SLC Update 1 July 2022

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

Apologies for the lack of updates over the past few months. April was a hectic month outside of SLC work, and due to various decisions that I have taken it would have been premature to reveal what I’ve been working on. A couple of weeks ago I posted a clue on the ‘In Development’ page, and I am now able to reveal what that secret project is.

It’s easy to think that producing a pack of coaches is a simple matter, but in many respects, building coaches is more complicated and involved than locomotives. As I mentioned in a previous blog post I now have several projects on the go at any one time, including the remaining two Trio ‘B’ packs, allowing me to adapt to circumstances and changing interests. Consequently, I may have projects underway that I have announced. One of which is…

The SR Maunsell ‘Z’ class!

While the ‘Z’ class engines were a small class, only 8 being built, they have a fascinating history and I’m looking forward to revealing some of that history in the add-on and the accompanying manual.

Modelling work is progressing well and scripting, as well as sound setup, has already started. Keep an eye on the blog for more information.

Until next time…

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…