A Christmas gift from Railworks and the NRM

    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.

    How to download

    This Flying Scotsman simulator game is a download for PCs running Windows 7, Vista or XP. You'll need to download the game file onto your computer, then install it and run it. Before downloading, check that your computer meets these requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7, 1.7 GHz or faster processor, 512 MB RAM memory, 64 MB graphics card with Pixel Shader 2.0 (AGP PCIe only), 6GB of free hard drive space, Direct X 9.0c compatible sound card.

    Then follow these steps:

    1. Download the file below. This is a large file (almost 600MB) and will take some time to download. Please ensure you have adequate bandwidth and that the person paying for your internet access is happy for you to download.
    2. Run the FlyingScotsman-DoubleclickToInstall.exe file that’s been downloaded. An installer will start: simply follow the instructions to install the game (you may also see it automatically install two necessary components: Microsoft .NET, and PhysX)
    3. When installation is complete, choose to 'Run Christmas Card now' or double-click the Engine-Driver Xmas Card shortcut on your desktop to run the game.
    4. In the window that appears, click the 'Engine Driver' button in the bottom-right.
    5. Have fun! Full instructions are given to you in the game, or you can download a PDF of the Game Controls.

    Having problems?

    If you have any problems downloading or installing, please don't call the Museum. Instead, there is a dedicated Flying Scotsman Gift page on Facebook which has general help (including an FAQ) and is also a forum to discuss the gift with fellow users. You can also email support@railsimulator.com, but please be aware that it is not staffed seven days a week.

    Have fun!

    We hope you enjoy this fantastic free Christmas gift. The Museum is looking forward to the exciting return of Flying Scotsman in steam next year as we prepare to welcome home the nation’s favourite locomotive fresh from her recent overhaul. Visit the Flying Scotsman website to find out the latest about the restoration project and how you can support our work to keep her in steam.

    To experience more great locomotives on your PC, visit the Railworks site

    Don't miss our amazing competition

    While you're here, grab your chance to WIN a once-in-a-lifetime prize! Be one of the first to ride with the newly restored Scotsman in our amazing Flying Scotsman competition.

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    Flying Scotsman is a Registered Trade Mark. All Flying Scotsman marks are owned and registered by NMSI Enterprises Ltd. © 17 Dec 2010

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