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Class 800 / 801 / 802 Pro Upgrade.

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by Shane Martin, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin New Member

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    Hi all,

    I would love to see the 800 / 801 802 be brought upto pro standard.

    Class 800/0 are going to be run by Great Western Railway (36 x 5 Car).
    Class 800/1 and 800/2 are going to be run London North Eastern Railway. (/1 13 x 9 Car, /2 10 x 5 Car).
    Class 800/3 are going to be run by Great Western Railway (21 x 9 Car).

    Class 800's are bi-modal, able to use integrated diesel engines on un-electrified portions of track, and overhead power on electrified portions of track. Great Western Railway naming will be Intercity Express Trains (IET), and London North Eastern Railway naming will be Azumas (carried over from VTEC).

    Class 801/1 and Class 801/2 are going to be run by London North Eastern Railway (/1 12 x 5 Car, /2 30 x 9 Car).

    Class 801's are pure EMU'S (Electric Multiple Unit), able to only run on overhead wiring.

    Class 802/0 and 802/1 are going to be run by Great Western Railway (/0 22 x 5 Car, /1 14 x 9 Car).
    Class 802/2 are going to be run by TransPennine Express (19 x 5 Car).
    Class 802/3 are going to be run by hull Trains (5 x 5 Car).

    Class 802's are bi-modal, able to use integrated diesel engines on un-electrified portions of track, and overhead power on electrified portions of track. Great Western Railway naming will be Intercity Express Trains (IET), Hull Trains have not been named as of yet, and TransPennine Express unit naming will be Nova.

    I'm hoping the dual-mode will be integrated into the model, much like the ALP-45 DP, and most of the in-cab functional.

    Thanks for your time in reading!

    Shane.
     
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  2. Wivenswold

    Wivenswold Active Member

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    I would say that it's almost inevitable that the 800s will get a makeover at some point. DTG will want new rolling stock to prolong the life-span of TS and these units will be omnipresent on many of the lines currently in the game. But in the interests of nudging DTG, yes, I'll second this.
     
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    c1t9b New Member

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    I have requested Armstrong Powerhouse do an enhancement pack on this however they said no.
     
  4. Medellinexpat

    Medellinexpat Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if AP do Enhancement Packs by request but they're usually very polite. Did they give any reason?
     
  5. Gipsy_Danger

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    They do requests but only the most popular ones, for example the Class 68 that was just released was requested a lot.
     
  6. Wivenswold

    Wivenswold Active Member

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    Richard at AP tends, understandably, to follow projects that interest him but as Gipsy Danger says, he's got the commercial common sense to listen. Also don't forget that unlike us, he probably gets a good steer from the other developers as to what they're planning so doesn't go there himself.

    There's lots to come from AP, I recommend following them on Facebook as they often give hints as to what they're recording or working on.
     
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    749006 Well-Known Member

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    It will depend if DTG has permission to use the liveries of these companies - if they don't then the trains won't get made.
     
  8. c1t9b

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    He said:

    Hello Thomas,

    Many thanks for your interest. We currently have no plans for this due to a lack of sound recordings.

    Regards,

    I asked if it could be put on a to-do list and he replied saying:

    Hello Thomas,

    To obtain suitable recordings would require co-operation from Hitachi and MTU who maintain the engines. Not impossible but unlikely.

    Regards,
     
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  9. ehinlanwoemmanuel

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    They do have gwrs permission
     
  10. Random Railfan

    Random Railfan Well-Known Member

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    I would much prefer AP to use the class 801's model and create the 800 and 802 as well. If they could make a class 350 out of a 450 they can probably do this too. AP just has a higher standard of quality than DTG.
     
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