History: The Stadler GTW (full name Gelenktriebwagen) is a type of electric and diesel-electric train set made by Swiss manufacturer Stadler Rail AG, designed for regional passenger transport, and built using a modular concept. The train was designed towards the end of the 20th century. On February 12th 2013, at Stadler-Inbetriebsetzungszentrum in Erlen, the 100th GTW was delivered to Thurbo - a swiss carrier. The train is built on an aluminium frame with a nose section made of GRP (glass-fiber reinforced plastic). The modular trains consist of a central power car with driving trailers connected to either side. If the operator wants to, an extra passenger wagon can be placed between the power car and one of the driving trailers. The GTW is a "floating articulated" train: each wagon only has one bogey, with the other end being hooked to either the driving trailer or the next wagon in the consist. The train has a very low floor. GTWs can be combined together up to 4 sets per consist and are equipped with air suspension.
GTW 2/6 Traction: Electric/Diesel Power: 600kW Axle Formation: 2' Bo 2' Length: 40,89m Maximum speed: 140 km/h Weight: 68t Number built: Hundreds Built by: Stadler Rail Years entered service: 2006-?
GTW 2/8 Traction: Electric/Diesel Power: 600kW Axle Formation: 2' Bo 2' 2' Length: 55,94m Maximum speed: 140 km/h Weight: 87t Number built: Hundreds Built by: Stadler Rail Years entered service: 2006-?
Full custom model
Hybrid audio uses 95% custom sounds and 5% Railworks sounds
Diesel and electric versions
2/6 and 2/8 (2-wagon and 3-wagon) versions
9 regions, 15 consists - Arriva Achterhoek, Arriva Nevenlijn, Arriva Merwedelingelijn, Arriva Vechtdallijn, Connexxion Breng, Valleilijn, Veolia Maaslijn, Veolia Heuvellandlijn and Capital Metro in Texas
ATB-NG (train protection system) emulation in the diesel version
ATB-EG (train protection system) emulation in the electric version
Second class passenger view with working passenger information display (destination)
Uses smart scripting for cab lighting, custom controls, destination boards and more
Comes with a tutorial / training scenario set in the TS2015 Academy
Can be used in your own scenarios, and is available in QuickDrive
sunshade can be controlled by mouse
Dead man's button (COncerning this please read the manual)
ODEG german version with PZB- and SIFA-Emulation
English User's manual supplied as a PDF file
Additional information: 'Expert' control mode (my add-ons typically do not work with 'simple' controls. Turn off simple controls. Recommended: TSX mode ON (for shadows, stencil labels in cabs, train lighting etc) Scenarios will become available on publishers scenario page as it is completed.
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