SLC Update 30 January 2022

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well. A new year, new goals and a new look. The website needed a refresh as I haven’t changed its appearance much since I started SLC. Hopefully, the new look will make it easier for you to find what you’re after.

Talking of things you might be interested in, having included the Maunsell push-pull coaches with the ‘H’ class add-on, I’ve decided to go a step further. I’m pleased to announce the release of the first SLC rolling stock add-on, the SE&CR Trio ‘B’s.

In the past, when I’ve released locomotive DLC, all of the liveries are included in the one pack. It’s easier to produce updates and reuse textures, making the add-on more efficient. However, with the coaches, there is the opportunity to produce multiple packs, each focusing on a particular era. The first pack focuses on the period 1909 – 1916.

So what’s included in the pack.

  • Diagram 2303/2 Tri-Composite Brake – 15 coaches (14 used in the type ‘B’ sets)
  • Diagram 2331/1 Tri-Composite Lavatory – 13 coaches (5 used in the type ‘B’ sets)
  • Diagram 2331/2 Tri-Composite Lavatory – 15 coaches (5 used in the type ‘B’ sets)
  • Diagram 2335/1 Tri-Composite Lavatory – 9 coaches (1 used in the type ‘B’ sets)
  • Diagram 2335/2 Tri-Composite Lavatory – 15 coaches ( 3 used in the type ‘B’ sets)
  • Diagram 2332/2 Brake Third – 20 coaches (15 used in the type ‘B’ sets)

Two liveries are included, SE&CR ‘purple lake’ which was used until 1910/1912 and the light ‘crimson’ that replaced it.

There are several customisable features that you can select by changing the dynamic number. These include:

  • Brake end set numbers
  • Destination boards, with selectable destinations
  • Steam heating
  • Compartment window type
  • Carriage lighting

Variants with and without window bars are also included, along with ready to place Quick Drive consists and fragments for you to create your own.

The remaining three packs will appear soon. I hope to show some preview pictures before they are released.

Until next time…

SLC Update – 1 February 2018

Hi everyone,

Apologies for the lack of updates recently. I’m pleased to say that the ‘T9’ is ready for release and is available NOW! I’m extremely proud of the add-on and I hope you enjoy the ‘T9’ as well.

There are around 50 individual locomotive models, over 20 individual tenders and around 25 different liveries.

One of the challenges that I’ve not faced before while building an add-on is the differences in the cab size and splasher arrangement. 51 ‘T9s’ had narrow cabs and initially, the sandboxes were combined with the front splasher. 15 had wide cabs with the sandboxes located in between the frames. The 51 narrow cab locomotives were later modified with the sandboxes relocated in between the frames.

Royal engine No. 119 was given a number of special repaints and these are included in the add-on. Additionally, in 1935 No. 119 was fitted with an organ pipe whistle and, in May 1948 a deep toned hooter was fitted. While no recordings exist for these whistles, I’ve tried to recreate what they would have sounded like.

The LSWR Green, Maunsell Green and BR Black liveries carried by No. 120 in preservation are also included. In fact, there are two versions of the BR Black livery, as during its 2009 overhaul, the top lamp iron on No. 30120 was modified.

I’ve decided to make the 56 page manual available on the website, so you can have a read before you purchase. LINK

If you have any queries or questions please feel free to get in touch.

Work has already re-started on the Lord Nelson and I hope to show you the progress on the tenders very soon.

Until next time …