Platform: Steam
Price:  €19.99

Overview

Get to work in this Greyhound of a locomotive, unrivalled authenticity and unparalleled detail come together in the form of the the NZ Ja Class, lovingly crafted by NZTS Workshops for historic Midland Line duty!

Since it was built, the Midland Line has been of significant importance, being one of the highest trafficked routes since the 1920s. Potent steam power dominated in the line’s early years, but more and more powerful traction was always in demand. Following the Second World War, a most notable design would be built for New Zealand’s south island, the Ja Class.

A development on the previous J Class, the Ja Class was a 4-8-2 design which featured various improvements over the previous iteration. With a bark as strong as its bite, this Greyhound was able to haul the heaviest of trains, and earned a favourable reputation with those who operated them. Officially, the Ja Class has no recorded top speed, the limit on the network was 55mph, and no testing was done to see what the locomotive could achieve. Unofficially, daring drivers on express runs reportedly reached speeds in excess of 75mph.

The Class lasted until the 1970s, when steam was retired in New Zealand, but a handful of the fleet were able to survive into preservation, where they’ve happily been enjoying retirement both in static and heritage service.

NZTS Workshops’ Ja Class is second to none in Train Simulator, featuring an incredible level of detail and authentic steam simulation. Featuring clean and weathered variants, as well as the distinctive red passenger cars that trail behind it, the Ja Class is ready for service on a variety of duties along the scenic Midland Line!

Features

PRO RANGE
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master. Each product is designed to provide education and entertainment for users. Xbox controller and HUD interface support do not come as standard and users will need to read the accompanying documentation to fully understand the operation of this advanced simulation.

Included Scenarios
A selection of authentic scenarios are included for the Midland Line: Aickens - Springfield route, each in Career and Standard modes:

  • [Ja Pack] 01. Holiday Relief
  • [Ja Pack] 02. Teething Problems
  • [Ja Pack] 03. Wanderings Out West
  • [Ja Pack] 04. Everyday Eastbound
  • [Ja Pack] 05. No Business Like Snow Business
Please Note: Midland Line: Aickens - Springfield Route Add-On is required, as a separate purchase, in order to play the scenarios featured in this add-on.

Key Features
  • New Zealand 4-8-2 Ja Class Steam Locomotive
  • A Class 56 ft Passenger Cars
  • F Class Guards Car
  • Z-14 Class Parcels Van
  • Clean and Weathered variants
  • Authentic cab and controls
  • Advanced simulation, everything from accurate regulator and steam chest, to lubricators and steam injectors
  • 5 Career/Standard scenarios
  • Quick Drive compatible

System Requirements

MINIMUM FOR 32-BIT:
  • OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported)
  • Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use)
  • Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device
  • Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2022 User Guide.

RECOMMENDED FOR 32-BIT:
  • OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported)
  • Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows)
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use)
  • Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device
  • Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2022 User Guide.
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