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Creating the driver position. I hoped I could just import the desk from the GVB 11G/12G, but it didn't fit well. So I only imported the basis schape of the dashboard (with the handrail under it), removed all its contents, and created the new situation from scratch.
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Sjoerd wrote: 15 Feb 2024, 16:05 Creating the driver position. I hoped I could just import the desk from the GVB 11G/12G, but it didn't fit well. So I only imported the basis schape of the dashboard (with the handrail under it), removed all its contents, and created the new situation from scratch.
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Hmm, that's kinda nice! The tram may look like a original product that the 11G/12G is like, minus the weird color things that were with route numbers. I don't really understand the route colors
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NJTFAN1235! wrote: 15 Feb 2024, 16:44 ...minus the weird color things that were with route numbers. I don't really understand the route colors
The idea is that each line has it's own color patern, and these color paterns can be recognised (when you are waiting for the tram) from a larger distance when it is dark outside. Here are the paterns for Amsterdam trams: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... enADAM.jpg

The Hague doesn't use this system anymore, so these trams will not be equipped with this.
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Entering the simulator...
For now with pantographs from the 11G/12G tram for testing purposes, until I can put on a correct one...
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Sjoerd wrote: 17 Feb 2024, 21:54 Entering the simulator...
For now with pantographs from the 11G/12G tram for testing purposes, until I can put on a correct one...
yeah :D
Metro Sim Beta is a really great game.
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Cabview work-in-progress:

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The folding doors (same type as on the Rotterdam ZGT) have been added, and the passenger seats are in... :)
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The tram has now been fitted with HTM logo's, vehicle numbers, the side mirror which rotates out as the first door opens, and the direction indicators have been made functional.
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"voor de streep geen staanplaatsen" -> in front of the line (on the floor), no standing places. Or in better English: do not stand on the other side of the line on the floor.

"niet spreken met de bestuurder tijdens de rit" -> Do not speak with the driver during the trip (actually; when the tram is in motion)
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And I was wondering, what are Michiel and Sjoerd up to with Metrosim, so there's almost no activity in this forum. I guess this answers my question.
Anyway, TBH that GTL8 tram sort of reminds me of Tatra KT8D5, but with headlights from Tatra KT4D. GL8 even has a pair of pantos on both ends, like Tatra KT8D5 has.

But I now wonder, Why does GTL8 tram has a pair of pantos, when it's unidirectional?
My guesses, why is that, are:
1st: Different panto is used in different situations. For example: if the tram is street-running on runs on normal tracks, it has the front panto lifted up, and if the tram is on the tram-expressway or on high speed track, it has it's rear panto lifted up.
2nd: The rear panto is the backup one. If the front panto gets damaged or destroyed, the rear panto is lifted up, allowing driver to get the crippled tram to the depot for fixing.
If you want to make a very fast ride, just disable ATB/ZUB, put trottle to 1.00 and enjoy.
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