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User reviews: Mixed (3 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 16, 2012

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Buy LNER/BR Class A1 ‘Tornado’ Loco Add-On

 

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The world-famous A1 Tornado is a favourite of train fans around the world, and you can proudly drive this fantastic locomotive yourself in Train Simulator.


Designed by Arthur H Peppercorn, of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). They were the last in a line of famous express passenger steam locomotives for the East Coast Main Line. The original 49 Peppercorn Class A1s were built at Doncaster and Darlington for British Railways at the end of the 1940s. However, the rapid onset of dieselisation in the 1960s meant that all were scrapped, after a life of only 15 years.


The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, founded in 1990, built a completely new 'A1' to the original design and with the help of the latest technology. Fitted with additional water capacity and the latest railway safety electronics, Tornado is fully equipped for today’s main line railway. The Tornado add-on for Train Simulator is a wonderful recreation of this much-loved locomotive and is perfect for creating your ideal steam rail tour.

Includes

  • Peppercorn A1 Tornado Steam Locomotive in LNER Apple Green with British Railways insignia
  • Brake 1st Corridor in All Maroon
  • First Corridor in All Maroon
  • First Corridor in Crimson & Cream

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 20
A good addition for those who prefer modern image trains and those who like steam locomotives. The locomotive is well rendered, looks the part an is a very capable workhorse. She can keep to 90mph on the level with 12 Mk1s quite comfortably and I have had her up to 101mph, although that was downhill towards King's Cross. Unlike some steam locomotives I possess, such as the Fowler '4F' and the Stanier 'Jubilee' she can keep speed up hill like the 'A4's' and is good at holding pressure when the injectors are on. Recommended purchase.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 27, 2014
This is an excellent steam loco addon, although now starting to age a little. This model does not have advanced controls, only the standard ones. The loco performs exactly as it should do according to the specifications of the real A1 Class locos; i.e. it steams well (the A1 class were one of the very best at generating steam and maintaining pressure), it will cruise under load on the level at 90mph when handled correctly and is capable of reaching 100mph. As might be expected from such a powerful loco, hill-climbing is good for a steam loco.
Footplate sounds are fair for a TS model, though not spectacular and the chime whistle sound isn't correct (you also get a 'standard' whistle at 'B'), but these are minor details. However like most of the older models, it isn't possible to hear the AWS warning horn when your head is outside the cab window, so you have to stay very alert. It would be nice to see that feature updated. The exhaust is as good as most TS models and better than some more recent locos, though no TS steam locos get the exhaust absolutely right.
You only get the one loco with this pack (together with several coaches), though two reskins of the Tornado (BR green and BR Blue) are available elsewhere separately. However I would have liked to have had some of the original class represented as well.
It is still one of the best non-advanced control models.
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1 of 14 people (7%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 29, 2014
This train really does require the steam sounds supreme pack as the smoke is rubbish and the whistle is pathetic i know how the whistle is as i have blown it myself
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