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Stanier’s Stunning 842

Discussion in 'Dovetail Live Article Discussion' started by TrainSim-James, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. TrainSim-James

    TrainSim-James Staff Member

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    A total of 842 “Black Five” locomotives were built for the London Midland and Scottish and later British Railways; and soon, a truly definitive add-on will be unleashed, in the form of Partner Programme developer Bossman Games’ fantastic LMS Stanier Class 5!

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  2. GWR5029

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    This looks beautiful. The Black 5 is a key locomotive, and the WLoS update did something, but a new Black 5, especially at Ben's detail will be exceptional!
     
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  3. The Train Sim Guy

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    Wow this is going to be amazing. The black 5 is my favourite steam loco and it is great to see this all round workhorse coming to train simulator. :) well done Ben and anyone involved with this stunning loco! :)
     
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  4. dwtrain21

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    It's about time that we got an LMS version of this engine. Looking forward to this loco!
     
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  5. Daniel Gibbs

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    Not to mention, this is Henry in real life!
     
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    That's a plus. I wonder how many people know about the Black 5 because of Henry? Like how everybody knows what an E2 is only because that's Thomas' basis.

    Odd fact: Black 5s don't have wheel splashers, but in the television series Henry does, which makes him look more like a Jubilee than a Black 5.
     
  7. Daniel Gibbs

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    What exactly are the wheel splashers?
     
  8. dwtrain21

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    Wheel splashers are the round "humps" on the running plate above the driving wheels. So far I've only seem them on British locomotives - I don't think I've seen them on German or American steam locomotives. You've more than likely seen them but haven't paid them any mind.

    Here is a screenshot showing off a locomotive with very prominent wheel splashers: the Castle Class.
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    The BR standard class of steam locomotives did away with wheel splashers, as seen here:
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    Presumably this means that the pack maybe released in the next few days?
     
  10. Daniel Gibbs

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    Ahhah. Okay.
     
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    I would presume its this week / weekend?
     
  12. TrainSim-Steve

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    Naturally, I can't give you exact dates but I would imagine you'll be driving it before we get to the end of May ;)

    Best, Steve
     
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  13. #trains

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    Oh :(
    Well never mind, if its gonna be towards the middle of May before its released :(
     
  14. GWR5029

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    I believe some of the early American locos, pre-1900 did. I have seen a few of the old 4-4-0s with them.
     
  15. 05jstone

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    I agree. The BR era is so overrated!
     
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  16. The Train Sim Guy

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    I must say I like the BR logo more than the LMS. (waits patiently for the debate to begin) :D :P
     
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  17. dwtrain21

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    The BR logo an okay logo, to be sure, but it's been done to D E A T H. By and large the majority of British locos currently in the store wear the BR logo. It's become a tad old and stale. Seeing a logo from the days of the "Big Four" is refreshing. It's like having chocolate ice cream after having nothing but vanilla for a long time. Both flavors are good, but the change from vanilla to chocolate is welcomed and refreshing.
     
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  18. dwtrain21

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    I guess this sort of had wheel splashers, though really small:
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    And I guess technically these rims do the same things as wheel splashers:
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