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User reviews: Positive (9 reviews) - 88% of the 9 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2012

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Buy Train Simulator: Class 86 Loco Add-On

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Buy Train Simulator: North London Line Collection

Includes 6 items: Train Simulator: Class 325 EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Class 86 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: DB Schenker Class 59/2 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Freightliner Class 70 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: London Overground Class 378 'Capitalstar' EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: North London Line Route Add-On


About This Content

The Class 86 add-on brings classic British electric traction to Train Simulator.

The Class 86 is a powerful locomotive from the early days of electric main line traction in Britain. Originally known as AL6 (the 6th design of AC locomotives) under the earlier BR classification, the Class 86 was built to operate on the then newly-electrified West Coast Main Line, and formed part of the effort replace steam locomotives by 1968. Throughout the 1970s the Class 86 was used on express passenger services as well as freight but with the demand for electric locomotives increasing, by the 1980’s the need for a standard fleet saw all the Class 86’s fitted with improved suspension giving them greater operational flexibility. The Class 86 for Train Simulator comes with two Freightliner liveries as well as RailFreight Grey, Rail Express Services and BR Blue liveries, together with rolling stock. The Class 86 also features an accurate recreation of the ‘tap changer’ power control found in the real locomotive: this realistic feature offers a lifelike driving experience but can be challenging for less experienced Train Simulator drivers – please refer to the manual for full driving instructions.


  • Class 86 electric locomotive in Freightliner Green, Freightliner Powerhaul, Rail Express Systems, RailFreight Grey (6 different sectors) and BR Blue liveries
  • British Rail Mk2 First Corridor, Second Open and Brake Second Open coaches
  • FSA container bogie wagons
  • 6 scenarios to drive on the West Coast Main Line North route (available separately).

System Requirements

    • 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
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 6, 2015
This really annoys me about this game; I already own the Class 87 but many of the scenarios I wish to download use the Class 86 - so, having purchased this I find that the model is ok, but the virtual cab is limited in its usability with many switches not usable - I also find that many of those scenarios use the Class 86 Express which apparently is another purchaseable product (???) so again, the scenario is not usable (even after refereshing the Cache).... Dovetail you are nickle and dimming us to death.. how about instituting a mininal standard of usability that includes realtisc sounds where possible, and all or most switches in the virtual cab working - I mean the cab light doesn't even work for crying out loud !!
I cannot recommend this model even at the reduced price... when others are clearly streets ahead in their content - but again here is the rub - to get anything useful out of any scenarios that you want to experience, using other (better) trains in a scenario, , you have to purchase this or learn how to delete this train within the scenario.. something I don't have time to do or have the inclination to learn to do.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 17, 2015
Great loco, its takes a lot of practice to get used to the tap changer, but after watching and reading how to use it, its my favourite loco as there's more work to do than any of the other locos. I recommend getting the Armstrong Powerhouse sounds for this as it definatley add realism to the game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Posted: December 21, 2014
A train with an interesting control system, why would you not get this livery infested train?
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 10, 2014
This to me is the ultimate BR electric engine, the howling of the engine, the regen brakes, the crackle of the pantograph and the hum of 25Kv being rectified a mere 3 ft above you adds to the great ambience of this train which despite being withdrawn by BR, still has many privately owned engines in long term contracts because they are that reliable in real life.

In a way, this is to electric traction, what the 37 or 47 was for diesel and a culmination of several classes 80-85 that led to this final design, it carried on its legacy too with the 87 and the 90, the tap changer control is very hard it seems to master but when you do, it gives you a great feeling of accomplishment and you really do feel "in control".

This is for me a must have if you are a fan of British engines from the blue era.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 2, 2015
This train come with a lot of liveries and wagons and has a funny control system! It is a fun callange to learn how to use but its very fun!
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