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Release Date: Aug 1, 2012
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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.

Includes:

  • 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 route (available separately).

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    • OS:Windows® XP / 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
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 1
Great add on to WCML if you like this Class of loco, takes a bit of skill getting use to the controls on the tap system, once mastered it's a ton of fun, lot more to do than in the super modern engines. Again plenty of rolling stock with the engine, and free roam for WCML, so it a good package.
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Posted: October 10
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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