GOLD STAR TRAINS® Plasser & Theurer 09 Series Ballast Tamper Pack


Tamper and scenarios pack


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GOLD STAR TRAINS® Proudly Presents – The Ballast Tamper Pack

Now with approved Plasser & Theurer branding

The Ultimate On-Track Plant Experience for Train Simulator

Take to the controls of a classic 1980’s ballast tamping machine with GOLD STAR TRAINS® Ballast Tamper Pack. The pack features authentic Cummins KT1150 engine audio, authentic ballast tamping kit audio & authentic single blast horn and siren audio. Fully working authentic drivers’ console. Seven liveries are available:

– DR73001 Jarvis
– DR73101 Intercity
– DR73102 Carillion
– DR73105 Carillion
– DR73106 Intercity
– DR73106 Fastline
– DR73107 Fastline

The ballast tamper model has been overhauled considerably since its first release. Updates include: Ballast tamping kit model improvement, automatic tamping speed correction, exhaust model improvement, gauges added to tamping bogie, gauges added to vehicle sides, cooling fans added, missing springs and dampers added to tamping bogie, missing hydraulics added throughout, material use improved throughout, hoses and cables improved throughout, side indentations re-worked, texture bleeding corrected, 4 additional spotlights added, colour correction on tail light housing, windscreen wiper models improved, smoothing added to cylinders, cab cable on right hand side removed, small geometry error on cab1 left hand side fixed, max speed texture added, black lining improved on sides, all TS LOD issues corrected, exterior mirror window issue fixed, spot lights only illuminate at night. Sounds tweaked: Final mix improved; engine sound improved, better track joint sounds and better flange screech sound.

Controls & features include:

– Instrument Lights
– Right Side Lights
– Left Side Lights
– Spot lights
– Cab Lights (Interior & Exterior)
– Siren
– Front Wipers (Upper or Upper & Lower)
– Rear Wiper
– Headlights/Taillights (Front/Rear)
– Tamping Bogie Control Key (Lower/Raise)
– Tamping Action (Stop/Start)
– Hazard Lights
– Engine Key
– Engine Start
– Single Blast Horn
– Throttle
– Gear Lever (Combined Gears & Reverser)
– Engine Brake
– Emergency Stop
– Leveller LED Panel
– Liner LED Panel
– ALC PC Boot-up
– Operational Cab 2 VDU’s

The ballast tamper comes in 2 flavours; Player or AI driven (perfect for including in your own scenarios). The player driven model features all 5 cab seating positions (cab1 driver and second man, cab2 driver and second man, and the ballast tamping machine operator’s seat). Head-out views are placed on the tampers’ platforms, just to the rear of cab 1.

Each tamper also comes with a trailing unit, just like real life – this is an integral part of the machine. A wealth of detail has been included in this model, from the hoses on the ballast tamping machine right through to the filaments in the headlamp lightbulbs. It also features high resolution textures which make it ideal for 4k.

Three scenarios for the East Coast Mainline South (London to Peterborough) are also provided with the pack:

DR73106 Driver Training Operation
You will be moving DR73106 from sidings at Sandy and driving on to Hitchen before undertaking a short brief of how to use the tamping machine. Once this has been carried out, DR73106 will be stabled overnight at Hitchen sidings in readiness for the night shift engineering crew.

Proper Pea Soup
You will be moving DR73106 from Hitchen to Peterborough. The weather is atrocious this morning, so be very careful. The manoeuvre out of Hitchens Sidings is a bit tricky, but once you get on the mainline, it’s plain sailing all the way to Peterborough.

It’s F-Freezing
Today you will be driving to Hatfield to carry out some emergency track maintenance – once complete, you will run DR73106 up to Hitchen and store the tamper in Hitchen Up Yard Siding 4.

Scenario Requirements:

– ECML London to Peterborough
– European Loco & Asset Pack
– RSC Regional Railways Class 101

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RailPunk, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1GH, United Kingdom (UK)