The SNCF 232U1 of France
The French equivalent to the Br 10 which is the class 232 u1 is available as freeware at railsim-fr.com. This majestic engine is also created after WW2 just like the German class Br10. The streamlined engine looks very much like the German Class streamlined engine Br 18 201 but it gots its own specifications.
This beautiful locomotive, designed under the direction of Marc de Caso, and completed by Corpet-Louvet in 1949, was the result of a reassessment of the performance of 4-6-4 locomotives made after WW II by the Companie de NORD. Prior to the war, it was planned to built eight streamlined locomotives to haul light weight trains at high speeds. This batch was planned to consist of four compounds (Class 232S), three simples (Class 232R) and one turbine. The first seven locomotives were completed during the 1939/1940 time period but the turbine was never finished.
During the war, they were used to haul slow trains despite the original plan to use them only for high speed service. After the war ended, the turbine design was changed to an improved version of the Atlantic type compound locomotives using a bar frame. It was designated the 232 U1 and featured four sets of piston valves driven by outside mounted Walschaert valve gear, roller bearings on the axles, simplified controls and a mechanical stoker to name just a few of the advanced characteristics.
Despite the fact that the the 232 U1 proved to be an outstanding design and fully lived up to her designer’s expectations, no further orders were placed since the SNCF was focusing on electrification. Thus, only one example of this outstanding design was in service which worked the main line between Paris and Lille together with her seven sisters from the classes 232S and 232R. Today the 232 U1 is preserved at the National Museum at Mulhouse.
Screenshots are taken during a steam Special from Utrecht Maliebaan National Railway Museum to Amersfoort.
Please notice the controllers are based on the French keyboard lay out !!!
BeeKay / DTG – DB Class 10
The Class Br 10 which was a further devellopment on the classes 01 and 01.10 was planned to replace all the pacifics in Germany. However due to the “Wirtshchaftsprogramm” during the 60’s these locomotive never came into production anymore. This type of engine capable of firing coal and/or oil. It only stays with 2 engines and it never came to a production of more engines.
One of these engines ahs been saved and is givien place at the DGEG Museum at Neumarkt-Wirsberg at the feet of the famous steep slopes of the “Schiefe Ebene” not far away from Hof. With the coming of this engine the German collection of steam engines is further enhanged to a total amount of 7 types.
More liveries for the German class 10 are downloadable at www.rail-sim.de