A very special advanced engine is the 6MT Clan class from Just Trains. After the release of the 4MT Standard Class, Just Trains released the 6MT a few mounths later with the same advanced level as the 4MT. Both magificent engines are the best advanced engine ever simulated for TS2015 so far.
The advanced operation mode of this engine is as closest as possible concerning real driving within the pssibilities of TS2015. It is well worth to have this engine to your collection.
Though JT provides a swapping utility in order to change the advanced engines into the regular engine mode that will ease the opertions to the default mode commonly in use at TS2015.
To gain the maximum control in the advanced mode, you better get femiliar with other engines prior to the use of the 6MT. It is now rather important to have full control using the mouse without the use of the HUD display. The read-outs of the gauges is now more required instead of using the HUD display avoiding any mistakes clicking the wrong controls.
Driving this engine requires the practical and theoretical knowledge of a steam locomotive. When you have fully read this guide including the specific operational methods of this engine you will be able to drive a steam locomotive as never before. You have to add some more steps which are actually mentioned in this guide.
The footplate of the 6MT Clan class is enhanged with advanced operational instruments.
The reverser locker
The reverser is locked by a locker that needs to be operated by pressing [ E ].
The dampers are seperately operational by a screw lever. One operates the front damper and the other for the rear damper. At some engines the dampers are operated by one screw lever.
The best position is is to open the front damper for about 50% and the rear damper fully.
This prevents too much cold air to enter the fire grate from the front side while driving.
As mentioned in Chapter 5, Lubrication of motionl parts is required.
When the engine is on a depot make shure you have set the hand brakes by pressing [ / ].
Go now to the right side of the engine using free camview [ 8 ] and aim your view at the lubricator. The lubricator is situated above the “Walschaets” swing, just at the right side of the first traction wheel. Pressing and hold [ Z ] for about 10 seconds. The lubricator is now manually operated and oil is transported to the motional points connected to the lubricator.
The small and large ejector
Above the reverser there are two ejector. A small ejector operated by a small valve adn a large ejector opreated by a wheel lever.
Cleaning the smoke box.
The ash that does not get out of the chimney will fall down on the bottom of the smoke box. The ash is hot and will keep the heat inside the ash as well. A sprinkler system provides the cool down of that ash to prevent the ash to burn holes on the bottom of the smoke box.
At some depots adn workshops the ash is removes using compressed air. A cleanign rod is linked with an air compressor that blows out the ash. The rod is also to be used to clean out the pipes and tubes in the boiler and is small enough to pass the super heater elements.
Topping up sand
To top up the sand press [ Ctrl ] + [ Shift ] = [ X ] to open or close the lids of the sand box at the walk side of the engine.When the lids are from the sand boxes, press [ Ctrl ] + [ X ] and hold for about 15 seconds.
You see now the sand boxes topping up. Topping up sand does not require to have an extended sand depot as used for the German class 03 and class 95.
Toppng up sand Conducting a blow downNow it is time to conduct a blow down to get rid of all calcuim sediment from the bottom of the boiler. To do so press [ Shift ] + [ Y ] for about 5 – 8 seconds.
To conduct a blow down at the 6MT press [ Ctrl ] + [ 6 ] to open the smoke box door.
When the smokebox is fully opened, press and hold [ Ctrl ] + [ Shift ] + [ 6 ] for a while.
Close the door by pressing [ Ctrl ] + [ 6 ]
The blow down to release all limescale from the bottom of the boiler covers up the engine almost completely with steam. Conducting a blow dow should be done regularly with a frequency of about 20 minutes, only at depots, on passing bridges or between stations.
The head lights
The head light can be operated manually u sing the combination [ Ctrl ] + a number
puts the head light in place.
To put the lights in place press [ Ctrl ] +
[ 1 ] Left under
[ 2 ] Middle under
[ 3 ] Right under
[ 8 ] Top light
Refer for the train classes and head codes to the Beginners guide to model railway goods serviceDrivingTo drive the 6MT you need know how to operate the reverser and regulator as mentioned in this guide. Additionally: operate the regulator with small movements at a time and keep the balance with the reverser in order to make steam. The amout of fire should be kept at about 1500 Lbs.
Keep an eye at the water glass and watch the simulated flowand wanking inn the glass when driving. when the trin stops the water lever appeares to be low but after the stop the water is flowing.Rocking the fire grate After a run top up the supplies and move on to the ash pit to rock the fire to get prepared for the next run. When you came to a stop at the ash pit, look to the bottom next to the fire box of the footplate. At the edge of the fire box there two black metal rod holders.
Clicking on the right rod holder puts a rod in place.
Now grab the rod by click and hold the rod.
Move the moue up- and downwards or press [ Ctrl ] – [ R ] the rod now is moving with the movement of your mouse.
When ready click on the rod holder again to store the rod.
Now you do the same by clicking on the left rod holder.Use now the mouse or press
[ Ctrl ] – [ L ]