GWR 4-6-0 4000 Star

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Author: JK
Last revision: 7 Apr at 15:27 UTC

Description:

GWR 4-6-0 4000 ‘Star’ class.
Available: 1906-1948 (GWR) / 1948 – 1966 (BR)

Top Speed: 80mph (129kph)
Power: 1100kW
Tractive Effort: 112kN
Weight: 116t
Lifespan: 30 years
Cost & Maintenance: Set by game.

GWR 4-6-0 4000 ‘Star’ class. Designed for heavy express passenger trains, 73 were built between 1906 and 1923. Following various experiements with 3 French engines, the design incorporated some of the best technology from the French designs. The four cyclinder, 4-6-0 design was so sucessful it became the basis for all subsequent GWR heavy passenger engines and the pacific (4-6-2) design, popular with other railways, was never embraced by the GWR, with only one prototype ever being built. The last Star was withdrawn in 1957 and 4003 ‘Lode Star’ has been preserved, after covering more than 2 million miles.

GWR 4-6-0 4000 ‘Star’ class, BR livery. 22 of the 73 Stars were still in service when the railways were nationalised in 1948. The last Star was withdrawn in 1957 and 4003 ‘Lode Star’ has been preserved, after covering more than 2 million miles.

Supports custom colours, now with versions with and without aging, no user logo.

GWR Toplight coaches to match the top speed of the engine:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=971564183

Track to support the top speed of the engine is recommended:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1101681375

Updated with BR version, versions with and without aging, new whistle and also available as placeable scenery Assets.

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