For the tutorial for Ruhr Sieg Nord, see DB BR 185.2 Introduction (RSN)
Learn the basics of starting and stopping a DB BR 185.2 electric locomotive.
- CLIMB ABOARD: Enter the cab through the door in front indicated
- BATTERY: Hold the Battery Switch in the 'ON' position for 5 seconds
- PANTOGRAPH SELECTOR: Set the Pantograph Selector to AUTO
- SIT IN SEAT: Sit in the drivers seat of the locomotive
- MASTER SWITCH: Set the Master Switch to NEUTRAL
- MASTER & INSTRUMENT LIGHTS: Set the Master & Instrument Lights to ON
- HEADLIGHTS: Set the Headlights to SIGNAL LIGHTS - NORMAL
- BRAKE SYSTEM: Wait for the Brake System to charge...
- PANTOGRAPH: Raise the Pantograph
- MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER (MCB): Set the Main Circuit Breaker to CLOSE
- PARKING BRAKE: Release the Parking Brake
- MASTER SWITCH: Set the Master Switch to FORWARD
- TRAIN BRAKE: Set the Train Brake to RELEASE
- THROTTLE: Set the Throttle to 30%
- REACH SPEED: Use the Throttle to apply more power and reach a higher speed
- THROTTLE: Set the Throttle to OFF
- STOP TRAIN: Using the Train Brake, aim to stop in the green section of the marker ahead
- Welcome to this DB BR 185.2 Electric locomotive in DB Railion livery. During this brief introduction we will go through the start-up and stop procedures.
- Climb aboard to get started.
- The battery will power up the control desk and allow you to interact with it.
- This locomotive draws power from the overhead electrical supply via a contact arm mounted on the roof. For this to work we will need to set up and then raise the pantograph.
- Alot of your time will be spent in the Driver's seat.
- To get the locomotive up and running, set the Master Switch.
- Headlights are important in letting others around know that a locomotive is operational.
- We now need to wait a moment and let the brake system charge, it'll take a minute or two.
- Now activate the pantograph, so that it raises up and makes contact with the overhead catenary.
- The locomotive is now ready to be energised. This is controlled by the main circuit Breaker.
- When stopped for longer periods of time or when leaving the cab, a parking brake is engaged. We'll need to ensure this is released in order to get moving.
- Use the Master Switch to determine the direction of travel.
- The Train Brake is used for normal line operations.
- Due to the size and weight of this train, small amounts of traction should be used to overcome initial friction and prevent overpowering the electrical systems.
- Now we're rolling we can apply more power and focus can be diverted towards achieving a desired speed.
- Coasting is a method used to easily move without engaging power. On a flat gradient, this is great for maintaining a speed limit.
- To bring this freight train to a safe stop, only a small amount of braking force is required. Practice and experience will teach you how much force you'll need.
- Good work. That concludes all the basics of this locomotive.
|Locomotives||DB BR 146 - DB BR 185|
|Rolling Stock||Doppelstockwagen - Habbiins 344 - Laaers 560 - Shimms-U 708 - Zacns|
|Stations||Aschaffenburg HBF - Hosbach - Laufach - Heigenbrücken - Wiesthal - Partenstein - Lohr am Main - Langenprozelten - Gemünden|
|Training||DB BR 185.2 Introduction (MSB) - DB BR 146.2 Introduction - DBpbzfa Introduction (MSB)|
|Journeys||Passenger Loco Driver - Passenger Cab Car Driver - Freight Driver - Banker - Driver|
|Scenarios||Saturday Circuit - Auto Runner - Regional Express - Doppelstock Delivery - Fuel Exchange|
|DLC||DB BR 204|
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