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In 1893, this locomotive which was built by West Albany Shops for the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, broke the speed record above 112 miles per hour. We at Machine Rail have agreed to rebuild it in its original form as in 1893, a beautiful and large American 4-4-0 respecting as and every possible detail of this beautiful machine.

At the moment the locomotive has its mesh practically complete, some details can still be added or removed during the mapping process and textures of all its parts. Many of them are bolted, others are riveted, and most of them are cast as a single piece in the lower frame.

This locomotive employs a complex air brake system, it was designed to be fast, and as a fast machine, it would need very efficient brakes. And that's why its designers assigned this machine a set of brakes on the front bogie, common brakes on the driving wheels; and for the wheels of the tender the same system as the front brakes; although this is not very visible, underneath this machine there is a lot of complexity.

The last step of the mesh modeling process was the interior of the cabin and all its controls visible. As mentioned earlier, during the process of mapping these parts, some things may change for improvements that will definitely be present in the final version.

Front view of the no.999 seen from the ground by a normal person. We notice the majesty of this machine, and its height due to the large driving wheels.

For a genuine American high-speed steam locomotive, the no.999 was designed with aerodynamics in mind; and certainly this locomotive in its original condition must have attracted a lot of attention from everyone around it. We hope to make the same impression when you take control of this powerful 4-4-0 in your Train Simulator Classic.

Next steps:

•Review and mapping of all parts

•Creation of all textures for complete locomotive (machine and tender)

•Create all animations for this machine, including external and internal animations

•First look at exporting to TSC and general texture tweaks in the process

•Operational scripting and visible particles, animations, sounds and driving.

After these main processes and features are completed, we will have a first look at No.999 in TSC and we will certainly have another update closer to its release.

Thanks for your attention,


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We can finally release to you the dirty or weathered version of the Western Maryland H-9. I apologize on behalf of Machine Rail for the delay, but I got sick last weekend, and I'm still recovering, but much better than before.

However, this version of the H-9 not only features dirty clothes, but you will notice other different characteristics, such as a damaged whistle sound and a slightly inferior performance compared to the others.

Watch the video, and good driving with your grimy H-9!



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We are announcing an update for all those who already own the "Fireball" and "Original" products of the Western Maryland H-9 for Train Simulator Classic!

Check out what was changed below:

•Improved chuff sounds up to max. speed (40mp/h).

•Dynamic numbers are individual (you change manually in the loco and tender in the Editor)

•Head Out cameras readjusted in better position for driver and fireman.

•The steam air compressor can be operated through the valve in the cabin.

•Improved steam production and burn rate

•The names have been shortened for better viewing in Quick Drive mode and Editor.

•All keyboard shortcut animations have been smoothed, such as doors and windows.

•The WM H-9 "Original" does not turn on class lights. This is not a bug, it was made not to be lit.

You can now download the update for your respective Western Maryland H-9: "Fireball" or "Original". If you have both, download both files. Installation is done normally, if asked to replace files, check replace all files.

DOWNLOAD: Western Maryland H-9 Fireball Update

DOWNLOAD: Western Maryland H-9 Original Update

For those who still don't own any of our WM H-9's, they are already updated in our store after this post. Therefore, you will receive it already updated.

1921 Baldwin Locomotive Works - Western Maryland H-9 Class "Fireball"

1921 Baldwin Locomotive Works - Western Maryland H-9 Class "Original"

(coming soon)

1921 Baldwin Locomotive Works - Western Maryland H-9 Class "Weathered Fireball"

Later this week we will have more news.


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