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Post by Truthseeker4449 on 23rd June 2013, 9:42 pm

The Midnight Magnet:

[quote=Official Scenerio Description]You are in charge of a special freight train carrying valuable goods which is due to arrive in Laramie around midnight. The police are showing special interest and you have been order to bring along another engineer.[/quote]
Sometime tells me that this won't be a normal trip up the hill. Also this will be my first run at night.


Tom: It's a bit dark in here, put on the lights will you please.

I don't wanna.


I can see they can't be bothered to finish putting together my train. Gotta back up to reverse point one.


I wonder what is in these things.


There's the rest of our train.



And coupled.


Now I have to run around to the front.


And there's the front.


You know you have a heavy train when you have 5 locomotives.


Finally getting out of here.



No kidding.


Well now that I'm on the main line, I might as well take advangate of all this power.

*cranks it up to Notch 8*


Damn it's dark out here now.


Apart from having to drop my speed due to a flashing amber signal, it's been uneventful so far.


And yet my wheelslip indicator isn't lit, it's the one on the far left.


Um, why are my amps dropping? Is it because I'm using sand?

*turns off the sand and sees no change*
*turns the sander back on*


I'm currently holding steady at 705 rpm, 45.5 mph, and 250 amps.


Dispatch just called asking me if I've seen anything suspecious.

I respond that we seemed to have experienced wheelslip.

They thank me and say they will relay that information to the police, believing it to be suspicious on a clear night.


There's now a fire on my route. I have to stop, somewhere, not sure where exactly.

Also the police found oil on the track we slipped on.


Okay, Dispatch says do not stop until we get to Laramie.

*jams the throttle into Notch 8 and starts praying to Dunspach*

I don't wanna die Scared






There's the fire

I really do have to admit I really am nervious right now.


Dispatch called again, saying that the police arrested a gang that wanted whatever I was carrying.

*recalls the refeers at the end of my train*

...Am I carrying weed?


Said gang ran a van onto the line, gotta take a detour. I'm using dymanic braking to slow down for the junction.






The different cars I'm hauling.

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I just passed a sign saying that Sherman Hill was the highest point on the Transcontential Railroad.

Hmm... I ran the Challenger on the same track yesterday (I had to delay uploading the part until this morning) and didn't see that sign.


Going downhill now and using Dynamic Braking again.


Dispatch called again, there's some more of the gang at a tunnel. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to stop, or continue. I'll continue going.

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Dynamic breaking is too effective, I've got to throttle up.


SHIT

MY EMERGENCY BRAKES JUST CUT ON. AND EVERYONE THINKS IT'S A NORMAL FAULT.

NO, TOM DON'T GO, WE'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF HERE.


Tom found one of the hoses got disconnected. THAT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN IN NORMAL OPERATION!

I think the gang just stole the cargo.


And we're right outside that tunnel too :horrorfied:


Who knows what's on the other side of the tunnel Scared


I haven't seen anything unusual yet...


And Dispatch just called in let me know that the rest of the gang was just arrested.


Cop Car :D


To make things more interesting, I've shut the engine off. This also robs me the use of dynamic brakes, leaving me with just the air brakes. And I have no idea of my air supply will regenerate.


Okay, it does regenerate even without the engine. I left the brakes on for too long and had to start the engine back up again in order to back up to track speed.


We're almost at Laramie. It's 12:30 AM


Dammit, I'm on the wrong track.

*starts backing up*


*backs up for 20 minutes, then completes the scenrio by pulling into the right track*
Finally finished. And me and Tom recieved a special commendation for our work.


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Re: Railworks 4: End of the Line

Post by Guest on 24th June 2013, 12:18 am

Man, that was creepy... Scared

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Post by Truthseeker4449 on 24th June 2013, 6:29 am

It's the best written scenario I've done yet, it actually made me worry what was down the line, instead of worry about how fast I am. I think only one add-on exceeds The Midnight Magnet, but I don't want that add-on so no Trains VS Zombies.


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Re: Railworks 4: End of the Line

Post by Guest on 24th June 2013, 11:42 am

Wait.... ZOMBIES!?

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Post by Truthseeker4449 on 24th June 2013, 10:00 pm

There is a Trains VS Zombies Add-on pack. It costs as much as a regular route and I don't want it at this moment in time.

Arrival of the Thunderheads:

Got an autorack train today. They say it's going to be rather stormy.


The light just turned green, that's our cue to get moving. I don't know if everything is completely clear so I'll take it slow by running notch 1.


Got a diverse set of motive power today. Got all 3 versions of the diesel road engines. The only diesel locomotive not present but is seen in this area is the little switcher back from Heritage Shuffle.


That's a flashing amber signal, and if you haven't learned this already, it means we have to slow down. I'll click it back into idle, we're currently at 20 mph, and the next speed restriction is 40, so I'll keep it idling.


And now I'm going to run it up to 40 mph.


Notch 4 should do it.


Tom, Mother Nature hits you when you least expect it.


Been pretty boring so far.


It's starting to rain.


Says the guy who didn't believe it would rain.


It's stopped raining, still nothing really interesting happening.


I wonder if my Dynamic brakes work.


They work, the locomotive surges backwards when you first use it.


It's raining again.


There's that sign again.


Well it turns out that there is a interlock that prevents the Dynamic brake from being used while the engine isn't in idle.

Also it's raining pretty heavily.


Ya think?


While we can go 55 mph, I checked the map and discovered we're going to be switched to another line and we can only go 30 mph across the junction.


There's the junction.


DEAR GOD Horrified
PLEASE TELL ME YOU'RE STOPPING



THAT WAS WAY TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT and it was just a set of locomotives.


It stopped raining awhile ago and now we're just coasting down a 1.5% grade.


I don't want to drive carefully.


There's the rain. Also I forgot to mention this earlier, but this is the last scenerio Sherman Hill came with.


*taken a minute later*

Goddammit, can't these wipe any faster?

Tom, I want you to climb out onto the hood and wipe my window for me.


Which is why I want you to wipe my window for me.


At least I'm not in the shitty locomotive.


Why would I need to stop? I don't see a reason to. It's not any worse than that the storm in Thundering Newbies.


>:3


This is what my windshield looks like 30 seconds after I shut the wipers off


The rain doesn't show up too well outside, but you still have to admit that the graphics, even on their lowest settings, are amazing.


Oh cool! I have movable sun visors Excited

Not that they would help right now... and they are a little tricky to move.


Almost finished.


I was wondering why I was losing speed on a downhill grade with the brakes off while in Notch 2. I forgot to put the reverser back in forward.


Finally here. Got recongized for not stopping for the storm and making it to Cheyenne on time and in one piece.

Next time we're going to do something different.


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Re: Railworks 4: End of the Line

Post by Lief Katano on 24th June 2013, 10:31 pm

So like Plants Vs. Zombies...but with trains?


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Re: Railworks 4: End of the Line

Post by Guest on 24th June 2013, 10:32 pm

Maybe delivering supplies during a zombie apocalypse?

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Re: Railworks 4: End of the Line

Post by Truthseeker4449 on 25th June 2013, 6:40 am

@jokool wrote:Maybe delivering supplies during a zombie apocalypse?
Close, it's more or less you having to take survivors to safety.


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Re: Railworks 4: End of the Line

Post by Guest on 25th June 2013, 9:56 am

Ah, that would have been my second guess.

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Post by Truthseeker4449 on 25th June 2013, 11:53 am

Deltic Dart:

Today I'm doing another quick drive, only this time....


I'm driving a Class 55 Deltic (a British Desiel Electric locomotive), #55010 The King's Own Scottish Borderer. The route will take us 63.04 miles from Paddington to Oxford.

The class 55s are express passenger locomotives named after the prototype, which in turn was named after it's dual Deltic engines. A sign in the cab says that the locomotive is limited to 100 mph. Well, unless I get an alarm, I'll be exceeding that.

I first started liking the Deltics while playing Trainz. The Deltics are one of the two demo engines. There are several differences between the Trainz Deltics and the Railworks Deltics, mostly in what works and what doesn't.

I'll talk about them while pulling out of Paddington.


And I thought American Signalling was confusing....

but anyway, back to the differnces.


In Trainz, that top left lever is my train brake (the main brake if you will) and the lower one is my loco brake (controlling the brakes on the locomotive only). In Railworks, the lever's jobs swap. That's the biggest difference.


This is the biggest detailing difference, (Railworks is naturally more detailed than Trainz). Trainz lists it as only 80.
I just passed the sign saying I can take my speed up to 100 mph, and so I'm running 100% throttle. Already at 66 mph.


I'm already at 100 mph, now I can kick it up to 125. Or not, my first stop is up ahead.

*goes into emergency to stop in time*


That right there is called overrunning the platform. The station is called Ealing Broadway BTW.


Sorry about that folks.


Alright, let's get out of here.


This is our next station, Southall.


I'm too big for the platform, so I can't take on any passengers.


This is Hayes & Harlington.


And this time I have room to spare.


52.12 miles from Oxford.


This is West Drayton, 50.09 miles from Oxford.


A lot of people got off here at Iver.


Why do I keep ending up at the shortest platforms?


Random floating clock.


This platform at Langley is way too short...


Oh wow, I've drove 20 miles with my handbrake on.


Leaving Taplow. Currently 40.75 miles from Oxford.


Hmm... This doesn't it look like a station.


My alerter just went off, letting me know that the next signal is red or something. Now I'm braking hard, I was at 105 mph too....

Okay I just checked the map and the next station has a red signal.


The signal is green now. We are 32.17 miles from Oxford.


Dammit. I failed to respond to the alerter in time and the emercgery brakes are one and I can't turn them off until I come to a complete stop.


This is Reading, one of the major stations on the line.


Departing Tilehurst


Welcome to Cholsey.


I haven't seen another train all day, and yet I keep hitting all these red and amber signals


Hey look, it's a old signal.


Just 8.31 miles from Oxford.


Just one more stop before Oxford.


Next stop, Oxford, which is 5.09 miles up the line.


I would like to point out to the people who say that this locomotive pollutes that this one locomotive pollutes less than all the cars everyone would've had to drive to get to where they were going.


Well that's Oxford.


And this is the end of our journey.


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Post by Truthseeker4449 on 25th June 2013, 3:12 pm

British Steam Express:


This is one of 3 steam locomotives that came with Railworks. We're hauling 8 coaches to Oxford and we're not stopping at any other stations. Unless we run out of fuel, which is a very real possibility.


Let's get out of here.


I don't know how fast I can go but they say the speed of the engine is limited by the guts of the engineer.


Currently doing 52 mph in a 100 mph zone. Not too bad.


Blew by Ealing Broadway at 58 mph.


Charged through Hayes and Harlington at 61.2 mph.



51.50 miles to Oxford.





I found the speedometer.


Thundering through Langley at 64 mph. Currently 47 miles from Oxford.


Appoarching Slough at 64.2 mph. Oxford is 43 miles away. Also I haven't seen any other traffic, apart from buses crossing bridges.


These screenshots really don't do the locomotive justice.


This is first class.


Currently I'm running at full throttle with the reverser at 3% and my brakes set to running (7%)


There's a red signal up ahead, but I don't give a damn.


Running at 65 mph.


It's a damn shame that our trip is already halfway over.


Rapidly approaching Reading's 50 mph speed limit.


Dammit, I'm stalling out.


Looks like we're stopping in Reading. My boiler pressure is rather low, so stopping now to rest is not a bad idea.


We were doing 10 mph, before I triggered the brakes.


We're moving again, slowly.


Coasting into Reading.


Okay, we're ready to finish the trip.


18 mph


26 mph


42.5 mph


49 mph through Tilehurst


53.4 mph


55 mph

Currently 21.35 miles from Oxford


58 mph
20.19 miles


70.2 mph
14.50 miles


Got 70 mph speed restriction coming up, and I'm at 73.8 mph too...


Just 4.10 miles out of Oxford.


Welcome to Oxford. And we didn't use as much fuel as I thought I would.


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Post by Truthseeker4449 on 25th June 2013, 5:53 pm

American Monster:


I'm finally learning how to drive this monster.


And we're moving!


39 mph.


She's very powerful, I haven't had to alter my intial settings of 20% throttle and 62% reverser apart from having to slow down by cutting the throttle to zero.


I wish I had a much heavier train. Both the Big Boy and Challenger Senerios were not updated to match the locomotive's power.






As you can see, the controls are nearly identical to the Challengers


The draft of a Big Boy is so powerful, it can rip the shovel out of the fireman's hands. The heat of the firebox would then instantly incerate and melt the shovel, leaving the fireman to throw the coal in with his bare hands.




This grey part is the firebox, and it's one of the largest ever put on a locomotive. It is so large that a mechacinal stoker is needed in order to maintain the fire. The only attempt at converting a Big Boy from coal to oil was unsuccessful, the single row of burners used in the Challengers was not enough to heat a Big Boy.



Articulation going through a switch.


Even better shot of the articulation.


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Post by Truthseeker4449 on 25th June 2013, 9:52 pm

Granite Run Attempt 1:


Okay, so I have to get cars and bring them back to Cheyenne. I wish they let me drive the Big Boy up here...


Ah look at that articulation!


I'm not an complete idiot, I know this


Hmm... the tender looks awefully empty for 25 tons of coal. I believe it's possible that it's glitched. I've also a constant boiler pressure of 280.0


That switch looks a little too sharp, not for the locomotive, but for the tender (in most of UP's hertiage locomotive derailments, it was the tender that derailed).


I believe the sun is setting.


Backing up to couple to these cars.

Surely I can haul far more than just 4 cars.


Well, let's go then.




Dammit I overshot and I think I broke something when I try applying steam braking (using steam against the engine by running it in reverse). She screeched horribly.

But we backed up okay.


Okay, now that we have premission to continue onto the mainline, let's go.


Currently coasting downhill on a 1.5% grade.








Comparsion shot.

I think those are the cars we have to pick up next.


massive overshoot and gear damage.


Yup, these are our cars.

*lost track of my train and caused a crash*


*will cut to the part I was*


I've never seen helpers at the end of a train and in the middle of a train here on Sherman Hill.





We're heading 5 miles further down the line to Wycon - Nitrate 1.




[img]The entrance to where we need to go.

GOD DAMMIT, I HIT THE CARS TOO HARD AGAIN


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Post by Guest on 25th June 2013, 10:18 pm

Awwww.... No shots of the crashes? Horrified

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Post by Truthseeker4449 on 26th June 2013, 1:01 pm

I can't take the screenshots because it displays the message and prevents any further actions from being taken and after a few seconds cut to the debrief. Besides, my camera isn't always in the right position.


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