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Transport Fever

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LNER 2-6-6-2 Gigantic (Fictional)
   
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Scenario: Europe
Vehicle: Locomotive
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Oct 4, 2019 @ 11:47pm
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LNER 2-6-6-2 Gigantic (Fictional)

Description
This is a fictional British-style Mallet engine in the LNER style.

I decided to make this on a bit of a whim, because I wanted to do something a bit out there. And while the original 2-8-8-2 I started with was a bit too absurd (and also did NOT like sharp corners and looked kind of ridiculous when navigating them), lopping off a couple of driving axles actually wound up that looks, to me at least, almost....semi-plausible.

So if you're playing with a British-themed map and need a heavy freight engine for whatever reason, now you have one!

Comes with tinting compatability, reverse versions, logo support, aging, and placeable assets. Also included is an auxiliary tender (or canteen), also with all of the above features.

Stats are as follows:

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LNER 2-6-6-2 'Gigantic'

Available: 1939-1963
Top Speed: 120kph
Weight: 220t
Power: 3000kW
Tractive Effort: 300kN
Lifespan: 40 years

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21 Comments
Dourbracken Oct 12, 2019 @ 9:40pm 
Awesome mod though!!!
Dourbracken Oct 12, 2019 @ 9:40pm 
It could also be one of my mods like last time lol. I haven't tested yet.
Dourbracken Oct 12, 2019 @ 9:14pm 
They are fully visible, its not a big deal but they do clip into the drive wheels.
Gr1m  [author] Oct 11, 2019 @ 8:03pm 
@Dourbracken: Are they actually visible? Or are they only visible when you highlight it?

The model has two axles which have an 'invisible' material over them so you can't see them unless the engine is highlighted. It's a bit of a cheat/workaround I've used on this, the Quintuplex and the Garratt to make sure the boiler part of the model pivots where I want it to.

I will have a look at hiding them better so they're less noticeable on selection/highlight, though.
Dourbracken Oct 11, 2019 @ 1:42pm 
Hi, it seems to have a strange glitch where it has an extra couple of wheels underneath the driving axles. Probably just me, but I thought I should bring it to your attention. Awesome mod!
A Guy Called Pi Oct 10, 2019 @ 5:07am 
Almost looks like a real loco. A prototype, let's say.
Havoc B Oct 9, 2019 @ 5:04am 
Question, why not a 4-4+4-4 for express work? I mean, on the LNER it'd make sense for express work, especially on the aberdeen line in the highlands, where a 4-8-4 would never fit because of the curvature of the track?
Le_Derp_Heavy Oct 8, 2019 @ 1:35pm 
Damn, great job! i'm looking forward to anything else you do.
Osirus39 Oct 8, 2019 @ 3:47am 
Thanks for this. I've been using the AD60 Garratt for heavy haulage on iron ore trains.
Gr1m  [author] Oct 6, 2019 @ 6:04am 
Yeah, sorry folks, but the likelihood of me doing another Garratt is....low. At least not until TpF2 and my knowledge of modelling and animating improves somewhat for it to be a less monumental task. >.>