Platform: Steam
Price:  £14.99

Overview

Step back in time to an era of soot and steam with Bossman Games’ authentic LMS Stanier Class 8F for Train Simulator!

With the grouping of railway companies to form the “Big Four”, the new London Midland and Scottish Railway found itself with a fleet of inadequate freight locomotives from the former Midland Railway, which had all been built under their “small engine policy”. Evidently, a new design was required, and chief engineer Sir William Stanier was soon put to the task.

Ultimately, Stanier derived the new freight locomotive from his proven, mixed-traffic “Black 5”, switching from a 4-6-0 to a 2-8-0 wheel configuration to achieve a higher tractive effort. This made the new locomotives unsuitable for passenger locomotives as their overall top speed was reduced, but their ability to haul freight is what mattered most, and with a power rating of 8 (out of a possible 9), they were about to change the industry.

In total, a massive 852 LMS 8F locomotives would be built between 1935 and 1946, and not just for the LMS themselves, the design was chosen as the standard freight locomotive to be produced during the Second World War, meaning they were built and put to use across the country. The LNER had enough of them to even give them their own classification, the LNER O6, and the War Department wanted locomotives for the British Expeditionary Force – as such, many 8F were sent to work overseas in mainland Europe and beyond.

The 8Fs would continue operation right into the British Railways era, and lasted until the very end of steam, with most being retired in 1967 and 1968. Despite their huge numbers, only 14 survived into preservation, 6 of those in the UK, and only half of those have seen use since their retirement. However, with Bossman Games’ LMS Stanier 8F, you can relive this freight-hauling classic in fully authentic glory!

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 total of 4 authentic career scenarios are included across 2 routes – Settle to Carlisle and Riviera Line in the Fifties:

  • [LMS8F] 01. Cumbrian Mountain Express – Part 1
  • [LMS8F] 02. Cumbrian Mountain Express – Part 2
  • [LMS8F] 03. Western 8F – The Powerful Eight
  • [LMS8F] 04. Western 8F – A Few Fish More
Please Note: Settle to Carlisle Route Add-on and Riviera Line in the Fifties: Exeter - Kingswear Route Add-On are required, as separate purchases, in order to play the scenarios featured in this add-on.

Key Features
  • Stanier Class 8F steam locomotive with 6 main variants:
    • LMS livery
    • Early BR livery, with and without snowploughs
    • Late BR livery, with and without snowploughs, plus a Fowler tender and AWS
    • GWR-style LMS livery
    • LNER livery (LNER Class 06)
    • Preserved 8F No. 48151, with high-intensity head lights, modern tail lights, AWS & RETB
  • An extensive array of freight rolling stock:
    • Ex-LNWR 4 plank coal wagon – BR Bauxite and LMS Grey liveries
    • Ex-LNWR 5 plank coal wagon – BR Bauxite and LMS Grey liveries
    • LMS 20T Brake Van – BR Bauxite and LMS Grey liveries
    • FVV Carflat – BR Bauxite livery
  • Headboards
  • Realistic brake simulation
  • Realistic regulator simulation
  • Injector simulation
  • Gauge Glass blowdown
  • Realistic adhesion model
  • Steam chest simulation
  • Fire and smoke effects
  • Plus much more
  • 2 Career scenarios for the Settle to Carlisle route
  • 2 Career scenarios for the Riviera Line in the Fifties route
  • 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 2019 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 2019 User Guide.
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