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    Just had I think my first ever Defect Detector send me a warning - "Stop your train, stop your train!"

    Turned out to be dragging equipment, fixed with a mouse click but hey great stuff. Now just got to restart on the 2.1% gradient at Woodford...
    Vern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernWarrior View Post
    It's a separate download Bruce. The link is on their (The Depot) forum, thread titled "Very Populated SoCal V3 Download", don't want to post directly as I'm not sure what it's okay to post from there having already incurred one strike out of two that gets a lifetime ban! A search should bring it up.

    So many trains and stabled consists, cars placed at industries etc., it would probably take months if not years to work through and clear them all!
    Very Populated Worlds downloads at Depot are my creations. Industry & hump tagging/operations are based on Depot configurations which are free to download but aren't required. Because of this, it wouldn't be appropriate to upload them to this server. What guys do between themselves is, well, between them.

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    Thanks, Vern.
    Thanks, Brad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernWarrior View Post
    Just had I think my first ever Defect Detector send me a warning - "Stop your train, stop your train!"....
    You mentioned somewhere about additional noises in the cab....SD-40's, that is.
    Yep....I agree with you - the sounds have been upped.
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    With regard to my question earlier about the Oil Can trains, I found the info which I used several years ago to create a consist.
    (I believe that I originally discovered this on Train Orders' website).

    For those who may be interested, below is the text I saved back then:-
    "My notes indicate that on both days that we photographed the BKDOU, it had 48 cars between the head power and mid-train units, and 24 cars behind the mid-train units. Appears that must have been the standard train configuration, with five units on the head end and six mid-train units, all six-axle."

    It then goes on to say:-
    ".....the loaded train was almost always a mid to late afternoon event on Tehachapi. The mid-train helpers ran through to satisfy the tons per axle of dynamic brake rules. They would often add a single unit rear end helper but I believe this unit was usually removed at Summit Switch (Tehachapi) or Mojave."
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post
    With regard to my question earlier about the Oil Can trains, I found the info which I used several years ago to create a consist.
    (I believe that I originally discovered this on Train Orders' website).

    For those who may be interested, below is the text I saved back then:-
    "My notes indicate that on both days that we photographed the BKDOU, it had 48 cars between the head power and mid-train units, and 24 cars behind the mid-train units. Appears that must have been the standard train configuration, with five units on the head end and six mid-train units, all six-axle."

    It then goes on to say:-
    ".....the loaded train was almost always a mid to late afternoon event on Tehachapi. The mid-train helpers ran through to satisfy the tons per axle of dynamic brake rules. They would often add a single unit rear end helper but I believe this unit was usually removed at Summit Switch (Tehachapi) or Mojave."
    I think mine probably emulates that Bruce though I didn't bother with the rear helper. Any other configuration ended up with broken couplings on the steepest part of the hill.

    There was also an article in a Trains magazine many years ago but it's not in the few copies that survived various culls over the years. It related the journey all the way from Bakersfield to the staging point for Dolores Yard via Soledad and it was a most fascinating and informative essay.
    Vern.

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