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#1 User is offline   Niknak 

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 06:20 AM

Just a note to say kudos to whoever thought of the activity randomization factor in OR. I've been using the random weather for a while and just started using the activity one today - Really adds to the realism! :)

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 07:26 PM

View PostNiknak, on 21 February 2021 - 06:20 AM, said:

just started using the activity one today - Really adds to the realism! :)


I've been using both for a quite a while now with the level set to 1. This level is more than adequate for weather, but I hardly notice any thing 'amiss' in activities? I have only ever seen two events which caused a stuck brake on a wagon or something similar. Have to read up on the manual for more information on this.

What did you experience with activity randomization and what level did you have set?

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 02:31 AM

I have mine set to "1" as well. In my first 2hour activity I had 2 hotbox scenarios, 1 at 40mins and the 2nd at 1hr 35mins. I've just started an 8hr activity now on Seligman so I'm expecting quite a few "events".....

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 09:19 AM

View PostNiknak, on 22 February 2021 - 02:31 AM, said:

I have mine set to "1" as well. In my first 2hour activity I had 2 hotbox scenarios, 1 at 40mins and the 2nd at 1hr 35mins. I've just started an 8hr activity now on Seligman so I'm expecting quite a few "events".....


Interesting, perhaps I drive 100% to avoid any "hiccups" LOL :rolleyes:
On a serious note. I have amended quite a few of my routes to add a specific siding in almost every major freight environment . These are called "Cripple" sidings. I'm waiting for the day I need to manually shunt a cripple wagon in an activity, so it doesn't affect any train handling or performance, then carry on with the activity as intended!

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 09:51 AM

View PostCoolhand101, on 22 February 2021 - 09:19 AM, said:

Interesting, perhaps I drive 100% to avoid any "hiccups" LOL :rolleyes:
On a serious note. I have amended quite a few of my routes to add a specific siding in almost every major freight environment . These are called "Cripple" sidings. I'm waiting for the day I need to manually shunt a cripple wagon in an activity, so it doesn't affect any train handling or performance, then carry on with the activity as intended!

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The 1st time a hotbox was indicated I was very near to a siding so it was easy to dump the wagon there. The next time however I had to drive at reduced speed for around 10 minutes before coming to a siding. In the current 8hr activity I'm running I've covered around 2hrs without a problem so far. So the randomness seems very ..... random :)

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