NS DH1 / DH2 Wadloper

Train Simulator 2021
Download
$12.99 *

Price excl. VAT

Available as instant download

  • AS50775
  • ChrisTrains
  • English
  • 2.0
A reproduction of the DH1/DH2 'Wadloper' diesel passenger train that operated on the... more
Product information "NS DH1 / DH2 Wadloper"

A reproduction of the DH1/DH2 'Wadloper' diesel passenger train that operated on the non-electrified lines of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch national railways) network.

History
At the beginning of the 70's, the NS started considering replacing the Blue Angels (an older train type), that were in service on the northern 'nevenlijnen' around Groningen and Leeuwarden. To research how the still unprofitable northern lines could still be exploited by a train service, the 'Werkgroep Exploitatie Nevenlijnen (WEN)' was formed in 1976. They looked at how the service could be made cheaper. The working group gave preference to the development of a new 4-axle diesel train, meaning the service could still be kept simple. The train was to be designed for one-man operation, meaning that the driver could take over conductor and ticket-seller duties in the quieter hours.

The new trains were very boxy and quickly got the nickname SRV-wagon (the name of a small, boxy, mobile supermarket service that operated all over Holland). The engine came from a freight truck, made by Cummins, with the intention of being something that could easily be swapped out after 15 years of service. These swapouts never happened in practice.

The driver's cab was also roomy, mostly because of the one-man operating design, and had a glass wall in the rear with a window and ticket table. The trains also got fold-out mirrors for the cab so the driver could check the outside doors were clear before closing them. There was no separate conductor to perform this function.

Because the 'SRV-wagon' really had no association with public transport, the NS started a competition to pick a proper name for the new train. Residents of both northern provinces could choose, and in October 1983, after counting 48,000 votes, the name 'Wadloper' was chosen (in Dutch, a Wadloper is the name of a wading bird commonly found in the northern province marshlands). Train unit 3231 was the first of the DH1 DH2 trains to be delivered with this new name.

Technical data:

DH1
Traction: Diesel
Power: 1x210kW
Axle Formation: Bo-2 
Length: 22,31m
Maximum speed: 100 km/h
Weight: 37t
Number built: 19
Built by: Düwag, Cummins, Voith, SIG
Years entered service: 1981-2008

DH2
Traction: Diesel
Power: 2x210kW
Axle Formation: 2'-Bo2
Length: 43,45m
Maximum speed: 100 km/h
Weight: 69t
Number built: 31
Built by: Düwag, Cummins, Voith, SIG
Years entered service: 1981-2008

Features:

  • Full custom model, custom audio
  • DH1 (single wagon) and DH2 (double wagon) versions
  • Versions for NS (new and old), Noordned (including the green version), Veolia (including the red/white/grey version) and also Transferoviar Calatori (Romania)
  • Detailed cabview
  • ATB-NG (train protection system) emulation in the newer NS version
  • Second class passenger view
  • Uses smart scripting for cab lighting, custom controls, destination boards and more
  • Dynamic autonumbering
  • Comes with a tutorial / training scenario set in the TS Academy
  • Can be used in your own scenarios, and is available in QuickDrive
  • User's manual supplied as a PDF file.(The manual is available in Start->All Programs->ChrisTrains)
  • Free updates for life

Scenarios will become available on my scenarios page  as I complete them.

Related links to "NS DH1 / DH2 Wadloper"

Train Simulator (Product will not work in Train Simulator 2012, 2013, 2014)
'Expert' control mode (my add-ons typically do not work with 'simple' controls. Turn off simple controls.
Recommended: Dynamic lighting ON
Download size: 100 MB

NS-DM90 NS-DM90
  $12.99 *
NS Traxx 186 NS Traxx 186
  $22.99 *
Stadler GTW Stadler GTW
  $17.99 *
NS 6400 NS 6400
  $11.99 *
NS mP3000 NS mP3000
  $9.99 *
Stadler RS1 Stadler RS1
  $12.99 *
News
SAM AirportVehicles XP

The X-Plane 11 add-on SAM AirportVehicles is available now as download in the Aerosoft Online Shop. [more]

WORK IN PROGRESS: Aerosoft CRJ for MSFS

The Aerosoft CRJ for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator is still in development, but the WORK IN... [more]

A Guide to Flight Simulator | Update 1.40

The E-Book "A Guide to Flight Simulator" has been updated to version 1.40. [more]

MSFS DLC Trondheim-Vaernes | Update

The Microsoft Flight Simulator DLC Aerosoft Airport Trondheim-Vaernes has been updated to version... [more]

MSFS DLC Paderborn-Lippstadt | Update

For the freeware DLC Aerosoft Airport - Paderborn/Lippstadt version 1.0.2.0 is available via the... [more]

A Guide to Flight Simulator | Update 1.30

The E-Book "A Guide to Flight Simulator" has been updated to version 1.30. [more]

Aerosoft Airport Trondheim-Vaernes | MSFS DLC

The Microsoft Flight Simulator DLC "Aerosoft Airport Trondheim-Vaernes" is available now as... [more]

Guide for Microsoft Flight Simulator

'A Guide to Flight Simulator' is the perfect travel companion for anyone using the new flight... [more]

Zagreb professional | Update

The FSX/FSX:SE/P3D Add-on "Zagreb professional" has been updated and is compatible with Prepar3D... [more]

FS2Crew: Flight Crew A320 | Update

The Microsoft Flight Simulator/FSX/P3D add-on "FS2Crew: Flight Crew A320" has been updated to... [more]