Vehicle modelling

The first step in getting your vehicle approved.

Vehicle models are required for a gauging assessment, which in turn is required for permission to operate. Accurate vehicle models reduce the issues arising from a gauging assessment.

We have vast experience in rail vehicle modelling and are experts in the Rail Industry Standard RIS-2773-RST modelling format. We use VAMPIRE® modelling and simulation to reduce uncertainty and risk.

How it works

Vehicle models are created using dimensions taken from a design drawing. If insufficient information is available then we use our laser scanner to measure the vehicle.

Vehicle models use suspension movements which are calculated using a software package such as VAMPIRE®. We are expert VAMPIRE® users and generate suspension movements as necessary.

Our VAMPIRE® modelling is a value driven process. By using VAMPIRE® we reduce the risks of additional costs caused by the use of estimated movement data. Bespoke movement data ensures that accurate clearances are calculated.

Key features

  • We offer a laser scanning service where vehicle dimensions are not available
  • We build VAMPIRE® models to generate suspension movements
  • Our approach reduces risk and uncertainty


  • We handle all aspects of rail vehicle modelling in-house
  • Accurate vehicle models reduce clearance issues
  • Increased certainty in the results of gauging assessments

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