Quote from TheEpicTrainBoy
The new locomotive is a Russian Class O 0-8-0 (0-4-0 in Russian) steam locomotive, built from the era of the Russian empire to about the late 1920's. It was tremendously useful in any application, and it was in a sense the predecessor to the class E 0-10-0 (0-5-0), the most numerous class of locomotive ever built. The class O is my favorite Russian steam locomotive.
Because Naiten is Russian, I believe he will be doing the most essential Russian rolling stock before he moves onto other countries (which is fine by me because I believe the class E 0-10-0 (0-5-0) will be coming along sometime soon).
I have to ask, sorry if I sound like a newbie. I know and love trains, but for the life of me, I have been unable to deduce what the 0-8-0 or 0-10-0 stands for. Can anyone enlighten me? I thought it had something to do with the wheel configuration and which ones were powered, but I can't make it add up.
On a different note, does anyone know if there are any plans some day for automation of the trains? I plan to use this on my single player game, and want to be able to run it like a full scale model train set, you know, like having stuff moving around all the time, even though there isn't anyone to drive them. All it would need is a way to auto-fill the coal, and some way to start and stop them. Then you could set them up and let em run. Maybe running over an activator type rail would blow the whistle automatically, like near crossings. Just a thought.