Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Arosa Line for Train Sim World 2 | The EW1 Coaches

Collapse
X
Collapse
  •  

  • Arosa Line for Train Sim World 2 | The EW1 Coaches

    With the Arosa Line now officially announced, we want to share a few more details about what will be included. Today, we’re talking about the coaches.


    In order for the Ge 4/4 II to have something to pull, we’re including the “Einheitswagen” (German for “standard wagon”). These passenger coaches built after certain uniform design features from the mid-1960s onwards. For the Arosa Line, we choose the EW1, which is the first generation of these passenger coaches. Because the passenger coaches on the narrow gauge routes were different from company to company, the name of the company was included with the name of the coach - so here we’re talking about the RhB EW1 (the short version, more about that later on).


    The predecessor of the first EW1 was the so-called “Umbauwagen” (“Conversion-Wagon”), which were built in 1960. Only 2 years later, the first Einheitswagons were delivered. In comparison to the standard gauge Einheitswagen, the doors were located at either end of the coach - as well as the toilet and guard department. Due to the route’s very tight curves, the EW1 had an optional version with a shorter chassis.


    During an extensive modernisation program, the interior was completely redesigned: New seats, new wall-mounted tables and more seats in the non-smoker areas. Additionally, the lights, the windows and the ventilation were improved - as well as automatic doors being added. As a result of all those modifications, it’s hard to differentiate these vehicles from RhB’s newer rolling stock.


    Today, there are more than 100 of these coaches, the largest series of RhB’s rolling stock.

    Find the walkaround video we did for you to give you a better idea about what the coaches look like here: https://youtu.be/KgGkz-R3Pz4


    Click image for larger version  Name:	image3.jpg Views:	0 Size:	341.8 KB ID:	3617



    Click image for larger version  Name:	image6.jpg Views:	0 Size:	352.6 KB ID:	3618





    Particularly important (especially in the winter times) is the baggage car: With its unique design, it is a highlight for the player.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	image1.jpg Views:	0 Size:	352.5 KB ID:	3616

    Click image for larger version  Name:	image5.jpg Views:	0 Size:	249.3 KB ID:	3614






    Something that is very common on the RhB are the mixed trains. Sometimes, regional trains have a few freight wagons attached to them. To make this possible, we’re also including the Sp-W wood wagons with the Arosa Line.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	image8.jpg Views:	0 Size:	302.7 KB ID:	3615
    Last edited by Jasper_Rivet; 03-08-2021, 08:23 AM.

    • De Mat '64
      #1
      De Mat '64 commented
      Editing a comment
      I just watched the preview of the EW1 coach and I noticed two bugs:
      -The door sounds are missing. (Only the back and front coach has door sounds.)
      -Static gangways, at some point you almost fell down 😂

    • BigDawgKS
      #2
      BigDawgKS commented
      Editing a comment
      This is a nice article, but I feel like there should be a clarification that the ones depicted so far are indeed the shorter chassis variants, which only make up a small percentage of the RhBs fleet of EW1s (only about 30 or so), and should probably be noted wether or not the long versions will be included. I assume they won't since I don't think they run on the Arosa line in reality.

    • Jasper_Rivet
      #3
      Jasper_Rivet commented
      Editing a comment
      Thanks De Mat '64 , we got that logged!

      BigDawgKS You're absolutely right, will edit it, thanks!
    Posting comments is disabled.

Categories

Collapse

Latest Articles

Collapse

  • Die Sammelobjekte | Arosa Linie für Train Sim World 2
    by Jasper_Rivet



    Mit Train Sim World 2 hat Dovetail Games die sogenannten “Collectibles” eingeführt - Kleine oder große Objekte, mit denen der Spieler interagieren bzw. diese einsammeln kann. Und weil diese normalerweise ein bisschen versteckt sind, muss man dafür die Strecke erkunden und entdeckt nebenbei auch noch wunderschöne neue Orte.

    Hier sind die Sammelobjekte, die wir für die Arosa Linie gemacht haben:


    Die Schneekugeln:

    Die Idee für die...
    03-15-2021, 03:42 PM
  • The Collectibles | Arosa Linie for Train Sim World 2
    by Jasper_Rivet



    With Train Sim World 2, Dovetail Games invented “Collectibles”; items small or large which you can interact with and collect - and because they’re usually a bit hidden, you’ll need to explore the map, discovering beautiful new places.

    Here are the collectibles we’ve made for the Arosa Linie:


    The Snowglobes:

    The idea for doing these might have resulted from a stroll through the RhB merchandise shop or just the fact that we wanted...
    03-15-2021, 03:33 PM
  • Arosa Line für Train Sim World 2 | Die EW1 Wagen
    by Jasper_Rivet
    Jetzt wo die Arosa Linie offiziell angekündigt wurde, möchten wir drüber sprechen was enthalten sein wird - konkret soll es heute um die mitgelieferten Wagen gehen.

    Damit die Ge 4/4 II etwas zu ziehen hat, legen wir die die sogenannten “Einheitswagen” bei. Diese Personenwagen wurden seit Mitte der 1960 nach einem standardisierten Verfahren entwickelt und gebaut. Für die Arosa Linie haben wir uns für den Typ EW1 entschieden, die erste Generation der Einheitswagen. Weil die Personenwagen...
    03-06-2021, 07:52 PM
  • Arosa Line for Train Sim World 2 | The EW1 Coaches
    by Jasper_Rivet
    With the Arosa Line now officially announced, we want to share a few more details about what will be included. Today, we’re talking about the coaches.


    In order for the Ge 4/4 II to have something to pull, we’re including the “Einheitswagen” (German for “standard wagon”). These passenger coaches built after certain uniform design features from the mid-1960s onwards. For the Arosa Line, we choose the EW1, which is the first generation of these passenger coaches. Because...
    03-06-2021, 07:45 PM
  • Some reflections from Iain Mackay - The developer of Suburban Glasgow Northwest
    by Jasper_Rivet
    Some reflections from Suburban Glasgow creator Iain Mackay that other Train Simulator content developers may want to consider:
    · One of the requirements for creating a commercial route on Steam is to start working in a “Source” area instead of using pre-compiled assets pointing to several different providers. This also impacts on whether DRM (copy protection) can be implemented. When a route gets released, ideally it will only use one provider and product (i.e., its own)

    · Assets
    ...
    01-28-2021, 09:51 AM
  • ARTICLE | TS 2021 | Suburban Glasgow Northwest: Springburn - Helensburgh
    by Jasper_Rivet


    Deutsche Version weiter unten im Text!

    We're proud to present our first Rivet Games Partners route: Suburban Glasgow Northwest: Springburn - Helensburgh, coming to Train Simulator 2021 on October 30th 2020!


    Let’s talk a bit about the history of this route: Formed in 1960 as an amalgamation of various railways in the Glasgow area, the current North Clyde Line runs from Edinburgh Waverley to Helensburgh Central, with branches to Springburn, Balloch...
    10-28-2020, 04:09 PM
Working...
X