Train Simulator – Locomotive startup procedures & nonstandard hotkeys

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Startup procedures and nonstandard hotkeys for various trains.

 
 

Introduction

 
In this guide I’ll be listing startup procedures and nonstandard hotkeys of trains that I own. 
 
For a full overview of all the keys you can just read the manuals, I’m writing this mostly as a quick reference for myself. 
 
I’ll be expanding this guide with more trains over time. 
 
 

Updates to this guide

 

  • 23 March 2021: Published first version of the guide.

 
 
 

Standard & “German style” hotkeys

 
Train Simulator has different hotkeys depending on what language the game is in. This guide is in English, and I play the game in English, so keep in mind that your experience can be different if you play in German or another language. 
 
On top of that, German rolling stock not from DTG tends to use slightly different hotkeys for common features, even when the game is played in English. For example, this applies to Expert-Line trains from Virtual Railroads and trains from Railworks Austria: 
 

Space Sifa
Delete PZB Befehl 40
End PZB Frei
Page Down PZB Wachsam
B Horn
N Other horn
Shift + 7 Enable/Disable SIFA
Shift + 8 Enable/Disable PZB
Shift + 6 Enable/Disable LZB

 
These make sense when you considering you need to press SIFA a lot more often than the horn. 
 
 

BR 476.3 Mitten durch Berlin / Heart of Berlin

 
This is for the BR 476.3 that comes with the Mitten durch Berlin / Heart of Berlin route. 
 

Automatic startup

 
Press Shift + Z and wait for it to finish. 
 

Manual startup

 

Shift + I Insert reverser handle
W x 1 Set reverser handle to “Pumping”
Shift + U Activate compressor and wait for it to finish
Shift + M Activate current
​/ Release handbrake
H Headlights (this also activates gauge lights
Ctrl + H x 3 Set headlights to white & white
Shift + 7 Activate Sifa
W x 3 Reverser handle all the way forward

Finally set up the destination displays using the Krüger device. The codes you need are in the manual, or will be mentioned during the scenario. 
 

Hotkeys

 

Space Horn
Q Sifa
F Toggle high-beams
Z Toggle cab lights
T Open doors
Shift + T Close doors
L Toggle passenger lights
V Windshield wipers
Shift + V Wiper speed

 
I bought this directly www.virtualtracks.eu – https://www.virtualtracks.eu/epages/63658908.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/63658908/Products/vT20-12, so I don’t know if the Steam version is any different. 
 
 

BR 481 by TrainTeamBerlin

 

Automatic startup

 
Press Z and wait for it to finish. 
 

Manual startup

 

B Battery on
Shift + K Open backpack
Ctrl + K Insert key into dash
K Turn key (Unlocks the drive switch)
Ctrl + Z Main switch
Shift + N Release handbrake

 
Afterwards, set up IBIS for the announcements and destination display (see below). 
 

Hotkeys

 

P, [, ] Passenger doors: open left, close, open right
0, -, = Driver’s door: open left, close, open right,
ZAT Announcement

 

Common IBIS data

 
A full list of IBIS data can be found in the manual, but here are some of the more common entries for the S25 route. 
 

Umläufe

 

Linie Zuggruppe Umläufe Relation
S25 V – Viktor 1-8 Teltow Stadt – Hennigsdorf
S25 V – Vampir 9-13 Teltow Stadt – Gesundbrunnen

 
 

Zielcodes / Stationen

 

Anhalter Bahnhof Code Abkürzung
Waidmannslust 66 WAI
Pankow 46 PKR
Hennigsdorf 68 HND
Lichterfelde Süd 85 LIS
Teltow Stadt 84 TLS

 
 
 

Frankfurt U-Bahn 2.0

 
The keys and procedures are the same for all three included trains: U3, U4 and U5. 

Manual startup

 

E Turn master key
P Turn on battery
[​ Lift Pantograph
​]​ Activate main switch

 

Hotkeys

 

U, O Open doors left/right
J, L Release doors left/right
I Close doors
K End door release and confirm doors closed
V Passenger lights on
Shift+V Passenger lights off
B Toggle headlights
N Toggle high beam
, / . Turn signal left/right
/ Emergency lights
X Windshield wipers
C Intermittent wipers

 

IBIS

 
You need to enter the following:

  • Kurs: A number between 1 and 12. Effectively meaningless in the simulator. 
  • Linie: Line number, precede with 9, e.g. U5 = 95 
  • Ziel: You enter TWO numbers here. First is origin, followed by destination. e.g. 709 for Hbf, then 726 for Preungesheim.

 
The buttons to the left of the number panel are for scrolling through the stops. They’re organized like this from top to bottom:

  • Fast forward next stop 
  • Next stop 
  • Previous stop 
  • Fast forward previous stop

 
I’m basing all this on the version sold by JustTrains. 
 
 

U2 & Ptb for Frankfurt U-Bahn by Railtraction.eu

 
The U2 and Ptb trams have identical hotkeys. 

Manual startup

 

P Battery on, wait for voltage to rise

 

Hotkeys

 

C Wipers
Space Bell
​/ Warning lights
, / . Turn signal left/right
J, L Select door side
O Open doors
U Open the front door only
Q Sound door close warning
I Close doors
K Confirm doors closed
V Passenger lights on
Shift+V Passenger lights off
H Toggle headlights
Shift+H Toggle high beam
Shift+Num- and Shift+Num+ Set destination display

 

IBIS

 
For this you’ll have to use the external “informator” tool. 
 
 

Class 37 by Armstrong Powerhouse

 

Do a cold start

 
This is what you do if the engine isn’t running yet. 

Shift+W Insert master key
W Set reverser to ‘engine only’. Wait 60 seconds.
Z Press and hold the engine start button until the engine stopped indicator extinguishes.
F Test the fire alarm.
Ctrl+N Set AWS Change End Switch to ON
Mouse only Release handbrake
Hold R and press ; Unlock brake
K and Ctrl+K Turn off tail lights
J Turn on marker lights/route indicator
H turn on headlight

 

Preparing the cab

 
This is what you do if the engine is already running. 

Shift+W Insert master key
W Set reverser to ‘engine only’
Ctrl+N Set AWS Change End Switch to ON
Hold R and press ; Unlock brake
K and Ctrl+K Turn off tail lights
J Turn on marker lights/route indicator
H turn on headlight

 

Hotkeys

 

E Deadman’s pedal (DVD Reset)
Ctrl+D Enable driver vigilance device
Shift+M, Ctrl+M Increase/decrease motor factor (traction motor volume)
Shift+C, Ctrl+C Increase/decrease clag factor (amount of smoke)
Ctrl+Numpad Enter Toggle visual aids
V/Shift+V Windscreen wiper left/right

 
 
 

Class 86 Enhancement Pack by Armstrong Powerhouse

 

Manual startup

 

Shift+W Insert master key
Ctrl+N Set AWS Change End Switch to ON
W Reverser forward
P Raise Pantograph
Hold R and press ; Unlock brake
K Turn off tail lights
J Turn on marker lights
H turn on headlight

 

Hotkeys

 

Hold F Reverser lock, must be pressed to put reverser into reverse
Hold U, tap A Tap changer increase one notch
Hold U, tap D Tap changer decrease one notch

 
 
 

Thanks and have fun!

 
This text is licensed as creativecommons.org – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ 
 
Thanks for reading and have fun. 
 
If you have any feedback, additions, corrections, suggestions, etc., please leave a comment below and help make this guide even better. 
 

Written by Ewo

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