Konstruktionsbüro JB - Swiss Collection: SBB Fahrleitung

In recognition that true SBB catenary equipment has been lacking for as long as Trainz has been around we decided to do something about it. We have got a Krokodil, Re 460, Re 4/4 II + III and soon also the mighty Ae 8/14 to enjoy, but it just is not right when they run under German or Swedish catenary. So without further ado: we give you the first batch of SBB equipment.

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The basic catenary bridge consists of a yoke gantry that suspended between two pylons. The bridge spans a certain width corresponding to track spacing and number of tracks or the geographical condition.

The bridges come in two types: with or without cantilevers.

Bridges with cantilevers belong to the MOJUNCTION category and are snap-enabled. They are named Fahrleitungsbrücke (track spacing) x (number of tracks) YOKE POSITION

Bridges without cantilevers belong to the SCENERY category. They are named Fahrleitungsbrücke (bridge span in metres) YOKE POSITION

EG: Fahrleitungsbrücke 3.8m x 5 HOCH spans 5 tracks with a 3,8 metre spacing.HOCH – meaning HIGH – refers to the height of the yoke above ground level. All basic bridges are of the two pylon high yoke variety.

The supplementary catenary bridges are meant to expand the basic bridges and thus consist of a yoke and one pylon – the basic bridge providing the other.

EG: Fahrleitungsbrücke 5,2 x TIEF spans five tracks with a 5,2 metre spacing. TIEF – meaning LOW – refers to the height of the yoke above ground level. All supplementary bridges are of the one pylon low yoke variety.

All pylons are fitted with a crucifix shape alignment helper that only appears in SURVEYOR. This enables you to obtain a high level of accuracy when designing your catenary bridges. The track-  and catenary attachment points are marked by another SURVEYOR ONLY marker that will help you if you have the CONTEXTUAL HELP option turned off.

Beside the bridges you will find single cantilevers to use along with the no-cantilever type bridges. There are two main types of single cantilevers: HOCH and TIEF, each fitting the bridges of the same type. Each type comes in two varieties namely MOJUNCTION and TRACKSIDE, where the first variety has the track and wire snap to it and the other snaps to the track. This way you have the highest level of flexibility when constructing your catenary structures.

All pylons are fitted with a crucifix shape alignment helper that only appears in SURVEYOR. This enables you to obtain a high level of accuracy when designing your catenary bridges. The track-  and catenary attachment points are marked by another SURVEYOR ONLY marker that will help you if you have the CONTEXTUAL HELP option turned off.

Beside the bridges you will find single cantilevers to use along with the no-cantilever type bridges. There are two main types of single cantilevers: HOCH and TIEF, each fitting the bridges of the same type. Each type comes in two varieties namely MOJUNCTION and TRACKSIDE, where the first variety has the track and wire snap to it and the other snaps to the track. This way you have the highest level of flexibility when constructing your catenary structures.

Components available:

  • Basic bridges

  • Supplementary bridges

  • Supplementary bridges without pylons

  • Cantilevers

  • Tension and terminator systems for pylons and bridges (in the works)

 

For feedback, requests or photographs relating to this project please contact Konstruktionsbüro JB via this link