Schnellfahrstrecke Köln - Aachen: Talent 2 Tutorial

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  1. palme111100

    palme111100 Active Member

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    Has anyone an idea why we are forced to set the headlights to high beam while the narrator says "for normal operation"? I really doubt high beam is "normal operation", I'd say it's the "marker lights" position that has to be set or am I missing something here?
     
  2. BjornGroen02NL

    BjornGroen02NL Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get it either. I turned the headlights on "high beam" because the tutorial told me to, but in scenarios or timetable services I would put it, indeed, in "marker lights". High beam is usually only used in bad weather like heavy rain or mist, so I don't see the point of blinding everyone on a sunny day :D
     
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    How would you blind everyone on a sunny day, it's almost impossible? As far as I know, here in Sweden the high beam is the default setting for driving, while dimmed lights are used when approaching stations and meeting other oncoming trains.
     
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    BjornGroen02NL Well-Known Member

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    So I decided to do my research a bit better this time. ;) I have watched a documentary about lights on German trains, and after that a lot of trainspotting videos where a Talent 2 is passing by. Both around stations and in the countryside. I haven't seen a single train use the high beam, even when the weather was not so great the normal beam was used as seen in this video:

    So I assume that high beam is only used at night or in *very* bad weather, because I haven't seen an example of such a situation :) I think they would turn it temporarily to normal when approaching a station though.
     
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