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  Topic: Stopping for a Red Signal or a meet.
MR Roberts

Replies: 40
Views: 20421

PostForum: Ask a Real Engineer   Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:29 pm   Subject: Stopping for a Red Signal or a meet.
Bill, I always thought that SP's mileposts started counting from #1 Market Street (Company HQ) in San Francisco. Jack London Square is in Oakland, across the bay from SF. I'm sure Taz can correct me i ...
  Topic: Dynamic Brakes and Train Brakes
MR Roberts

Replies: 14
Views: 10045

PostForum: Ask a Real Engineer   Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:54 pm   Subject: Dynamic Brakes and Train Brakes
Most of NERR's locos auto bail the independents when dynamics are engaged. (Unless I missed some, of course) If anyone knows of any models that aren't supposed to do that in the RW, let me know and I ...
  Topic: Whistle Post
MR Roberts

Replies: 12
Views: 8806

PostForum: Ask a Real Engineer   Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:06 pm   Subject: Whistle Post
Yes, the whistle post is to alert you that you are approaching a grade crossing and you should commence sounding the horn promptly. However, in MSTS some whistle posts are placed a bit too far in adva ...
  Topic: Hours on the rails
MR Roberts

Replies: 23
Views: 13490

PostForum: Ask a Real Engineer   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:26 pm   Subject: Hours on the rails
I believe its 12 hours then you get at least 8 hours rest before they can call you again.
  Topic: Horsepower to Kilowatt Conversion
MR Roberts

Replies: 10
Views: 7237

PostForum: Ask a Real Engineer   Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:26 pm   Subject: Horsepower to Kilowatt Conversion
Do we need a new forum called "Ask a Mechanical Engineer"? Razz
  Topic: Don't let that train stall!
MR Roberts

Replies: 15
Views: 11709

PostForum: Ask a Real Engineer   Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:10 pm   Subject: Don't let that train stall!
Very good information, Bill. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise.
  Topic: Patch a train
MR Roberts

Replies: 3
Views: 3789

PostForum: Ask a Real Engineer   Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:40 am   Subject: Patch a train
Not sure exactly but I'm pretty sure it means to relieve a hog lawed crew and finish their run. The term does not appear in the regular railroad slang lists so I figure its a term unique to a certain ...
  Topic: Bringing boxcars up to NERR standards !!
MR Roberts

Replies: 20
Views: 14975

PostForum: Train Shop   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:37 pm   Subject: Bringing boxcars up to NERR standards !!
Just so you know why some of the loaded .wag files have different weights. I was taking into consideration that not all fully loaded cars would weigh the same when loaded with different lading. For e ...
  Topic: Getting rid of dynamic brake click sound
MR Roberts

Replies: 7
Views: 8278

PostForum: Train Shop   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:24 pm   Subject: Getting rid of dynamic brake click sound
Discrete_Trigger ( 48 PlayOneShot ( 1 File ( "d9_econtrol1.wav" -1 ) SelectionMethod ( SequentialSelection ) ) )


Its actually probably the line that has "d9_dbrakef.wav". Delete all occurences o ...
  Topic: Passing Paths revisited
MR Roberts

Replies: 16
Views: 13736

PostForum: Activity Editor   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:44 pm   Subject: Passing Paths revisited
That is posalutely correct. No passing paths for the player train. Also, you need to set up the entrance point first and then the exit point.
  Topic: Dynamic brakes
MR Roberts

Replies: 16
Views: 14404

PostForum: Ask a Real Engineer   Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 12:32 am   Subject: Dynamic brakes
Did I mention that about a year ago?


To the best of my knowledge none of our units click. I fix that, first thing.
  Topic: Dynamic brakes
MR Roberts

Replies: 16
Views: 14404

PostForum: Ask a Real Engineer   Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 9:18 pm   Subject: Dynamic brakes
Like wrr20891 says, the dynamic brake controls on real locomotives do not have notches. So, instead of watching the percentage display you should be watching your load meter. We have tried to make th ...
  Topic: Specification Resources?
MR Roberts

Replies: 10
Views: 8920

PostForum: Train Shop   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 9:44 pm   Subject: Specification Resources?
I use this site for alot of my information.

http://espee.railfan.net/sp_fcss/index.html
  Topic: Stupid Question #1 (yes, I have more)
MR Roberts

Replies: 4
Views: 4617

PostForum: Ask a Real Engineer   Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 7:06 pm   Subject: Stupid Question #1 (yes, I have more)
First off, you should not even have been using the loco brakes. Thats a no no. Secondly, it sounds as though you somehow managed to use up all your air. Setting and releasing the brakes within too sho ...
  Topic: RUNNING THE ACTIVITY IN THE EDITOR
MR Roberts

Replies: 6
Views: 5515

PostForum: Activity Editor   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:32 pm   Subject: RUNNING THE ACTIVITY IN THE EDITOR
I've found that the playback feature isn't much good for AI timing unless the timing is very close. It IS useful for determining whether or not a well timed meet will work or not. In some cases, alter ...
 
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