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Shunting Controls On German Locos

Discussion in 'PC' started by cobetco, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. cobetco

    cobetco New Member

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    do they actually work? i have been fooling around in the cab of the 185.2 for a couple nights in preparation for main-spessart bahn and have gotten most things working that I had no clue about (like the pzb) but cant for the life of me figure out these shunting controls.
     
  2. pennine465

    pennine465 Active Member

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    Shunting?
     
  3. cobetco

    cobetco New Member

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    these controls shunting controls.jpg
     
  4. Ninetofive925

    Ninetofive925 Well-Known Member

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  5. cobetco

    cobetco New Member

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    I have indeed tried setting the throttle to min, with both the reverser forwards and neutral, and nothing seems to happen, I'm either doing something very wrong or they aren't actually modeled and are just toys to play with.
     
  6. Ninetofive925

    Ninetofive925 Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so after about an hour of digging up manuals on internet, (which i then had to translate from german) I finally found out how to activate shunting controls.

    Here's how:

    -Reverser to FORWARD
    -Throttle to MIN (or AFB to ON for the BR 143)
    -Brakes to RELEASE
    -Shunting control to NEUTRAL
    -Shunting control to OFF
    -Press the "FREI" button on the shunting control panel
    -Shunting control to NEUTRAL

    At this point you should be able to set the traction using the shunting control.
    Note that this only works with the BR 143 & BR 185
     
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  7. cobetco

    cobetco New Member

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    yup that worked, that really should be in the english manual. shame the cabcar ones don,t work. or if they do it is a future mystery. they do however apply the breaks if you set them to SOS
     
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  8. Ninetofive925

    Ninetofive925 Well-Known Member

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    It's not in any TSW manual. I actually looked up real manuals for the br 185 :D.
     
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  9. Tomas9970

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    Where did you find it. I'm looking for the DB 101 manual for a project but I can't find it.
     
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    Ninetofive925 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot. I guess "handbuch" is the magic word.
     
  13. Ninetofive925

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    No problem, indeed handbuch is the magic word hahah
     
  14. LastTrainToClarksville

    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! -- even though there aren't any shunting scenarios or services yet. Can you suggest a way of carrying out some shunting work with what is now available?
     
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  15. cobetco

    cobetco New Member

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    there are 2 scenarios on RSN that involve hooking up cars, i used the controls there, was very neat.
     
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  16. Ninetofive925

    Ninetofive925 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, as cobetco said,
    I believe it's the services from Hagen yard to Boele yard, where you deliver loaded log wagons and bring back empties. I haven't seen any shunting services on MSB yet though, if there are let me know :)
     
  17. LastTrainToClarksville

    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I forgot about those. Also on RSN, there are some services that require coupling to a rack of engines and hauling them to another place that also calls for adjusting the brakes of all of those engines.
     
  18. Nicholas

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    I don’t see the “FREI” control guys. Can you help direct me to it?
     
  19. Ninetofive925

    Ninetofive925 Well-Known Member

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    The "Frei" button is located right above the shunting control lever.

    On the BR185 and BR146:
    20190227180407_1.jpg

    On the BR143:
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  20. LastTrainToClarksville

    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I'll bite: why the down vote?
     
  21. Ninetofive925

    Ninetofive925 Well-Known Member

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    I guess some people just enjoy crosses more than checkmarks...
     
  22. LastTrainToClarksville

    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    Well, I suppose that makes as much sense as nearly anything else I've thought of.
     
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