The Re 420, Re 4/4 in the old numbering scheme, are important bo-bo, electric locomotives of the SBB-CFF-FFS, which were made in several series and in numerous versions.
This Add-On for Trainsimulator contains reproductions of this beautiful engine including cab and working controls. The latest version (V 4.0) is an upgrade to former versions to create full ZUB compatibility with Rivet Games’ Gotthardbahn. We also cleaned up some scripting parts fixed bugs and improved overall performance.
Re 4/4-420-430 Pack version 4.1:
Contents Re 420 Pack V4.1:
– Re 4/4 11108 Swiss Express (Scherenpanto)
– Re 4/4 11109 Swiss Express
– Re 4/4 11142 (506) BLS
– Re 4/4 11146 Red (Scherenpanto)
– Re 4/4 11161 Standard Green
– Re 4/4 11172 (21) Mittel-Thurgau-Bahn (old livery)
– Re 4/4 11172 New version (Pendel)
– Re 4/4 11194 & 11195 (Weathered) Standard Red
– Re 4/4 11239 ‘Porrentruy’ (Weathered)
– Re 4/4 11252 TEE
– Re 4/4 11320 Interregio Cargo
– Re 4/4 11351 (42) SOB
– Re 420 165 (Weathered) & 186 SBB Cargo
– Re 420 268 Cargo ‘Gottardo’
– Re 420 294 ‘Zirkus Knie’
– Re 436 114 Crossrail
**** IMPORTANT! To be able to correctly drive the Re 420 in combination with an Re 620 (Re 10/10), or have 2 Re 420’s in a consist, you need to install THIS PATCH to update your Re 420’s ****
Please note that the cab is the standard early model and does not actually represent all variants. Matching cabs for each and every engine might come in later versions and/or updates (TBD).
– Rivet Games compatible ZUB simulation (AWS/Speedlimits)
– Wachsamkeitskontrolle (Swiss SIFA)
– Full wiper control
– Full pantograph control
– Customized lighting (OFF-AUTO-MANUAL)
– Real Re 4/4 sound
– Manoever mode (Shunting)
– Pantograph arcing & snoweffects (Winter/Switchable)
This add-on is for advanced drivers.This is mainly due to the use of the stepswitch speed control and absence of Cruise Control.
Tutorials and Preview Videos
Productvideo: Re 420 V4.0 driveby
Tutorial: Re 420 V4 on Gotthardbahn (unfortunately there are some minor (last minute) changes in final released version). Please read the remarks.
Please download an easy step-by-step quick guide and manual below:
Quick guides: Quick Guide English (PDF) / Kurz Anleitung Deutsch (PDF)
Manuals: English (PDF) / Deutsch (PDF)
You can download scenarios for this engine from our Scenario Page
- You can operate version 4.0 next to version 2.0 if you wish to do so. There is no need to de-install older versions for version 4.0 to work correctly.
- The controls of version 4.0 have changed slightly from older versions. Please read the quick guide, manual and watch the tutorial video.
Having troubles? Look HERE first.
Update V4.1 :
- Please read THIS info on the update.
Luka Puharic (verified owner) –
Myself, as a big fan of this locomotive, and as I visited it once, I can only say that everything in the cabin is like I saw in real life. Wipers, interactive controls, real sound, it really feels like you’re in a good old Swiss Locomotive. From my point of view, all the details are very nice, epic, and very good and don’t need to be better as soon as possible, as it’s already looking very realistic to me. I use it on the Gotthardbahn and the ZUB works prefectly! I really love this train from TrainworX.
Apart of all of that, I am very satisfied with this product, watched the tutorial, now I know how to start up manually, this product deserves 5 nice stars from me. Great job to the owner who made this 👍
Paul Mersel (verified owner) –
Thank you!! 🙂
D. van Dinther (verified owner) –
A fantastic product, allowing me to have a true Gotthard experience. The locomotive is beautifully reproduced with many many color variants, all sorts of knobs and switches, sounds, vibrations, a pleasently gratifying motors and gears hum and rumble, and… working sun screens! Coupled with a Trainworx Re6/6 to recreate the legendary Re10/10 combination, you simply hurl a 1600 ton containertrain right over the Alps. Thanks a million for this beautifully made product. I also love the fact you need to study to get it moving at all! (RTFM aka Read the eFFing Manual, also crystal clear explanatory) Simply brilliant. Legendary. Euphoric. Massive. Six stars if I was allowed.
giulimaster (verified owner) –
I’m Giuliano, from Italy.
First of all, sincere thanks for making the Swiss locomotives Re 4/4 – Re 420 and Re 6/6 – Re 620, machines for which I have a particular sympathy.
I have been passionate about trains since I was a child and I love the period of the 70s and 80s very much. It was a time when Re 4/4 and Re 6/6 hauled long and heavy international express trains on the Gotthard ramps.
I don’t know these machines in real life but comparing the countless videos and images circulating on intenet I can only say that you have done a really good job.
The external aesthetics are excellent and although some details may not be exactly correct … patience, very small stuff. Millimeter accuracy cannot be expected.
But I have to make a criticism, in the hope that it will be constructive.
This concerns the interior of the driver’s cabin.
I do not express myself on the driving bench which seems perfect with its driving and control instruments.
Instead, I intend to talk about the windows, in particular of the front windows and their frames, which seem to me a little simplified. Your models would genuinely deserve an update of those.
In particular, the central upright between the two front windows should be a little further to the right, under the plate indicating the maximum speed of the loco.
All of this can be viewed by someone as nonsense, but it is not. It would make everything, including the driving experience, more enjoyable.
I apologize if I look presumptuous, but I hope for an update as soon as possible.
Anyway, always compliments for your work.
Paul Mersel (verified owner) –
Thank you so much for your comment and tips for improvement. I agree with your comment about the cabindow frames. In fact, I have improved those on the soon to be released HVZ-D shuttle. I will also implement these improvements in my other Re 420/620 engines in coming updates.
Best regards and have fun driving the TwX trains!