Friday, 29 September 2017

GWR Large Prairies: Dirty BR

Today we have the Prairies as they appeared after a period of neglect, typically at the end of steam under BR in the early 1960's, however they may have become this worn and dirty if they were close to being scrapped at any time or as cleaning and polishing of engines became less and less important to the running of the railways after the merge in 1948.
As with all of the liveries, every class is included with the option of 3 BR logos and parts such as chimney top, safety bonnet, side steps, etc.

The 5100 class

The later 5101

The 6100  'Tanner One-er'

And the 8100

Next week we'll take a look at the included rolling stock and hopefully it won't be too long until they are available to buy on Steam.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Steam Autumn Sale 2017

The Steam Autumn Sale has started and continues until 3rd October and includes all of our engines which also means the Stroudley Terriers Isle of Wight pack is reduced for the first time.
Pick yourself up a bargain!

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

Stroudley A1/A1X Class 'Terrier' - 30% off

GWR Saint Class & Travelling Post Office - 40% off

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 - 50% off

Friday, 15 September 2017

GWR Large Prairies: BR in colour

And we are back!
After a very nice summer break we've been busy with the BR versions of the Large Prairies and are happy to show these today in their "clean" versions. Not spotless ex-works but the every day look of a cared for engine in service.

We start with the 5100, shown here with the short lived "British Railways" text which was used from 1948 and before the creation of the first of the Lion emblems in 1949.

Note: As with the GWR engines, the logos and liveries are available on all 4 classes of large prairie as they were worn.

Next we have the 5101 with the curved frames and displaying the 1949-56 Lion on Wheel crest.

The 'Tanner One-er', or 6100 class as it was officially known, is next. Shown in the later post 1956 Lion and Wheel totem.

And finally the 8100 with it's peculiarly small rear truck wheels.

Every member of all 4 classes are included with appropriate settings for all 3 eras as default. You can also edit the loco number in the scenario editor to change any of the following...

Loco number - any 4 digits

Shed Code - any 2 digits and a letter (A to H, J to L)

Bunker steps - these were added to most engines by BR in the early 1950's

Number plate colour - some of these were painted red in the early days of BR and are often shown this way in preservation

Safety Bonnet - can be shown painted (default) or polished, as frequently seen in preservation

Chimney Cap - as the bonnet, painted or polished

So that covers everything BR and clean for the Large Prairies. Next time we head to the latter years of BR and throw a lot of dirt and rust about the place - overalls are recommended ;-)