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#21 Fan Railer

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 09:04 AM

 

Here is a showcase of the extended range dynamic brake feature that I've included as part of the physics mods for the EMD SD70M-2 and the GE ES44DC locomotives. The key feature here is the distinctive sawtooth profile of the extended range portion of the dynamic brake curve, something that has not been properly simulated in TS2015 (Railworks) until now. You can download these mods here:
 
Here are the operational parameters that I factored in when programming the mods for these two specific locomotives:
 
1. EMD SD70M-2 (EMD 16-710G3C-T2; 4300 THP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 163,000 lbs (7725.06 kN) up to 8.486 mph.
 b. Traction horsepower at wheel is 3,685 hp (2,750 kW).
 c. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 86,850 lbs (386.328 kN) from 22.4 mph to 9 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 9 mph to 0 lbs @ 3 mph.
 d. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 4,556 hp (3,400 kW).
 e. Increased weight of 177 metric tons (390,214.2 lbs).
 f. Maximum speed of 75 mph.
 g. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 187 gallons per hour.
 h. Changed HUD ammeter function so that it displays tractive/braking effort in thousands of pounds. This means that if the HUD ammeter reads "157 Amps", the locomotive is putting out 157,000 lbs of tractive effort. Conversely, if the HUD ammeter reads "-34.52 Amps", the locomotive is putting out 34,520 lbs of dynamic braking effort.
 
2. GE ES44DC (GE GEVO-12; 4400 THP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 142,000 lbs (800.68 kN).
 b. Continuous tractive effort of 105,680 lbs (470.08 kN) @ 12.9 mph.
 c. Traction horsepower at wheel is 3,800 hp (2835.821 kW).
 d. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 74,675 lbs (332.171 kN) @ 26.2 mph to 9 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 9 mph to 0 lbs @ 3.5 mph.
 e. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 5,212.6 hp (3,890 kW).
 f. Increased weight of 190.509 metric tons (420,000 lbs).
 g. Maximum speed of 75 mph.
 h. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 210 gallons per hour.
 i. Adjusted HUD ammeter limits so that max traction amps is 1800 and max dynamic brake amps is 920. This is based off of info from BNSF ES44DC operating manual.

Edited by Fan Railer, 15 November 2014 - 06:28 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 05:31 PM

Oh well, saves me a bit of money. :D


With all the options, its $4,242.02? ! :o

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 04:35 PM

 
This is the Kuju GE BNSF ES44AC & ES44C4 Physics Modification pack.
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "US Loco & Asset Pack" available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/208306/
 
This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds.
 
The purpose of this pack is to adjust the locomotive weight, motor amperage limits, and traction and braking effort values for more realistic operation.
 
This pack includes the ability to switch between the standard ES44AC and the newly coded physics for the ES44C4. More details below.
 
General Parameter Change Log:
1. Changed HUD ammeter function so that it displays tractive/braking effort in thousands of pounds. This means that if the HUD ammeter reads "157 Amps", the locomotive is putting out 157,000 lbs of tractive effort. Conversely, if the HUD ammeter reads "-34.52 Amps", the locomotive is putting out 34,520 lbs of dynamic braking effort.
2. Adjusted tractive effort ratings and curves for individual locomotive variants based on the specifications listed below.
3. Adjusted dynamic brake effort ratings and curves for individual locomotive variants based on the specifications listed below.
 
Specific horsepower and tractive effort ratings used in calculation for individual locomotive variants:
1. GE ES44AC Standard Adhesion (GE GEVO-12; 4700 GHP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 180,000 lbs (800.68 kN) up to 8.2714 mph.
b. Traction horsepower at wheel is 4,390 hp (3,276.12 kW); efficiency rating of 93.4%.
c. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 117,000 lbs (520.442 kN) from 16.51 mph to 3 mph; linear fade from that speed to 0 lbs @ 1 mph.
d. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 5,145.6 hp (3,840 kW).
e. Increased weight of 188.7 metric tons (416,008.02 lbs).
f. Maximum speed of 75 mph.
g. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 210 gallons per hour.
h. Units numbered 5718-5747
 
2. GE ES44C4 (GE GEVO-12; 4700 GHP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 144,000 lbs (640.544 kN) up to 11.44 mph.
b. Traction horsepower at wheel is 4,390 hp (3,276.12 kW); efficiency rating of 93.4%.
c. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 78,000 lbs (346.962 kN) from 25.085 mph to 3 mph; linear fade from that speed to 0 lbs @ 1 mph.
d. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 5,212.6 hp (3,890 kW).
e. Set weight @ 126 metric tons (277,779.6 lbs). This is to simulate the total lowered axle load on the powered axles, since the core game code only differentiates powered trucks from non-powered trucks, and not powered axles from non-powered axles.
f. Maximum speed of 75 mph.
g. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 210 gallons per hour.
h. Units numbered 8018-8047
 
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Locate the following directory: (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\Kuju\RailsimulatorUS)
2. Open Railworks_Kuju_BNSF_GE_ES44AC_&_ES44C4_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
2a. Before proceeding to step 3, make sure your "Kuju" folder is NOT set to "read only". You can change the folder settings using the properties function. IF the "Kuju" folder is read only, the files will not overwrite existing files when you attempt step 3.
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1. Overwrite if asked.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
 
User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the new ES44C4 Physics and numbering scheme. In order to switch physics, follow the steps below:
 
1. Open the following directories:
a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\Kuju\RailsimulatorUS\RailVehicles\Diesel\ES44AC\BNSF\Simulation"
b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\Kuju\RailsimulatorUS\RailVehicles\Diesel\ES44AC\BNSF\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see two folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
a. "ES44AC"
b. "ES44C4"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in both directories from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
6. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1b.
7. Proceed back to directory 1b and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
8. If the previous 7 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:03 AM

 

I have updated the physics and sound modification packs for Amtrak's Siemens ACS-64 and EMD AEM-7DC to TS2015 standards. I am also releasing, for the first time, the Bombardier HHP-8 Physics mod pack. Included are simpler installation instructions, and minor detail updates. Also, the physics and sound mods are merged into one download for ease of access in case you need to re-install the mod after verifying steam files. Make sure you READ the readme file before doing anything with the packs, and definitely do so before you ask any questions about anything to do with the packs.
 
Bombardier HHP-8 Physics Mod Pack:
 
Siemens ACS-64 Physics & Sound Mod Pack:
 
EMD AEM-7DC Physics & Sound Mod Pack:
 
This preview clip was shot at Providence Station along the Rhode Island section of the NEC, which is available here: http://steamcommunit...s/?id=330377563
 
Enjoy, folks, and have a happy Thanksgiving :)


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:01 AM

 

I have updated the physics and sound modification packs for Amtrak's Acela Express. Included are simpler installation instructions, and minor detail updates. Also, the physics and sound mods are merged into one download for ease of access in case you need to re-install the mod after verifying steam files. Make sure you READ the readme file before doing anything with the pack, and definitely do so before you ask any questions about anything to do with the pack.
 
 
This preview clip was shot at Providence Station along the Rhode Island section of the NEC, which is available here: http://steamcommunit...s/?id=330377563
 
Enjoy, folks, and have a happy Thanksgiving =)


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 09:24 PM

The Leslie RS2M Horn and Door Sound pack for the Metro-North Railroad Kawasaki M8 EMU has been updated as of 11/23/14. Keep reading for more information:
 
This is the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 Leslie RS2M & Door Sound Upgrade Pack, upgraded and updated to TS2015 standards.
 
In order to utilize this freeware sound upgrade, you must have purchased the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/258647/
 
This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify /use the sounds found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
THIS IS NOT A PHYSICS UPGRADE PACK. The M8 Physics pack will be released separately from this pack.
 
The purpose of this pack is to replace the default Javelin horn and door sounds with authentic Metro-North Leslie RS2M air horn and door sounds.
 
 
11/23/14 update log:
1. Tweaked exterior horn sound to get rid of overlap between the horn_start and horn_loop files.
2. Added interior horn sound.
3. Changed door sounds from stereo to mono in order to address volume issues.
4. Updated installation steps to new standard.
 
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions:
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\M8Pack01"
2. Then open the "Railworks_MNCR_Kawasaki_M8_Leslie_RS2M_&_Door_Sound_Mod_Pack_Update.rar" file.
4. Drag the "Audio" file folder into the directory from step 1.
5. Overwrite if asked
6. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 10:11 PM

Updated the Acela Pack yet again:
 
This is the Amtrak Acela Express Physics and Sound Upgrade pack (TS2015 version).
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On pack avaliable at Steam: http://store.steampo....com/app/65231/
 
This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the original Acela pack and swap in the HHP-8 Hybrid K5LA horn and bell sounds.
 
I also added in brand new door sounds and idle sounds.
 
 
Parameter Change Log:
1. Adjusted tractive effort and braking effort curves based on real world figures available online. Original figures used were much too high and lead to an unrealistically fast train set.
2. Adjusted amp ratings so that 1 amp = 1 kN of effort. Maximum traction amps = 225 amps @ 0 mph.
3. Adjusted individual car weights based on real world figures available online.
4. Added the ammeter feature on the HUD, and tweaked the cab TE display to read a maximum of 50,000 lbf of starting tractive effort.
5. Top speed has been unlocked from 165 mph to 205 mph. Based on available power from power cars, balancing speed is 186 mph for 7 car set.
 
For more specifics on the specific values that were changed, proceed here: http://railworksamer...hp?f=31&t=10774
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Open the Acela asset pack until the directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\AcelaPack01"
2. Then open the "Railworks_Acela_Express_Physics_&_Sound_Mod.rar" file.
3. Drag the folders from the .rar file and into the directory you opened in step one.
4. Overwrite if asked.
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

 

Download link: http://www.mediafire..._Mod_Update.rar



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:03 AM

 
I have yet again updated the M8 physics mod pack to ensure compatibility with the patch that was released by DTG for the M8 on December 2, 2014. The patch address several issues, but fails to correct the physics values, horn, door, and traction sounds. One important issue that WAS addressed was the dynamic brake behavior in relation to the master controller position. Dynamics will now apply as soon as a minimum reduction application is made. This mod pack has been updated to accommodate that fix.
 
This is the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 Physics Upgrade Pack, 2015 Edition (12/2/14 M8 Patch Compatible).
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/258647/
 
This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. The Leslie RS2M + door sound pack will be released separately from this pack.
 
The purpose of this pack is to improve accuracy of the tractive and braking effort curves, reflect the TE limit in the on-screen TE monitor, and tweak car weights slightly.
 
Parameter Change Log:
1. Modified Tractive Effort and Dynamic Brake curves based on 806 kW power rating per car and 11,582.7306 lbf (51.52255 kN) starting effort and 16,216.4234 lfb (72.134 kN) braking effort.
1a. Starting acceleration is now calibrated to the specified 2.0 mph/s from 0 mph to 35 mph.
1b. Maximum braking rate is now 3.0 mph/s attainable from ~25 mph to 0 mph.
2. Maximum sustainable speed limited to 100 mph via changes to TE curve file.
3. Ampere parameters adjusted so that cab TE monitor display accurate to the actual tractive effort being applied to the rail.
4. Weights modified to match those in manual; A car = 65.7 metric tons, B car = 65.22 metric tons
5. Updated brake pressure specs to be compatible with the M8 patch that was released on 12/2/14.
 
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Proceed to open folders until your directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\M8Pack01\". 
3. Then open the "Railworks_MNR_Kawasaki_M8_Physics_Mod.rar" file.
4. Highlight all folders in the .rar file and drag them into the file directory from step 1.
5. Click "OK" when if asks you to Confirm File Copy. 
6. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 

Edited by Fan Railer, 02 December 2014 - 09:55 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2014 - 08:49 PM

 
This is the NJT Arrow III WABCO AA2 Horn for the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Version 1.0
 
In order to utilize this freeware sound upgrade, you must have purchased the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/258647/
 
This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify /use the sounds found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
The purpose of this pack is to allow the user to run the M8 EMU over the NJT Northeast Corridor Line with an authentic WABCO AA2 horn recorded from an Arrow III EMU.
 
Also included are the necessary files for the Leslie RS2M horn, in case the user wishes to switch back to using that horn.
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions:
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\M8Pack01"
2. Then open the "Railworks_MNCR_Kawasaki_M8_Leslie_RS2M_&_Door_Sound_Mod_Pack_Update.rar" file.
3. Drag the "Audio" file folder into the directory from step 1.
4. Overwrite if asked.
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.
 
Operational note: You MUST use the keyboard hotkey for the horn (spacebar) in order for the horn sounds from this pack to play correctly. If you use the HUD button, the sounds will lag.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:39 PM

Finally got around to updating the Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner EMD F59PHI Physics Mod Pack:
 
This is the EMD F59PHI Physics Upgrade pack, TS2015 Edition Version 2.0.
 
The tests seen here were conducted with identical 7 car consists. You will see a noticeable difference between the performance of the 3200 hp locomotive and the 4300 hp locomotive.
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Pacific Surfliner Route Addon avaliable at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/222606/
 
This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds
 
The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the original F59PHI locomotive.
 
 
Parameter Change Log:
1. Adjust Braking Effort curve to simulate realism.
3. Adjust amp limits according to EMD specs; Max traction amps = 1550. Max brake amps = 760.
4. Increased weight from 104 tons to a higher weight to simulate fully loaded locomotive and increase adhesion.
5. Decreased fuel capacity from 4800 gallons to 2000 gallons.
6. Increased air brake application and release rates. Original rates are painfully and unrealistically slow.
 
This pack also includes the option to swap between the 12-710 engine and the 16-710 engine.
Specific locomotive parameters:
1. EMD F59PHI original (EMD 12-710G3A-T2; 3200 THP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
 b. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,000 lbs (145.64 kN) @ 55 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 2,900 hp (2,400 kW); independent of HEP load
 d. Increased weight of 120.5 metric tons (265,654.3 lbs)
 e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,000 gallons
 f. Maximum speed of 83 mph
 
2. EMD F59PHI upgrade (EMD 16-710G3C-T3; 4300 THP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 68,800 lbs (306.04 kN) up to 21.35 mph
 b. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,000 lbs (133.446 kN) @ 55 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 3,912.8 hp (2,920 kW); independent of HEP load
 d. Increased weight of 130.636 metric tons (288,000 lbs)
 e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,000 gallons
 f. Maximum speed of 110 mph
 
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\PacificSurfliner"
2. Then open the "Railworks_F59PHI_Physics_Mod.rar.rar" file.
3. Drag folder from the .rar file into the directory opened in step 1.
4. Overwrite if prompted. 
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
 
User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the F59PHI (3200 THP) physics. In order to switch physics, follow the steps below:
 
1. Open the following three directories:
 a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Simulation"
 b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see three folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
 a. "F59PHI (3200 THP)"
 b. "F59PHI (4300 THP)"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in all three directories from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
6. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1b.
7. Proceed back to directory 1b and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
8. If the previous 7 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 08:46 PM

A few videos for those of you wondering if you should pick up the Christmas route for this year (2014):
 
You can purchase this route here: http://store.steampo...com/app/277754/


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 08:46 PM

All career scenarios from the route:



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 10:05 PM

 
This is the Metro-North Shoreliner Cab Car Sound Mod Pack V1.0.
 
In order to utilize this freeware sound upgrade, you must have purchased the "Metro-North P32 AC-DM 'Genesis' Loco Add-On" pack avaliable at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/258655/
 
This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to use the sound enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
THIS IS NOT A PHYSICS UPGRADE PACK. Physics mod will be released separately.
 
The main purpose of this pack is to introduce authentic Leslie RS2M horn sounds (exterior and cab versions) and authentic bell sounds (exterior and cab versions).
 
This pack also replaces the door sounds and adds brake release sounds.
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Locate P32Pack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\P32Pack01)
2. Open Railworks_Metro-North_Shoreliner_Cab_Car_Sound_Mod_Pack.rar
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folder from step 3. Then proceed to contact me and let me know so I can fix the issue.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:13 PM

Well, that was a relatively quick turnaround for a release :P
 
This is the DTG Miami P42DC Physics & Sound Upgrade and HEP Version Addition pack.
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased BOTH of the following for this pack to be fully functional:
1. Miami - West Palm Beach Route Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/222627/
2. Metro-North P32 AC-DM 'Genesis' Loco Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/258655/
 
This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
THIS IS BOTH A PHYSICS AND SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Sound mods were made to accommodate the physics mods; more details below.
 
The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the DTG Miami P42DC locomotive, swap in the horn and bell sounds from the P32AC-DM, and add proper door sounds for the passenger cars.
 
General parameter Change Log:
1. Adjust Tractive Effort down to real world values. Default TE ratings are too high.
2. Adjust Braking Effort curve to simulate realism.
3. Adjust amp limits so that the in cab ammeter displays properly.
4. Increased fuel capacity from 1800 gallons to 2200 gallons.
5. Increased air brake application and release rates. Original rates are painfully and unrealistically slow.
6. Adjusted values in the AmtrakP42DCEngine.proxyxml file to accommodate the change in the RPM range for the non-HEP locomotive and the HEP locomotive.
6a. Prime mover sounds should now play all the way up to 1050 rpm, and idle pitch has been moved up from 315 rpm to 468 rpm.
 
This pack also converts the NC locomotives (the locomotives that do not have crew members in the cabs) into HEP running versions.
The parameter changes for those locomotives are the same as the ones for the non-HEP versions except for the following:
1. Change RPM range to 900 - 901 and adjusted fuel consumption rates based on information here: http://www.trainorde...d.php?4,1871287.
2. TE Ratings for the HEP versions are lowered realistically, since power is reduced by HEP draw. Specific values used are stated below.
 
Technical specifications for both non-HEP version and HEP version:
 
1. GE P42DC (GE 7FDL-16; 4250 THP; no HEP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 63,000 lbs (280.25 kN) up to 23.087 mph
 b. Continuous TE of 14,545 lbs (64.7 kN) @ 100 mph
 c. Dynamic Brake effort of 34,000 lbs (151.24 kN) @ 53.258 mph to 18 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 18 mph to 0 lbs @ 5 mph; resistor grid rating of 4,824 hp (3,600 kW)
 d. Wheel horsepower of 3,875 hp (2,892 kW); assuming 0 kW HEP load
 e. Weight of 121.672 metric tons (268,240 lbs)
 f. Max traction amps = 1800 (63,000 lbs)
 g. Max braking amps = 980 (34,000 lbs)
 h. Engine RPM range = 468 - 1050 (http://www.trainorde...d.php?4,1871287)
 i. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 20 
 j. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 4 - 198 (http://www.trainorde...d.php?4,1871287)
 k. Maximum speed of 110 mph
 
2. GE P42DC (GE 7FDL-16; 3550 THP; 450 kW HEP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 63,000 lbs (280.25 kN) up to 17.575 mph
 b. Continuous TE of 11,073 lbs (49.2565 kN) @ 100 mph
 c. Dynamic Brake effort of 34,000 lbs (150 kN) @ 53.258 mph to 18 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 18 mph to 0 lbs @ 5 mph; resistor grid rating of 4,824 hp (3,600 kW)
 d. Wheel horsepower of 2,950 hp (2,201.5 kW); assuming 450 kW HEP load
 e. Weight of 121.672 metric tons (268,240 lbs)
 f. Max traction amps = 1800 (63,000 lbs)
 g. Max braking amps = 980 (34,000 lbs)
 h. Engine RPM range = 900 - 901
 i. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = n/a 
 j. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 37 - 172
 k. Maximum speed of 110 mph
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\Miami"
2. Open the "DTG_Miami_P42DC_HEP_Addition_and_Physics+Sound_Mod_V1.0.rar" file
3. Drag both folders from the .rar file into the directory from step 1.
4. Physics mod installation is complete; DO NOT close the explorer window yet.
5. To complete the sound mod installation, open a separate explorer window and proceed to the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\P32Pack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\GE_P32\Cab\HORN"
6. In the first window, which use used to perform steps 1-3, proceed to the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\Miami\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\P42DC\Cab"
7. Copy (CTRL + C) all .dav files from the directory in step 5 and paste (CTRL + V) them into the directory in step 6.
8. Sound mod should now be complete and the entire mod in general should be fully functional.
9. Run TS2015 to confirm.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing. Please contact me if there is a problem with the functionality of this mod pack.
Enjoy =)
 


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 04:45 AM

 
This is the DTG Miami CSX GE C40-8W Physics Mod Pack.
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Miami - West Palm Beach Route Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/222627/
 
This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
THIS IS A PHYSICS UPGRADE PACK. Sounds have not been touched in this pack
 
The purpose of this pack is to replace the stock US diesel locomotive physics in the Dash 8 with accurate parameters
 
Technical specifications used in this physics upgrade (http://thecrhs.org/I...cal-Information):
 
1. GE C40-8W (GE 7FDL-16; 4150 THP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 143,735.3 lbs (639.37 kN)
 b. Continuous TE of 108,600 lbs (64.7 kN) @ 11 mph
 c. Dynamic Brake effort of 78,600 lbs (349.63 kN) @ 24.9 mph to 12 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 12 mph to 0 lbs @ 3.5 mph; resistor grid rating of 5,213.94 hp (3,891 kW)
 d. Wheel horsepower of 3,752 hp (2,800 kW); 90% efficiency
 e. Weight of 176.68 metric tons (389,500 lbs)
 f. Max traction amps = 1800 (143,735.3 lbs)
 g. Max braking amps = 900 (78,600 lbs)
 h. Engine RPM range = 338 - 1050 
 i. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 18 
 j. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 3.6 - 195
 k. Maximum speed of 70 mph
 
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\Miami"
2. Open the "DTG_CSX_GE_C40-8W_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar" file
3. Drag the folder from the .rar file into the directory from step 1.
4. Physics mod installation is complete.
5. Run TS2015 to confirm.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing. Please contact me if there is a problem with the functionality of this mod pack.
Enjoy =)
 


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 04:02 PM

I got several requests to include the ability to use the steel bell in the mod pack, so I have updated accordingly:
 
READ the readme file for information on the mod pack and installation instructions. For once, the readme file is too long for me to fit it in the description, so here is a short excerpt, detailing the update made to the pack:
 
NOTE: This pack now comes with the ability to switch between the e-bell and the steel bell. Follow the below instructions to switch between the two bells:
 
OWNER'S MANUAL:
Once installation is complete, the default bell that is being used is the e-bell. In order to change the bell that is used, follow the instructions below:
1a. Open folders until directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\Miami\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\P42DC\Cab"
1b. You will see two folders; "E-bell" and "Steel Bell".
2. Open the respective folder that contains the horn.proxyxml bell you want to use and copy the file (CTRL + C).
3. Proceed back to the directory from step 1a.
4. Paste the selected file (CTRL + V); overwrite when prompted.
5. Bell swap should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.
 
Enjoy and thanks for downloading =)
 


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Posted 31 December 2014 - 08:59 PM

 
This is the EMD F59PHI Physics Upgrade pack, TS2015 Edition Version 3.0 (MAJOR UPDATE; Brakes Fixed).
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Pacific Surfliner Route Addon available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/222606/
 
This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds.
 
The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the original F59PHI locomotive. In addition, as of the V3.0 release update, air brake function and performance has been fixed, courtesy of RWA member JohnS. His brake fix contribution is invaluable in improving the operability of the Surfliner train set.
 
 
Parameter Change Log:
1. Adjust Braking Effort curve to simulate realism.
2. Adjust amp limits according to EMD specs; Max traction amps = 1550. Max brake amps = 760.
3. Increased weight from 104 tons to a higher weight to simulate fully loaded locomotive and increase adhesion.
4. Decreased fuel capacity from 4800 gallons to 2000 gallons.
5. Air brake parameters on both F59PHI locomotive and Surfliner cab car fixed by JohnS to improve operational performance and address game bugs.
a. Brake pipe pressure (brakes released): 110 psi
b. Full service reduction: 32 psi
c. Brake pipe pressure (full service application): 78 psi
d. Brake cylinder pressure (full service application): 65 psi
 
This pack also includes the option to swap between the 12-710 engine and the 16-710 engine.
Specific locomotive parameters:
1. EMD F59PHI original (EMD 12-710G3A-T2; 3200 THP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
b. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,000 lbs (145.64 kN) @ 55 mph
c. Wheel horsepower of 2,900 hp (2,400 kW); independent of HEP load
d. Increased weight of 120.5 metric tons (265,654.3 lbs)
e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,000 gallons
f. Maximum speed of 110 mph
 
2. EMD F59PHI upgrade (EMD 16-710G3C-T3; 4300 THP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 68,800 lbs (306.04 kN) up to 21.35 mph
b. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,000 lbs (133.446 kN) @ 55 mph
c. Wheel horsepower of 3,912.8 hp (2,920 kW); independent of HEP load
d. Increased weight of 130.636 metric tons (288,000 lbs)
e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,000 gallons
f. Maximum speed of 110 mph
 
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\PacificSurfliner"
2. Then open the "Railworks_F59PHI_Physics_Mod.rar.rar" file.
3. Drag folder from the .rar file into the directory opened in step 1.
4. Overwrite if prompted. 
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
 
User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the F59PHI (3200 THP) physics. In order to switch physics, follow the steps below:
 
1. Open the following three directories:
a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Simulation"
b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see three folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
a. "F59PHI (3200 THP)"
b. "F59PHI (4300 THP)"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in all three directories from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
6. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1b.
7. Proceed back to directory 1b and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
8. If the previous 7 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 

Edited by Fan Railer, 31 December 2014 - 09:14 PM.





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