Just Trains BR 7MT Advanced


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This collection includes highly detailed BR 7MT locomotives in six variants, with black and green liveries in clean, intermediate and heavily weathered conditions.

Drivers can enjoy a huge range of Advanced features, realistically operating controls, accurate animations, amazing smoke and steam effects, and 10 scenarios with a total driving time of around 13 hours. Also included are an ActivHints system and an ActivFireman to take over firing duties if you need a helping hand!

The British Railways Standard Class 7MT was a class of 4-6-2 steam locomotives designed by Robert Riddles, of which 55 were built between 1951 and 1954. Loco’s in this class took their names from former Star Class locomotives, great Britons and Scottish firths. The last 7MT was withdrawn from service in 1968.

Two locomotives came into preservation – 70000 Britannia and 70013 Oliver Cromwell – and both are currently in steam. Both are included in this superb pack along with nameplates that cover every locomotive in the class.

This collection features highly detailed BR 7MT locomotives in six variants, with black and green liveries in clean, intermediate and heavily weathered conditions. Region-dependent details are available on all variants; these can be set via the Scenario Editor and include Western Region lamps for Western Region locomotives and Southern Region discs with lamp irons on the smokebox door for Southern Region loco’s.

You can now enjoy driving this magnificent class of locomotive in Train Simulator and experience its range of Advanced features which have all been developed to the very highest standards. 10 exciting Standard scenarios are included,  with an approximate driving time of 13 hours, as well as three Free Roams.

BACK TO THE FUTUREStep back in time and take command of a Class 7MT in the days of British Rail. Each variant includes a choice of original, Midland Region or Western Region deflectors, BR1, BR1A and BR1D tenders (with automatic cab conversion when coupled to BR1D tenders) and all 55 numbers, complete with 3D nameplates for the 54 named loco’s.


These superb renditions of the two surviving Class 7MTs faithfully recreate the numerous details that make each loco so individual. With preserved details such as OTMR (On Train Monitoring Recorder) (non-operational), cab lighting and electronics, TOPS numbers, Train Stop Override, modern warning flashes and dual braking for 70000, these simulations give you a taste of what it must be like to drive these celebrity loco’s on famous heritage railways and across the UK’s busy modern main line network.

The 70000 Britannia simulation includes dual brakes for operating vacuum- and air-braked trains, so listen out for the air compressor!


Works fresh…

Looking spectacular in polished and lined out Deep Bronze Green! From the days when sheds actually took a great deal of pride in their loco’s, this will look good at the head of an express passenger or special. You can choose between early emblem and late crest versions of each clean tender.

Been in service a little while now…

Getting quite grubby now, but nothing that some kerosene, a rag and polish can’t fix! Passenger loco’s looking like this would have been a fairly common sight in the late 50s and early 60s. Only late crest tenders are available for this variant.

Looking for a bit of TLC, please…

Oh dear… Is it green? Is it black? Is it lined out? Who knows! Whilst mechanically sound, this variant is really looking for some TLC but, sadly, is unlikely to get it before meeting the cutter’s torch. Despite its disgraceful cosmetic appearance, this will look very atmospheric on a stopping passenger or heavy freight set in the mid to late 60s – or maybe even on the odd express passenger train to cover for a broken down Class 40 diesel. There is a late crest under that tender grime somewhere, we think.


This BR 7MT Advanced package includes three types of Mk.1 coach created by Just Trains. All are complete with passenger view, a unique leaking steam effect from the coach heating system and connecting vacuum hose pipes and steam heat pipes. The steam heating can be turned on and off from the locomotive footplate control.

The Mk.1 coaches are in BR Maroon, BR Blood & Custard, BR Chocolate and Cream, Southern Region Green and WCR Red liveries.


The BR 7MT Advanced includes features that will assist both novice and experienced drivers:

ActivHints: This will post messages to help you drive and fire the locomotive so that it runs efficiently. ActivHints can be turned on or off.

ActivFireman: As a new steam loco driver, you may not be sure about how to control the firing and watering of the boiler. No problem! Switch on ActivFireman and he will take care of all that! If you want to just drive and admire the views, switch on ActivFireman and let him do all the work.


We have tried to replicate as far as possible the typical operations of a real steam locomotive, with these Advanced features giving you a genuine feeling of what the real 7MT locomotives are like.

  • 70000 Britannia and 70013 Oliver Cromwell with preserved details such as OTMR (On Train Monitoring Recorder) (non-operational in the sim), cab lighting and electronics, TOPS numbers, Train Stop Override, modern warning flashes and dual brake equipment (70000 Britannia only)
  • Realistic steam chest behaviour
  • Simulated Malesco superheater header multiple valve, including a pilot valve and three main valves
  • Regulator dynamics – tap the regulator handle in small increments, or quickly slam it open or shut
  • Operating snifting/anti-vacuum valves that protect the cylinders from damage when there is no passage of steam through the cylinders
  • Realistic reverser behaviour – lock the reverser in place when the driver is not moving to prevent it creeping into forward gear
  • Realistic brake simulation, with vacuum brakes that take longer to apply or release depending on the length of the train, simulated diffusion of air into and out of the train pipe, and locomotive and tender steam brake that can be applied by controlling the vacuum brakes and vacuum reservoir or by directly using the graduated steam brake handle
  • ActivScript Automatic Warning System (AWS)
  • ActivScript wheel animation, wheelslip and wheelskid, where the script takes the responsibility of simulating and correctly rendering the wheel animation
  • Chuff sounds and exhaust effects are always synchronised with the wheels, even during wheelslip and wheelskid
  • Weather and seasons have a direct effect on adhesion
  • Realistic water levels and gauges
  • Priming simulation
  • Regulator jamming
  • Permanent damage and solvable performance supressions, including superheater cracking, wear induced by lack of lubrication, build-up of ash in the smokebox, cylinder explosion due to too much water in the cylinders and loss of connecting rods when wheelslip goes out of control
  • Directional sanders, with a limited supply of sand in the sandboxes
  • Realistic dampers and fire temperature control
  • Intelligent and advanced firing, with ‘lumps’ of coal thrown into the fire instead of a steady stream
  • Photorealistic fire textures and flickering fire glow effects.
  • Davies & Metcalfe exhaust injector – use exhaust steam from the cylinders, or automatically switch over to live steam from the boiler when the steam chest pressure is very low
  • Tender controls – click on the Bardic lamp for some light in the cab, turn the handbrake and open the coal doors to view the coal
  • Working tender water gauge
  • Warm mode and Hot mode – prepare your loco in Warm mode by opening the smokebox door to clear out the ash, prime the lubricators, fill the sandboxes and conduct the boiler blowdown to blow out the impurities in the water. Alternatively, start off in Hot mode, where all of these tasks have been completed. and you’re ready to go.
  • Locomotive disposal at the end of a hard shift. Clean out the smokebox, blow the boiler down, open the ashpan doors and empty the firebox with the rocking grate
  • Coach steam heat control – see the steam leak out of the carriage steam heat pressure relief valves and sometimes shoddy piping!
  • Intelligent communication between a growing number of Advanced locomotives – couple one or more BR 7MTs together, or double-head with a Just Trains 5MT, 4MT, Clan or Manor, for synchronised cylinder drain cocks control, regulator and to communicate with a little whistle toot!
  • Advanced photorealistic smoke and steam effects
  • Highly realistic and detailed external animations – regulator linkage, loco brake linkage, sandbox lids, smokebox door, cab side windows, cab sliding roof hatches, cylinder cock actuator valve and mechanical lubricators
  • Fully customisable headcodes
  • Visible raindrops on the windows of the exterior model
  • Headboards – a selection of headboards can be fitted to 70000 Britannia or 70013 Oliver Cromwell on the fly, or pre-set at the start of a scenario, including The Hook Continental, Cumbrian Mountain Express and Torbay Express
  • Advanced AI – AI trains whistle on starting to move and open and close their cylinder drain cocks automatically. In bad weather, AI trains may even wheelslip and apply the sanders intelligently. For other loco’s in the player consist, such as in double-headers, other BR 7MTs have a more ‘human’ personality in their response to the player driver and loco. They self-manage their cylinder cocks and reverser at standstill. They try to copy the player driver’s use of the regulator and reverser but only after they’re confident that the player needs them to provide assistance and isn’t just dabbing the regulator momentarily to maintain momentum, and only if they’re not wheel slipping themselves. When at a standstill, they will only get ready when you warn them with a short toot on the whistle, otherwise you will pull them away when they’re not prepared – they’ll soon let you know about that!


  • Headcode – you can change the headcode to whatever you like, whenever you like
  • Bardic lamp – useful for when it gets a bit dark in the cab
  • Opening cab side windows and roof vents
  • Driving in a double-header – before you start to move off, you should inform the other driver that you’re ready to go by pressing [B] to do a short whistle toot. The other driver will put his loco into gear and, once he is ready, will toot back to you. Once he has tooted back, you can set off. If you fail to inform the other driver that you want to go, his loco will leave in mid-gear and he will get into a panic trying to get his loco ready whilst you’re pulling him away!


10 Standard and two Free Roam scenarios are included, with an approximate duration of 13 hours.

Please note that not all these routes are included in Train Simulator or supplied with this product. You can purchase them from the Just Trains website or from the STEAM store.

At least one of the scenarios requires the Train Simulator: European Locomotive & Asset Pack for some of the rolling stock used. You can purchase this pack by Download from the STEAM store.

Standard scenarios

Somerset and Dorset Railway Route Add-on (STEAM)

SD BR7MT – Mixed Morning Service
Duration: 70 minutes
Drive a Britannia on a mixed morning stopper from Bath to Templecombe.

SD BR7MT – The S&D Brit
Duration: 80 minutes
Drive a ‘Brit’ on a railtour from Templecombe to Bath shortly before the closure of the Somerset and Dorset.

Scottish East Coast Main Line (Alan Thomson Sim)

SD BR7MT – The Great Britain III
Duration: 120 minutes
Drive 70013 on ‘The Great Britain III’ from Dundee to Edinburgh on a sunny April evening in 2010.

Great Western Main Line Route Add-on (STEAM)

SD BR7MT – Charter to Oxford Part 1
Duration: 45 minutes
Drive 70013 on a Cathedrals Express from London to Oxford between Reading and Oxford.

SD BR7MT – Charter to Oxford Part 2
Duration: 45 minutes
Take 70013 to be turned at Didcot Triangle before returning to your train at Oxford in preparation for the return run.

SD BR7MT – Charter to Oxford Part 3
Duration: 60 minutes
Drive 70013 on the returning charter from Oxford to London as far as Reading.

East Coast Main Line London-Peterborough Route Add-on (STEAM)

SD BR7MT – The Cathedrals Express Part 1
Duration: 120 minutes
Drive 70013 Oliver Cromwell on ‘The Cathedrals Express’ from London Kings Cross to Peterborough on 22nd October 2013. You are to call at Welwyn Garden City en route.

SD BR7MT – The Cathedrals Express Part 2
Duration: 110 minutes
Drive 70013 Oliver Cromwell on the returning ‘Cathedrals Express’ from York to Kings Cross between the Conington water stop and London. As always, your timings are slack so there’s no need to rush!

West Coast Main Line Over Shap Route Add-on (STEAM)

SD BR7MT – The Cumbrian Guardsman
Duration: 75 minutes
Drive 70000 Britannia on ‘The Cumbrian Guardsman’ from Carlisle to Carnforth. You are standing in for 46115 Scots Guardsman which was sadly unavailable for this trip. Show the passengers what a ‘Brit’ can do!

Settle to Carlisle Route Add-on (STEAM)

SD BR7MT – 1T57 (45 year anniversary)
Duration: 105 minutes
Drive 70013 Oliver Cromwell on the 45th Anniversary run of 1T57 ‘The Fifteen Guinea Special’ on 11th August 2013. You are in control from Settle to Carlisle. Give a good performance, as many of today’s passengers travelled on the ‘original’ in 1968 that signalled the end of steam on BR forever… or so we thought!

Free Roam scenarios

Click on a train and take it for a drive!

East Coast Main Line London-Peterborough Route Add-on (STEAM)
SD BR7MT – KX & Peterborough Free Roam

Somerset and Dorset Railway Route Add-on (STEAM)
SD BR7MT – Templecombe Free Roam


This locomotive is Quick Drive enabled. You will find it in the menu under ‘SD BR 7MT Class 4-6-2’.

System Requirements:

  • Train Simulator 2019
  • 3.0GHz PC or any Dual Core
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GB graphics card
  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
  • Direct X 9.0c compatible sound card
  • 964MB hard drive space

Note: Some of the included scenarios require the European Loco & Asset Pack and various additional payware routes. See the Detailed Description for full details.