The first series of X class were basically an S class in a completely redesigned carbody. They had a single set of controls that were set up for the long end to lead, in fact the long end was the No. 1 end. To run short end leading the driver had the brake valves and speedo behind him which could make driving them uncomfortable.
Over the years most if not all X's were put on the standard gauge for various lengths of time. On broad gauge they were common sights on interstate 'Jets' and did a lot of long distance passenger working. They were common on all of the named trains, Aurora, Spirit, Daylight, Overland and the Vinelander. About the only mainlines they didn't run over much were the Gippsland line and until the late 70's, the Bendigo line.
(information thanks to victorianrailways.net)
These models have been completely reworked from the original release a couple of years ago, to bring them up to my current standards. I would like to thank a few people:
• Matt (ATSF854) for allowing me to use his S1 X Class mesh and bogies as a base.
• Zec (S301) for his tireless scripting work for all of ATD's locos.
• Aaron (Azervich) for building the bogies.
• Richard (Scratchy) for helping with the weathering on a few of the skins.
Features on this locomotive include (of which some can be switched on or off via the 'properties' menu):
• Automatic running numbers (unless specific version)
• Changeable marker light settings (Using the VR Set Train Lamps Rule, available on the DLS).
• Visible directional sand.
• Toggle switch to choose crew either visible or not, which also rotate depending on direction of travel.
• Automatic working windscreen wipers.
• Toggle switch for illuminated numberboards.
• Toggle switch for cab light.
• Toggle switch for external lights (step/bogie/coupler).
• Animated whirly jig above toilet on modified versions.
• Animated coupler and mesh swap for hosebags, compatible with other rollingstock/locomotives fitted with ACS coupling system.
• Automatic mirrors on some versions which fold in or out depending if crew is visible.
• Authentic sounds including brake squeal, flange squeal, air brake and compressor sounds.
• 4 levels of detail to ensure good PC performance.
• Use of environmental, specular and normal maps to give realistic looking textures.
• Custom cab view (not entirely prototypical)
Colour schemes include:
• VR (60's/70's/80's/31 Preserved)
• V/Line (83/85/88/95)
• V/Line Freight (97/99)
• Freight Australia (00/03)
• Pacific National (X36)
With all that said and done, I hope you enjoy using these locomotives as much as I have making them!
*Download Files are mostly over 100mb each*
*Please note, these have only been designed for TANE SP3 (PC) and above ONLY, we cannot guarantee they will work in earlier versions of Trainz and provide no support for people attempting to get them to work in earlier versions of Trainz.