Steam locomotive simulation
Steam engine driving controls
REGULATOR - Equivalent to a car's throttle, this controls the locomotive's speed.
Pull down (anti-clockwise) to increase the flow of steam to the cylinders.
FIREDOOR (secondary air) - The fire doors effect the supply of air to fire.
Must be open to load coal. Keep closed for maximum efficiency.
COAL - Coal provides the energy to drive the locomotive. Use it efficiently.
Click on the coal to load a maximum of 4kg every 4 seconds.
DAMPERS (primary air) - Control the air supply through the fire and heating efficiency.
Pull lever back to increase the air flow and watch the smoke colour change.
WATER VALVE - Allows water from the tender to the boiler.
Click the lever down to open the valve, don't forget the live steam valve.
INJECTOR - Forces water into the boiler by using power from a live steam injector.
Click the left side of the handle to increase flow and the right to reduce flow.
SAND VALVE - Lays sand on the track to improve traction while starting or braking.
Click to the left to open. Improves grip in the wet only.
WATER LEVEL - The water level must always be visible to avoid serious damage.
Open the water valve and live steam injectors to fill the boiler.
PRESSURE GAUGE - Shows the boiler pressure that is available.
Insufficient pressure in the yellow zone. Waisting energy in the red zone.
BRAKE LEVER - Provides gradual brake pressure control as shown by the gauge.
From right = park, running, neutral, apply, apply quicker, emergency.
DRAIN VALVE - Cylinders must be drained before moving to avoid damage.
Click forward to drain the cylinders and then click upright to close again.
CUTOFF - Controls the % of stroke for which the cylinders receive steam.
Upright is zero, right is forward and left is reverse. Try 75% to start and 25% running.
BLOWER - Assists the air flow through the fire when stationary or in tunnels.
Click right to open when stationary or in tunnels. Not required while running.
SOUND - Toggles the sounds on and off.
EXIT - Finish driving and return to the waiting room.
SETUP - Return to the locomotive setup screen.
Coal, temperature, weather, weight, journey and automatic mode setup.
WHISTLE - is a key part of the safety equipment and must be used correctly.
The angle of the whistle indicates the engine's acceleration or deceleration.