|LMS Class 3F ‘Jinty’ Loco Add-On|
|Availability||Currently available on Steam|
|Features||LMS Class 3F in 7 liveries |
Advanced features and driving
The Jinties were a direct development of the re-boilered Midland Railway 2441 Class. The Jinties had improved cabs, larger water tanks, an extension of the coal bunker, extended smoke box and improved buffer beam arrangements but were very similar to the Midland engines in other aspects.
The engines were built at the ex-L&YR Horwich Works and at the private firms Bagnalls, Beardmores, Hunslet, North British and the Vulcan Foundry. In total 422 were built between 1924 and 1931. 7 were built for the S&DJR and were later absorbed by the LMS fleet.
The design was simple and straightforward, with a non-superheated Belpaire boiler of type G5 1/2 and inside cylinders. The engines were seen practically everywhere on the LMS system and their duties ranged from shunting, local freights, local passenger trains, banking and piloting.
Withdrawals of the Jinties began in 1957 with Number 47331 and the last to be withdrawn was number 47629 in 1967. However Number 47445 continued in use with the NCB after this. In total 9 have been preserved on heritage railways including the East Lancashire Railway where the sounds for the Jinty were recorded from behind 47324.
The add-on comes with both a Standard (STD) and Advanced (ADV) version of each locomotive.The need for both arose as upon creating the scripts, Meshtools discovered the AI could not drive the engine and some controls did not work via the HUD.
Five scenarios for the Western Lines of Scotland route are included.
- LMS Class 3F 'Jinty'
- LMS Early (1924 - 1928)
- LMS Late (1928 - 1948)
- BR Early (1948 - 1950)
- BR Mid (1950 - 1956)
- BR Late (1956 - 1968)
- BR Late Special
- National Coal Board (NCB)
- LMS 12T Open Wagons (both fitted and unfitted)
- Milk churns
- Covered with tarpaulin (general goods)
- LMS 12T Covered Vans (both fitted and unfitted)
- BR 20T Brake van
All scenarios are for the Western Lines of Scotland route and include both STD and ADV versions
- Days Duty
- The Local Haul
- The Local Service