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## About This Content
Welcome in Dusseldorf!
Take a the driver seat of one out of five different tramways and explore
Dusseldorf anno 1981! Drive across the great Jan-Wellem-Platz, cross the Rhine
over the Oberkassler bridge and really turn up when it goes over the overland
route to Krefeld!
## The Tramways
The addon includes typical Dusseldorf vehicles; all of them have a wide range
of functions. Here is a brief overview:
Construction: 1973 – 1975
max speed: ~76km/h
The GT8S is the first light rail vehicle of the Rheinische Bahngesellschaft AG
and was intended to drive through the new tunnel. But this never happened,
instead 40 vehicles of this type were converted into GT8SU, the remaining
vehicles remained in the tram network. The vehicle has driving and braking
control via a setpoint device and is a real bi-directional vehicle. Despite
the setpoint generator, it remains a challenge to drive this headstrong
Construction: 1956 – 1969
max speed: ~65km/h
Rising passenger numbers and increased demands on local public transport
forced Rheinische Bahngesellschaft AG to act. Together with the Dusseldorf
wagon factory “DuWag”, RBG AG developed a new vehicle type in 1956, which had
a walk-in joint by means of a Jakob bogie. The GT6 was born and was quickly
produced in large numbers. In 1958, DuWag installed a middle section in the
freshly delivered 2310 railcar for its own account, which marked the birth of
the GT8. Since then the vehicles have been built in all imaginable variations
and sold in many West German cities. The Rheinbahn alone had 167 GT6 and GT8
at peak times.
However, that is no reason to turn the wheel: The crank switch is more
demanding to drive than the setpoint generator and requires the highest
concentration from the player at all times in order to drive the train safely
through Dusseldorf and the surrounding area.
max speed: ~80km/h
Called by some as the creme de la creme of rail vehicle construction, the B80D
is the vehicle that was ordered and built exclusively for the light rail
lines. With comfortable air suspension, three-phase motors and a sophisticated
control system, it is the ideal vehicle for overland and tunnel routes for
both the driver and the passenger.
Developed from the GT8S, the GT8SU is a typical conversion vehicle. Its great
advantage is the universal usability both in the tunnel and on the surface,
which is achieved by the complex folding step construction. You can clearly
see where it was developed from, but there are more differences than you might
## The Map: Dusseldorf in 1981
In 1981 Dusseldorf had an extensive tram network and many lines that connected
not only the city center, but also the outskirts and neighboring cities to the
state capital. You will experience three lines with this addon:
In addition to Dusseldorf city center with the main train station and above
all the central junction, the “Jan-Wellem-Platz”, you can also go to
Belsenplatz in the direction of Krefeld Rheinstrasse. The scenery changes from
an urban big city and highways in the center to Wilhelminian style houses and
old buildings in Oberkassel, further to fallow industrial areas in
Niederkassel and Lorick, to forests and meadows in Meerbusch until finally the
settlement in Krefeld is reached again.
For fans of debauched track systems, the route offers the four-track stop
Hauptbahnhof with a three-track turning loop and an extra turning track for
line 76, Jan-Wellem-Platz with its countless train and bus platforms, the
three-track stops Opera House, Belsenplatz and Meerbusch-Haus Meer , the
Meerbusch-Hoterheide reversing loop with an equally abstruse track layout and
the four-rail track in Krefeld with the old turning system on Rheinstrasse in
All the vehicles that are used on the three lines must of course also find
shelter. In addition, we offer the depot at Am Steinberg, which has 17 tracks
for the trams. Built in 1907, the hall has been preserved to this day and now
offers a roof and pit for today’s historic vehicles that were still in daily
use in the add-on.
Current state of Development!
For a rough overview, we have a network plan for you:
If you are unsure whether the product has already advanced far enough for your
requirements, please read these topics in the LOTUS forum carefully. If you
have any questions, you can also create topics in the guest area of the forum
without the need for registration.
if you do not speak german, you could use for example google translator:
Please only buy the product if you are well informed about what to expect. It
is early access and NOT done.
* Please Note: The GT6 will be patched in the course of development
|Minimum System Requirements|
|CPU||3,1 GHz, 4 Cores|
|RAM||4 GB RAM|
|OS||Windows 7, 8 ,10|
|Graphics Card||1024MB VRAM|
|HDD Space||15 GB available space|