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Transport Fever

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GNR 'C1' 4-4-2 'Atlantc'
Vehicle: Locomotive
Tags: Steam, British
File Size
47.629 MB
Sep 12, 2018 @ 2:04pm
Jan 7, 2019 @ 10:29pm
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GNR 'C1' 4-4-2 'Atlantc'

In the latter part of the 19th century, express trains were getting longer, heavier and slower. The reason they were getting slower is that the 'Single' locomotives, produced by Patrick Stirling, were not up to chuff with the trains of the era. Even when run double head, they could not haul the longer trains fast enough due to the added weight of the second locomotive.

In 1898, Stirling's successor, Ivatt, decided to produce a new breed of express passenger locomotive for the East-Coast Mainline. By this point the single driver locomotives of the 1870s and 1880s were long out of fashion, and even the brief revival of the single in the late 1890s due to sanding gear didn't impress Ivatt.

Ivatt went by newer standards and proceeded to produce a 4 coupled engine, similar to 4-4-0s of the time running on the LNWR and LSWR, however he wanted a large firebox to produce as much steam as possible, so the logical inclusion of an axle beneath the firebox and cab was added, creating one of the first true 'Atlantic' types.

The 1898 Atlantic, the 'C1', soon to be called the 'Small Boiler' atlantic for very obvious reasons.

It had a small boiler.

So in 1907, Ivatt revisited his design and beefed up the design of the engine to include a much larger boiler on a similar sized chassis with slightly larger wheels. This proved to create a more powerful and faster engine, however with increased weight came lower route avaliability.

These are the two Atlantics included in this mod, the large and small boilered 'C1'. In-game they are balanced relatively equally, with the Large Boiler being slightly the better engine for fast high-speed running, but with the lighter weight of the small-boiler loco lending itself more to short but fast stopping services.

The stats as follow reflect the Large Boiler model of 1907. The Small Boiler is simply just a little bit weaker and lighter. Speed is identical.

Avaliable:1898/1907 - 1958
Top Speed: 70mph
Power: ~1,162hp
Tractive Effort: ~28,101lbf
Weight: ~89t
Costs: Game


GNR Atlantic mod:
Version 1: Original release
Version 2: Removal of innaccurate Walscheart's Valve Gear
Version 3: Renamed to 'GNR 'Large Boiler'' in-game, stats changed to reflect the real loco
Version 4: Small boiler atlantic added to mod
Version 5: New textures applied to 'Large Boiler' model
Version 6: New tender applied to 'Large Boiler' model
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buttheadlovepantera Nov 14, 2018 @ 9:34am 
having finally gotten to a time period where i can use this model, i must say its a beautiful job youve done. if this is the standard of mod youre gonna put out then im eagerly anticipating your next project
Le_Derp_Heavy Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:49pm 
DPT Wanderer (new LP) Sep 14, 2018 @ 8:54pm 
have you thought about making it in the style of the LBSCR Atlantic [or an atlantic in that style?]
DubSoldier Sep 14, 2018 @ 10:40am 
Dan1 Sep 14, 2018 @ 9:57am 
YYYYEEEESSSS, Ive been waiting for something like this for a while. Exelent work
[RIP] SpecialistZer0 Sep 13, 2018 @ 3:27pm 
@M4. Stunningly beautiful, Thank you sir.
Groosley Sep 13, 2018 @ 2:00pm 
I have been dying to find a DJH kit of a C1 atlantic, nice to have on in game too! thank you M4 for creating this exelent model for everyone to use.
SteveM4  [author] Sep 13, 2018 @ 1:18pm 
@AzureWind91 I know it has the wrong valve gear but I decided to try and make a 'Generic' Atlantic in the GNR style even if not 100% accurate.
AzureWind91 Sep 13, 2018 @ 1:06pm 
Looks close enough to the C1. Nice work!
Jessie101gaming Sep 13, 2018 @ 11:42am 
Neat, loving the amount a british stuff that is coming in