Train Sim World®: BR Class 52 Loco Add-On

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Built to work top-link expresses, the BR Class 52 spent its days racing through BR’s Western Region and now enjoys retirement on heritage railways.

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PublisherDovetail
DeveloperDovetail Games
PlatformWindows
DeliverySteam
Release Date2 May 2019
GenresSimulation
RatingESRB, ESRB: E (Everyone)
LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Spanish - Spain, Russian, Simplified Chinese
FeaturesSingle-player, Downloadable Content, Steam Achievements, Full controller support, Steam Trading Cards
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Description

Built to work top-link expresses, the BR Class 52 spent its days racing through BR’s Western Region and now enjoys retirement on heritage railways.

1955, the modernisation plan of British Railways was published. The plan called for all regions to gradually phase out steam locomotives in favour of modern diesel motive power. Most of the network opted for diesel-electric technology, the Western Region however took a different approach, and started chasing the idea of using hydraulic transmission.

A handful of designs would be produced in the following years for various duties, but none would be as striking as the “Western” which first rolled off the production line in the early 1960s. Derived from German diesel hydraulic technology, the “Western” was fitted with two engines, that when combined resulted in a much higher tractive effort than the previously built efforts.

The Class 52 was capable of achieving 90 mph, and unofficial records claim they reached speeds of 110 mph, nevertheless, they defined the standard for GWR express operation throughout the 1960s and 1970s, proving diesel-hydraulic traction could be used effectively. However, this reign only lasted until 1977 when they were displaced by the new BR Class 50 and British Rail’s flagship High Speed Train sets.

From a total pool of 74 locomotives, only 7 would survive into preservation and, even though this remaining few exist in various conditions, some are operational and call the West Somerset Railway their home.

Please note: Train Sim World: West Somerset Railway is required, as a separate purchase, in order to utilise the content featured in this add-on.

Key Features

- BR Class 52 ‘Western’ in Maroon Livery

- Accurate, true-to-life performance and handling

- Highly authentic driving characteristics and interactive controls, including individual engine controls

- Includes three engaging scenarios and an interactive tutorial for West Somerset Railway

- Operable in Service Mode in West Somerset Railway with more than 15 services to take control of

Minimum Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10

Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X @ 3.7 GHz

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 270 with 2 GB VRAM or more

DirectX: Version 10

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 20 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller

Recommended Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10

Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8 GHz

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB VRAM or more

DirectX: Version 10

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 20 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller

Legal Notice / EULA

© 2019 Dovetail Games, a trading name of RailSimulator.com Limited (“DTG”). All rights reserved. "Dovetail Games" is a trademark or registered trademark of Dovetail Games Limited. “Train Sim World” and “SimuGraph” are trademarks or registered trademarks of DTG. Unreal® Engine, © 1998-2019, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Unreal® is a registered trademark of Epic Games. Portions of this software utilise SpeedTree® technology (© 2014 Interactive Data Visualization, Inc.). SpeedTree® is a registered trademark of Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. All rights reserved. DB, and the DB logo are trademarks of Deutsche Bahn AG. All other copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Unauthorised copying, adaptation, rental, re-sale, arcade use, charging for use, broadcast, cable transmission, public performance, distribution or extraction of the product or any trademark or copyright work that forms part of this product is prohibited. Developed and published by DTG.

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