NS 300

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NS 300 "Sik"
NS 300.jpg
Traction power supply
Maximum speed 65 km/h

The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) Class 200 diesel locomotives were built for shunting duties. 169 of these small locomotives, numbered 201-369, were built by Werkspoor from 1934–1951. They were known as "Sikken" (Sik in singular, goats) by rail enthusiasts and "locomotor" by railway staff. Regular service has stopped in 2008 due to regulations on staff safety; these locomotives are not equipped with a dead man's switch. Many are still in active use with museum organisations, or as static monuments troughout the country.

In normal operation, the train driver was usually standing on the footboard on the outside of the locomotive, as this gave a better view of the surroundings, and made it faster to step off to couple/uncouple freightcars. To this end, there are controls on both sides of the driver cabin, so the driver doesn't have to be inside to drive the locomotive.

The package also includes two freightcars.

Locomotor wagons.jpg

Original 3D model by Rubus on 3D Warehouse (link below), conversion to Metrosimulator by Sjoerd Ydema.

Special animations

On the locomotive only!

Shift+X: Open/close left driver door
Ctrl+X: Open/close right driver door

Operation in Metrosimulator

After activating the cabine (Ctrl+F4), don't forget to activate the diesel engine (Ctrl+E) before you can drive!

To use the locomotive and freightcars in your activities, you can use these codes:
<train pack="Locomotor" file="NS300.xml"/>
<train pack="Locomotor" file="NS_Boxcar.xml"/>
<train pack="Locomotor" file="NS_Plattebak.xml"/>

There are 15 locomotive numbers available; 330, 333, 335, 336, 339, 350, 353, 355, 356, 359, 360, 363, 365, 366 and 369.

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