Movies

Sometimes a picture just doesn't do the job and you really need a moving image.

Click on a picture to access the movie.
It may be best to download the file and play it on your machine rather than stream it from the web server.

 

Signals in action:
Three videos to demonstrate the new signalling system.

Movement of signals

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This video shows the movement of the signal arms.

Non-Block working

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This video shows the signal's reaction when placed to simulate non-block working.
Block working

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This video shows the signal's reaction when placed to simulate non-block working.
Steam effects:

Steam effects synch

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A quick run up from 0-30mph in DCC mode.

The loco starts at idle with a small amount of smoke being produced. Once the loco is moving the steam 'blasts' are synchronised to the rotation of the wheels and the number of cylinders. Also apparent is that the sound is linked in the same way.

Water troughs:

Taking on water

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A video showing the Britannia locomotive taking on water at the Garsdale troughs.

All included steam locomotives have this feature and we've also included some straight troughs of various lengths for people to use on their own routes.

Coupler slack :

Bumping wagons

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A demonstration of the 'coupler slack' feature.

The loco pulls the wagons forward and shoves them back again. You'll notice that the wagons movement is delayed by the slack in the couplers. Although not a new feature for TC3, it's worth showing here I feel.