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    Default Driving a WoS2 - Berlin U7 F90 train

    World of Subways 2 Ver 1.2 - Berlin U7 (SteamAppID 283600)

    I'm a late-comer to WoS2 (Steam edition) and had an hour's work just to get the F90 to move. To expand on what Ed Catterall and others have said, I've gathered up what I know so far. There's nothing original here, other than I can read a little German and the German section of the manual is a bit better at explanations. I've focused on driving the train; I'll worry about running the route properly later.

    The keys shown below are for the F90 and are in the manual, but may not be properly set in the Options/Controls menu. This apparently is done to allow for differences in European and American keyboards. Check to be sure.

    Set SIFA (1) TAB
    Panel lighting on/off P
    Fahrsperre lock (2) Q
    Press throttle SPACE BAR
    Throttle forward Up Arrow
    Throttle back Down Arrow
    Reverser forward Page Up
    Reverser back Page Down
    Doors clear left 7 NUM pad
    Doors clear right 9 NUM pad
    Close doors 8 NUM pad
    Einsteigen bitte! "Board the train" 4 NUM pad
    Ausstieg links! "Exit left" 1 NUM pad
    Ausstieg rechts! "Exit right" 2 NUM pad
    Zurückbleiben bitte! "Please stand back" 6 NUM pad
    Nächster Halt "Next stop" 5 NUM pad
    Alle aussteigen bitte! "All off, please" 3 NUM pad
    Horn H
    Sander U
    Headlight on/off L
    Wiper control left on ;
    Wiper control right off ‚
    Cab lighting Z
    Carriage lighting X
    Emergency brake DEL
    Center camera Y
    Radio signals V
    Leave/Enter cab C
    Switch external camera O
    Switch internal carriage camera N
    Flashlight F
    Back to the train (explore mode) R
    Current time on/off T
    Route mode on/off F1
    Station monitor on/off F2
    Destination display on/off F4
    Mouse cursor on/off CTRL
    Default monitor position M
    Walk forward W
    Walk left/right A D
    Walk backwards S
    Jump ALT
    Screenshot F12 (may crash the sim if the GPU is inadequate)

    Train preparation:
    You must be in the cab to drive the train. Use "X" to turn on the car lights, "Z" for the cab lights, "P" for the panel lights and "L" for the headlights.

    The F90 does not have a simple throttle-brake-mechanism. It uses a speed selector (PAGE UP/DOWN), a brake (UP/DOWN arrows), a throttle (SPACE) and a dead man switch (TAB.) Move the speed selector in the desired position, release the brakes and toggle the dead man switch. Press the throttle to accelerate. The dead man switch must remain engaged even while standing at a station. This and the throttle are toggles; except in emergency stops or in case you exit the cab, they remain set.

    Press "F4" to set destination. Press CTRL to activate/deactivate mouse to scroll destinations.
    Press "X" for car lights, "Z" for cab, "P" for panel lights, "L" for headlights.
    When you enter the cab the reverser is in neutral. Press PAGE UP sets the reverser to forward.
    Press PAGE UP again to pre-select the next higher speed: 15, 25, 50, 60, 70 km/h.
    Press TAB to activate SIFA. The lower lever should be toward you.
    Press DOWN ARROW twice to release brakes. Pressure gauge red needle will move toward the black needle.
    When the needles meet. set the brake lever to drive (press UP ARROW once). The red brake light goes out.
    Check that doors are closed and brakes released.
    Press SPACE to activate throttle. Button on top of the SIFA lever should be toward you.
    The fahrsperre's red light must be on to drive. If it is out, press Q and the red light should go back on.

    Stations and announcements. Press the number pad key for the following:
    On arrival: NUM 5
    On arrival, proper side for exit (NUM 1 or 2)
    Open doors (NUM 7 left doors or NUM 9 right doors)
    Train boarding announcement: NUM 4
    When boarding is complete: NUM 6
    Close doors NUM 8 (for either side)
    Throttle up to pre-set speed: UP ARROW to second from top position

    The brake has four electro settings, an air brake and an emergency brake. During normal operations use the electro brake so that shortly before stopping the setting is on E4, indicated by a white control light. You must be in the third position to fully release the brakes and drive; the accepted procedure is to move the brake fully forward, then back one notch. If you over-brake you'll dump your air and have to wait one minute to recharge; watch the gauge.

    If you leave the cab, the SIFA (TAB) and throttle (SPACE) must be reset. Technically, they should both be set to off before you exit the cab.

    As usual, Windows may require you to run as administrator; you will be unable to save your control options if you don't have write permission in the game folder. One way is to right-click the desktop icon for World of Subways Vol. 2 and choose "Run as Administrator."

    The F-series cars were manufactured by ABB Henschel, started of in 1974 as the F74, the F90s were built in 1990 and 1991. The design and structure of these cars is plain, representing the timeless elegance (i.e., less expensive design) of the '70s and '80s. Trains run in units of two, four or six cars. The U7 uses what is called a wide gauge profile. The differences in the narrow gauge cars of the U1, U2, U15, U3 and U4 lines is in the measurements of the cars and the power supply. Wide gauge cars obtain 750 volt current from the side-mounted live rail and feed back via the driving rail. The live rail is contacted on the lower side and the polarity is negative. (For narrow gauge, the live rail contacted on the upper side and the polarity was positive). Maximum speed is 70 km/h. Physical track gauge is the same for both, 1.435mm (4 ft 8 1/2 inches standard gauge.) Trains can be run as a 2, 4 or 6 car formation. Cars are 32.10m long, 3.42m high, 2.64m wide and seat 72.

    (1) Sifa (German for Sicherheitsfahrschaltung or "safety driving switch"), usually a pedal or large button, to monitor driver alertness. The driver has to hold it in position or repeatedly press it after a fixed interval; if he fails to do so, the train will make an emergency-stop. In U- and S-Bahn trains the Sifa has been combined with the driving switch. If the button was released (due to the driver falling asleep) the train automatically stopped. To test the functionality, the driver must carry out a Sifa test run before the train enters service.

    (2) A train stop, trip stop or tripcock or tripper is part of the signaling system protection that automatically stops a train if it attempts to pass a prohibited signal.
    Last edited by dcshoe; 08-07-2016 at 05:50 PM.

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