A ‘Night Owl’ will eventually grace Britain’s rails again, but as a consortium we want to make this happen in the comfort of your own home by way of an Advanced Locomotive Pack for Train Simulator, with all the realism, quality, and extensive features you would expect from The Forge Simulation. With an expected price upon release of €19.99 the 4700 Pack will include:
- Prototype No. 4700 with Standard No. 1 Boiler
- All examples (4700-4708) with the Standard No. 7 Boiler
- 3500 gallon and 4000 gallon tender variants
- Clean, Intermediate and Weathered variants of all included liveries
- GWR unlined green (with all logos/crests)
- GWR lined green with 1925 tender insignia (4700 only)
- BR unlined black with early crest
- BR lined black with early crest (4702 only)
- BR lined green with late crest
- Standard and Advanced Driving Modes with extensive realism features, for example:
- Authentic GWR locomotive audio with recordings from Steam Sounds Supreme
- Brand new bespoke vacuum braking simulation
- Our most realistic steam simulation scripting
- Train Simulator’s only talking fireman – now available in English! Your fireman will call out the next signal to you. Not only does he talk, but you can also use him to fire for you of course – our advanced firing scripting will handle the shovelling, water, etc while you focus on the line ahead (all optional)
- Engaging and prototypical scenarios based on routes they would have traversed in service such as the Riviera Line in the 50s and the Wycombe & Joint Railway
- Optional names for the locomotives – although never assigned in reality, many names were planned, and you will be able to use them if you wish
We intend to make this a Train Simulator first and gain crowdfunding to get the project underway, but we can’t do this without your help. The price and perks packages initially planned as follows:
Goal: £800 | €920
Backer total from old website: £590.38 | €678.93 (funds still locked down due to Coronavirus)
Backer total from new website: €262.77
Backer total: €941.70 of €920 - GOAL SURPASSED!
Number of backer orders: 42 (39 backers)
Please note the current totals are updated manually (last update – 20/04/20), and the money raised is an approximate value after deducting an estimated amount for the fees and taxes we have to pay on each pledge. We can only approximate based on our best knowledge, and the fees can vary.
Please note: we have replaced the tier system from the previous website with a much simpler system. We also now trade exclusively in Euros, so the prices for the tiers have been converted from Pounds to Euros. For any future crowdfunders, we will use tier prices that make more sense in Euros, but we wanted to make it fair to existing backers this time round by matching the prices in Euros as closely as possible to the original prices in Pounds. Original backers have a receipt download for their original backing in Pounds, but new backers will receive one for the correct price paid in Euros.
The backer tiers (levels) are split into two sections.
Backing below full price provides an early, discounted purchase of the completed full product with options to back by paying €5.75, €9.20, €13.80 or €17.25 – the discount being equal to the amount you pay when backing. All those who contribute these tiers will be able to place their relevant discounted order 7 days before public sale, and will receive their download before public launch (tier number is the same as the number of days before public release you will get your download). Each tier also receives a one time use discount code for other products, with a larger discount per tier - 5% at Tier 1, 8% at Tier 2, 12% at Tier 3, and 15% at Tier 4. Click a tier below to purchase.
Tier 1 (€5.75) | Tier 2 (€9.20) | Tier 3 (€13.80) | Tier 4 (€17.25)
Full backer tiers
Full backers will receive a copy of the fully completed DLC and early access to the finished product in their tier prior to public release for sale. The higher the tier, the more early access time you get. Tier 9 backers will receive an invite to participate in closed beta testing, subject to the signing of an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement), and a free product of their choice from our shop – which could even be given to a friend. Finally, each tier also gets a discount code – the higher the tier, the higher the discount (except Tier 5 due to the free product). Click each tier to purchase, making sure to read the rewards in full first.