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Title: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on July 22, 2014, 07:09:45 pm
EDIT (1/8/15):
V1.0 Released

Metro-North Railroad Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Packs for OpenBVE
Full Version contains all 176 different train configurations.
Lite Version contains only 21 different train configurations.

This train is highly detailed and advanced. Keep reading for full details.

The M8 electric multiple unit was built in the between the 2000s and early 2010s for the Metro-North Commuter Railroad. Seating layout is not 100% accurate as of this release.

These packs come with both the married pair and the single (cabless) trailer car. Every possible consist configuration for trains 2 to 12 cars in length (realistic and fictional) is included in this the "Full" pack, while the "Lite" pack contains only the 21 realistic consist configurations (for those people who are short on hard drive space).

In addition, hours of coding were put in to animating the 3D engineer's cab. Note that the cab's train status and diagnostic displays are semi-animated/semi-functional, as is the AC - DC mode selector switch.

Train acceleration physics also vary based on the ratio of motorized cars to trailer cars in the consist. As logic dictates, a 100% motorized train will hold maximum starting acceleration and reach top speed faster than a train that is only 80% or 60% motorized. In addition, the tractive effort meter on the cab display is dynamic in nature; a 100% motorized train requires less tractive effort per car to achieve rated acceleration than a train that is less than 100% motorized.

Finally, note the placement of the cab doors throughout the consist; the end cars will have their cab doors closed, while the middle cars have them open.

The cab signalling on version 1.0 is not yet functional, but as soon as a route is coded that can make use of the cab signalling system, a plugin will be drafted and this pack will be updated to version 2.0.

Version 2.0 will also include animated destination signage, a detailed lavatory, and updated door sounds and seating layout.


Credits list:
-Sounds: Fan Railer (Mike Kam)[general sound programmer] & William McMorris [high quality announcement chime, buzzer sound, & combined throttle/brake controller "click"]
-Engineer's Cab (3D): Manuel Alejandro Mejias Palacios
-Exterior model: Manuel Alejandro Mejias Palacios
-Physics: Fan Railer (Mike Kam)
-Project coordinator & BETA tester: Fan Railer (Mike Kam)
-Invaluable reference material (for physics): Gregory Grice
-File compression: Max Diamond (Dj Hammers)

IMPORTANT: Please do not redistribute this train pack. This pack is only to be made available via sanctioned sites, ie, BVEstation & Fan Railer's Mediafire page.

Technical information:

Power system:  750 VDC Third Rail ; 12.5 kV 60 Hz AC / 25 kV 60 Hz AC Catenary
Axles arrangement: Bo'Bo'
Service weight (empty motor; average): 144,291 lbs
Service weight (empty trailer; average): 110,230 lbs
Starting acceleration (MIN PWR; P1): 0.5 mph/s
Starting acceleration (MAX PWR; P6): 2.0 mph/s
Continuous acceleration (dependent on motor:trailer ratio): 2.0 mph/s @ 28 - 35 mph ; 0.39 - 0.47856 mph/s @ 100 mph
Minimum reduction brake rate (MIN BK; B1): 0.75 mph/s
Full service brake rate (MAX BK; B4): 3.0 mph/s
Emergency brake rate (EMER): 3.355 mph/s
Propulsion system: Mitsubishi Electric - Sojitz (Melco) AC propulsion
Traction motor rating: 270 hp
Rated power (per car): 1080 hp
Service speed: 80 mph
Maximum design speed: 100 mph
Gauge: 4 ft 8.5 in
Length between couplers: 85 ft 0 in
Vehicle Width: 10 ft 6 in
Rail to Roof Height: 12 ft 11.5 in to ~ 14 ft
Distance Between Truck Centers: 59 ft 6 in
Truck Wheel Base: 8 ft 6 in
Wheel Diameter (New): 36 in


Essential Operating Tips:
For openBVE purposes, this train has 6 power points, one for each major cab signal limit. Each point will increase acceleration proportionally.
P1 - 15 mph (24 km/h); 0.5 mph/s
P2 - 30 mph (32 km/h)
P3 - 45 mph (72 km/h)
P4 - 60 mph (96 km/h)
P5 - 80 mph (128 km/h); 2.0 mph/s
P6 - 100 mph (160 km/h); 2.0 mph/s

For openBVE purposes, this train has 4 service brake points, each increasing the brake rate by increments of 0.75 mph/s.
B1 - B3 are dynamic/regenerative brake only.
B4 blends in friction brakes to achieve full service brake rate of 3.0 mph/s.

IMPORTANT; How to operate the pantograph (switch between AC-DC and vice versa):
Hit "3" to turn ATS off and lower pantograph (AC-DC), hit "2" to turn ATS on and raise pantograph (DC-AC). It is recommended that you only make the AC-DC switch while moving. Do not make the DC-AC switch while moving, as activating the ATS from "off state" will immediately apply emergency brakes; thus, only raise the pantograph when the train is stopped. Hopefully, a plugin for V2.0 will remove this requirement.

Download (Full; 18.27 mb compressed, 2.2 gb unzipped): http://www.mediafire.com/download/816kymd5aqkkccx/MNCR+Kawasaki+M8+EMU+Pack+V1.0+Full.7z
Download (Lite; 12.7 mb compressed, 260 mb unzipped): http://www.mediafire.com/download/bvrxh90r8vnqucu/MNCR+Kawasaki+M8+EMU+Pack+V1.0+Lite.7z

Thanks for downloading and enjoy =)

Since no real LIRR / MNCR routes exist yet, here is a list of recommended routes to run this train on:
1. http://www.trainsimstuff.org/network-west-midlands/nwm-downloads
2. http://www.mediafire.com/download/9r6tfx0zx8xxikm/Maastricht+Route+Pack.rar
3. http://www.mediafire.com/download/27112b6vjxh1iss/MAV+120a+Route+Expansion+Pack.rar
4. http://www.celtictrainsim.com/routesdl.html (Ballyfeckin & Waterville Route)
5. http://www.bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=62
6. http://sites.google.com/site/velarobve/downloads
Title: Re: MNR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Fan Railer on December 25, 2014, 03:45:19 pm
It's been very quiet on this thread, but expect a release sometime around New Years, which is a week from now.
Title: Re: MNR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Manuel18 on December 25, 2014, 07:25:44 pm
M8's Model "WORK IN PROGRESS"

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10885561_768347913213717_1377728440097976163_n.jpg?oh=c451b3a5a0cdae111c34a7d0a92bd036&oe=54F9CEF9&__gda__=1429082661_386d8ff1353acdf39e3e555aebb1564d)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/10885595_768347886547053_1562252064537113187_n.jpg?oh=f1af89716396e90b7b0fcc23239a76d2&oe=553BBB52&__gda__=1425890828_e9057c988ea8f389bf7d05dc3ba179fd)
Title: Re: MNR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: NYCT N train on December 30, 2014, 11:38:24 am
Looks pretty good=) Hope to see it released for openBVE
Title: Re: MNR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Manuel18 on December 31, 2014, 10:21:21 pm
FInally get finished the Pantograph arm and base for M8 this was a nightmare took me 3 days of intense work!

By the way, Happy New Year 2015

(https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/10830486_773080179407157_6526314982574179684_o.jpg)
Title: Re: MNR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: NYCT N train on January 01, 2015, 09:03:26 am
Lookin good :)
Title: M8 EMU Nearing Completion
Post by: Fan Railer on January 03, 2015, 03:41:06 pm
Nearing completion:
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Manuel18 on January 03, 2015, 06:49:19 pm
Done the "S unit car"  like a request
(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/s480x480/1558438_775422989172876_1939257304829837633_n.jpg?oh=c120703c4e400ae4bdbec3d59450a857&oe=5538A9B6)
Title: M8 Single Car & Pantograph Demonstration
Post by: Fan Railer on January 03, 2015, 07:44:17 pm

Introducing the M8 single car (S Car). Also demonstrated is how to raise and lower the pantograph; hit "3" to turn ATS off and lower pantograph, hit "2" to turn ATS on and raise pantograph.
Title: M8 S car galore
Post by: Fan Railer on January 04, 2015, 10:53:38 am

Singles, singles everywhere lol. 7 car train with two triplets and a single car in the middle. This configuration is also one of the only configurations where the 4 motor cars and 3 trailer cars on the train actually correspond to the correct exterior, due to openBVE's inflexibility in where it actually places motor cars and trailer cars.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Fan Railer on January 04, 2015, 07:16:51 pm
More M8 eye candy. Just waiting on the 3D cab to be complete, and it's almost done. Not long at all now =)
Title: M8 Pack Release Time Announcement
Post by: Fan Railer on January 07, 2015, 10:34:05 am
Release of the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Pack V1.0 scheduled for 8:00 PM tonight (20:00 for those on military time).
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Haven on January 07, 2015, 04:39:05 pm
That was fast!
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Fan Railer on January 07, 2015, 04:41:55 pm
Total number of different train configurations (2 to 12 cars) = 171; total pack size = 6.1 gb. Prepare your hard drives, folks :P
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: B3 via Av U on January 07, 2015, 05:09:57 pm
Total number of different train configurations (2 to 12 cars) = 171; total pack size = 6.1 gb. Prepare your hard drives, folks :P
171 train configurations? That's a lot.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Haven on January 07, 2015, 05:31:07 pm
Total number of different train configurations (2 to 12 cars) = 171; total pack size = 6.1 gb. Prepare your hard drives, folks :P

I feel that's a lot especially for the first release
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Fan Railer on January 07, 2015, 07:31:03 pm
Pushing back release to between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm (EST) to accommodate last minute file compression and release video recording/upload.

Also planning to release a "lite" version of the pack, which contains only 20 of the 171 different train configurations.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Fan Railer on January 07, 2015, 10:19:00 pm
Hopefully this is the last delay; applying the finishing touches to the M8 packs is taking longer than I expected it to. The lite pack is done, and I'm in the process of finishing the full pack. Both packs will be released together in the next 24 hours:
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: B3 via Av U on January 08, 2015, 08:11:34 pm
m8 this is awesome. When's the release happening?

the M8 sounds weird lol.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: Fan Railer on January 08, 2015, 08:29:53 pm
m8 this is awesome. When's the release happening?

the M8 sounds weird lol.
As soon as I finish finalizing in the next few hours. For real this time tho lolz. Would have finished this morning, but riding the M2s to get sound recordings for that train (yes, we are making it eventually) on the New Haven Line distracted me for the better part of the day.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 Development
Post by: NYCT N train on January 08, 2015, 09:04:24 pm
The M8 sounds are perfect =) Are you going to do a quick Cab Preview video?
Title: MNCR Kawasaki M8 V1.0 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on January 08, 2015, 10:19:21 pm
Way ahead of you bro :P


Metro-North Railroad Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Packs for OpenBVE
Full Version contains all 176 different train configurations.
Lite Version contains only 21 different train configurations.

This train is highly detailed and advanced. Keep reading for full details.

The M8 electric multiple unit was built in the between the 2000s and early 2010s for the Metro-North Commuter Railroad. Seating layout is not 100% accurate as of this release.

These packs come with both the married pair and the single (cabless) trailer car. Every possible consist configuration for trains 2 to 12 cars in length (realistic and fictional) is included in this the "Full" pack, while the "Lite" pack contains only the 21 realistic consist configurations (for those people who are short on hard drive space).

In addition, hours of coding were put in to animating the 3D engineer's cab. Note that the cab's train status and diagnostic displays are semi-animated/semi-functional, as is the AC - DC mode selector switch.

Train acceleration physics also vary based on the ratio of motorized cars to trailer cars in the consist. As logic dictates, a 100% motorized train will hold maximum starting acceleration and reach top speed faster than a train that is only 80% or 60% motorized. In addition, the tractive effort meter on the cab display is dynamic in nature; a 100% motorized train requires less tractive effort per car to achieve rated acceleration than a train that is less than 100% motorized.

Finally, note the placement of the cab doors throughout the consist; the end cars will have their cab doors closed, while the middle cars have them open.

The cab signalling on version 1.0 is not yet functional, but as soon as a route is coded that can make use of the cab signalling system, a plugin will be drafted and this pack will be updated to version 2.0.

Version 2.0 will also include animated destination signage, a detailed lavatory, and updated door sounds and seating layout.


Credits list:
-Sounds: Fan Railer (Mike Kam)[general sound programmer] & William McMorris [high quality announcement chime, buzzer sound, & combined throttle/brake controller "click"]
-Engineer's Cab (3D): Manuel Alejandro Mejias Palacios
-Exterior model: Manuel Alejandro Mejias Palacios
-Physics: Fan Railer (Mike Kam)
-Project coordinator & BETA tester: Fan Railer (Mike Kam)
-Invaluable reference material (for physics): Gregory Grice
-File compression: Max Diamond (Dj Hammers)

IMPORTANT: Please do not redistribute this train pack. This pack is only to be made available via sanctioned sites, ie, BVEstation & Fan Railer's Mediafire page.

Technical information:

Power system:  750 VDC Third Rail ; 12.5 kV 60 Hz AC / 25 kV 60 Hz AC Catenary
Axles arrangement: Bo'Bo'
Service weight (empty motor; average): 144,291 lbs
Service weight (empty trailer; average): 110,230 lbs
Starting acceleration (MIN PWR; P1): 0.5 mph/s
Starting acceleration (MAX PWR; P6): 2.0 mph/s
Continuous acceleration (dependent on motor:trailer ratio): 2.0 mph/s @ 28 - 35 mph ; 0.39 - 0.47856 mph/s @ 100 mph
Minimum reduction brake rate (MIN BK; B1): 0.75 mph/s
Full service brake rate (MAX BK; B4): 3.0 mph/s
Emergency brake rate (EMER): 3.355 mph/s
Propulsion system: Mitsubishi Electric - Sojitz (Melco) AC propulsion
Traction motor rating: 270 hp
Rated power (per car): 1080 hp
Service speed: 80 mph
Maximum design speed: 100 mph
Gauge: 4 ft 8.5 in
Length between couplers: 85 ft 0 in
Vehicle Width: 10 ft 6 in
Rail to Roof Height: 12 ft 11.5 in to ~ 14 ft
Distance Between Truck Centers: 59 ft 6 in
Truck Wheel Base: 8 ft 6 in
Wheel Diameter (New): 36 in


Essential Operating Tips:
For openBVE purposes, this train has 6 power points, one for each major cab signal limit. Each point will increase acceleration proportionally.
P1 - 15 mph (24 km/h); 0.5 mph/s
P2 - 30 mph (32 km/h)
P3 - 45 mph (72 km/h)
P4 - 60 mph (96 km/h)
P5 - 80 mph (128 km/h); 2.0 mph/s
P6 - 100 mph (160 km/h); 2.0 mph/s

For openBVE purposes, this train has 4 service brake points, each increasing the brake rate by increments of 0.75 mph/s.
B1 - B3 are dynamic/regenerative brake only.
B4 blends in friction brakes to achieve full service brake rate of 3.0 mph/s.

IMPORTANT; How to operate the pantograph (switch between AC-DC and vice versa):
Hit "3" to turn ATS off and lower pantograph (AC-DC), hit "2" to turn ATS on and raise pantograph (DC-AC). It is recommended that you only make the AC-DC switch while moving. Do not make the DC-AC switch while moving, as activating the ATS from "off state" will immediately apply emergency brakes; thus, only raise the pantograph when the train is stopped. Hopefully, a plugin for V2.0 will remove this requirement.

Download (Full; 18.27 mb compressed, 2.2 gb unzipped): http://www.mediafire.com/download/816kymd5aqkkccx/MNCR+Kawasaki+M8+EMU+Pack+V1.0+Full.7z
Download (Lite; 12.7 mb compressed, 260 mb unzipped): http://www.mediafire.com/download/bvrxh90r8vnqucu/MNCR+Kawasaki+M8+EMU+Pack+V1.0+Lite.7z

Thanks for downloading and enjoy =)

Since no real LIRR / MNCR routes exist yet, here is a list of recommended routes to run this train on:
1. http://www.trainsimstuff.org/network-west-midlands/nwm-downloads
2. http://www.mediafire.com/download/9r6tfx0zx8xxikm/Maastricht+Route+Pack.rar
3. http://www.mediafire.com/download/27112b6vjxh1iss/MAV+120a+Route+Expansion+Pack.rar
4. http://www.celtictrainsim.com/routesdl.html (Ballyfeckin & Waterville Route)
5. http://www.bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=62
6. http://sites.google.com/site/velarobve/downloads
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: NYCT N train on January 09, 2015, 05:28:44 pm
The release of the M8 was awesome! When are you going to start the developing of the M2/M4/M6 as per your YouTube channel?
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: Manuel18 on January 09, 2015, 08:56:11 pm
The release of the M8 was awesome! When are you going to start the developing of the M2/M4/M6 as per your YouTube channel?

Not for this Month. I'm planning to do a R160 and some another trains apart from the M2, so the M2 is going to wait a long time...
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on January 09, 2015, 09:51:22 pm
Ironically, one day after we released the M8 pack for OpenBVE, the M8 single car enters revenue service in real life lol... on select New Canaan Branch trains:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.883685605016725.1073741861.100001258801227&type=1&l=141c5cf5a5

Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: PelhamLocal on January 09, 2015, 10:31:50 pm
Lol Awesome
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: Simon on January 10, 2015, 01:35:57 am
Great video and coverage of the car. Is there a reason for this S car? Seems like a waste considering that the fleet is comprised of married pairs.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: ghosttarin on January 10, 2015, 02:24:30 am
so we going to have the flashing light on the door when they colse on the next update the offical one and this was a asome video
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on January 10, 2015, 09:00:14 am

Here's the full video clip showing the exterior of the car and a quick walk through of the interior of the car while at Grand Central Terminal, and then the ride from Grand Central to Stamford, with an unscheduled stop at Harlem - 125th Street to let a passenger who got on the wrong train off. The ride quality is so-so for a brand new car, but overall, very quiet (since the car is unpowered; has no traction motors / traction equipment). Happy hunting folks ;)

Great video and coverage of the car. Is there a reason for this S car? Seems like a waste considering that the fleet is comprised of married pairs.
Consist building "flexibility"; in other words, Metro-North just wanted to be able to run 5, 7, 9, and 11 car trains with the M8s. I still think they should have specified for singles to be inserted into pairs to make triplets instead of just sandwiching singles in between pairs...


so we going to have the flashing light on the door when they colse on the next update the offical one and this was a asome video
That's one of the goals. No guarantees yet though.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: NYCT N train on January 10, 2015, 12:42:24 pm
Is anyone going to put it on the BVE Download page?
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on January 10, 2015, 05:25:13 pm
Is anyone going to put it on the BVE Download page?
I notified Dj Hammers already; he's been busy this past week. The train will be up on the download page in due time.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: ipac on January 10, 2015, 09:45:57 pm
You can also notify me :P  I'm almost always available.  I'm currently putting both files up now.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: ipac on January 10, 2015, 10:04:51 pm
The file is up.

http://www.bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=115
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: Dj Hammers on January 11, 2015, 12:18:46 am
The file is up.

http://www.bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=115
Thanks for putting it up. I ran into some unforseen time constraints.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on January 11, 2015, 10:29:41 am
Thanks guys. As always, real life stuff takes precedence over sim stuff, so no pressure all around.
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on January 19, 2015, 09:36:25 pm
M8 Single Car seat layout:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10862503_890261321025820_4886946064398264950_o.jpg)
This will be used when it is time to update the M8 pack (not for a while).
Title: Re: MNCR Kawasaki M8 EMU V1.0 Released
Post by: NYCT N train on January 20, 2015, 05:47:27 pm
M8 Single Car seat layout:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10862503_890261321025820_4886946064398264950_o.jpg)
This will be used when it is time to update the M8 pack (not for a while).
yep, your M8 uses part of the seating chart, but is the M7 seats correct?