My first delve into the Thompson Pacifics, and I hope to do the rest, there's still a number of avenues in the LNER's express fleet that I've yet to explore so stay tuned!
I did say it was controversial!
The rebuild of Great Northern has been listed as the main reason as to why people feel Thompson had it out for Gresley, when in reality the truth has been muddled with the passage of time; The Oakwood press biography on Thompson found the reasons to be either or the engine was readily available to compared to other 10 A1's left in service (similar situation to the choosing of The Morpeth for a D49 to rebuild, it was in the works for overhaul when it was selected for rebuilding), and that Thompson wanted to have the prototype of the LNER's express passenger fleet represent the way into the future for a second time.
In any event the latter statement became reality when the design was tweaked to create the Peppercorn A1's, and without Great Northern, there would be no Tornado.
The model will be available in Ultramarine Blue, Postwar Apple Green, BRITISH RAILWAYS Apple Green, BR Blue and BR Green.
Mesh is all done on the model pretty much, now it's a move onto texturing after which I'll reveal what the engine is. Until then, have a taster of what is to come.
Work has been slow for the past year as I have been in class, but now that I have a break until September I've been working on a few things, mainly:
- The Jones Goods, the cab for this in TANE was for some reason buried in the ground, as alerted to me by a customer a few months ago, has been fixed and for anyone wanting to use it in TANE this issue is now fully resolved.
- Freeware Models, I've now included a page for these on the site, they were previously only available through the Trainz forums but I've since had time to setup a page for everything free that I've made.
- The GCR pack for PFLindley's Great Central Route, has been updated since I first released the pack, I've included locos that he has added to sessions for the route and have bumped the price a little to accommodate, anyone needing me to resend the files will get the new engines at no extra cost.
- New Models? I've recently been commissioned to do a rather controversial engine, but one that I've always had an interest in, once I've gotten the model textured and in game I'll reveal what it is but until then you can expect it to be done within the next month or so, the joys of standardized parts!
That's it from me, will try to update more when I can.
Now available are a pack of 3 types of former engines of the North Staffordshire Railway, made for use on the Potteries Loop Line route but can also work for 2010.
These are the K class 4-4-2, M class 0-4-4, and New L class 0-6-2, all in LMS plain black from the end of their working lives.
A pack is now available of the 9 locos Pflindley has included in sessions for his latest update of his GCR route
10 further B1's have been added to the roster. After being out for almost 1 and a half years, all the new ones added are half price, 1 loco for $2.50 and 3 for $5.00.
The J70 Steam Trams of the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway, 8 locos in 3 different liveries, the 4 wheel coaches in GER Maroon and LNER Fake Teak, and the short lived 4 Wheel Luggage Van in GER livery.
Now available as one whole pack for $15.