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    Hi all,

    I'm sure that this has been covered before but I just can't find it in the forums.

    How do you set the initial value of the engine brake and train brake? I think it's buried somewhere in the ENG or CVF files.

    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by frliss View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm sure that this has been covered before but I just can't find it in the forums.

    How do you set the initial value of the engine brake and train brake? I think it's buried somewhere in the ENG or CVF files.

    Fred
    Hi Fred,

    Believe it's the "Controller" section of the ENG file.

    Zero is off - One is on.

    Brake_Train - the last number [0.6] in my example.
    Brake_Engine - the last number [1] in my example.

    Code:
    		Brake_Train ( 0 1 0.025 0.6 
    			NumNotches ( 5 
    				Notch ( 0 0 TrainBrakesControllerReleaseStart ) 
    				Notch ( 0.2 0 TrainBrakesControllerRunningStart ) 
    				Notch ( 0.3 0 TrainBrakesControllerSelfLapStart ) 
    				Notch ( 0.4 1 TrainBrakesControllerApplyStart ) 
    				Notch ( 1 0 TrainBrakesControllerEmergencyStart ) 
    			) 
    		) 
    		Brake_Engine ( 0 1 0.005 1 
    			NumNotches ( 5
    				Notch( 0.0 0 TrainBrakesControllerFullQuickReleaseStart )
    				Notch( 0.25 0 TrainBrakesControllerRunningStart )
    				Notch( 0.50 0 TrainBrakesControllerHoldStart )
    				Notch( 0.75 0 TrainBrakesControllerFullServiceStart )
    				Notch( 1.0 0 TrainBrakesControllerEmergencyStart )
    			)
    		)
    Regards,
    Scott

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    Scott,

    Thanks for the info.

    Fred

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    Here are parameters that give much more realistic operation :

    Brake Train ( 0 1 0.05 0.25
    NumNotches ( 5
    Notch ( 0 0 TrainBrakesControllerReleaseStart
    " ( 0.2 0 TrainBrakesControllerRunningStart
    " ( 0.25 0 TrainBrakesControllerMinimalReductionStart
    " ( 0.3 1 TrainBrakesControllerGraduatedSelfLapLimitedStart
    " ( 0.95 0 TrainBrakesControllerEmergencyStartStart

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    Are those parameters good for any engines? EMD, GE, Alco and others? even RDC's?

    And from any period that they were posted as freeware or available as payware?

    Michel

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    If you read the techdocs,"MinimalReduction" is a valid token.They work fine on all diesels that I have tried,and electrics that do NOT have a combined power/brake handle

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtimer View Post
    If you read the techdocs,"MinimalReduction" is a valid token.They work fine on all diesels that I have tried,and electrics that do NOT have a combined power/brake handle
    Thanks for the information

    Michel

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