|The earliest tank locomotives date from the 1840s, one of the first of which was used to build branch lines along the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in the UK. In spite of the early belief that such locomotives were inherently unsafe, the idea quickly caught on, particularly for industrial use and five manufacturers exhibited designs at an Exhibition in 1851.|
Tank locomotives are popular with heritage railways for a number of reasons. They are usually cheaper to purchase than a tender locomotive due to their smaller size. With their limited fuel and water capacity, they were not favoured in areas where long runs between stops were the norm, but have remained common in the UK, France, and in particular Germany, where some attained quite prodigious size.
0-4-0ST Saddle Tank Locomotive Pack includes:
040ST in Gold
040ST in National Coal Board
040ST 'Henry' Open Cab variant
040ST in Blue Open Cab variant
040ST 'Invincible' with Air Brake setup
Included freight Rolling Stock:
3 Plank wagon in various private owner colours
4 Scenarios and 1 Free Roam
Shunting at the Wood yard
Pick a train by clicking on it, and then explore the Hedborough North route.
The Railway Centre is being used for filming. You must obey the director's instructions during the scene to get the most from your moment of fame.
You will be shunting wagons in Radstock to assemble a mixed rake of construction goods. Once assembled, return your locomotive to the engine shed.
Shunting on Ice
Take charge of the quarry shunter at Thrislington. The weather might be poor, but its your job to keep the wagons rolling.
Nearing the end of your shift, use a saddle tank to arrange a consist at Hedborough. The wagons are currently in the wrong sequence so you must use your shunting skills to add more wagons and assemble the rake in the correct order.