Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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LB&SCR L Class 4-6-4T
Scenario: Europe
Vehicle: Locomotive
File Size
206.994 MB
Sep 11 @ 10:11pm
Sep 25 @ 7:35am
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LB&SCR L Class 4-6-4T

It's been a while since I've released anything, so I thought I'd dust off Blender and have a crack at something. :P

This mod contains two locomotives - the LB&SCR L Class 4-6-4 Tank designed by Lawson Billinton, as well as the fictional 'L2' class, which was a proposed design by Billinton. When the first two engines of the L Class were ordered, one was a 4-6-4 tank engine, and the other was a 4-6-0 tender engine - however, shortly after the delivery of the 4-6-4T the order for the tender engine was changed to a tank engine as well. The L2 Class in this mod is essentially a hypothetical engine based on if delivery of that tender engine had succeeded, or been deemed necessary to suit the LB&SCR's needs. (As a result, the L2 also has a higher top speed, as the 96kph limit on the L Class was basically its maximum operating speed on the existing LB&SCR network due to the nature of that railway)

Both engines come with tinting compatability, aging, reverse versions and placeable assets. The L2 has logo support, while the L class doesn't.

Also included are Southern Railway and British Rail liveries - also with tinting, aging etc.

Stats are as follows:


LB&SCR L Class 4-6-4T

Available: 1914-1962
Top Speed: 96kph
Weight: 110t
Power: 1300kW
Tractive Effort: 107kN
Lifespan: 40 years


LB&SCR L2 Class 4-6-4T
Available: 1914-1962
Top Speed: 120kph
Weight: 132t
Power: 1300kW
Tractive Effort: 103kN
Lifespan: 40 years


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Gr1m  [author] Sep 24 @ 9:48am 
UPDATE: L Class is now available in British Rail black, while the L2 is now available in British Rail green. Picture included above.

I also changed the start dates of the liveries to reflect the regrouping and nationalisation - (originally I had the start dates for all liveries at the same time to group the engines together in the depot menu, but it wound up making less sense than I'd have liked) so if you're having trouble locating them you might need to scroll down your depot menus a bit.
Gr1m  [author] Sep 22 @ 8:42pm 
@SuperTrain60: Whoops, sorry about that! I actually discovered that problem last night and updated it on the local version, but forgot to update it on Steam. >.> I've just updated it now.
SuperTrain60 Sep 22 @ 12:16pm 
Hi. I have a problem while loading one of my saves. Here's the error:
File: vehicle/train/LBSCR_L2_2.mdl
railVehicle/configs/axles: mesh 'vehicle/train/LBSCR_J/lod_0_w1.msh' does not exist.
Gr1m  [author] Sep 21 @ 9:21am 
UPDATE: Minor mesh and texture fixes and an updated normal map. Also added alternate Southern Railway liveries (picture added above) with corresponding placeable assets.
hamtgerry Sep 18 @ 3:29pm 
These two steam locos have quickly become favorites. The 'L' (two, tail-to-tail) replaces a faster steam loco on one of my passenger lines. Taking your cue that the 'L2' hauled freight (as well as passengers) in its latter days, I currently use it on several freight lines. Look forward to your upcoming N15X.
power man Sep 18 @ 9:11am 
looking forward to BR liveries
Gr1m  [author] Sep 17 @ 5:17pm 
Just jumping off of what Norfolk_Chris said, but essentially I decided to make the L2 engine partially because I used my K class 2-6-0 as a starting point for the model, partially because I just liked the idea of doing a larger tender engine and liked the look of these, and partially because doing so created a mesh that was sort of midway between the L and the N15X, allowing me to do both.

So I've finished the L, obviously, but the N15X is my next planned engine, though there's a bit more fiddling around with that meshwise since there's a few more changes beyond just the smoke deflectors. It's also significantly different enough that I'm going to release it on its own, which is why it's not included in this.

Still, since the underlying textures are fairly similar, nce the N15X mesh is done I'll try and look at a Southern livery for the L and L2, so maybe I'll do BR liveries as well just for the hell of it since I've already started down the fictional rabbithole anyway.
Norfolk_Chris Sep 17 @ 2:35am 
The L2 4-6-4T Baltic tanks were built to haul passenger trains on Brighton main line. They were made redundant in 1933 when the Southern Railway electrified the Brighton line. The Southern Railway then rebuilt the locos at Eastleigh works in 1935 as N15X 4-6-0 tender engines that were then deployed on the former LSWR main line. All were all scrapped by BR between 1955-1957.
The N15X rebuilds were similar to Billington's original concept 4-6-0's except they were paired with LSWR type eight wheel tenders and were fitted with smoke deflectors.
Kitsune Dawn Sep 16 @ 6:37pm 
I've always liked this type of tank engine for some odd reason. After someone made one for MSTS back in the day, I just kinda fell in love with them.

Question, did the class reach BR black days, or BR green, and if so, could you be persuaded to make a skin of them in such, if it doesn't already exist that is.
Wakka Wakka Sep 14 @ 5:51am 
Just checked and it's working fine now!