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The SBB Re 460 Project | Part 4

Hi there,

To keep you all up to speed on the progress:

Some of the work that has been done (since last update):

– Wipers & Precipitation effects2015-08-07_00014

– Cab mirrors

– ZUB (max. speed display and warning light)

– Brake-meters

– Tempomat (V-soll) tweaks

– ETCS on-screen digital clock

– Wachsamkeitskontrolle system (‘SIFA’ pedal)

– Panto configurations (F,R,F&R)

– Cab textures, iPad-holder, Desk-drawer etc.

Still to be done:2015-08-07_00021

– Sound

– New Pantos

– Texture tweaks

– Double(multiple) traction scripts

– Testing

I am still aiming for October release date but I can’t promise anything..

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  12 comments for “The SBB Re 460 Project | Part 4

  1. Adam
    09/08/2015 at 14:10

    Excellent work, even the cab illumination color is exactly as in the video.
    On the diagnostics display, there are 4 windows, while on the biggest, center one is the actual speed
    projected. To the right of it is smallest one with numbers on the right side. Inside it, there is orange block which is very high when the most tractive effort is applied and decreasing in its height when loco achieving its nominal speed.
    Do you intend to exhibit this guage in your project. Is it a tractive power meter ?
    Best regards.

  2. 09/08/2015 at 14:40

    I intend to get as much working meters in as possible. I do run into some limitations of the TS system. You can only have a certain amount of ‘nodes’. Because digital meters and texts are all made of separate nodes I am running out of options fast..

    The ETCS clock for instance is made of 40 objects (nodes) which I cannot collapse or combine.

    There are a lot of double meters. The ETCS screen, dashboard meters and LCD screen on the right show a lot of redundancy. In normal driving mode the amber screen shows brakepressure, speed, tractive power and voltage next to info on positions of pantos and mainswitch. Also error messages will appear here. The tractive effort and voltage as well as brakepressures meters are are also in the main front dash.

    I will try and optimise the use of nodes by using more animated meters which use up only one node but the challenge is real…


  3. Adam
    10/08/2015 at 11:24

    This is huge project in every aspect and I take my hat off to salute you Paul for your talent and determination. As I understand from your previous post, the sound recording is already done.
    Mixing the various sounds (from engine room and from undercarriage-bogies) seems to be one of the greatest task in the sound department. Good luck !

  4. Thierry
    13/08/2015 at 17:52

    Cool Locomotive i`m form the Swiss and it`s one of my Favorite Locomotives. In about 4Km of my home away this Locomotive drives on the rout fom Zurich to Chur or better known as the SBB Rout1.

    • 14/08/2015 at 09:07

      I hope you like it when it’s ready Thierry!

      • Thierry
        27/08/2015 at 14:14

        I think I will like it becaus i like all of your trains that one who is my favorit
        locomotiv is the Re 620 Rapperswil becaus i live in Rapperswil-Jona. And i’m in the modelrailclub MCRJ http://mcrj.ch wer we are rebuild some peaces of Swiss railwaylines. But aß last thing i want to say you is a wish for a new TS Vehicle this is alsow a Swiss Train the SBB RBDe 560 (NPZ-Domino): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SBB-CFF-FFS_RBDe_560

        Notes: My English writing isn’t verry well!!!

        • Thierry
          27/08/2015 at 14:17

          I could make Photos of the Train becaus it’s drive about 300m from wher i live. And in the club where im ther are about 3 Locodrivers.

          • 27/08/2015 at 20:46

            Dear Thierry,

            Thank you for your interest in my work. Your English is good enough!

            I am working with some traindrivers in Erstfeld allready but will certainly let you know when I need more help. The Rbde560 is nice. My next project is a Re421. After that who knows… ;-).

            Kind regards,

          • Thierry
            30/08/2015 at 16:53

            Dear Paul,

            The Re421 is a very nice Locomotiv but i have a question will it have PZB ?
            And anoter Question wen does the Re460 will be realesed?

  5. Adam
    14/08/2015 at 15:47

    It seems to be the most advanced loco model for TS2015 ever built. Even more than vR BR120.
    Outstanding work Paul.

  6. 30/08/2015 at 18:08


    The 421 will have PZB and a partly new cab. Release of the Re460 is planned for 26-9.

  7. Thierry
    30/08/2015 at 19:30

    Ok thanks

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