished the previous Stroudley livery and bought in a new colour scheme generally referred to as Marsh Umber. However he did keep the same design of a base colour with panels in a different colour.

Apparently Marsh was rather unpopular at Brighton and he resigned on the grounds of ill health in July 1911 however his livery was kept until the LB&SCR was grouped with the Southern Railway in 1923.

Note: As with all of our liveries that carry names these are completely dynamic and you can type any name you wish to have from 3 to 11 characters and they will scale to fit the tank sides correctly. The names shown are just those we selected for these screenshots.

A1 Terrier in Marsh Umber

A1X Terrier in Marsh Umber

In reality Marsh actually removed the Terriers names from their sides (possibly part of the reason he wasn't very popular!) and they carried the letters LB&SCR between 1905 and 1911, and LBSC from 1911 until grouped with the Southern Railway in 1923.

And we have created these as options as well.

More liveries to come soon.... lots more!