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Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:16 PM

Any chances of have DPU controls in the nexts releases? That's a huge improve on simulation of long DPU trains.

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:19 AM

I took the test will be very welcome congratulationshttps://i.imgur.com/hOmSPiA.png https://i.imgur.com/Me5mCfU.png

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 01:38 PM

That looks pretty nice an a real great thing to have. Congratulations indeed!

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 12:01 AM

The feature as implemented by gpz could be considered for addition to OR NewYear MG (and to the official releases if there is an OK), if it is of interest. However what makes me perplex is the use of so many key combinations to have it working. I'd prefer to have a small pop-up window and to perform commands by mouse.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 03:18 AM

it will be a very realistic operation. Here in Brazil we use this feature a lot on ramps with high percentages

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 03:39 AM

View PostCsantucci, on 21 February 2020 - 12:01 AM, said:

The feature as implemented by gpz could be considered for addition to OR NewYear MG (and to the official releases if there is an OK), if it is of interest. However what makes me perplex is the use of so many key combinations to have it working. I'd prefer to have a small pop-up window and to perform commands by mouse.


Both, pop-up or key commands, are good. We use key commands on Run 8 and it's ok, with few repetitions we are familiar with all combinations. The pop-up makes all fast and clean to set up.
We had only a problem trying the DPU modification. The percentage power per notch are not determined by the .eng file. Seems like the DPU modification changed the percentage with his own values.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:10 AM

I would propose a simplier key command for the controls.

SHIFT + W = Fence up or to the right if already up with more than one DP set
SHIFT + S = Fence to the left of down
SHIFT + D = Throttle up \ dynamic down
SHIFT + A = Throttle down \ dynamic up

The last two working similar to the combined control throttle handle that is available in OR now which allows the use of the A and D keys to move from throttle to dynamic braking. To me it seems like the controls would be very simple if set up this way.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:27 AM

View Postedwardk, on 21 February 2016 - 05:02 PM, said:

This part is probably considered the failsafe since DPU locomotives do not do anything unless given the command. I read online that when 20lbs of air pressure is applied, all DPU units will be given the signal to notch down to idle mode.



Reading back through this topic I found this post. I think it is important to note that this statement is only true if there is a communication loss between the controlling locomotive and the DP consist. It is a safety feature as mentioned. As long as there are no communication problems I can set a full service and the DP consist will still load and respond to commands from the controlling locomotive. An emergency brake application will however cause the DP consist as well as the controlling locomotive to idle down. It may also be noted that a DP consist will also maintain the last command it received for up to 45 min. If communication has not been restored by that time the DP locomotives will also idle down. This is why the safety feature exist. I don't think we have any plans to model communication problems ( I hope ), just thought I would mention it.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:35 AM

in reality when we lose communication and we need to stop the train we apply 10 psi of the automatic brake with that the remote locomotive falls to zero effort

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:05 AM

View PostDiter258r, on 21 February 2020 - 08:35 AM, said:

in reality when we lose communication and we need to stop the train we apply 10 psi of the automatic brake with that the remote locomotive falls to zero effort


That is correct.

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