Though this guide is based on the Black 5, every engine gots their own specifics and behaviours. Some of these specifications and behaviours will be mentioned here in this chapter. It is therefore rather important to read this chapter in order the adjust your way of driving depending the engine you have chosen to drive with.
Driving with small loco’s has some additional issues you have to deal with.
This chapter will explain some important issues you have to deal with.
A several engines are build with the drivers stand at the right side of the footplate, even as on some loco’s like the King Class. Now for the European mainland this is not really an issue because some countries drive at the right side like the Netherland, Germany and Austria. Though the the majority drives left while the road traffic is right handed. Countries such as France, Belgium Spain trains drives left handed.
Right handed drivers side:
The blind spot for drivers at the right hand is tremendous. It is hard to see at the left in order to read the signals properly. The driver has often to move from the right to the left to scout the track when the fireman was shovelling.
Reading signalling is part of the run you have to deal with. When you are running in different countries within TS2015. It is necessary to know the country restricted signal system in order to run properly and safe. The main target of signalling is to avoid collisions and accidents.