NER Class P2/P3

(1 customer review)



  • Numerous camera views
  • Period accurate NER/LNER Lamps
  • Representation of three & four digit number members of the classes
  • Realistic Fully Functional Cab
  • Representation of NER, LNER, BR & Preservation Era
  • Representation of both the J26 & J27 Classes
  • Multiple Tender variations
  • Wide range of preservation headboards & consists
  • Wide range of customization per loco variant
  • 81 Quick-drives
  • Custom sounds recorded from the preserved J27 No. 65894 at the NYMR
  • 3D firebox & coal
  • Animated Inside Stephenson Valve Gear
  • Stunning fire & Dynamic smoke effects
  • Dynamic Lamp settings
  • Customizable lamp arrangement
  • SimNation’s New Locomotion v1.5 scripting featuring:
  • Cab Light effects
  • New Lump firing simulation
  • New CW Custom Auto Fireman
  • Customizable lamps for AI traffic
  • Performance Mode Pro for less powerful PCs
  • Gauge vibrations at speed
  • Reverser Lock
  • Accurate representation of steam brake simulation
  • Advanced Safety valves, chimney particles & systems
  • Fire intensity synchronized with exhaust beat
  • Carefully created simulation for realistic performance & boiler management

Quick-drive Consists requirements with the following DLC:


  • Build Date (P2) – 1904-05
  • Build Date (P3) – 1906-22
  • Total Built (P2) – 50
  • Total Built (P3) – 115
  • Running Service – 1904 to 1967 (62 Years)
  • Wheel Arrangement – 0-6-0
  • Number of Cylinders – 2
  • Boiler Pressure – 180 PSI
  • Designer – Wilson Worsdell

Download Size: 1.45GB

10% of the profits will be donated to the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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In the early 1900s, the size of freight and mineral trains on the North Eastern Railway was increasing, an early result of this was Wilson Worsdell’s Class P2 (LNER J26), first built in 1904. Essentially a Class P1 (LNER J25) with a larger boiler, it was one of the first locomotives following the new NER mantra of “Bigger boiler, better brakes”.

Two years later, a slightly modified design superseded the 50-strong Class P2, the P3 (LNER J27). Both classes were outshopped with round spectacle plates, however after the introduction of Vincent Raven’s Class T2 (LNER Q6), larger contoured spectacle plates started to be fitted to both classes. The North Eastern Railway fitted all but one P3 before the 1923 grouping (No. 1041 was the outlier, finally receiving the new shaped windows in 1940), but only twenty-two P2s received the same treatment before the NER abandoned the refit; the remaining twenty-eight P2s retained their original round windows until withdrawal.

The P2s and P3s were initially used on long-distance goods and mineral services, but were displaced by the later Classes T2, S2 (LNER B15), and S3 (LNER B16), though the two classes of loco could be found almost anywhere on the North Eastern’s network.

There were many modifications to the two classes, including (but not limited to) different smokebox doors, dome shapes, boiler diagrams (from 1939), and the gradual replacement of Ramsbottom safety valves to the Ross-Pop type. Another variant (not included in this pack) covered the last thirty-five P3s, which were superheated. Removal of the superheating began in 1945, with only six superheated J27s making it to withdrawal.

Withdrawals of the J26s began in 1958, the last one being withdrawn from service in 1962; the first J27 was taken out of service in 1959, and the final one in 1967.

One J27, 1923-built No. 2392 (BR 65894) has been preserved by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group, and is based on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

1 review for NER Class P2/P3

  1. Joseph Brewer (verified owner)

    Such a great edition to the London North Eastern/ North Eastern Locomotive Fleet. Its a beautiful goods engine with plenty of liveries and varations I barely can keep track of what locos I have used.

    Credit to CW on this one this is one of their best products yet.

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