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#41 Fan Railer

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 10:05 AM

That moment when you need to add on two additional Genesis units just to get the Auto Train over the 3.0% grade of Cajon Pass lol (44 cars; 4,194 ft, 3,645 metric tons):
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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:49 PM


Playing around with my latest acquisition; you can purchase the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway here:
http://www.drhs315.o...g/ds-train-sim/


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:56 PM

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:52 AM

 

This is literally the only piece of software that makes me wish I still had a Windows machine.

 

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 09:00 PM

 
This is the DTG New Haven FL9 Physics & Sound Mod Pack V2.0
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics & sound upgrade, you must have purchased ALL THREE of the following for this pack to be fully functional:
1. New Haven FL9 Loco Add-On Loco Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/258642/
2. Metro-North P32 AC-DM 'Genesis' Loco Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/258655/
3. Pacific Surfliner® LA - San Diego Route 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 BOTH A PHYSICS AND SOUND UPGRADE PACK.
 
The purpose of this pack is to correct physics errors in the DTG FL9 locomotive, provide FL9AC operating physics, swap in the horn sounds from the P32AC-DM, add in a Hancock whistle option, and replace the default Shoreliner horn and bell sounds.
 
General Parameter Change Log (Physics):
1. Adjust Tractive Effort down to real world values. Default TE ratings were recycled from the GE Genesis P42DC DLC.
2. Adjust power ratings.
3. Fix locomotive weight.
4. Set fuel capacity to 1200 or 1500 gallons in cab car.
5. Fixed air brake application and release rates.
6. Adjusted brake pressures.
7. Created separate physics set for FL9AC locomotive.
7a. Locomotive with engineer does not supply HEP; locomotive with no engineer (NC locomotives) supply HEP.
8. Corrected amount of power notches in cab car.
 
General Parameter Change Log (Sounds):
1. Raised volume of Prime Mover and Bell sounds.
2. Swapped out recycled horn sound from F7 with K5LA from P32AC-DM or Custom Hancock Air Chime.
3. Fixed door sounds on Shoreliner Coaches.
4. Replaced Surfliner horn and bell on Shoreliner Cab Car with proper RS2M and Shoreliner Bell.
5. Added Amfleet brake release sound to Shoreliner Coaches.
6. Subbed in EMD 710 sounds from Pacific Surfliner F59PHI into the FL9AC physics pack.
 
Technical specifications for FL9 and FL9AC:
 
1. EMD FL9 (EMD 16-567D1; 1800 THP; HEP independent)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 53,200 lbs (236.6453 kN) from 0 mph to 4 mph
 b. Continuous TE of 29,500 lbs (131.2225 kN) @ 9.3 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 1,608 hp (1,200 kW) @ 22.37 mph
 d. Weight of 121 metric tons (266,756.6 lbs)
 e. Max traction amps = 1800 (53,200 lbs)
 f. Engine RPM range = 275 - 835
 g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 40 
 h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 3.5 - 115 (http://www.horizonra...sumption-chart/)
 i. Maximum speed of 89 mph
 j. Fuel capacity = 1,200 gallons
 
2. EMD FL9AC (EMD 12-710G3A; 2800 THP; ~350 kW HEP Load) - FL9 "NC"
 a. Starting tractive effort of 73,000 lbs (324.72 kN) from 0 mph to 11.58 mph
 b. Continuous TE of 73,000 lbs (324.72 kN) @ 11.58 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 2,251.2 hp (1,680 kW) @ 11.58 mph; assuming ~350 kW HEP load
 d. Weight of 125.2 metric tons (276,015.92 lbs)
 e. Max traction amps = 1500 (73,000 lbs)
 f. Engine RPM range = 899 - 900 
 g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 25 
 h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 28 - 142 (http://www.horizonra...sumption-chart/)
 i. Maximum speed of 89 mph
 j. Fuel capacity = 1,500 gallons
 
3. EMD FL9AC (EMD 12-710G3A; 2800 THP; no HEP) - FL9 "With Driver"
 a. Starting tractive effort of 73,000 lbs (324.72 kN) from 0 mph to 12.96 mph
 b. Continuous TE of 73,000 lbs (324.72 kN) @ 12.96 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 2,520.54 hp (1,881 kW) @ 12.96 mph
 d. Weight of 125.2 metric tons (276,015.92 lbs)
 e. Max traction amps = 1500 (73,000 lbs)
 f. Engine RPM range = 315 - 900
 g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 30 
 h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 3.6 - 142 (http://www.horizonra...sumption-chart/)
 i. Maximum speed of 89 mph
 j. Fuel capacity = 1,500 gallons
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01"
2. Open the "DTG_New_Haven_FL9_Physics_&_Sound_Mod_V2.0.rar" file
3. Drag both folders from the .rar file into the directory from step 1.
4. Physics & Sound mod installation is complete.
5. Run TS2015 to confirm.
 
NOTE: This pack now comes with the ability to switch between the K5LA and the Hancock Air Chime for sounds, and also between FL9 and FL9AC traction physics. Follow the below instructions to switch between the two horns and physics:
 
OWNER'S MANUAL:
Once installation is complete, the horn that is being used is the Hancock Air Chime. In order to change the horn that is used, follow the instructions below:
1a. Open folders until directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\FL9\Cab"
1b. You will see two folders; "K5LA" and "Hancock Whistle".
2. Open the respective folder that contains the horn.proxyxml horn 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. Horn swap should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.
 
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the FL9 physics and prime mover sounds. In order to switch physics and sounds, follow the steps below:
 
1. Open the following three directories:
a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\FL9\NewHaven\Simulation"
b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\FL9\NewHaven\Engine"
c. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\RailVehicles\Passengers\Shoreliner\Driving Trailer\Simulation"
d. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\RailVehicles\Passengers\Shoreliner\Driving Trailer\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see two folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
a. "FL9"
b. "FL9AC"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in all four 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. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1c.
9. Proceed back to directory 1c and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
10. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1d.
11. Proceed back to directory 1d and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
12. If the previous 11 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful.
13. To swap the prime mover sounds, open the following directory: 
a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\FL9"
14. In that directory you will see the same two folders as in step 2.
15. Once you choose which set of sounds to use, open the respective sound folder in all the directoty from step 13.
16. Copy (CTRL + C) all file you find in the opened folder located in directory 13a.
17. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied file into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
18. If the previous 5 steps were completed properly, the prime mover sound swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing. Please contact me if there is a problem with the functionality of this mod pack.
Enjoy =)
 

Edited by Fan Railer, 21 February 2015 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 04:11 PM

 
This is the Tri-Rail EMD F40PHL-2 & Companion Bombardier BiLevel Cab Car Physics Modification pack version 1.0 
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Miami Commuter Rail F40PHL-2 Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampo....com/app/277756
 
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.
 
There are MINOR sound adjustments included in this pack (namely volume raising of the bell and horn), but no sounds are changed.
 
The purpose of this pack is to adjust the locomotive weight, fuel capacity, motor amperage limits, and braking effort values for more realistic operation. This pack also fixes the throttle animation in the ND cab car.
 
KEY OPERATIONAL NOTES:
A. This pack turns the ND locomotive and ND cab car into HEP physics versions.
B. In order to achieve maximum realism, you must operate the ND cab and the ND locomotive together, and the non-ND cab and non-ND locomotive together.
C. Because this pack includes various physics sets, the extra files confuse the consist editor. Therefore, there are several non-functional selections in the consist editor for the cab car and locomotive.
D. Mix and match until you find a working consist.
 
General Parameter Change Log:
1. Set fuel tank capacity to 2,600 gallons.
2. Increased locomotive weight to 264,552 lbs (120 metric tons).
3. Maximum tractive amps is 1785; maximum braking amps is 700.
4. Adjusted dynamic brake effort rating and curve for more realistic operation.
5. Adjusted brake pressures for increased brake operation accuracy.
 
Technical specifications for F40PHL-2 (no HEP) and F40PHL-2 (HEP):
1. F40PHL-2 (EMD 16-645E3; 3000 THP; no HEP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN) up to 4 mph
b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph
c. Dynamic Brake effort of 30,000 lbs (133.446 kN) @ 55 mph
d. Wheel horsepower of 2,700 hp (2,015 kW) @ 30 mph
e. Maximum speed of 83 mph
  f. Engine RPM range = 410 - 893 
g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 30 
  h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5.2 - 165 (http://www.alkrug.vc...cts/fueluse.htm)
 
2. F40PHL-2 (EMD 16-645E3; 3000 THP; ~240 kW HEP Load)
a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN) up to 4 mph
b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph
c. Dynamic Brake effort of 30,000 lbs (133.446 kN) @ 55 mph
d. Wheel horsepower of 2,380 hp (1,776 kW) @ 30 mph
e. Maximum speed of 83 mph
  f. Engine RPM range = 892 - 893 
g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 20 
  h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 30 - 165 (http://www.alkrug.vc...cts/fueluse.htm)
 
This pack also includes the option to swap in BL36PH into the F40PHL-2 body. BL36PH Technical Specifications
 
1. Brookville BL36PH (20V 4000 R43)
a. Starting tractive effort of 72,000 lbs (320 kN) up to 15.625 mph
b. Dynamic Brake effort of 43,600 lbs (193.942 kN) @ 24-35 mph
c. Wheel horsepower of 3,082 hp (2,300 kW); independent of HEP load
d. Increased weight of 131.1 metric tons (289,023.06 lbs)
e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,300 gallons
f. Max traction amps = 1340 (72000 lbs)
g. Max braking amps = 700 (43600 lbs)
h. Maximum speed of 82 mph
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Locate F40PHLPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\F40PHLPack01)
2. Open DTG_Tri-Rail_EMD_F40PHL-2_Physics_Mod_Pack.7z
3. Drag the file folders 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 folders from step 3.
 
User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the F40PHL-2 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\DTG\F40PHLPack01\RailVehicles\F40PHL\Simulation"
b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\F40PHLPack01\RailVehicles\F40PHL\Default\Engine"
c. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\F40PHLPack01\RailVehicles\Passenger\Coaster\Driving Trailer\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see three folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
a. "F40PHL-2"
b. "BL36PH"
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. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1c.
9. Proceed back to directory 1c and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
10. If the previous 9 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 26 February 2015 - 11:07 PM

 
This is the Seaboard Coast Line GE U36B Sound & Physics Modification pack version 1.0 
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Seaboard GE U36B Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampo....com/app/277757
 
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 replace the default prime mover sounds with more authentic 7FDL sounds. This pack also tweaks operational physics slightly for added realism.
 
New prime mover sounds aliased to the freeware GE C36-7i locomotive available elsewhere online. Horn & bell replacement coming in version 2.0 of this pack.
 
Technical specifications (http://www.thediesel...us/GE U36B.HTML):
1. GE U36B (GE 7FDL-16; 3600 THP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 70,000 lbs (311 kN)
b. Continuous tractive effort of 64,250 lbs (286 kN) @ 10.7 mph
c. Dynamic Brake effort of 54,000 lbs (240 kN) @ 25.15 mph
d. Wheel horsepower of 3,202.6 hp (2,390 kW) @ 20 mph
e. Maximum speed of 70 mph
  f. Engine RPM range = 315 - 1050 
g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 25 
  h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5.2 - 175 (http://www.alkrug.vc...cts/fueluse.htm)
i. Weight = 257,056.36 lbs (116.6 metric tons)
j. Fuel capacity = 3250 gallons
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Locate U36BPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\U36BPack01)
2. Open DTG_Seaboard_Coast_Line_GE_U36B_Sound_And_Physics_Mod_Pack.7z
3. Drag the file folders 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 folders from step 3.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 


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Posted 08 March 2015 - 07:43 PM

Coming soon to a PC near you:


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Posted 08 March 2015 - 10:11 PM

 
Hate that the default Railworks M8 sounds like the Hitachi Javelin? Well, despair no more. Here is EVERY SINGLE MOD I have ever made to the M8 neatly combined into one mod pack, including the most recent mod, which finally replaces the recycled Hitachi motor sounds with custom motor sounds specifically for the M8.
 
This is the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 Comprehensive Upgrade Pack Version 1.0 (12/2/14 M8 Patch Compatible).
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics & 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 the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.
 
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.
 
In addition, this pack incorporates several important replacement sounds, notably for the horn, air conditioning loop, and traction motor sounds.
 
Physics 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.
1c. Maximum braking achieved with combined power handle @ 45% brake.
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.
 
Sound Parameter Change Log:
1. Replaced default horn with Leslie RS2M horn (with option to switch between RS2M and WABCO AA2 horn).
2. Replaced recycled Hitachi Javelin traction motor sounds and sound code with custom sounds from actual M8 trains.
3. Replaced air conditioning loop sound.
4. Added custom door sounds. 
5. Added rolling sound; aliased to Shoreliner cars.
 
 
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 "DTG_Metro-North_Kawasaki_M8_EMU_Comprehensive_Mod_Pack.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 =)
 


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:37 AM

Hey guys! Welcome to my first successful real time recording of my TS2015 development work. During these 4 hours, I show you the in depth process of creating motor sound code from what is basically scratch. We start off with the code structure from my pre-existing M8 motor sound mod, and slowly but surely morph it into a fully functional and accurate M7 motor sound set. I realize that 4 hours is pretty long, so just to make sure you know what you're watching me do, here is a rough table of contents:
0:00 - 19:14 -- Showing the M8 motor sound set before modification and setting up the New Haven Line for the BETA runs.
19:14 - 2:10:46 -- Major proxyxml coding modifications are made to the existing M8 motor sound proxyxml file to turn it into the M7 motor sound proxyxml file.
2:10:46 - 2:19:05 -- Setting up file structure and prepping for BETA test rounds.
2:19:05 - 3:53:30 -- BETA test runs are conducted in order to iron out any inaccuracies / "impurities" in how the sound pack performs. Lots of minor coding adjustments and tweaks are done in order to increase accuracy and test functionality.
3:53:30 - 4:09:40 -- Packaging the mod pack to RWA standards and uploading to Mediafire.
4:09:40 - 4:11:00 -- Opening Windows Live Movie Maker to begin rendering this long ass development tutorial video...#inception
 
Thanks for watching and I hope some of you up and coming developers can learn something useful from this. Enjoy =D
 
Keep reading below for the release video and the download link.
 
This is the Bombardier M7 EMU Motor Sound Pack for the DTG Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU.
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics & 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 unless authorized via prior contact. I can be reached at mikejkam@gmail.com.
 
The purpose of this pack is to create M7 motor sounds for use in the M8. This also means that authentic M7 motor sounds exist should DTG ever create the M7 EMU.
 
 
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 "Bombardier_M7_EMU_Motor_Sound_Pack_for_DTG_Metro-North_Kawasaki_M8_EMU.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.
 
User Manual:
It is important to note that upon the installation of this mod, the M8 train will default to using M7 motor sounds. I have provided backup file folders for BOTH M7 and M8 motor sounds so that the user can switch between the two. Follow the instructions below to perform the sound switch:
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\M8Pack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Electric\M8\Motors"
1a. You should see two file folders: "Bombardier M7" & "Kawasaki M8".
1b. Located inside those folders are all the necessary files for each respective motor sound set.
2. Once you've chosen the sound set you want to run with, enter the respective folder and copy all files within (CTRL + C).
3. Proceed back to the directory from step 1 and paste the copied files (CTRL + V). Overwrite if asked.
4. The sound set swap should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 
You can download the mod pack here: http://www.mediafire...saki_M8_EMU.rar


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:15 PM

Very interesting. Thanks for posting !

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:09 PM

This is the CSX GE AC6000CW (CW60AH/CW46AH) Physics Modification pack version 1.0 
 
Both tests are made with identical consists of 50 loaded hopper cars.
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Train Simulator: CSX AC6000CW Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/277769/
 
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 mod; NOT a sound mod. All default sounds are kept.
 
The purpose of this pack is to adjust the fuel capacity, motor amperage limits, and tractive & braking effort values for more realistic operation.
 
This pack also includes physics for the derated version of the locomotive (CW46AH).
 
General Parameter Change Log:
1. Set fuel tank capacity to 6,200 gallons.
2. Maximum tractive amps is 890; maximum braking amps is 510. 1 amp = 1 kilonewton of tractive/dynamic brake effort.
3. Adjusted dynamic brake effort rating and curve for more realistic operation.
4. Adjusted two sound proxyxml files to ensure dynamic brake sound plays properly with the amperage change.
5. Weight kept at 196 metric tons (432,000 lbs)
 
Technical specifications for the CW60AH and the CW46AH:
1. CW60AH (GE GEVO-16; 6250 THP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 200,000 lbs (890 kN) up to 10.55 mph
b. Wheel horsepower of 5,625 hp (4,197.76 kW) @ 10.55 mph
c. Dynamic Brake effort of 115,000 lbs (510 kN) from 20 mph to 3 mph
d. DB resistor grid rating of 6,300 hp (4,701.5 kW)
e. Maximum speed of 75 mph 
f. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 20 
  g. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5.2 - 280
 
2. CW46AH (GE GEVO-16; 5100 THP; Derated)
a. Starting tractive effort of 200,000 lbs (890 kN) up to 8.6 mph
b. Wheel horsepower of 4,590 hp (3,425.37 kW) @ 8.6 mph
c. Dynamic Brake effort of 115,000 lbs (510 kN) from 20 mph to 3 mph
d. DB resistor grid rating of 6,300 hp (4,701.5 kW)
e. Maximum speed of 75 mph
f. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 25 
  g. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 4.5 - 215
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Locate CSXAC6000CWPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\CSXAC6000CWPack01)
2. Open DTG_CSX_GE_AC6000CW_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
3. Drag the file folders 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 folders from step 3.
 
User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the CW60AH physics. In order to switch physics, follow the steps below:
 
1. Open the following directory:
a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\CSXAC6000CWPack01\RailVehicles\AC6000CW\Simulation"
2. In each of those directories, you will see two folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
a. "6000 HP"
b. "4600 HP"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in the directory from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to the directory in step one.
6. Paste (CTRL + V) the copied files; overwrite when asked.
7. If the previous 6 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 29 April 2015 - 11:30 PM

This is the Amtrak GE P30CH (Pooch) Physics Modification pack version 1.0 
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Train Simulator: Amtrak P30CH Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/277764/
 
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 mod pack. That mod pack will be available separately from this one.
 
The purpose of this pack is to adjust the physics performance of the locomotive.
 
List of changes:
1. Modified tractive effort and braking effort curves.
2. Modified power ratings @ alternator and @ wheel.
3. Set fuel capacity to 3600 gallons.
4. Set weight to 386,000 lbs.
5. Removed coupler slack.
6. Adjusted rpm range and rate of change.
7. Adjusted locomotive load response times.
 
Technical specifications:
1. GE P30CH (GE 7FDL-16; 3000 THP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 88,470 lbs (393 kN)
b. Continuous tractive effort of 58,980 lbs (262 kN) @ 14.7 mph
c. Dynamic Brake effort of 36,000 lbs (160 kN) @ 49 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 49 mph and 9 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 5 mph.
d. Wheel horsepower of 2,700 hp (2,390 kW) @ 20 mph
e. Maximum speed of 103 mph
  f. Engine RPM range = 450 - 1050 
g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 30 
  h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 4 - 155 
i. Weight = 386,000 lbs (175.09 metric tons)
j. Fuel capacity = 3600 gallons
k. Max traction amps = 1800
l. Max brake amps = 900
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Locate P30CHPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\P30CHPack01)
2. Open DTG_Amtrak_GE_P30CH_Physics_Mod.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.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 04:07 PM

This product just appeared, and here we already have an "improvement" to it [like many others].  Why can't Dovetail put out something that's accurate the first go-around?



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Posted 12 June 2015 - 06:45 PM

 
This is the DTG Soldier Summit Locomotive Physics Modification pack version 1.0 
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Train Simulator: Soldier Summit Route Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/277775/
 
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 full sound mod pack. That full mod pack MAY be available separately from this one (if I deem it necessary to create one).
 
The purpose of this pack is to adjust the physics performance of the three diesel locomotives that come with the DLC (EMD GP9, EMD SD40T-2, & EMD F40PH-2).
 
List of general changes; specific changes for each specific locomotive located below:
1. Modified tractive effort and braking effort curves.
2. Modified power ratings @ alternator and @ wheel.
3. Modified fuel capacity.
4. Modified weights.
5. Removed coupler slack.
6. Adjusted rpm range and rate of change.
7. Adjusted locomotive load response times.
8. Created F40PH HEP mode locomotive ("nd" unit).
9. Fixed botched notch 8 values in F40PH engine sound proxyxml files.
10. Fixed botched idle & notch 8 values in GP9 engine sound proxyxml files.
 
Technical specifications:
1. EMD GP9 (EMD 567; 1750 THP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 64,750 lbs (288 kN)
b. Continuous tractive effort of 41,440 lbs (184.3 kN) @ 8 mph
c. Dynamic Brake effort of 40,000 lbs (177.93 kN) @ 25 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 25 mph and 8.5 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 0.5 mph.
d. Wheel horsepower of 1,500 hp (1,120 kW) @ 20 mph
e. Maximum speed of 65 mph
  f. Engine RPM range = 275 - 835 
g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 35 
  h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5 - 110 
i. Weight = 249,119.8 lbs (113 metric tons)
j. Fuel capacity = 800 gallons
k. Max traction amps = 1500
l. Max brake amps = 800
 
2. EMD SD40T-2 (EMD 645; 3000 THP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 92,000 lbs (409.24 kN)
b. Continuous tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289 kN) @ 8 mph
c. Dynamic Brake effort of 60,000 lbs (267 kN) @ 25 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 25 mph and 8.5 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 0.5 mph.
d. Wheel horsepower of 2,521 hp (1,881 kW) @ 20 mph
e. Maximum speed of 65 mph
  f. Engine RPM range = 315 - 900 
g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 35 
  h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5.2 - 164.4 
i. Weight = 368,168.2 lbs (167 metric tons)
j. Fuel capacity = 4000 gallons
k. Max traction amps = 1500
l. Max brake amps = 700
 
3. EMD F40PH-2 (EMD 645; 3200 THP; no HEP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph
c. Dynamic Brake effort of 40,000 lbs (177.93 kN) @ 55 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 55 mph and 36 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 0.5 mph.
d. Wheel horsepower of 2,850 hp (2,390 kW) @ 30 mph
e. Maximum speed of 103 mph
  f. Engine RPM range = 410 - 900 
g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 35 
  h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 3.5 - 155 
i. Weight = 262,001.28 lbs (118.843 metric tons)
j. Fuel capacity = 1800 gallons
k. Max traction amps = 1785
l. Max brake amps = 700
 
4. EMD F40PH-2 (EMD 645; 3200 THP; 500 kW HEP [8 cars])
a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph
c. Dynamic Brake effort of 40,000 lbs (177.93 kN) @ 55 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 55 mph and 36 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 0.5 mph.
d. Wheel horsepower of 2,210 hp (2,390 kW) @ 22 mph
e. Maximum speed of 103 mph
  f. Engine RPM range = 899 - 900 
g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 18 
  h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 28 - 155 
i. Weight = 262,001.28 lbs (118.843 metric tons)
j. Fuel capacity = 1800 gallons
k. Max traction amps = 1785
l. Max brake amps = 700
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Locate SoldierSummit (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\SoldierSummit)
2. Open DTG_Soldier_Summit_Loco_Physics_Mod_Pack
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.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:10 PM

 
This is the DTG CSX NRE 3GS-21B Physics Modification pack version 1.0 
 
In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Train Simulator: CSX NRE 3GS-21B 'Genset' Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampo...com/app/277762/
 
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 mod pack. Physics adjustments made around existing sounds.
 
The purpose of this pack is to adjust the physics performance of the locomotive.
 
List of general changes; specific changes for each specific locomotive located below:
1. Modified tractive effort curve (http://www.fasterfre...James Wurtz.pdf).
2. Modified power ratings @ alternator and @ wheel.
3. Removed "Field Divert" function to unlock maximum performance potential.
4. Modified weights.
5. Removed coupler slack.
6. Adjusted rpm rate of change.
7. Adjusted locomotive load response times.
8. Adjusted fuel consumption (https://www.cumminsp...19/QSK19-G2.pdf).
 
Technical specifications:
1. NRE 3GS-21B (3x Cummins QSK19; 2100 BHP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 80,386 lbs (357.575 kN) up to 7.5 mph.
b. Continuous tractive effort of 46,044 lbs (204.814 kN) @ 12.5 mph; 8,500 lbs (37.81 kN) @ 65 mph.
c. No Dynamic Brake
d. Maximum speed of 65 mph
  e. Engine RPM range = 650 - 2100 
f. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 100 
  g. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 2.5 - 112 
h. Weight = 268,000 lbs (121.564 metric tons)
i. Fuel capacity = 2900 gallons
j. Max traction amps = 1500
 
 
IMPORTANT; Install Instructions
 
1. Locate GensetCSXPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\GensetCSXPack01)
2. Open DTG_CSX_NRE_3GS-21B_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
3. Drag the file folders 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 folders from step 3.
 
Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)
 





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