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Difficulties with switching in OR.

#1 User is offline   SD45T-2 

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:17 PM

I don't know if there's something I overlooked, or a terrible assumption of mine. (It shouldn't be a physics issue. I upgraded all the files using the packages in the Train-Sim file library.)

I've been trying some switching scenarios lately, and I've been having problems. It's a struggle to move short cuts around the yard. While I don't expect a GP35 or GP38-2 to walk away with a intermodal train, I do expect them to be fine hauling just a few freight cars, but it always seems I have to throttle up to move anything more than one car.

Could someone teach me the proper methodology for switching cuts of cars in Open Rails so I don't have to struggle so hard? Or tell me where I messed up?

Edit: Also posting this to T-S. Forgive me if it's seen twice by some.

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:56 PM

Use the F5 HUD brake display to see condition of the train brakes!

You must perform all the steps required in the real world to move a cut of cars; Connect hose, open/close angle cocks, pump up air ect.

There IS a shortcut but I'll let you look that up (and much more) in the OR Manual.
Access the Manual, a searchable PDF document from the OR opening screen, dow near the bottom press the [Documents] button.

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 07:19 PM

Besides connecting the Air Hose and Opening the Angle Cocks,
check, and release ALL the Handbrakes on the Cut of Cars.

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:02 PM

View PostSandy River Tom, on 21 October 2019 - 07:19 PM, said:

Besides connecting the Air Hose and Opening the Angle Cocks,
check, and release ALL the Handbrakes on the Cut of Cars.


Adam Savage: Well, there's you're problem!

Yep, I forgot to do that. I figured out all the angle cock stuff just fine, but I failed to release the handbrakes. Which was very idiotic of me, because handbrakes are a useful tool.

Hope the car knockers don't give me a hard time.

Thanks.

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 04:16 AM

View PostSD45T-2, on 21 October 2019 - 08:02 PM, said:

Hope the car knockers don't give me a hard time.

lol if you only moved the cars short distances there shouldn't be too many issues. Good thing you didn't derail shoving on brakes haha

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