Meet the ScotRail Class 385!
Together with our ScotRail eXpress: Edinburgh – Glasgow route add-on, a new train will make it’s way to Train Sim World: The Class 385! Learn more about our recreation here.
The Class 385 is ScotRail’s flagship train. Running on the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow, these trains are well received by the public, not least because of their striking exterieur. And from January 26th, you’ll be able to take control over it.
Modelling the Class 385 was quite an experience, because of the different coaches with each a different interior, plus the two endcoaches – one with, and one withour a first class section. If you want to learn more about the modelling and texturing on the Class 385, watch the devblog linked below!
But what about the Class 385’s features?
We’re so glad you asked! We’ve spent more time then usual, developing unique features for this train. Let’s talk about a few, starting with the most obvious, right at the cab:
The TMS: TMS stands for “Train Monitoring System” and it is the big screen right at your cab desk. It packs a lot of functionality – click on upper half of the screen to start it. First, we need to confirm the current formation we’re on. After logging in (with any 4 digit combination btw.), you’re presented with the home screen. This shows your formation again, with the train destination, the date & the current speed. From sub-menus, you can control the doors, passenger lighting or uncouple the train. The best part of it: The Auto Announcement feature!
The Auto Announcement System: We’re really glad to bring a working PIS system to Train Sim World 3! From the “Auto Announcement” button, the announcement menu opens. From here you can select from a large number of announcements and choose if the should play just once or how many times. Worth noting: There are announcements which include the station you’re at right now, the next one or the final destination. Our system will grab these and add them in automatically.
The Automatic Blinds: The first class section on this train is equipped with blinds. You can of course control the manually, but depending on the temperature and cloudiness, these will set to a random position on load, simulating passengers who have pulled these down.
We hope you enjoyed this little preview! Don’t forget to grab your 10% discount now if you decide to pre-order ScotRail eXpress: Edinburgh – Glasgow. The addon will be available on all platforms on the 26th January 2023.