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Creative people love to be just that. All these items are things that have been started because someone fancied having a go.

The items in this section don't fit into any current plans and there's no guarantee they will ever be made available, then again it's always fun to have a poke about in the dark corners and see what's lurking there ...

As motor cars became more popular and the need to transport them from manufacturer to market increased along with the growth of Motorail services carrying passengers' cars to their destinations while their owners also travelled by train, a large number of carflat wagons were produced.

Originally they were built from converted pre-nationalisation carriage under-frames but a switch was made to using frames from redundant 64ft Mk1 suburban stock when these became available.

We like to add a bonus item here and there to improve the authenticity of the scenarios. A logical choice to put in place as a part of Project East Coast or Ages of the Train was the standard design of independent snowplough built to diagram 623 in its unrefurbished form.

As was the case with many things that British Railways inherited at Nationalisation there were a wide variety of different snowploughs designed and built by both the 'Big 4' and pre-grouping companies. Diagram 623 was the reaction to attempt to standardise snow ploughs across the system.

British Railways built (using an LNER design) a large number of fish vans (INSUL FISH) to carry the then important fish traffic.

Given the nature of the product, speed was always of the essence so the wagons were built fully fitted, with a long wheelbase and through steam pipe to allow them to work in passenger trains, even being given numbers in the NPCCS series.

Our coaching stock themed expansion for Train Simulator forms a part of Project East Coast is themed around the Motorail services, in particular 'The Night Capitals',  that regularly plied between London and Scotland via the East Coast Main Line.

Featuring the unique Newton Chambers Car Carriers and the ubiquitous GUV converted for Motorail use this pack is certain to be something a little different.

Diesel Brake Tenders were an engineering solution to a problem of reduced brake force that arose once diesel locomotives took over from steam on unfitted goods and mineral trains.

Steam locomotives invariably had brakes on the tender as well as the engine giving them a much higher brake force to control unfitted trains. Diesel locomotives didn't need to haul around a couple of tons of coal and a few thousand gallons of water and as a result had a reduced braking ability. The brake tender was designed to take the place of the tender and theoretically increase the brake force.

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