Yes you read that title correctly! There are now six more of our wagon packs for Train Simulator available to buy on Steam Marketplace.

In a bit of a surprise development, another six rolling stock packs for Train Simulator are now available via Steam Marketplace. We had provisional dates for releasing all the packs over the next few weeks but when on Wednesday we were offered the chance to get them all out today we jumped at it as we know some of the packs are keenly anticipated. We're sure that this content will have some of you hopping up and down.

Details of all the packs released today are set out below along with the requisite button to press to purchase.


BRV 50T BORAIL EB/EC

Fastline Simulation: BRV 50T BORAIL EB/EC

1959 saw construction start on a series of four lots of vacuum braked wagons to a brand new design and are the focus of this expansion. The wagons were all built at Derby works between 1959 and 1961 and would eventually number some 165 wagons. With a carrying capacity of 50T the wagons were constructed from riveted plates and had a considerable, instantly recognisable ‘fishbelly’ under-frame and rode on 8ft plate back bogies. A series of lashing rings were positioned along the under-frame and handbrake wheels could be found at each end. As fully fitted wagons they were naturally out shopped in fitted brown livery.

There were two variations of BORAIL constructed with different types of traffic in mind. By far the largest group were those 135 built to dia. 1/483 with 5 bolsters for the carrying of finished rail for fabrication or export. A further 30 wagons were constructed using the same under-frame but without the bolsters. These wagons were designed for carrying pre-stressed concrete beams and had flush sockets on the deck to locate stanchions as required.

Although designed with two specific traffic uses in mind photographs show that they were looked on as ‘handy’ for a number of other uses including carrying vehicles. Naturally they were pressed into service to carry items longer than other bolster wagons could handle without the need for runner wagons. However, they also seem to have found a lot of use in carrying exceptional loads either as spacers or for carrying the load itself. In some pictures the bolster fitted wagons can be seen with their bolsters removed to carry alternative loads including deck sections for the Humber Bridge.

The BRV 50T BORAIL EB/EC Wagon Pack for Train Simulator includes

  • Clean and weathered freight brown livery
  • Animated handbrake
  • Randomised decals with overrides
  • Randomised stanchions for empty versions
  • Empty and loaded versions with suitable physics
  • Rail and H-beam loads for the BORAIL EB
  • Concrete beam and fabricated bridge beam loads for the BORAIL EC

The pack includes a user manual with further details about the rolling stock and the customising of some of the features when using the wagons in scenarios.

To allow the formation of correctly marshalled trains a British Railways dia. 1/506 vacuum piped 20T brake van is also bundled with this wagon pack.

Click here to view the BRV 50T BORAIL EB/EC Manual

Click here to view the CAP Brake Van [Brown] Manual


BDO 60T Unfitted Bogie Bolster

Fastline Simulation: BDO 60T Unfitted Bogie Bolster

British Railways decided that changes in the steel industry would require the use of more bogie vehicles, and as a consequence built a number of different designs. The wagons, fitted with bolsters to support the load, were mainly grouped according to length (and hence the nominal capacity). The largest were classed as Bogie Bolster D, being 52ft in length with a load capacity of 42 tons.

The first Bogie Bolster D wagons built for BR were 150 vehicles built at Derby in 1949 to an LMS design, which BR described as Diagram 1/470. This featured five fixed bolsters and lashing down rings on the solebar and the wagon was carried on LMS diamond frame bogies. The next 200 vehicles were to an LNER design, appearing in 1950, as Lot 2211 to Diagram 1/472 with the outer 2 bolsters moveable between 2 locations and lashing rings set into the floor of the wagon and were fitted with LNER diamond frame bogies.

1951 saw the appearance of Lot 2237 and with it, the change to GWR style plate bogies which set the appearance of the vast majority of Bolster D wagons with in excess of 1600 unfitted Diagram 1/472 vehicles constructed in 14 lots until 1958. It is these wagons that are represented in this pack.

The wagons in this pack are presented in Clean Unfitted Freight Grey and in a somewhat weathered condition. There is a choice of Empty or Loaded states, with 3 load choices: H-Beams, Pipes and Billets. Randomly applied choices of lettering are applied to the wagons to cover the changes in vehicle coding over the years. Prior to TOPS, the code could be rendered as Bogie Bolster D or D-Bolster, with BDO being the code used after TOPS. The lettering options can be overridden in the scenario editor if required. The empty wagons also feature a random choice of the location of the pins in the four sockets in the top of the bolsters where they may have been left after unloading.

The BDO 60T Unfitted Bogie Bolster Wagon Pack for Train Simulator includes

  • Randomised decals with overrides
  • Clean and Weathered textures
  • Empty and Loaded versions with suitable physics
  • Billet, pipe and H-beam loads
  • Randomised bolster pin locations on empty versions.
  • Animated hand brakes

The pack includes a user manual with further details about the rolling stock and the customising of some of the features when using the wagons in scenarios.

To allow the formation of correctly marshalled trains a British Railways dia. 1/506 unfitted 20T brake van is also bundled with this wagon pack.

Click here to view the BDO 60T Unfitted Bogie Bolster Manual

Click here to view the CAO Brake Van [Grey] Manual


dia. 1/146 25t HTV Coal Hoppers

Fastline Simulation: dia. 1/146 25t HTV Coal Hoppers

British Railways Built nearly 17000 21t hoppers to Diagram 1/146 between 1952 and 1959. They were subject to major body corrosion, in common with other coal carrying wagons. From 1971 there was a major rebuilding program, with the new welded bodies featuring only 2 side ribs, compared to the five as originally built. The chassis was retained unaltered, though some previously unfitted examples did emerge with vacuum brakes.

In March 1977 rebuilds appeared from Shildon Works fitted with new 10 leaf springs, allowing the loading capacity to be raised to 25t and they were renumbered at the same time. Just over 900 examples of Vacuum braked hoppers were delivered through to April 1978 and it is these wagons that are represented in this pack.

The dia. 1/146 25T HTV Coal Hoppers Wagon Pack for Train Simulator includes

  • Clean and weathered versions freight brown and maroon liveries
  • Loaded and empty versions with suitable physics
  • Four different type of data panel/lettering - randomly assigned but can be overridden
  • Loaded versions have five different load profiles randomly assigned
  • Animated handbrake lever
  • Intelligent tail lamps

The pack includes a user manual with further details about the rolling stock and the customising of some of the features when using the wagons in scenarios.

Click here to view the dia. 1/146 25t HTV Coal Hoppers Manual


dia. 1/146 21t HTV Coal Hopper Wagon Pack

Fastline Simulation: dia. 1/146 21t HTV Coal Hopper Wagon Pack

The vehicles built to Diagram 1/146 formed the bulk of British Railways 21t Hopper fleet. The vast majority of them were constructed with only a lever operated hand brake, but the Modernisation Plan of 1955 called for stock to be fitted with Automatic Vacuum Brakes. This process was slightly hampered with hopper wagons, as there was no space under the chassis suitable for mounting of the vacuum cylinder or the vacuum pipe. The solution was to mount the vacuum cylinder on one of the end platforms and required a re-design of the end supports to the hopper. Subsequently the vacuum pipe was fitted along the top of the chassis, running through the gaps available in the side bracing. Due to the large number of vehicles under construction by several builders, the fitment of vacuum brake equipment was carried out somewhat piecemeal, with some vehicles not receiving all the equipment when new to traffic.

The vehicles featured in this pack belong to the three final lots built to Diagram 1/146. Lot 3158 from Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon, Lot 3159 from Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon and Lot 3160 from Hurst Nelson Ltd. of Motherwell. Nearly all were built in 1958, with construction of the last vehicles of Lot 3158 running into January 1959. When built, the hoppers all had the full compliment of vacuum brake equipment installed and were fitted with roller bearing axle-boxes.

Coded as HOP21 VB when new, these vehicles were painted in the standard Bauxite scheme for fitted stock. A new style lettering appeared in 1964, with the vehicle code, load weight, tare weight and vehicle number all grouped together in a box displayed on the left hand end of the body. A decade later, TOPS coded these vehicles as HTV. 

The dia. 1/146 21t HTV Coal Hopper Wagon Pack for Train Simulator includes

  • Two variations of freight brown livery
  • Clean and weathered versions
  • Loaded and empty variants with suitable physics
  • Four different type of data panel/lettering - randomly assigned but can be overridden
  • Loaded versions have five different load profiles randomly assigned
  • Animated handbrake lever
  • Dynamic builders plates
  • Intelligent tail lamps

The pack includes a user manual with further details about the rolling stock and the customising of some of the features when using the wagons in scenarios.

Click here to view the dia. 1/146 21t HTV Coal Hopper Manual


dia. 1/146 HTO 21T Coal Hoppers

Fastline Simulation: dia. 1/146 HTO 21T Coal Hoppers

The building of 21T hoppers by British Railways for carrying coal continued on from LNER designs. After building 2 diagrams (1/141 and 1/143) covering just under 4,000 vehicles that were barely distinguishable from LNER built wagons in 1949 and 1950, none were included in the 1951 building program. In 1952 new construction resumed, this time to the new diagram, 1/146. There were minor differences in the dimensions of the body compared to the previous diagrams, but the most noticeable change was much heavier duty side bracing to the body.

At the same time the chassis received some updates. Heavier duty W-irons were provided to hold the plain bearing axle boxes, the brakes were of the Morton type with a single brake shoe applying to each wheel and the hand brake was of the standard BR type length. These wagons became the ‘standard’ BR design with just under 17,000 examples built between 1952 and 1959, with 11 contractors and Shildon Works contributing 26 different lots.

Over the building period, there were naturally some changes. The 1955 Modernisation Plan also had an effect, with some of the later lots fitted with roller bearing axle boxes and the fitting of vacuum brake equipment. There was a change to a lighter style of end bracing in some of the later builds to provide better placement of the vacuum cylinder, though sometimes not all elements of the automatic brake were in place at the time of building.

The wagons in this pack represent the bulk of this diagram in original unfitted condition with plain bearing axle boxes and the earlier type of end bracing.

The dia. 1/146 HTO 21t Coal Hoppers Wagon Pack for Train Simulator includes original pattern body in unfitted grey livery. It also includes the following features:

  • Four different weathering variations
  • Loaded and unloaded versions with suitable physics
  • Four different types of identification lettering - randomly assigned but can be overridden
  • Loaded versions have five different load profiles randomly assigned
  • Animated handbrake lever

The pack includes a user manual with further details about the rolling stock and the customising of some of the features when using the wagons in scenarios.

To allow the formation of correctly marshalled trains a British Railways dia. 1/506 unfitted 20T brake van is also bundled with this wagon pack.

Click here to view the dia. 1/146 HTO 21t Coal Hoppers Manual

Click here to view the CAO Brake Van [Grey] Manual


dia. 1/141 HTO 21T Coal Hoppers

Fastline Simulation: dia. 1/141 HTO 21T Coal Hoppers

Through a large part of the 20th Century, most coal was transported throughout the majority of the United Kingdom in open wagons with a capacity of up to 16T. In the North East of England though, a 21t hopper was a more common sight. The North Eastern Railway (and then LNER) served many locations where the bottom doors were more practical than the side or end doors of traditional open wagons. British Railways continued with the building of this design of wagon, with the very first design to Diagram 1/141, as represented in this pack, being almost identical to the last LNER examples.

There were a total of 1,200 wagons built to this diagram, with the distinctive long LNER type brake lever and LNER clasp brakes that were only fitted to one side of the vehicle, these vehicles were built with hand brakes only. The hoppers were all built during 1949 in 3 lots. Lots 2052 and 2053 were of 500 wagons each, built by Cravens in Sheffield and Head Wrightsons at Thornaby respectively. The final 200 wagons of Lot 2054 were produced by Teeside Bridge & Engineering Ltd of Middlesbrough.

Some of these wagons had their bodies replaced in the late 1960s with the later, heavier type of body bracing. Further examples were included within the large body replacement program that took place in the 1970s, but they kept the LNER style brakes until withdrawn from service.

These alterations are not included within this pack, but are mentioned to illuminate the changes that happened across the life of these wagons.

The dia. 1/141 HTO 21t Coal Hopper Wagon Pack for Train Simulator includes original pattern body and long LNER pattern brake levers in unfitted grey livery. Other features include: 

  • Four different weathering variations
  • Loaded and unloaded versions with suitable physics
  • Four different type of TOPS panel/lettering - randomly assigned but can be overridden
  • Loaded versions have five different load profiles randomly assigned
  • Animated handbrake lever

The pack includes a user manual with further details about the rolling stock and the customising of some of the features when using the wagons in scenarios.

To allow the formation of correctly marshalled trains a British Railways dia. 1/506 unfitted 20T brake van is also bundled with this wagon pack.

Click here to view the dia. 1/141 HTO 21T Coal Hoppers Manual

Click here to view the CAO Brake Van [Grey] Manual


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