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    Default To those real railroaders

    I'm building an activity set which the engineers change driving the head A unit of an A-B-A set. I handle the problem in MSTS by splitting the activity into two parts However, in real life, how long does it take to "make an A unit drivable" when it was the trailing unit only minutes before? I want to make my activity set as prototypically accurate as possible within the confines of MSTS. All answers will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Steve




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    Default RE: To those real railroaders

    Take a look at fixin2's recollections about this a while back in the string [Link Expired] .

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    Default RE: To those real railroaders

    not that long really..just throwing a couple of switches to set the lead unit up to "trail" and then walking back to the other end and set it up to "lead". most of the work is done when the units are first mu'd together

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    Default RE: To those real railroaders

    Not long really,

    Remove the train brake handle, remove the reverser.
    Switch local control off.
    Switch out the brake system
    Walk up to the other end.

    Reverse the sequence above.
    You are away.

    Derek
    Cheers
    Derek

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    Default RE: To those real railroaders

    Just the answers I wanted.

    Thank you, gentlemen.

    Steve

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