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Rio Grande K-27 No. 454 by Bazza & Kelsey

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 03:32 PM

File Name: Rio Grande K-27 No. 454 by Bazza & Kelsey
File Submitter: atsf37l
File Submitted: 30 Dec 2019
File Category: NG Steam Locomotives (Open Rails only)

ORTS Class K27 Mikado #454, with tender
USNG 3ft
By Captain Bazza (aka Barry R Munro)
Originally built Oct of 2009, new version 28 Dec 2019


This locomotive was made by Captain Bazza in 2009 for MSTS. It has been extensively reconfigured over the years by Herb Kelsey and is the most recent version, operable only in Open Rails Train Simulator.

No. 454 was built by Baldwin in 1903 for the Denver & Rio Grande. Originally a Vauclain compound loco with a slope back tender it was rebuilt over the years with a full rectangular tender and first converted to simple slide valves and later superheated with piston valves and Walschaerts valve gear. 454 was used throughout the D&RG and D&RGW system, frequently pulling the Silverton Mixed between Durango and Silverton. She was also found leased to the Rio Grande Southern in the 1940’s.

Disclaimer: The locomotive will run in MSTS but it doesn’t like it. Besides, all the cabooses available won’t load in MSTS so ORTS is preferable.

The graphics and shape files are all Bazza and the operational files are all Kelsey with help from Howard Saunders and Tom Werb.



Hi detail, locomotive and tender, offered in two versions: 1) 1937 with the round Royal Gorge herald and “Denver & Rio Grande Western” spelled out on the tender sides, and; 2) 1940 with the flying Rio Grande on the tender sides. Both versions have passenger configurations with dark classification lights. Use when running scheduled trains like the Silverton Mixed.

with ((BazzaMotion))



- Captain Bazza (Barry R Munro), original 3D models of engine and tender and original graphics files, along with kind permission to build this ORTS version.
- Howard Saunders, ENG tuning and beta testing, research resources and advice,
- Herb Kelsey, for his research resources and advice, light tweaks, revised sound, engine & wagon files, ORTS steam effects,
- Tom Werb and Derek Miller, for their sound FX tweaks,
- Christian Schroeder, for his whistles FX,
- Allen Brewster, for his great set of K27 plans in a 1970's issue of MRR,
- Thanks to everyone else, for all the support and interest shown in this project.


Download the file and unzip it to a location of your choice. Drag the TRAINS folder to the root folder and accept any overwrites.

Any comments, or queries, please post on ET's K27 support thread, thanks.

Captain Bazza / Herb Kelsey

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