This model of 76084 is as she was when the Just Trains crew visited her at the North Norfolk Railway in July 2013. At that time no AWS or speedometer was fitted and there was no tender water level indicator.
This loco is based at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and is currently under restoration. See www.nymr.co.uk/enthusiasts/restoration for more details. This model is fitted with AWS, speedometer and tender water level indicator.
4MT (custom numbers)
You can number any of the locomotives from the class numbers of 76000 to 76115 using this model. It is equipped with AWS, speedometer and tender water level indicator.
This Standard 4MT Advanced package includes three types of Mk.1 coaches created by Just Trains, all complete with passenger view, a unique leaking steam effect from the coach heating system and connecting vacuum hose pipes and steam heat pipes. The steam heating can be turned on and off from the locomotive footplate control.
The Mk.1 coaches are in three liveries (green, maroon, brown and cream) in the following versions:
Brake Standard Open
Tourist Standard Open
ADVANCED ENGINE AND TENDER FEATURES
Fully replicating a realistic steam locomotive in Train Simulator is simply not possible, but we have added features which bring that dream closer to reality and give you a genuine feeling of what the real locomotive is like. We believe the Just Trains 4MT Advanced gives you the most authentic experience to date of operating and driving a steam locomotive.
Unfortunately one of Train Simulator’s limitations is that you cannot start with a steam loco cold, i.e. without its fire lit, but with the 4MT you have the opportunity to join the loco at the ‘warm’ stage where it is nearly ready to drive but still requires several operations to be carried out to ensure that it runs properly and efficiently, namely filling the sandboxes, cleaning out the dust and dirt from the smokebox, priming the oil system via the oil distributor pump, and blowing down the boiler to help remove impurities. These may not be a fully accurate set of operations with the engine warm, but they are the most authentic available to us for the reason stated.
The locomotive features include:
You need to carry out the servicing operations before you can drive the locomotive. If you fail to do this, the performance of the locomotive WILL actually suffer.
If you fail to fill the sandboxes: Turning on the sander will have no effect on improving wheel adhesion.
If you fail to clean out the smokebox: This results in a temporary performance problem, with a random degree of severity that will get worse if it is left un-cleaned.
If you fail to turn and thus prime the lubricator: This will slowly and permanently reduce the maximum performance of the locomotive to represent the damage being done.
All the operations which must be carried out in ‘Warm’ mode are already completed and you are ready to drive.
Operating Tender handbrake
Blowdown - this removes the impurities from the boiler which, if left, increase the risk of priming and damage.
Clean the smokebox - open the smokebox and note the pile of embers in the bottom. Clean it out and you will see ash in the bottom blow out.
Prime the lubricator - watch as the lubricator handle rotates.
Fill sandboxes - remove their lids and watch the sand level rise as you fill them.
Servicing interlock - if the smokebox door and/or sandbox lids are not closed, the tender handbrake will not release.
Operating left and right rocking grates - use the handle from the boiler backplate to rock each grate individually.
Ashpan doors - these have to be opened to allow the remainders of the fire to drop out through the ashpan when the grate is rocked to drop the fire.
Shed plates - individual shed plate codes can be selected.
Opening tender doors - open the tender doors to view the coal.
Tender water spray - operate the water spray to keep the coal dust down.
Bardic lamp operation - an operating Bardic lamp is placed on the tender to help illuminate the loco controls and gauges during night operations.
Carriage steam heating control - turn on the steam heating control in the cab and you will see steam leaking from the supplied Just Trains Mk.1 carriages. The gauge will rise to maximum pressure at a varying speed depending on how wide you open the valve. There is a random leak rate which will be slightly different each time you drive, so you should open the valve just far enough to maintain pressure against leaks from the pipe.
Brake linkage - see the brake linkage next to the wheel move as the steam brakes are used.
Reverser lock - the reverser must be unlocked by pulling the locking latch back before the reverser can be moved.
Steam chest - there is a delay between opening/closing the regulator and the subsequent change in steam chest pressure and the supply to the cylinders. There is also a simple implementation of the valve action controlled by the reverser, which brings the simulation a step closer to replicating the real thing.
The first half of regulator travel controls the pilot valve which admits a relatively small amount of steam into the steam pipe and subsequently the steam chest. The second half of regulator travel closes the pilot valve and opens the main valve which admits a much greater volume of steam to the steam chest.
Working steam brake - the locomotive and tender are braked by a steam brake, controlled by the locomotive’s graduated steam brake control.
Authentic vacuum brake - the vacuum brake on the Just Trains 4MT Advanced is the standard British Railways set-up across the range of Riddles-designed Standard classes. There is an S.S.J. ejector mounted on the left-hand side of the smokebox which contains the small ejector and large ejector cones.
Cylinder drain cocks - these are operated by steam and there is a simulated delay between moving the handle connected to the actuating valve and the drain cocks responding to the change.
Priming - priming occurs when the water level in the boiler is able to reach the regulator valve, right in the dome. This means that when the regulator is opened, water enters the steam pipe system. Ultimately this can lead to the pressure in one of the cylinders becoming high enough to blow out the cylinder cap. If the cylinder blows up, it’s game over. You will visually see the blown cylinder.
Realistic injector performance and steam usage - open the injector water valves first, then open the respective injector steam valves.
These generally indicate the level of boiler water, but for the first time in Train Simulator the water level is realistically affected by the gradient of the line.
Realistic damper behaviour - a set of front and rear operating dampers are fitted. Also, the fire doors now play a role in controlling the fire temperature.
Directional sanders - using sand depletes the sand level in the sandbox, and when the sandbox is empty the sanders can no longer apply sand to the railhead and improve adhesion.
Injectors steam feed - under the cab on the right side you can see the steam feed to the injectors. You will only see it when the injectors are operating.
Steam chest pressure - this oscillates a little in time with the pistons, which is thanks to the simulated valve events.
Cylinder cocks - these emit steam from each side in time with the pistons and wheels.
External animations - external animations such as the regulator rod and reverser pole are present in the locomotive.
Advanced particles - a wide range of scripted photorealistic particle effects, including exhaust from the chimney which changes colour when you stoke the fire and changes velocity and density depending on the blast pipe pressure.
Glowing embers - you will see these coming from the chimney.
Wheelslip - if the regulator is opened too fast the wheels will visibly spin. The wheels will also lock up if you over-apply the brakes.
Double-header locomotive interaction - there is a basic level of interaction between the player’s locomotive and the AI-driven one in a double-header. The regulator and cylinder cocks are sync’d, and if you use the short whistle on the [B] key the other locomotive will whistle back to you in acknowledgement.
Head and tail lights - customisable for all conditions.
Cabview camera positions - the 4MT Advanced uses the new Train Simulator multi-position cabview camera.
Firing the fire box - stoking is quite a bit different from the default operation in that instead of controlling the firing rate, pressing [R] simply turns the firing on and you can watch the fire mass on the [F5] display increase as the fireman throws on shovelfuls of coal, instead of just increasing the fire mass very slowly like in other Train Simulator loco’s. Firing should automatically stop whenever the fire doors are closed.
Please note also that not all these routes are included in Train Simulator and are not supplied with this product. You can purchase them from the Just Trains website or from the Steam store.
The Royal Duchy (Bristol to Exeter)
Stock: Maroon (BR) Mk.1s
Drive 76084 on one of 2014's 'Royal Duchy' workings, returning from Par to Bristol. You are in charge from Exeter and call at Taunton and Yatton en route to Bristol.
Double Standards (Great Western Main Line)
Stock: Maroon (BR) Mk.1s
Drive 76079 and 76084 on a rail tour between Paddington and Reading with stops at Slough and Maidenhead en route.
The Avon Explorer (Bristol and Avonmouth)
Stock: Brown and Cream (BR) Mk.1s
Drive 76079 on 'The Avon Explorer' from Bristol Parkway to Temple Meads via Avonmouth.
Hoo Junction Crew Training (London to Faversham)
Stock: Maroon Mk.1s
Drive 76079 on a series of EWS crew training runs based around Hoo Junction to familiarise new enginemen with the loco for a series of upcoming rail tours in the area.
At The End of The Day (Somerset and Dorset)
Stock: Southern Green Mk.1s
Drive a 4MT on the final service of the day from Radstock to Bath Green Park, calling at all stations. You will be tasked with shunting the stock and disposing of the loco on arrival at Bath.
Driver Training (Somerset and Dorset)
Stock: Southern Green Mk.1s
Drive a 4MT on a training turn from Shepton Mallet to Templecombe and return.
Early Start (Mid Hants Railway)
Stock: Southern Green Mk.1s
Drive 76084 on the first trip of the day from Alton to Alresford. Your day begins on Ropley MPD, preparing the loco for the day ahead.
The Late Shift (Western Lines of Scotland route)
Stock: Maroon Mk.1s
Drive a BR Standard 4 on a stopping service from Dumfries to Stranraer, calling at all stations en route. You will begin behind a late-running semi-fast service, also heading to Stranraer. Once you get to Stranraer there will be further work for you… it's going to be a long night!
Free Roam scenarios
Click on a train and take it for a drive!
A mixture of Mk.1 coaches are used in these scenarios.
Templecombe Free Roam (Somerset and Dorset route)
Hoo Junction Free Roam (London-Faversham route)