While its not Flight Simulation, I thought that this would be the best place for those that are interested. This free gift from the National Railway Museum which has been created by Railsimulator.com and is based upon the Railworks engine however this won't work with the Railworks 2 game itself - its basically a stripped down version of Railworks that will allow you to play with the Flying Scotsman one of the worlds most famous Steam Locomotives from the UK. Best of all you won't need any game to play this as this is completely standalone!
*This WON'T WORK with Railsimulator, Railworks or Railworks 2 - It is a standalone game*
Wannabe train drivers who long to take to the controls of the world famous Flying Scotsman could have their dream come true this Christmas. The National Railway Museum (NRM) has teamed up with RailSimulator.com to produce a unique virtual Flying Scotsman driving experience for home PCs, available from 20 December 2010 β and best of all, itβs completely FREE!
The iconic Flying Scotsman steam locomotive, currently undergoing extensive restoration in the NRM workshop, is the star of this unique free-to-download ultra realistic videogame in which players take control of the iconic locomotive and drive through a beautiful winter landscape.
Quote:Drive the world-famous Flying Scotsman in the comfort of your own home!
The National Railway Museum and Railworks are proud to bring you this exclusive and ultra-realistic Christmas gift: a FREE train simulator game for your PC where you take the controls of Flying Scotsman. There's no catch: it's a completely free standalone product, our present to you this festive season.
Download it now and guide the iconic loco through a fabulous wintry landscape, following the signals and speed limits just like a real train driver as you drop off and pick up passengers. It's a unique opportunity to see, hear and drive Flying Scotsman ahead of her return to the National Railway Museum in 2011.
Happy Christmas from all of us at the National Railway Museum.
Readme File: Thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Tata Steel Europe, formerly Corus, amongst other organisations, and donors to the Steam Our Scotsman Appeal, Flying Scotsman is due to make a magnificent return in 2011. The Steam Our Scotsman Appeal is only ÃÂ£50,000 away from meeting its goal of ÃÂ£250,000, so any fans of No.4472 who are keen to support her return to steam should visit www.flyingscotsman.org.uk to donate.
The first time the public will be able to see Flying Scotsman on display in the National Railway MuseumÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Great Hall will be 28-30 May 2011. Plans are yet to be finalised for this special celebratory event but visitors can expect a range of activities, workshops, talks and tours for the whole family to enjoy. More details will be made available at the official Flying Scotsman website www.flyingscotsman.org.uk in the coming months. Scotsman fans can also sign up to the National Railway Museum e-newsletter for the latest news on their favourite locomotive.
For more information about the NRM and Flying Scotsman, please contact:
Gemma Sneyd, PR & Communication Officer, National Railway Museum
Notes to Editors:
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ In 2004, children handed over their pocket money and pensioners took out their cheque books in a bid to ensure that Flying Scotsman was not sold abroad, and instead was saved for the Nation and kept in Britain. The appeal to keep No.4472 in Britain was supported by the entire Country, and a ÃÂ£2million bid by the National Railway Museum, generously supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (ÃÂ£1.8m) and members of the public, secured its fate. Flying Scotsman was saved for the Nation and brought home to the worldÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s largest railway museum, located adjacent to its old stamping ground, the East Coast main line.
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ The restoration has been made possible with a ÃÂ£275,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, support from Tata Steel Europe, formerly Corus, and many other generous organisations.
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage for present and future generations to take part in, learn from and enjoy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported 33,900 projects, allocating ÃÂ£4.4billion across the UK. www.hlf.org.uk
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) was set up to save the most outstanding parts of our national heritage in memory of those who have given their lives for the UK. NHMF currently receives annual grant-in-aid from the Government of ÃÂ£10m. It is due to receive ÃÂ£20m between 2011and 2015. www.nhmf.org.uk
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ Tata Steel Europe (formerly Corus) is Europe's second largest steel producer. With main steelmaking operations in the UK and the Netherlands; the company supplies steel and related services to the construction, automotive, packaging, material handling and other demanding markets worldwide. It is a subsidiary of Tata Steel, one of the worldÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s top ten steel producers. The combined Group has an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and approximately 80,000 employees across four continents.
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ The National Railway Museum in York covers over 400 years of railway history and its collections include over 100 locomotives , some 250 items of rolling stock and thousands of other objects - from posters and tickets to uniforms and silverware. Visitors can enjoy a fun family day out with the kids including an action-packed annual programme of special events and exhibitions. Admission to the museum is free. For more information visit www.nrm.org.uk.
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ About RailSimulator.com: Producer of cutting edge simulations and modelling tools for enthusiasts and industry, RailSimulator.com is a British success story, having grown rapidly and launched more than 60 products in just 18 months. The company is based in Chatham, with a development studio in Guildford.
Flying Scotsman Gift (Driveable game) - User Comments
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Total comments: 2 | Last comment: 12-27-2010 at 05:10
#1 - ?? - 12-26-2010 at 02:12
Lindale From: (Maienfeld) Joined: July 17th, 2009 Posts: 286
How to you run the installer? All you get is an unknown file, which Windows does not know how to run. You instead are asked to choose a program from a list of those already installed with which to open the file. What must be done to open the file, and install it?
As it looks, it does not seem to be a true stand-alone game at all.
#2 - 12-27-2010 at 05:10
Danny (Staff) From: (Canterbury, Kent) Joined: July 11th, 2002 Posts: 993
Strange, it should download as an .exe file? if not edit the file name and change it the end to .exe? (I installed it before to see if it worked and it worked fine on mine!)
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