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Release Date: May 17, 2012

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Buy Train Simulator: BR Class 423 ‘4VEP’ EMU Add-On

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$8.99
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Buy Train Simulator: Portsmouth Direct Line Collection

Includes 6 items: Train Simulator: BR Class 33 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: BR Class 421 '4CIG' Loco, Train Simulator: BR Class 423 ‘4VEP’ EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Class 455 EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Portsmouth Direct Line Route Add-On, Train Simulator: South West Trains Class 444 EMU Add-On

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About This Content

The 4VEP Add-On takes you back to the days of the classic ‘slam-door’ commuter trains on the Woking-Portsmouth Line.

The 4VEP (‘Vestibule Electro Pneumatic’), named the Class 423 under the British Rail TOPS classification system, was one of the ‘slam-door’ electric multiple units that formed the backbone of rail passenger transport in southern England from the 1960s until after 2000. EMU’s like the 4VEP were a part of daily life to hundreds of thousands of commuters, with the persistent slamming of their doors signalling the imminent departure of another busy service. Each 4-car set was powered by 750-volt DC electricity supplied via a third rail, giving a top speed of 90mph. Built by BREL at York, these classic EMUs served for almost 40 years, their high-density seating layouts and performance proving adequate for their role until the introduction of the more modern ‘Dersiro’ units. PLEASE NOTE: the 4VEP Add-On requires the Portsmouth Direct Line Expansion Pack (available separately) to play.

Includes

Class 423 ‘4VEP’ electric multiple unit in BR Blue/Grey and Network Southeast liveries. Features accurate cab controls including notched throttle lever with Off, Shunt, Series, Parallel and Series notches and realistic dual-mode braking system.
3 free roam scenarios for the Portsmouth Direct Line

5 standard/career scenarios for the Portsmouth Direct Line


PLEASE NOTE: the Portsmouth Direct Line Add-On, available separately, is required to play these scenarios)
  • April Showers (Standard & Career) Network Southeast
  • Last Train Home (Standard & Career) Network Southeast
  • To the Rescue (Standard) BR Blue & Grey
  • The Suits Express (Standard & Career) BR Blue & Grey
  • Stoppin’ & Startin’ (Standard & Career) Network Southeast

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
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Positive (5 reviews)
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jonathanowen96
Posted: March 27
Pure driving nirvana... that's what I say.

If Train Simulator has taught me anything, it's that there's so much I already know about railways and so much I don't know as well. The Southern EMU's are one of them - these units seem to be controlled with your everyday throttle, when really it's a lot different. Those who know they're multiple units well will know what I'm referring too.

In all honesty, this is perhaps one of the easiest trains I've ever driven in Train Simulator - it's a great runner, simple controls & wonderful liveries. My only real complaint is the generic horn sound, but the inclusion of literal 'door-slamming' sound effects along with a Guard's Whistle makes up for it. And the price? I suggest you go get it now - a wonderful addition for the Portsmouth Direct Line.
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Mattg17
Posted: February 6
Very nice Slamdoor EMU for the PDL and BML, my only complaint is no Southern livery, but I saw one on DPSimulation. Oh, the sounds aren't that good either, so i'll be picking up the 421/422/423 SP from Armstrong Powerhouse soon.

14/17
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steve
Posted: May 7, 2015
There is a problem with the multiple connection pipes when coupled to another unit. They swing violently and have bleed through issues. Still not fixed since its 2012 release.
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Rock-Boy-James
Posted: December 26, 2014
This addon is very nicely modeled, the detailing looks exelent.
this addon is a must if you like simulating passenger services around london in the 60's,70's and 80's .
the only thing i will say is it's better got get in the sale because £12 is a bit expensive for one train.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 26, 2014
This addon is very nicely modeled, the detailing looks exelent.
this addon is a must if you like simulating passenger services around london in the 60's,70's and 80's .
the only thing i will say is it's better got get in the sale because £12 is a bit expensive for one train.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 6
Very nice Slamdoor EMU for the PDL and BML, my only complaint is no Southern livery, but I saw one on DPSimulation. Oh, the sounds aren't that good either, so i'll be picking up the 421/422/423 SP from Armstrong Powerhouse soon.

14/17
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
Posted: May 7, 2015
There is a problem with the multiple connection pipes when coupled to another unit. They swing violently and have bleed through issues. Still not fixed since its 2012 release.
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Recommended
Posted: March 27
Pure driving nirvana... that's what I say.

If Train Simulator has taught me anything, it's that there's so much I already know about railways and so much I don't know as well. The Southern EMU's are one of them - these units seem to be controlled with your everyday throttle, when really it's a lot different. Those who know they're multiple units well will know what I'm referring too.

In all honesty, this is perhaps one of the easiest trains I've ever driven in Train Simulator - it's a great runner, simple controls & wonderful liveries. My only real complaint is the generic horn sound, but the inclusion of literal 'door-slamming' sound effects along with a Guard's Whistle makes up for it. And the price? I suggest you go get it now - a wonderful addition for the Portsmouth Direct Line.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny