Transport Fever

Transport Fever

82 ratings
4-8-8-8-8-8-4 Quintuplex
Scenario: USA
Vehicle: Locomotive
Tags: Train, Steam
File Size
151.779 MB
May 14 @ 9:05pm
Jul 4 @ 1:48am
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4-8-8-8-8-8-4 Quintuplex

Big engines seem to be a trend right now, so I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring. :X

Inspired by a design by George Henderson of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, this 4-8-8-8-8-8-4 cab forward, articulated boiler, quintuplex locomotive would never have worked in the real world - an earlier Triplex design that was actually built barely could reach a few miles per hour because it ran out of steam so quickly.

Thankfully (?) such a limitation does not exist in Transport Fever.

Obviously a lot of assets come from the vanilla Big Boy locomotive, so due credit to the devs for the model. Without it, this probably wouldn't have been possible.

Comes with tinting, aging, a placeable rail asset (because why the hell not), and a reversed version too. God knows why. There's also a Canteen/auxiliary tender included as well aging and a palceable rail asset.

There's no logo support at this stage - however, I plan on adding it. With this many components, it's a bit tricky to add something like that without breaking everything. >.>

Stats are as follows:


4-8-8-8-8-8-4 Quintuplex
Available 1941-1994*
Top Speed: 80 kmh
Power: 10000kw
Traction: 800kn
Weight: 1200t
Lifespan: 40 years

*-The original design and patent date back to ~1918, but I just didn't feel right about making this available before the Big Boy.


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lematch Jul 24 @ 2:35pm 
Jesus Christ. Engineering has gone too far.
gr1m  [author] Jul 4 @ 1:48am 
UPDATE: Kind of doing a massive batch of updates, so please see here for information:
we need more 8's for it.
mattamartin May 24 @ 8:41pm 
hey uh gr1m going off of vandelayofficial the 4-10-10-4 was a real thing just derailed in the first test and thats about the only info on it exsept that it was made by santa fe so yeah
Michael_Wittmann May 24 @ 2:52am 
Can u make mod for PRR S1 and S2?
gr1m  [author] May 21 @ 9:21pm 
@InfectTheNet: You think that's bad? Historically a Triplex was only good for about 5-15kph, max. xP

But if you want to change the stats, you'll want to go to Steam\steamapps\workshop\content\446800\1741620392\res\models\model\vehicle\train\usa\Quintuplex.mdl, open it in notepad and look for the line topspeed = 80. Change that to what you want in kph.

The canteen's got a top speed set at 96 so you may need to change that too depending on what you're setting it as - you'll find that in vehicle/waggon/usa/Quintuplex_Canteen.mdl.
InfectTheNet May 21 @ 7:36pm 
Only 80kmh? Please tell me there is a way I can edit that myself.
power man May 19 @ 1:45am 
thanks for clearing that up

you are mad but sensible, for creating this steam beast
Fantasticxbox May 18 @ 6:44pm 
Train company : we should make trains that could be longer.

George Henderson : Gotcha' fam'

Train company : ...
gr1m  [author] May 18 @ 5:22pm 
@power man: it's for decoration only - it has no capacity.
@VandelayOfficial: I'm considering a couple of things at the moment but haven't settled on anything. A lot of people have requested a Garratt in the past, so that's a consideration now that I know how to make one work.