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Release Date: Apr 25, 2013

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Buy Train Simulator: EWS & Freightliner Class 08's

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Buy Train Simulator: EWS & Freightliner Class 08’s + Edinburgh Glasgow - Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: Edinburgh-Glasgow Route Add-On, Train Simulator: EWS & Freightliner Class 08s Loco Add-On


About This Content

Once one of the most common sights on the British railway network, the Class 08 diesel shunter is now available for Train Simulator in the modern EWS and Freightliner liveries.

The Class 08 was the ‘go to’ locomotive for general purpose duties, with almost any shunting required in yards and at stations carried out by a ‘Gronk’. Over a ten year period from 1952, almost 1,000 models were built at British Railways’ Derby, Crewe, Darlington, Doncaster and Horwich Works, making it the most numerous of all BR classes.

The Class 08 was based on the LMS 12033 series, later classified by TOPS as the Class 11, and is fitted with a English Electric six cylinder, four-stroke 6KT engine and low gearing for a top speed of 15mph. Models with higher gearing were classified as Class 09s.

With the privatisation of the British railway system and the introduction of multiple units and fixed rakes of wagons and coaches, the Class 08 soon became obsolete and many were withdrawn from service. However, around 100 locomotives remain in service for the likes of EWS/DB Schenker, First Great Western, Freightliner and Virgin Trains, and more than 60 examples are preserved on Britain’s heritage railways.

The Class 08 for Train Simulator is available in EWS maroon/gold livery and Freightliner’s famous green livery, and features TSX effects, new locomotive physics, detailed cab interior and accurate driving controls, plus MEA and MFA wagons.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the EWS & Freightliner Class 08s on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the Edinburgh-Glasgow route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).


Five scenarios for the Edinburgh-Glasgow route:
  • 08 Training – Moving and Stopping
  • 08 Training – Changing Junctions and Coupling
  • Hunter Graveller
  • Intermodal Ballast
  • Ready to Rubble
More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

Key Features

  • Class 08 in EWS and Freightliner liveries
  • TSX effects and new locomotive physics
  • Detailed cab interior
  • MEA and MFA wagons
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Scenarios for the Edinburgh-Glasgow route
  • Download size: 75mb

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
    • 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
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: July 9
If you want 1 new skin for the price of £11.99, here you go. Only the EWS skin is new in this addon, the Freightliner skin was actually reused from "Up the Junction", which was a route that costed £9.99 and contained 6 locos, one of them being the Freightliner Class 08. It's funny how they conveniently removed that addon around the time this was released.

In terms of value, at £12 for 2 skins, that would make each individual skin cost £6, which is more than the Marketplace prices, not really value for money here folks. This is of course as opposed to the old Class 08 addon, which had 12 reskins, meaning that each skin only costed £1. They have also conveniently removed that addon around the time this was released.

It's rather insulting that RSC (now DTG) thinks that we're this gullible. Removing better valued addons and then releasing this.

As for the product on its own, all I can say is that the model is the typical DTG quality, it's eye candy, it's trying to get you to buy the product and then you feel disappointed about everything else. The skins does the job and the sounds are basic, they're not bad, just basic. As my neutral opinion on this has shifted to a negative one thanks to its appalling value for money, I would not recommend this to anybody, unless they're rich.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: July 23
Its Alright however for what you get it is not worth the money all you get is two the market place they have 08 skins and they cost £2.99(I dont know what is in dollars) It is just a scam DO NOT BUY
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Posted: June 19, 2015
Iwould like to shunt with this item dont understand how to use on doncaster shunt any help please
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Posted: July 16
Its okay but its old and little bit gltiche maybe fix it little
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