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  1. Hi Michelle, Typically they are different...

    Hi Michelle,
    Typically they are different weights, the SD39 usually lighter, because it isn't usually put in long distance service, so it is lighter. But Milwaukee Road had some extra light SD40s at...
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    Hi Dean, I got a copy of an .eng file before MSTS...

    Hi Dean, I got a copy of an .eng file before MSTS was officially released. I still enjoy both the trains and the .eng file testing and work. I took a bit of a break, I never wiped the program off the...
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    One thing we could use, is some nice stock cars....

    One thing we could use, is some nice stock cars. All the Western Roads used them abundantly in the late 40s and early 50s.
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    Heading upgrade Westbound out of Canyon Texas on...

    Heading upgrade Westbound out of Canyon Texas on Bob Wirth's Hereford Sub route.
  5. Thread: Testing

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    Thanks, that works great!

    Thanks, that works great!
  6. Thread: Testing

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    OK, Now we have the AC units working, only we...

    OK, Now we have the AC units working, only we really need autosanding to be implemented in OR, most modern diesels have that, and it is frustrating holding down the sanding key for 45 minutes to get...
  7. Thread: Testing

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    That last shot is the top of the grade. It took...

    That last shot is the top of the grade. It took about 6 SD40 to get a 100 car coal train up that hill. The new files plus the tractive effort curves worked fine on the older diesels, but we still...
  8. Note, a SD45, a SD40, and a SD39 that all weigh...

    Note, a SD45, a SD40, and a SD39 that all weigh the same, will have the same starting tractive effort (they have the same adhesion), and the same continuous tractive effort, since they have the same...
  9. Let me explain. A DC electric motor, at very slow...

    Let me explain. A DC electric motor, at very slow speeds develops an almost vertical increase in torque. This condition can't be tolerated very long, but it does mean that for any reasonable...
  10. Thread: Testing

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    Testing

    The first run up Crawford Hill, with a set of 6 SD40 (not SD40-2), running a full implementation of all the Open Rails physics code modifications.
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    I am with Scott on this! Open Rails is the way to...

    I am with Scott on this! Open Rails is the way to get started. I am a diesel electric guy, and I have tried some of the other "simulators" but none of them seem to approach real train handling to the...
  12. OK, it took a little longer to compile than I...

    OK, it took a little longer to compile than I estimated, but here it is. This data sheet shows model, nominal transmission efficiency, gross horsepower, adhesion, continuous tractive effort, and...
  13. If you wait about 6-7 hours, I will post a spec...

    If you wait about 6-7 hours, I will post a spec sheet for just about everything made in North America. The data comes from a lot of sources no longer available, and some independent testing data I...
  14. The three pack are ES44C4. This is an ET44C4,...

    The three pack are ES44C4. This is an ET44C4, BNSF3948. This is an Open Rails only preBeta, it does not have the tractive effort curves installed (you may not notice).
    This locomotive is very...
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    You can observe the rate of brake release two...

    You can observe the rate of brake release two ways, one is to watch the gauge in the cabview as the pressure drops once the pipe is charged. Also by pressing the release key repeatedly, you can note...
  16. Would you like a .eng file for an ET44C4?

    Would you like a .eng file for an ET44C4?
  17. Placement of OR specific braking parameters

    I was wondering where the best place in the .eng file to put the following parameters:
    ORTS (
    ORTSMainResChargingRate ( 0.78 )
    ORTSBrakePipeChargingRate ( 19 )
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    I wonder if they will have rail repair problems...

    I wonder if they will have rail repair problems running 410,000 pound units for passenger service? They may be able too lighten them some, but I would guess at minimum 385,000 pounds, probably more....
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    I think two ways are in use. For uncovered coal...

    I think two ways are in use.
    For uncovered coal cars, some or most railroads keep coal train speeds under 45 mph. Most debris and dust associated with coal transport in open cars begins at just over...
  20. Hello Borislav, This is really a preBeta in that...

    Hello Borislav,
    This is really a preBeta in that I have not yet installed the tractive effort curves Gerry has worked up. This has had relatively little testing for issues, so this is really a...
  21. Would you like a beta Open Rails file for the...

    Would you like a beta Open Rails file for the ES44AC? It would need to be a separate release, as it won't run under MSTS?
  22. In addition to the items mentioned above, I might...

    In addition to the items mentioned above, I might suggest you try OpenRails. Almost all your MSTS files will run there, it is now more stable and issue free under modern operating systems (MSTS will...
  23. Thread: Odd Consists

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    Odd Consists

    OK, it probably never happened, but this is a cool lashup.
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    Also, many files have the exhaust nozzle way too...

    Also, many files have the exhaust nozzle way too narrow. In Open Rails, 34-37 works best.
  25. Thread: CSX stacks

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    The less glamorous side of CSX, working a 4040...

    The less glamorous side of CSX, working a 4040 ton train of covered hoppers up a >1% grade north of Salem Indiana.
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