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Title: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on September 18, 2014, 09:49:00 pm
So TS2015 came out today, along with a few other DLC goodies:


Stay tuned for more action in the very near future ;)
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: HijauKuda on September 19, 2014, 09:19:36 am
Sir Fan Railer
Some passengers I believe have a mad cow disease, as they do walk non-sense in circles!

Good day and night for you
HK

Title: TS2015: Metrolink EMD F59PH Physics Mod Pack Released
Post by: Fan Railer on September 19, 2014, 02:36:44 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HBFthchfdM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HBFthchfdM#)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHOouy5A4-Y# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHOouy5A4-Y#)
This is the Metrolink EMD F59PH & Companion Bombardier BiLevel Cab Car Physics Modification pack.

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Los Angeles Commuter Rail F59PH" pack avaliable at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277747/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/277747/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds.

The purpose of this pack is to adjust the locomotive weight, fuel capacity, motor amperage limits, and braking effort values for more realistic operation.

Parameter Change Log:
1. Lowered fuel tank capacity from 4,800 gallons to 1,500 gallons.
2. Increased locomotive weight to 264,552 lbs (120 metric tons) for better adhesion characteristics.
3. Maximum tractive amps is 1550; maximum braking amps is 760.
4. Adjusted dynamic brake effort curve for more realistic operation.
5. Lowered prime mover max RPM to 900 to fix engine sound issue when revving over 900 RPM.

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate F59PHPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01)
2. Open DTG_Metrolink_EMD_F59PH_Physics_Mod_Pack.7z
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folder from step 3.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ir2cpifedvosc6r/TS2015_Metrolink_EMD_F59PH_Physics_Mod.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/ir2cpifedvosc6r/TS2015_Metrolink_EMD_F59PH_Physics_Mod.rar)
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Ramirez1523 on September 19, 2014, 03:20:27 pm
Hey FanRailer i know this is a bit off topic but do you think anyone will create Hyundai Rotem cars for the metrolink fleet?
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on September 19, 2014, 05:38:55 pm
Hey FanRailer i know this is a bit off topic but do you think anyone will create Hyundai Rotem cars for the metrolink fleet?
Hard to say, honestly.
Title: TS2015: Metrolink and Coaster Round Trip Runs
Post by: Fan Railer on September 20, 2014, 12:36:06 pm
Metrolink:
Train Simulator 2015 HD: Metrolink Train 607 Bombardier BiLevel Cab Ride Oceanside - Union Station (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa26eB843a0#ws)
Train Simulator 2015 HD: Metrolink Train 608 EMD F59PH Cab Ride Union Station - San Juan Capistrano (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pothWxYCak8#ws)

Coaster:
Train Simulator 2015 HD EXCLUSIVE: Coaster Train 634 Bombardier BiLevel Cab Ride to San Diego (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h6IeCUbJKw#ws)
Train Simulator 2015 HD EXCLUSIVE: Coaster Train 665 EMD F59PHI Cab Ride San Diego to Oceanside (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXvcntrFcZ8#ws)
Towards the end of the last video, you can see what I believe is one of the new features of TS2015: a starry night sky ;)
Title: TS2015: 10 Car Metrolink Trains
Post by: Fan Railer on September 22, 2014, 01:05:36 am
Title: TS2015: Nathan P2 Airchime Pack for Metrolink F59PH and Bombardier Cab Car WIP
Post by: Fan Railer on September 23, 2014, 12:42:24 am
Train Simulator 2015 HD EXCLUSIVE: Metrolink EMD F59PH & Bombardier BiLevel Cab Nathan P2 Horn WIP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI-9mmy8qbc#ws)
Still a work in progress; I'm not completely satisfied with it yet. Looking to be done for a release this coming Saturday (9/27). Stay tuned ;)
Title: TS2015: Nathan P2 Horn Pack for Metrolink Released
Post by: Fan Railer on September 24, 2014, 08:37:22 pm

This is the Metrolink EMD F59PH & Companion Bombardier BiLevel Cab Car Nathan P2 Horn pack.

In order to utilize this freeware sound upgrade, you must have purchased the "Los Angeles Commuter Rail F59PH" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277747/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/277747/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the sound enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A PHYSICS PACK. Physics adjustments have been released separately.


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate F59PHPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01)
2. Open DTG_Metrolink_EMD_F59PH_&_Bombardier_BiLevel_Cab_Nathan_P2_Airchime_Pack.7z
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folder from step 3.

User's Manual:
A key feature of this pack is that it allows you to switch between horns on the locomotive and cab car independently of each other.
This means that both locomotive and cab car can be using the K5LA or the P2, or the locomotive can be using the P2 and the cab car the K5LA or vice versa. Upon installation, the pack sets the default horn of both the locomotive and cab car to the P2. Follow the instructions below to switch in between horns.

Switch horns on the F59PH:
1. Locate this directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Cab"
1a. There should be two file folders; "K5LA" and "P2".
2. Enter the file folder of the horn you wish to operate with.
3. Copy (CTRL + C) the file within; "EMD_F59PH_HornControl.proxyxml"
4. Return to directory from step 1.
5. Paste (CTRL + V) the file from step 3 into the directory.
5a. Overwrite when prompted.
6. Run TS2015 to check.

Switch horns on the Cab Car:
1. Locate this directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Passenger\CaliCar\Cab"
1a. There should be two file folders; "K5LA" and "P2".
2. Enter the file folder of the horn you wish to operate with.
3. Copy (CTRL + C) the file within; "CabCar_HornControl.proxyxml"
4. Return to directory from step 1.
5. Paste (CTRL + V) the file from step 3 into the directory.
5a. Overwrite when prompted.
6. Run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy :)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/p5y696w034pb695/TS2015_Metrolink_EMD_F59PH_&_Bombardier_BiLevel_Cab_Nathan_P2_Airchime_Pack.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/p5y696w034pb695/TS2015_Metrolink_EMD_F59PH_&_Bombardier_BiLevel_Cab_Nathan_P2_Airchime_Pack.rar)
Title: TS2015: Metrolink EMD F59PH Physics Mod Expansion Pack (MP36PH-3C & F125)
Post by: Fan Railer on September 24, 2014, 08:50:32 pm
Train Simulator 2015 HD: Metrolink EMD F59PH vs MPI MP36PH-3C vs EMD F125 Spirit Performance Test (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b_2UkUFHEI#ws)

This is a major update to the original F59PH physics mod pack. This release adds the ability to swap out the updated EMD F59PH physics (0:00 and 18:32) with MPI MP36PH-3C physics (6:26 and 25:48) or EMD F125 Spirit physics (12:35 and 32:35). All three test runs seen in this video were done with an identical 7 car set of Bombardier BiLevel coaches and took place between Irvine and Tustin, beginning with a downhill run to Tustin and concluding after the uphill battle back to Irvine. You will notice the difference in speed between the locomotives, and thus, the benefit of having a higher horsepower locomotive.

This is the Metrolink EMD F59PH & Companion Bombardier BiLevel Cab Car Physics Modification pack Version 2.0.

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Los Angeles Commuter Rail F59PH" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277747/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/277747/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds.

The purpose of this pack is to adjust the locomotive weight, fuel capacity, motor amperage limits, and braking effort values for more realistic operation.

Parameter Change Log:
1. Lowered fuel tank capacity from 4,800 gallons to 1,500 gallons.
2. Increased locomotive weight to 271,165.8 lbs (123 metric tons) for better adhesion characteristics.
3. Maximum tractive amps is 1550; maximum braking amps is 700.
4. Adjusted tractive effort curve with 2700 wheel hp in mind; independent of HEP load.
5. Adjusted dynamic brake effort rating and curve for more realistic operation.
6. Lowered prime mover max RPM to 900 to fix engine sound issue when revving over 900 RPM.

This pack also includes the option to swap in physics of different locomotives into the F59PH body.
Additional locomotive physics included:
1. MPI MP36PH-3C
 a. Starting tractive effort of 72,500 lbs (322.5 kN) up to 16.65 mph
 b. Dynamic Brake effort of 32,742 lbs (145.64 kN) @ 55 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 3,216 hp (2,400 kW); independent of HEP load
 d. Increased weight of 131.1 metric tons (289,023.06 lbs)
 e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,500 gallons
 f. Amperage ratings remain the same as the F59PH
 g. Maximum speed of 83 mph

2. EMD F125
 a. Starting tractive effort of 71,040 lbs (316 kN) up to 18.66 mph
 b. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,210 lbs (156.62 kN) from 50 mph down to 5 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 3,531 hp (2,635 kW); assuming 550 kW HEP load
 d. Increased weight of 128 metric tons (282,188.8 lbs)
 e. Fuel tank capacity of 1,800 gallons
 f. Max traction amps = 710.4 (71040 lbs)
 g. Max braking amps = 352.1 (35210 lbs)
 h. Maximum speed of 125 mph

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate F59PHPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01)
2. Open DTG_Metrolink_EMD_F59PH_Physics_Mod_Pack.7z
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folder from step 3.

User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the F59PH physics. In order to switch physics, follow the steps below:

1. Open the following three directories:
 a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Simulation"
 b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Engine"
 c. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Passenger\Cars\Driving Trailer\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see three folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
 a. "F59PH"
 b. "F125"
 c. "MP36PH-3C"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in all three directories from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
6. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1b.
7. Proceed back to directory 1b and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
8. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1c.
9. Proceed back to directory 1c and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
10. If the previous 9 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ir2cpifedvosc6r/TS2015_Metrolink_EMD_F59PH_Physics_Mod.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/ir2cpifedvosc6r/TS2015_Metrolink_EMD_F59PH_Physics_Mod.rar)
Title: TS2015: Bombardier BiLevel Cab Car Cab Ride on NEC
Post by: Fan Railer on October 13, 2014, 06:19:57 pm


Welcome aboard. Today, we will be taking a round trip on New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line in the operating cab of a Metrolink Bombardier BiLevel cab car. Power for both our 10 car consists will be provided by an EMD F59PH, upgraded with a 4300 horsepower EMD 16-710G3C 2-stroke diesel for enhanced performance. We will start our trip at New York Penn Station operating train 3853, making all local stops, minus North Elizabeth, to Trenton Transit Center. We will then relay the train across the Delaware River into Morrisville Yard, where we will switch train sets. We will then proceed to run that set on train 3866 from Trenton, making all local stops back to New York Penn before ending our trip. Enjoy the ride =)

Table of contents (http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/R0070.pdf (http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/R0070.pdf)):
-Train 3853
5:25 - Depart NY Penn Station track 8
11:50 - Secaucus Junction
20:00 - Newark Penn Station
25:50 - Newark Liberty International Airport
31:40 - Elizabeth (Perfect full service stop)
37:05 - Linden
41:15 - Rahway
46:55 - Metropark
51:25 - Metuchen
56:40 - Edison
1:01:01 - New Brunswick
1:05:08 - Jersey Avenue
1:17:30 - Princeton Junction (90 mph high speed stop)
1:25:05 - Hamilton (80 mph high speed stop)
1:31:15 - Trenton Transit Center
1:35:35 - Depart Trenton (out of service)
1:38:40 - Morrisville Layup
1:44:00 - Switch consists

-Train 3866
1:44:54 - Depart Morrisville Yard
1:52:00 - Arrive Trenton Transit Center (out of service)
1:54:30 - Depart Trenton Transit Center (in service)
1:59:00 - Hamilton (high speed stop)
2:05:55 - Princeton Junction (high speed stop)
2:19:35 - New Brunswick (90 mph high speed stop)
2:25:20 - Edison
2:30:21 - Metuchen
2:34:50 - Metropark
2:40:45 - Rahway
2:46:00 - Linden
2:52:25 - Elizabeth
2:55:25 - North Elizabeth
2:58:45 - Newark Liberty International Airport
3:04:10 - Newark Penn Station
3:12:30 - Secaucus Junction
3:19:35 - New York Penn Station
Title: TS2015: Amtrak Acela Express 165 MPH Test Runs
Post by: Fan Railer on October 14, 2014, 05:17:13 am
Been messin' around on TS2015... does this look familiar to anyone? ;)


The TS2015 take on the high speed 165 mph Acela Express late night test runs on the Northeast Corridor, as seen through Princeton Junction station.

This is the Amtrak Acela Express Physics Upgrade pack (TS2015 version).

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On pack avaliable at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/65231/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/65231/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds.

The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the original Acela pack.


Parameter Change Log:
1. Adjusted tractive effort and braking effort curves based on real world figures available online. Original figures used were much too high and lead to an unrealistically fast train set.
2. Adjusted individual car weights based on real world figures available online.
3. Added the ammeter feature on the HUD, and tweaked the cab TE display to read a maximum of 50,000 lbf of starting tractive effort.
4. Top speed has been unlocked from 165 mph to 205 mph. Based on available power from power cars, balancing speed is 186 mph for 7 car set.

For more specifics on the specific values that were changed, proceed here: http://railworksamerica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10774 (http://railworksamerica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10774)

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Open the Acela asset pack until the directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\AcelaPack01"
2. Then open the "Railworks_Acela_Express_Physics_Mod.rar" file.
3. Drag the folder from the .rar file and into the directory you opened in step one.
4. Overwrite if asked.
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/62fzr0vg8stvwly/TS2015_Amtrak_Acela_Physics_Fix.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/62fzr0vg8stvwly/TS2015_Amtrak_Acela_Physics_Fix.rar)
Title: TS2015: EMD SD70 Series Physics Mod Pack Released
Post by: Fan Railer on November 13, 2014, 11:48:40 am

This is the EMD SD70 Series Physics Modification pack for the SD70MAC, SD70ACe, and SD70M-2. In this video, you will see me demonstrate the changes that I've made to the locomotives to make them perform more realistically. The test consists of 3 locomotives of one class accelerating a 60 car Autorack freight train up to 70 MPH before utilizing only dynamic braking to stop.

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "SD70 V2 Volume 2 Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/208365/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/208365/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds.

The purpose of this pack is to adjust the locomotive weight, fuel capacity, motor amperage limits, and traction and braking effort values for more realistic operation.

The pack purchased from Steam includes the BNSF SD70MAC, BNSF SD70ACe, Canadian National SD70M-2, and Norfolk Southern SD70M-2. Originally, all locomotives in this pack shared a single set of operating physics, making them operationally identical in the game. However, we know that these locomotive models differ greatly in real life. This mod pack differentiates those locomotives in the game.

General Parameter Change Log (same for all three locomotive classes):
1. Set fuel tank capacity to 4,900 gallons.
2. Changed HUD ammeter function so that it displays tractive/braking effort in thousands of pounds. This means that if the HUD ammeter reads "157 Amps", the locomotive is putting out 157,000 lbs of tractive effort. Conversely, if the HUD ammeter reads "-34.52 Amps", the locomotive is putting out 34,520 lbs of dynamic braking effort.
3. Adjusted tractive effort ratings and curves for individual locomotive models based on the specifications listed below.
4. Adjusted dynamic brake effort ratings and curves for individual locomotive models based on the specifications listed below.


Specific horsepower and tractive effort ratings used in calculation for individual locomotive models:
1. EMD SD70MAC (EMD 16-710G3B; 4000 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 175,500 lbs (780.663 kN) up to 7.165 mph.
   b. Traction horsepower at wheel is 3,350 hp (2,500 kW).
   c. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 81,000 lbs (360.3 kN) from 23.845 mph to 3 mph; linear fade from that speed to 0 lbs @ 1 mph.
   d. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 5,145.6 hp (3,840 kW).
   e. Increased weight of 188.3 metric tons (415,126.18 lbs).
   f. Maximum speed of 70 mph.
   g. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 191 gallons per hour.

2. EMD SD70ACe (EMD 16-710G3C-T2; 4300 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 189,000 lbs (840.714 kN) up to 7.646 mph.
   b. Traction horsepower at wheel is 3,850 hp (2,873 kW).
   c. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 105,000 lbs (467.063 kN) from 18.395 mph to 3 mph; linear fade from that speed to 0 lbs @ 1 mph.
   d. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 5,145.6 hp (3,840 kW).
   e. Increased weight of 191 metric tons (421,078.6 lbs).
   f. Maximum speed of 75 mph.
   g. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 187 gallons per hour.

3. EMD SD70M-2 (EMD 16-710G3C-T2; 4300 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 163,000 lbs (7725.06 kN) up to 8.486 mph.
   b. Traction horsepower at wheel is 3,685 hp (2,750 kW).
   c. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 86,850 lbs (386.328 kN) from 22.4 mph to 9 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 9 mph to 0 lbs @ 3 mph.
   d. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 4,556 hp (3,400 kW).
   e. Increased weight of 177 metric tons (390,214.2 lbs).
   f. Maximum speed of 75 mph.
   g. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 187 gallons per hour.

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate the RSC assets folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC)
2. Open Railworks_EMD_SD70MAC_SD70ACe_&_SD70M-2_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
2a. Before proceeding to step 3, make sure your "RSC" folder is NOT set to "read only". You can change the folder settings using the properties function. IF the "RSC" folder is read only, the files will not overwrite existing files when you attempt step 3.
3. Drag both file folders ("SD70Pack02" and "SD70Pack03") from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1. Overwrite if asked.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/d14d6x1d3d8sxkw/TS2015_EMD_SD70MAC_SD70ACe_%26_SD70M-2_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/d14d6x1d3d8sxkw/TS2015_EMD_SD70MAC_SD70ACe_%26_SD70M-2_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar)
Title: TS2015: Extended Range Dynamic Brakes for SD70M-2 & ES44DC
Post by: Fan Railer on November 15, 2014, 09:05:35 am


Here is a showcase of the extended range dynamic brake feature that I've included as part of the physics mods for the EMD SD70M-2 and the GE ES44DC locomotives. The key feature here is the distinctive sawtooth profile of the extended range portion of the dynamic brake curve, something that has not been properly simulated in TS2015 (Railworks) until now. You can download these mods here:
EMD SD70M-2: http://www.mediafire.com/download/d14d6x1d3d8sxkw/TS2015_EMD_SD70MAC_SD70ACe_%26_SD70M-2_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/d14d6x1d3d8sxkw/TS2015_EMD_SD70MAC_SD70ACe_%26_SD70M-2_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar)
GE ES44DC (Marias Pass): http://www.mediafire.com/download/26rnih7e9zit1fr/TS2015_Marias_Pass_BNSF_GE_ES44DC_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/26rnih7e9zit1fr/TS2015_Marias_Pass_BNSF_GE_ES44DC_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar)
GE ES44DC (Stevens Pass): http://www.mediafire.com/download/z8j7ghz8xbmfmf1/TS2015_Stevens_Pass_BNSF_GE_ES44DC_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/z8j7ghz8xbmfmf1/TS2015_Stevens_Pass_BNSF_GE_ES44DC_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar)

Here are the operational parameters that I factored in when programming the mods for these two specific locomotives:

1. EMD SD70M-2 (EMD 16-710G3C-T2; 4300 THP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 163,000 lbs (7725.06 kN) up to 8.486 mph.
 b. Traction horsepower at wheel is 3,685 hp (2,750 kW).
 c. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 86,850 lbs (386.328 kN) from 22.4 mph to 9 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 9 mph to 0 lbs @ 3 mph.
 d. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 4,556 hp (3,400 kW).
 e. Increased weight of 177 metric tons (390,214.2 lbs).
 f. Maximum speed of 75 mph.
 g. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 187 gallons per hour.
 h. Changed HUD ammeter function so that it displays tractive/braking effort in thousands of pounds. This means that if the HUD ammeter reads "157 Amps", the locomotive is putting out 157,000 lbs of tractive effort. Conversely, if the HUD ammeter reads "-34.52 Amps", the locomotive is putting out 34,520 lbs of dynamic braking effort.

2. GE ES44DC (GE GEVO-12; 4400 THP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 142,000 lbs (800.68 kN).
 b. Continuous tractive effort of 105,680 lbs (470.08 kN) @ 12.9 mph.
 c. Traction horsepower at wheel is 3,800 hp (2835.821 kW).
 d. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 74,675 lbs (332.171 kN) @ 26.2 mph to 9 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 9 mph to 0 lbs @ 3.5 mph.
 e. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 5,212.6 hp (3,890 kW).
 f. Increased weight of 190.509 metric tons (420,000 lbs).
 g. Maximum speed of 75 mph.
 h. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 210 gallons per hour.
 i. Adjusted HUD ammeter limits so that max traction amps is 1800 and max dynamic brake amps is 920. This is based off of info from BNSF ES44DC operating manual.
Title: TS2015: GE ES44C4 Mod Pack
Post by: Fan Railer on November 17, 2014, 04:36:04 pm


This is the Kuju GE BNSF ES44AC & ES44C4 Physics Modification pack.

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "US Loco & Asset Pack" available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/208306/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/208306/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds.

The purpose of this pack is to adjust the locomotive weight, motor amperage limits, and traction and braking effort values for more realistic operation.

This pack includes the ability to switch between the standard ES44AC and the newly coded physics for the ES44C4. More details below.

General Parameter Change Log:
1. Changed HUD ammeter function so that it displays tractive/braking effort in thousands of pounds. This means that if the HUD ammeter reads "157 Amps", the locomotive is putting out 157,000 lbs of tractive effort. Conversely, if the HUD ammeter reads "-34.52 Amps", the locomotive is putting out 34,520 lbs of dynamic braking effort.
2. Adjusted tractive effort ratings and curves for individual locomotive variants based on the specifications listed below.
3. Adjusted dynamic brake effort ratings and curves for individual locomotive variants based on the specifications listed below.

Specific horsepower and tractive effort ratings used in calculation for individual locomotive variants:
1. GE ES44AC Standard Adhesion (GE GEVO-12; 4700 GHP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 180,000 lbs (800.68 kN) up to 8.2714 mph.
b. Traction horsepower at wheel is 4,390 hp (3,276.12 kW); efficiency rating of 93.4%.
c. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 117,000 lbs (520.442 kN) from 16.51 mph to 3 mph; linear fade from that speed to 0 lbs @ 1 mph.
d. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 5,145.6 hp (3,840 kW).
e. Increased weight of 188.7 metric tons (416,008.02 lbs).
f. Maximum speed of 75 mph.
g. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 210 gallons per hour.
h. Units numbered 5718-5747

2. GE ES44C4 (GE GEVO-12; 4700 GHP)
a. Starting tractive effort of 144,000 lbs (640.544 kN) up to 11.44 mph.
b. Traction horsepower at wheel is 4,390 hp (3,276.12 kW); efficiency rating of 93.4%.
c. Max Dynamic Brake effort of 78,000 lbs (346.962 kN) from 25.085 mph to 3 mph; linear fade from that speed to 0 lbs @ 1 mph.
d. Dynamic Brake horsepower at wheel is 5,212.6 hp (3,890 kW).
e. Set weight @ 126 metric tons (277,779.6 lbs). This is to simulate the total lowered axle load on the powered axles, since the core game code only differentiates powered trucks from non-powered trucks, and not powered axles from non-powered axles.
f. Maximum speed of 75 mph.
g. Fuel consumption @ notch 8 is 210 gallons per hour.
h. Units numbered 8018-8047


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate the following directory: (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\Kuju\RailsimulatorUS)
2. Open Railworks_Kuju_BNSF_GE_ES44AC_&_ES44C4_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
2a. Before proceeding to step 3, make sure your "Kuju" folder is NOT set to "read only". You can change the folder settings using the properties function. IF the "Kuju" folder is read only, the files will not overwrite existing files when you attempt step 3.
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1. Overwrite if asked.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.

User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the new ES44C4 Physics and numbering scheme. In order to switch physics, follow the steps below:

1. Open the following directories:
a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\Kuju\RailsimulatorUS\RailVehicles\Diesel\ES44AC\BNSF\Simulation"
b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\Kuju\RailsimulatorUS\RailVehicles\Diesel\ES44AC\BNSF\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see two folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
a. "ES44AC"
b. "ES44C4"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in both directories from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
6. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1b.
7. Proceed back to directory 1b and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
8. If the previous 7 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ptd18p51glybf71/TS2015_Kuju_BNSF_GE_ES44AC_%26_ES44C4_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/ptd18p51glybf71/TS2015_Kuju_BNSF_GE_ES44AC_%26_ES44C4_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar)
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on November 21, 2014, 05:04:01 am


I have updated the physics and sound modification packs for Amtrak's Siemens ACS-64 and EMD AEM-7DC to TS2015 standards. I am also releasing, for the first time, the Bombardier HHP-8 Physics mod pack. Included are simpler installation instructions, and minor detail updates. Also, the physics and sound mods are merged into one download for ease of access in case you need to re-install the mod after verifying steam files. Make sure you READ the readme file before doing anything with the packs, and definitely do so before you ask any questions about anything to do with the packs.

Bombardier HHP-8 Physics Mod Pack:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/735q7xo5jra7r1t/TS2015_Bombardier_HHP-8_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/735q7xo5jra7r1t/TS2015_Bombardier_HHP-8_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar)

Siemens ACS-64 Physics & Sound Mod Pack:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/8vhhbdhakqjcuvx/TS2015_Siemens_ACS-64_Traction_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_Update.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/8vhhbdhakqjcuvx/TS2015_Siemens_ACS-64_Traction_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_Update.rar)

EMD AEM-7DC Physics & Sound Mod Pack:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/31v6g2fpaq175s5/TS2015_EMD_AEM-7DC_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_Update.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/31v6g2fpaq175s5/TS2015_EMD_AEM-7DC_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_Update.rar)

This preview clip was shot at Providence Station along the Rhode Island section of the NEC, which is available here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=330377563 (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=330377563)

Enjoy, folks, and have a happy Thanksgiving :)
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on November 21, 2014, 06:01:57 am


I have updated the physics and sound modification packs for Amtrak's Acela Express. Included are simpler installation instructions, and minor detail updates. Also, the physics and sound mods are merged into one download for ease of access in case you need to re-install the mod after verifying steam files. Make sure you READ the readme file before doing anything with the pack, and definitely do so before you ask any questions about anything to do with the pack.

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/tnciq4mt7jdk1m8/TS2015_Amtrak_Acela_Express_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_Update.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/tnciq4mt7jdk1m8/TS2015_Amtrak_Acela_Express_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_Update.rar)

This preview clip was shot at Providence Station along the Rhode Island section of the NEC, which is available here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=330377563 (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=330377563)

Enjoy, folks, and have a happy Thanksgiving =)
Title: TS2015: M8 Horn Pack and Door Sounds updated
Post by: Fan Railer on November 23, 2014, 09:25:39 pm

The Leslie RS2M Horn and Door Sound pack for the Metro-North Railroad Kawasaki M8 EMU has been updated as of 11/23/14. Keep reading for more information:

This is the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 Leslie RS2M & Door Sound Upgrade Pack, upgraded and updated to TS2015 standards.

In order to utilize this freeware sound upgrade, you must have purchased the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258647/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/258647/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify /use the sounds found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A PHYSICS UPGRADE PACK. The M8 Physics pack will be released separately from this pack.

The purpose of this pack is to replace the default Javelin horn and door sounds with authentic Metro-North Leslie RS2M air horn and door sounds.


11/23/14 update log:
1. Tweaked exterior horn sound to get rid of overlap between the horn_start and horn_loop files.
2. Added interior horn sound.
3. Changed door sounds from stereo to mono in order to address volume issues.
4. Updated installation steps to new standard.


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions:
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\M8Pack01"
2. Then open the "Railworks_MNCR_Kawasaki_M8_Leslie_RS2M_&_Door_Sound_Mod_Pack_Update.rar" file.
4. Drag the "Audio" file folder into the directory from step 1.
5. Overwrite if asked
6. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ey6j4ea1e5jihdy/TS2015_MNCR_Kawasaki_M8_Leslie_RS2M_&_Door_Sound_Mod_Pack_Update.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/ey6j4ea1e5jihdy/TS2015_MNCR_Kawasaki_M8_Leslie_RS2M_&_Door_Sound_Mod_Pack_Update.rar)
Title: TS2015 Acela Pack Updated
Post by: Fan Railer on November 26, 2014, 10:11:38 pm
Updated the Acela Pack yet again:


This is the Amtrak Acela Express Physics and Sound Upgrade pack (TS2015 version).

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Amtrak Acela Express EMU Add-On pack avaliable at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/65231/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/65231/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the original Acela pack and swap in the HHP-8 Hybrid K5LA horn and bell sounds.

I also added in brand new door sounds and idle sounds.


Parameter Change Log:
1. Adjusted tractive effort and braking effort curves based on real world figures available online. Original figures used were much too high and lead to an unrealistically fast train set.
2. Adjusted amp ratings so that 1 amp = 1 kN of effort. Maximum traction amps = 225 amps @ 0 mph.
3. Adjusted individual car weights based on real world figures available online.
4. Added the ammeter feature on the HUD, and tweaked the cab TE display to read a maximum of 50,000 lbf of starting tractive effort.
5. Top speed has been unlocked from 165 mph to 205 mph. Based on available power from power cars, balancing speed is 186 mph for 7 car set.

For more specifics on the specific values that were changed, proceed here: http://railworksamerica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10774 (http://railworksamerica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10774)

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Open the Acela asset pack until the directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\AcelaPack01"
2. Then open the "Railworks_Acela_Express_Physics_&_Sound_Mod.rar" file.
3. Drag the folders from the .rar file and into the directory you opened in step one.
4. Overwrite if asked.
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/tnciq4mt7jdk1m8/TS2015_Amtrak_Acela_Express_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_Update.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/tnciq4mt7jdk1m8/TS2015_Amtrak_Acela_Express_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_Update.rar)
Title: TS2015: M8 Physics Mod Updated for DTG Patch
Post by: Fan Railer on December 02, 2014, 08:04:35 am


I have yet again updated the M8 physics mod pack to ensure compatibility with the patch that was released by DTG for the M8 on December 2, 2014. The patch address several issues, but fails to correct the physics values, horn, door, and traction sounds. One important issue that WAS addressed was the dynamic brake behavior in relation to the master controller position. Dynamics will now apply as soon as a minimum reduction application is made. This mod pack has been updated to accommodate that fix.

This is the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 Physics Upgrade Pack, 2015 Edition (12/2/14 M8 Patch Compatible).

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258647/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/258647/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. The Leslie RS2M + door sound pack will be released separately from this pack.

The purpose of this pack is to improve accuracy of the tractive and braking effort curves, reflect the TE limit in the on-screen TE monitor, and tweak car weights slightly.

Parameter Change Log:
1. Modified Tractive Effort and Dynamic Brake curves based on 806 kW power rating per car and 11,582.7306 lbf (51.52255 kN) starting effort and 16,216.4234 lfb (72.134 kN) braking effort.
1a. Starting acceleration is now calibrated to the specified 2.0 mph/s from 0 mph to 35 mph.
1b. Maximum braking rate is now 3.0 mph/s attainable from ~25 mph to 0 mph.
2. Maximum sustainable speed limited to 100 mph via changes to TE curve file.
3. Ampere parameters adjusted so that cab TE monitor display accurate to the actual tractive effort being applied to the rail.
4. Weights modified to match those in manual; A car = 65.7 metric tons, B car = 65.22 metric tons
5. Updated brake pressure specs to be compatible with the M8 patch that was released on 12/2/14.


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Proceed to open folders until your directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\M8Pack01\".
3. Then open the "Railworks_MNR_Kawasaki_M8_Physics_Mod.rar" file.
4. Highlight all folders in the .rar file and drag them into the file directory from step 1.
5. Click "OK" when if asks you to Confirm File Copy.
6. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1gc4e92agbhrgq4/TS2015_MNR_Kawasaki_M8_Physics_Mod.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/1gc4e92agbhrgq4/TS2015_MNR_Kawasaki_M8_Physics_Mod.rar)
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on December 03, 2014, 04:25:37 pm

Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on December 04, 2014, 02:17:16 am


Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on December 06, 2014, 08:51:28 pm


This is the NJT Arrow III WABCO AA2 Horn for the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Version 1.0

In order to utilize this freeware sound upgrade, you must have purchased the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258647/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/258647/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify /use the sounds found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

The purpose of this pack is to allow the user to run the M8 EMU over the NJT Northeast Corridor Line with an authentic WABCO AA2 horn recorded from an Arrow III EMU.

Also included are the necessary files for the Leslie RS2M horn, in case the user wishes to switch back to using that horn.

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions:
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\M8Pack01"
2. Then open the "Railworks_MNCR_Kawasaki_M8_Leslie_RS2M_&_Door_Sound_Mod_Pack_Update.rar" file.
3. Drag the "Audio" file folder into the directory from step 1.
4. Overwrite if asked.
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Operational note: You MUST use the keyboard hotkey for the horn (spacebar) in order for the horn sounds from this pack to play correctly. If you use the HUD button, the sounds will lag.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/wpxz4e2d564haei/TS2015_NJT_Arrow_III_WABCO_AA2_Horn_for_MNCR_Kawasaki_M8.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/wpxz4e2d564haei/TS2015_NJT_Arrow_III_WABCO_AA2_Horn_for_MNCR_Kawasaki_M8.rar)
Title: TS2015: Amtrak California F59PHI Physics Mod Updated
Post by: Fan Railer on December 11, 2014, 11:38:45 pm
Finally got around to updating the Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner EMD F59PHI Physics Mod Pack:


This is the EMD F59PHI Physics Upgrade pack, TS2015 Edition Version 2.0.

The tests seen here were conducted with identical 7 car consists. You will see a noticeable difference between the performance of the 3200 hp locomotive and the 4300 hp locomotive.

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Pacific Surfliner Route Addon avaliable at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222606/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/222606/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds

The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the original F59PHI locomotive.


Parameter Change Log:
1. Adjust Braking Effort curve to simulate realism.
3. Adjust amp limits according to EMD specs; Max traction amps = 1550. Max brake amps = 760.
4. Increased weight from 104 tons to a higher weight to simulate fully loaded locomotive and increase adhesion.
5. Decreased fuel capacity from 4800 gallons to 2000 gallons.
6. Increased air brake application and release rates. Original rates are painfully and unrealistically slow.

This pack also includes the option to swap between the 12-710 engine and the 16-710 engine.
Specific locomotive parameters:
1. EMD F59PHI original (EMD 12-710G3A-T2; 3200 THP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
 b. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,000 lbs (145.64 kN) @ 55 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 2,900 hp (2,400 kW); independent of HEP load
 d. Increased weight of 120.5 metric tons (265,654.3 lbs)
 e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,000 gallons
 f. Maximum speed of 83 mph

2. EMD F59PHI upgrade (EMD 16-710G3C-T3; 4300 THP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 68,800 lbs (306.04 kN) up to 21.35 mph
 b. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,000 lbs (133.446 kN) @ 55 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 3,912.8 hp (2,920 kW); independent of HEP load
 d. Increased weight of 130.636 metric tons (288,000 lbs)
 e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,000 gallons
 f. Maximum speed of 110 mph


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\PacificSurfliner"
2. Then open the "Railworks_F59PHI_Physics_Mod.rar.rar" file.
3. Drag folder from the .rar file into the directory opened in step 1.
4. Overwrite if prompted.
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.

User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the F59PHI (3200 THP) physics. In order to switch physics, follow the steps below:

1. Open the following three directories:
 a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Simulation"
 b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see three folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
 a. "F59PHI (3200 THP)"
 b. "F59PHI (4300 THP)"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in all three directories from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
6. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1b.
7. Proceed back to directory 1b and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
8. If the previous 7 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link:http://www.mediafire.com/download/ui44aimaai8kcj0/TS2015_EMD_F59PHI_Physics_Mod.rar
Title: TS2015: Game of Gnomes Christmas Route
Post by: Fan Railer on December 12, 2014, 08:46:29 pm
A few videos for those of you wondering if you should pick up the Christmas route for this year (2014):




You can purchase this route here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277754/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/277754/)
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on December 16, 2014, 10:06:10 pm


This is the Metro-North Shoreliner Cab Car Sound Mod Pack V1.0.

In order to utilize this freeware sound upgrade, you must have purchased the "Metro-North P32 AC-DM 'Genesis' Loco Add-On" pack avaliable at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258655/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/258655/)

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to use the sound enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A PHYSICS UPGRADE PACK. Physics mod will be released separately.

The main purpose of this pack is to introduce authentic Leslie RS2M horn sounds (exterior and cab versions) and authentic bell sounds (exterior and cab versions).

This pack also replaces the door sounds and adds brake release sounds.

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate P32Pack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\P32Pack01)
2. Open Railworks_Metro-North_Shoreliner_Cab_Car_Sound_Mod_Pack.rar
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folder from step 3. Then proceed to contact me and let me know so I can fix the issue.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/sj3fk67a7o1xp6p/TS2015_Metro-North_Shoreliner_Cab_Car_Sound_Mod_Pack.rar (http://www.mediafire.com/download/sj3fk67a7o1xp6p/TS2015_Metro-North_Shoreliner_Cab_Car_Sound_Mod_Pack.rar)
Title: TS2015: DTG Miami AMTK P42DC Comprehensive Mod Pack Release (Sounds & Physics)
Post by: Fan Railer on December 18, 2014, 11:16:29 pm
Well, that was a relatively quick turnaround for a release :P


This is the DTG Miami P42DC Physics & Sound Upgrade and HEP Version Addition pack.

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased BOTH of the following for this pack to be fully functional:
1. Miami - West Palm Beach Route Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222627/
2. Metro-North P32 AC-DM 'Genesis' Loco Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258655/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS BOTH A PHYSICS AND SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Sound mods were made to accommodate the physics mods; more details below.

The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the DTG Miami P42DC locomotive, swap in the horn and bell sounds from the P32AC-DM, and add proper door sounds for the passenger cars.

General parameter Change Log:
1. Adjust Tractive Effort down to real world values. Default TE ratings are too high.
2. Adjust Braking Effort curve to simulate realism.
3. Adjust amp limits so that the in cab ammeter displays properly.
4. Increased fuel capacity from 1800 gallons to 2200 gallons.
5. Increased air brake application and release rates. Original rates are painfully and unrealistically slow.
6. Adjusted values in the AmtrakP42DCEngine.proxyxml file to accommodate the change in the RPM range for the non-HEP locomotive and the HEP locomotive.
6a. Prime mover sounds should now play all the way up to 1050 rpm, and idle pitch has been moved up from 315 rpm to 468 rpm.

This pack also converts the NC locomotives (the locomotives that do not have crew members in the cabs) into HEP running versions.
The parameter changes for those locomotives are the same as the ones for the non-HEP versions except for the following:
1. Change RPM range to 900 - 901 and adjusted fuel consumption rates based on information here: http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?4,1871287.
2. TE Ratings for the HEP versions are lowered realistically, since power is reduced by HEP draw. Specific values used are stated below.

Technical specifications for both non-HEP version and HEP version:

1. GE P42DC (GE 7FDL-16; 4250 THP; no HEP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 63,000 lbs (280.25 kN) up to 23.087 mph
 b. Continuous TE of 14,545 lbs (64.7 kN) @ 100 mph
 c. Dynamic Brake effort of 34,000 lbs (151.24 kN) @ 53.258 mph to 18 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 18 mph to 0 lbs @ 5 mph; resistor grid rating of 4,824 hp (3,600 kW)
 d. Wheel horsepower of 3,875 hp (2,892 kW); assuming 0 kW HEP load
 e. Weight of 121.672 metric tons (268,240 lbs)
 f. Max traction amps = 1800 (63,000 lbs)
 g. Max braking amps = 980 (34,000 lbs)
 h. Engine RPM range = 468 - 1050 (http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?4,1871287)
 i. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 20
 j. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 4 - 198 (http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?4,1871287)
 k. Maximum speed of 110 mph

2. GE P42DC (GE 7FDL-16; 3550 THP; 450 kW HEP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 63,000 lbs (280.25 kN) up to 17.575 mph
 b. Continuous TE of 11,073 lbs (49.2565 kN) @ 100 mph
 c. Dynamic Brake effort of 34,000 lbs (150 kN) @ 53.258 mph to 18 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 18 mph to 0 lbs @ 5 mph; resistor grid rating of 4,824 hp (3,600 kW)
 d. Wheel horsepower of 2,950 hp (2,201.5 kW); assuming 450 kW HEP load
 e. Weight of 121.672 metric tons (268,240 lbs)
 f. Max traction amps = 1800 (63,000 lbs)
 g. Max braking amps = 980 (34,000 lbs)
 h. Engine RPM range = 900 - 901
 i. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = n/a
 j. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 37 - 172
 k. Maximum speed of 110 mph

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\Miami"
2. Open the "DTG_Miami_P42DC_HEP_Addition_and_Physics+Sound_Mod_V1.0.rar" file
3. Drag both folders from the .rar file into the directory from step 1.
4. Physics mod installation is complete; DO NOT close the explorer window yet.
5. To complete the sound mod installation, open a separate explorer window and proceed to the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\P32Pack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\GE_P32\Cab\HORN"
6. In the first window, which use used to perform steps 1-3, proceed to the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\Miami\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\P42DC\Cab"
7. Copy (CTRL + C) all .dav files from the directory in step 5 and paste (CTRL + V) them into the directory in step 6.
8. Sound mod should now be complete and the entire mod in general should be fully functional.
9. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Thank you for downloading and installing. Please contact me if there is a problem with the functionality of this mod pack.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1aq1xw1xove52zt/TS2015_DTG_Miami_P42DC_HEP_Addition_and_Physics+Sound_Mod_V1.0.rar
Title: TS2015: DTG Miami CSX GE C40-8W Physics Mod Pack
Post by: Fan Railer on December 19, 2014, 04:44:58 am


This is the DTG Miami CSX GE C40-8W Physics Mod Pack.

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Miami - West Palm Beach Route Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222627/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS A PHYSICS UPGRADE PACK. Sounds have not been touched in this pack

The purpose of this pack is to replace the stock US diesel locomotive physics in the Dash 8 with accurate parameters

Technical specifications used in this physics upgrade (http://thecrhs.org/Information/C40-8-Technical-Information):

1. GE C40-8W (GE 7FDL-16; 4150 THP)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 143,735.3 lbs (639.37 kN)
 b. Continuous TE of 108,600 lbs (64.7 kN) @ 11 mph
 c. Dynamic Brake effort of 78,600 lbs (349.63 kN) @ 24.9 mph to 12 mph; extended range sawtooth function between those speeds; linear fade from max brake effort @ 12 mph to 0 lbs @ 3.5 mph; resistor grid rating of 5,213.94 hp (3,891 kW)
 d. Wheel horsepower of 3,752 hp (2,800 kW); 90% efficiency
 e. Weight of 176.68 metric tons (389,500 lbs)
 f. Max traction amps = 1800 (143,735.3 lbs)
 g. Max braking amps = 900 (78,600 lbs)
 h. Engine RPM range = 338 - 1050
 i. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 18
 j. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 3.6 - 195
 k. Maximum speed of 70 mph


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\Miami"
2. Open the "DTG_CSX_GE_C40-8W_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar" file
3. Drag the folder from the .rar file into the directory from step 1.
4. Physics mod installation is complete.
5. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Thank you for downloading and installing. Please contact me if there is a problem with the functionality of this mod pack.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/whaabge2daa1nn6/TS2015_DTG_CSX_GE_C40-8W_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Simon on December 19, 2014, 02:40:06 pm
Appreciate the release! Everything sounds great judging from the videos, although the Amfleet noises seem a bit too loud! By the way, would you recommend the Miami route? I'm tempted to pick it up, but the engine sounds for the P42 sound atrocious, which is a major factor of me not impulse buying it. Don't know if this has been answered but does this also feature the ENTIRE Tri-Rail network? It only mentions the Amtrak stops, so that's a bit unclear.

By the way, do you ever plan on updating the M8 motor and track noises? That way make driving the NEC an even more immersive experience now that DTG has finally fixed the FPS issue on them.

Once again thanks for your awesome releases!
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on December 20, 2014, 04:01:41 pm
Appreciate the release! Everything sounds great judging from the videos, although the Amfleet noises seem a bit too loud! By the way, would you recommend the Miami route? I'm tempted to pick it up, but the engine sounds for the P42 sound atrocious, which is a major factor of me not impulse buying it. Don't know if this has been answered but does this also feature the ENTIRE Tri-Rail network? It only mentions the Amtrak stops, so that's a bit unclear.

By the way, do you ever plan on updating the M8 motor and track noises? That way make driving the NEC an even more immersive experience now that DTG has finally fixed the FPS issue on them.

Once again thanks for your awesome releases!

Yes, it is still worth buying. The route spans the ENTIRE tri-rail system, and tri-rail DLC is coming sometime in 2015. The P42 sounds are the old G-TRAX sounds, but I have plans to sub in the P32AC-DM sounds sometime in the future; in fact, I already started by subbing in the horn sounds released in the pack above and below.



And yes, I am going to update the M8 motor sounds. I don't know about the track sounds yet though.
Title: TS2015: DTG Miami AMTK P42DC Comprehensive Mod Pack UPDATED
Post by: Fan Railer on December 20, 2014, 04:02:04 pm
I got several requests to include the ability to use the steel bell in the mod pack, so I have updated accordingly:


READ the readme file for information on the mod pack and installation instructions. For once, the readme file is too long for me to fit it in the description, so here is a short excerpt, detailing the update made to the pack:

NOTE: This pack now comes with the ability to switch between the e-bell and the steel bell. Follow the below instructions to switch between the two bells:

OWNER'S MANUAL:
Once installation is complete, the default bell that is being used is the e-bell. In order to change the bell that is used, follow the instructions below:
1a. Open folders until directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\Miami\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\P42DC\Cab"
1b. You will see two folders; "E-bell" and "Steel Bell".
2. Open the respective folder that contains the horn.proxyxml bell you want to use and copy the file (CTRL + C).
3. Proceed back to the directory from step 1a.
4. Paste the selected file (CTRL + V); overwrite when prompted.
5. Bell swap should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Enjoy and thanks for downloading =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1aq1xw1xove52zt/TS2015_DTG_Miami_P42DC_HEP_Addition_and_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_V1.2.rar
Title: TS2015: Pacific Surfliner Brake Fix Released
Post by: Fan Railer on December 31, 2014, 08:58:40 pm


This is the EMD F59PHI Physics Upgrade pack, TS2015 Edition Version 3.0 (MAJOR UPDATE; Brakes Fixed).

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the Pacific Surfliner Route Addon available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222606/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds.

The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the original F59PHI locomotive. In addition, as of the V3.0 release update, air brake function and performance has been fixed, courtesy of RWA member JohnS. His brake fix contribution is invaluable in improving the operability of the Surfliner train set.


Parameter Change Log:
1. Adjust Braking Effort curve to simulate realism.
2. Adjust amp limits according to EMD specs; Max traction amps = 1550. Max brake amps = 760.
3. Increased weight from 104 tons to a higher weight to simulate fully loaded locomotive and increase adhesion.
4. Decreased fuel capacity from 4800 gallons to 2000 gallons.
5. Air brake parameters on both F59PHI locomotive and Surfliner cab car fixed by JohnS to improve operational performance and address game bugs.
   a. Brake pipe pressure (brakes released): 110 psi
   b. Full service reduction: 32 psi
   c. Brake pipe pressure (full service application): 78 psi
   d. Brake cylinder pressure (full service application): 65 psi

This pack also includes the option to swap between the 12-710 engine and the 16-710 engine.
Specific locomotive parameters:
1. EMD F59PHI original (EMD 12-710G3A-T2; 3200 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
   b. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,000 lbs (145.64 kN) @ 55 mph
   c. Wheel horsepower of 2,900 hp (2,400 kW); independent of HEP load
   d. Increased weight of 120.5 metric tons (265,654.3 lbs)
   e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,000 gallons
   f. Maximum speed of 110 mph

2. EMD F59PHI upgrade (EMD 16-710G3C-T3; 4300 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 68,800 lbs (306.04 kN) up to 21.35 mph
   b. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,000 lbs (133.446 kN) @ 55 mph
   c. Wheel horsepower of 3,912.8 hp (2,920 kW); independent of HEP load
   d. Increased weight of 130.636 metric tons (288,000 lbs)
   e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,000 gallons
   f. Maximum speed of 110 mph


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\PacificSurfliner"
2. Then open the "Railworks_F59PHI_Physics_Mod.rar.rar" file.
3. Drag folder from the .rar file into the directory opened in step 1.
4. Overwrite if prompted.
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.

User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the F59PHI (3200 THP) physics. In order to switch physics, follow the steps below:

1. Open the following three directories:
   a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Simulation"
   b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\F59PHPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\F59PH\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see three folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
   a. "F59PHI (3200 THP)"
   b. "F59PHI (4300 THP)"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in all three directories from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
6. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1b.
7. Proceed back to directory 1b and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
8. If the previous 7 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ui44aimaai8kcj0/TS2015_EMD_F59PHI_Physics_Mod_V3.0_%28Brake_Fix%29.rar
Title: TS2015: AMTK Auto Train Madness
Post by: Fan Railer on January 18, 2015, 09:45:12 am
That moment when you need to add on two additional Genesis units just to get the Auto Train over the 3.0% grade of Cajon Pass lol (44 cars; 4,194 ft, 3,645 metric tons):
(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/1780192_889493261102626_2773892171648515153_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/10842072_889492894435996_1744762779658428222_o.jpg)

Amtrak Auto Racks:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10835434_889492851102667_1017157613657302060_o.jpg)
You can find these here: http://railworks.banal.net/downloads/downloads.html
Title: TS2015: Amtrak Auto Train over Cajon Pass
Post by: Fan Railer on January 18, 2015, 04:56:19 pm


Title: Re: TS2015: Amtrak Auto Train over Cajon Pass
Post by: NYCT N train on January 19, 2015, 02:02:49 pm



wow very long train. How many passengers do you think the 44 car can hold?
Title: Re: TS2015: Amtrak Auto Train over Cajon Pass
Post by: Fan Railer on January 20, 2015, 10:21:40 am
wow very long train. How many passengers do you think the 44 car can hold?
The number of revenue seats for passengers on the auto train is split between 4 coaches (~96 seats per coach) and 6 sleepers (~28 passengers per sleeper car). The remaining 6 cars are diners, lounges, and a crew sleeper. Each auto rack can hold 10 vehicles, but obviously there are no passengers in the auto racks.

This works out to about 550 revenue seats in each auto train consist.
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on January 22, 2015, 10:24:01 pm
lol  :P
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Ramirez1523 on January 22, 2015, 10:43:32 pm
@Fan Railer

Sorry to bother you but when I Install your physics mod for the HHP-8, the engine for some reason becomes unresponsive, the panagraphs and screens don't work, and the engine is unresponsive to pretty much every command, but the engine does load correctly without error so that's why i am stumped, any suggestions?
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on January 23, 2015, 03:22:12 pm
@Fan Railer

Sorry to bother you but when I Install your physics mod for the HHP-8, the engine for some reason becomes unresponsive, the panagraphs and screens don't work, and the engine is unresponsive to pretty much every command, but the engine does load correctly without error so that's why i am stumped, any suggestions?

I'm going to have to inspect that to see if there is some kind of bug in the coding I put in. I personally haven't experienced problems. You're positive you installed the mod correctly, yes?
Title: TS2015: Pump Car?
Post by: Fan Railer on January 24, 2015, 02:29:55 pm
I have to admit that I find this highly amusing =P
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10952270_10152619042303091_6668866766211303183_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: NYCT N train on January 24, 2015, 05:27:17 pm
Pump Cars? Those are older than some trains being used now lol
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Ramirez1523 on February 02, 2015, 10:17:11 pm
Durango Silverton run (the route is awesome but the speed limit kills me)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/16432368195_8d28197a7c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r35bz2)2015-02-02_00001 (https://flic.kr/p/r35bz2)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8638/15812321893_0173265698_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q6hhpx)


Metro-North P32 Consist boarding at Bridgeport for New Haven

[url=https://flic.kr/p/qKBBzB](https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7419/16246120369_ea728550da_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q6hhpx)2014-12-11_00001 (https://flic.kr/p/qKBBzB) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/people/129236919@N07/), on Flickr

M8 racing a Local down the NEC

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8634/16430612821_7420391f07_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r2VbKX)2015-02-01_00004 (https://flic.kr/p/r2VbKX) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/people/129236919@N07/), on Flickr

 
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on February 03, 2015, 03:40:32 pm
It's a pity that I don't think the D&S route / steam locomotives are available online anymore, but if they are, let me know haha.

EDIT: nevermind lolol I found it ----> http://www.drhs315.org/blog/ds-train-sim/
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on February 05, 2015, 02:51:42 pm

Thanks for reminding me that this existed lolz
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Ramirez1523 on February 05, 2015, 03:58:41 pm
Looks just like the real thing (I went this summer :) )

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7304/16426206476_614a1b4149_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r2wAUu)20140801_172216 (https://flic.kr/p/r2wAUu) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/people/129236919@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/16450452401_dbeeb3ed30_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r4ESnF)20140802_073840 (https://flic.kr/p/r4ESnF) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/people/129236919@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8636/16450452281_d89f61e6cd_o.gif) (https://flic.kr/p/r4ESkB)20140802_092053-MOTION (https://flic.kr/p/r4ESkB) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/people/129236919@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/16450452561_9920c6511c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r4ESqr)20140802_133606 (https://flic.kr/p/r4ESqr) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/people/129236919@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7310/16266299117_faa91188f1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qMp324)20140802_094324 (https://flic.kr/p/qMp324) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/people/129236919@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7435/16264777080_bc32b464c7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qMgez3)20140802_080505 (https://flic.kr/p/qMgez3) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/people/129236919@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8629/16451252612_4edb9aa5d2_o.gif) (https://flic.kr/p/r4JYfq)20140802_093248-MOTION (https://flic.kr/p/r4JYfq) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/people/129236919@N07/), on Flickr


I know it's a little off topic sense it isn't Train Simulator, but i just wanted to show how accurate it looks 8)
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on February 05, 2015, 09:49:26 pm
Yea, it's pretty good in terms of accuracy.
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Fan Railer on February 06, 2015, 03:53:54 am

Title: TS2015: New Haven FL9, FL9AC Physics & Sound Mod Updated v2.0
Post by: Fan Railer on February 20, 2015, 09:00:55 pm



This is the DTG New Haven FL9 Physics & Sound Mod Pack V2.0

In order to utilize this freeware physics & sound upgrade, you must have purchased ALL THREE of the following for this pack to be fully functional:
1. New Haven FL9 Loco Add-On Loco Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258642/
2. Metro-North P32 AC-DM 'Genesis' Loco Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258655/
3. Pacific SurflinerŽ LA - San Diego Route available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222606/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS BOTH A PHYSICS AND SOUND UPGRADE PACK.

The purpose of this pack is to correct physics errors in the DTG FL9 locomotive, provide FL9AC operating physics, swap in the horn sounds from the P32AC-DM, add in a Hancock whistle option, and replace the default Shoreliner horn and bell sounds.

General Parameter Change Log (Physics):
1. Adjust Tractive Effort down to real world values. Default TE ratings were recycled from the GE Genesis P42DC DLC.
2. Adjust power ratings.
3. Fix locomotive weight.
4. Set fuel capacity to 1200 or 1500 gallons in cab car.
5. Fixed air brake application and release rates.
6. Adjusted brake pressures.
7. Created separate physics set for FL9AC locomotive.
7a. Locomotive with engineer does not supply HEP; locomotive with no engineer (NC locomotives) supply HEP.
8. Corrected amount of power notches in cab car.

General Parameter Change Log (Sounds):
1. Raised volume of Prime Mover and Bell sounds.
2. Swapped out recycled horn sound from F7 with K5LA from P32AC-DM or Custom Hancock Air Chime.
3. Fixed door sounds on Shoreliner Coaches.
4. Replaced Surfliner horn and bell on Shoreliner Cab Car with proper RS2M and Shoreliner Bell.
5. Added Amfleet brake release sound to Shoreliner Coaches.
6. Subbed in EMD 710 sounds from Pacific Surfliner F59PHI into the FL9AC physics pack.

Technical specifications for FL9 and FL9AC:

1. EMD FL9 (EMD 16-567D1; 1800 THP; HEP independent)
 a. Starting tractive effort of 53,200 lbs (236.6453 kN) from 0 mph to 4 mph
 b. Continuous TE of 29,500 lbs (131.2225 kN) @ 9.3 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 1,608 hp (1,200 kW) @ 22.37 mph
 d. Weight of 121 metric tons (266,756.6 lbs)
 e. Max traction amps = 1800 (53,200 lbs)
 f. Engine RPM range = 275 - 835
 g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 40
 h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 3.5 - 115 (http://www.horizonrail.com/wp/fuel-consumption-chart/)
 i. Maximum speed of 89 mph
 j. Fuel capacity = 1,200 gallons

2. EMD FL9AC (EMD 12-710G3A; 2800 THP; ~350 kW HEP Load) - FL9 "NC"
 a. Starting tractive effort of 73,000 lbs (324.72 kN) from 0 mph to 11.58 mph
 b. Continuous TE of 73,000 lbs (324.72 kN) @ 11.58 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 2,251.2 hp (1,680 kW) @ 11.58 mph; assuming ~350 kW HEP load
 d. Weight of 125.2 metric tons (276,015.92 lbs)
 e. Max traction amps = 1500 (73,000 lbs)
 f. Engine RPM range = 899 - 900
 g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 25
 h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 28 - 142 (http://www.horizonrail.com/wp/fuel-consumption-chart/)
 i. Maximum speed of 89 mph
 j. Fuel capacity = 1,500 gallons

3. EMD FL9AC (EMD 12-710G3A; 2800 THP; no HEP) - FL9 "With Driver"
 a. Starting tractive effort of 73,000 lbs (324.72 kN) from 0 mph to 12.96 mph
 b. Continuous TE of 73,000 lbs (324.72 kN) @ 12.96 mph
 c. Wheel horsepower of 2,520.54 hp (1,881 kW) @ 12.96 mph
 d. Weight of 125.2 metric tons (276,015.92 lbs)
 e. Max traction amps = 1500 (73,000 lbs)
 f. Engine RPM range = 315 - 900
 g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 30
 h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 3.6 - 142 (http://www.horizonrail.com/wp/fuel-consumption-chart/)
 i. Maximum speed of 89 mph
 j. Fuel capacity = 1,500 gallons

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01"
2. Open the "DTG_New_Haven_FL9_Physics_&_Sound_Mod_V2.0.rar" file
3. Drag both folders from the .rar file into the directory from step 1.
4. Physics & Sound mod installation is complete.
5. Run TS2015 to confirm.

NOTE: This pack now comes with the ability to switch between the K5LA and the Hancock Air Chime for sounds, and also between FL9 and FL9AC traction physics. Follow the below instructions to switch between the two horns and physics:

OWNER'S MANUAL:
Once installation is complete, the horn that is being used is the Hancock Air Chime. In order to change the horn that is used, follow the instructions below:
1a. Open folders until directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\FL9\Cab"
1b. You will see two folders; "K5LA" and "Hancock Whistle".
2. Open the respective folder that contains the horn.proxyxml horn you want to use and copy the file (CTRL + C).
3. Proceed back to the directory from step 1a.
4. Paste the selected file (CTRL + V); overwrite when prompted.
5. Horn swap should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the FL9 physics and prime mover sounds. In order to switch physics and sounds, follow the steps below:

1. Open the following three directories:
   a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\FL9\NewHaven\Simulation"
   b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\FL9\NewHaven\Engine"
   c. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\RailVehicles\Passengers\Shoreliner\Driving Trailer\Simulation"
   d. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\RailVehicles\Passengers\Shoreliner\Driving Trailer\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see two folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
   a. "FL9"
   b. "FL9AC"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in all four directories from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
6. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1b.
7. Proceed back to directory 1b and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
8. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1c.
9. Proceed back to directory 1c and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
10. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1d.
11. Proceed back to directory 1d and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
12. If the previous 11 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful.
13. To swap the prime mover sounds, open the following directory:
   a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\FL9Pack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Diesel\FL9"
14. In that directory you will see the same two folders as in step 2.
15. Once you choose which set of sounds to use, open the respective sound folder in all the directoty from step 13.
16. Copy (CTRL + C) all file you find in the opened folder located in directory 13a.
17. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied file into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
18. If the previous 5 steps were completed properly, the prime mover sound swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing. Please contact me if there is a problem with the functionality of this mod pack.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ozamm4bka0pqm6v/TS2015_DTG_New_Haven_FL9_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_V2.0.7z
Title: TS2015: Tri-Rail EMD F40PHL-2 Physics Mod
Post by: Fan Railer on February 26, 2015, 04:11:45 pm


This is the Tri-Rail EMD F40PHL-2 & Companion Bombardier BiLevel Cab Car Physics Modification pack version 1.0

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Miami Commuter Rail F40PHL-2 Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277756

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

There are MINOR sound adjustments included in this pack (namely volume raising of the bell and horn), but no sounds are changed.

The purpose of this pack is to adjust the locomotive weight, fuel capacity, motor amperage limits, and braking effort values for more realistic operation. This pack also fixes the throttle animation in the ND cab car.

KEY OPERATIONAL NOTES:
A. This pack turns the ND locomotive and ND cab car into HEP physics versions.
B. In order to achieve maximum realism, you must operate the ND cab and the ND locomotive together, and the non-ND cab and non-ND locomotive together.
C. Because this pack includes various physics sets, the extra files confuse the consist editor. Therefore, there are several non-functional selections in the consist editor for the cab car and locomotive.
D. Mix and match until you find a working consist.

General Parameter Change Log:
1. Set fuel tank capacity to 2,600 gallons.
2. Increased locomotive weight to 264,552 lbs (120 metric tons).
3. Maximum tractive amps is 1785; maximum braking amps is 700.
4. Adjusted dynamic brake effort rating and curve for more realistic operation.
5. Adjusted brake pressures for increased brake operation accuracy.

Technical specifications for F40PHL-2 (no HEP) and F40PHL-2 (HEP):
1. F40PHL-2 (EMD 16-645E3; 3000 THP; no HEP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN) up to 4 mph
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 30,000 lbs (133.446 kN) @ 55 mph
   d. Wheel horsepower of 2,700 hp (2,015 kW) @ 30 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 83 mph
    f. Engine RPM range = 410 - 893
   g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 30
    h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5.2 - 165 (http://www.alkrug.vcn.com/rrfacts/fueluse.htm)

2. F40PHL-2 (EMD 16-645E3; 3000 THP; ~240 kW HEP Load)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN) up to 4 mph
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 30,000 lbs (133.446 kN) @ 55 mph
   d. Wheel horsepower of 2,380 hp (1,776 kW) @ 30 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 83 mph
    f. Engine RPM range = 892 - 893
   g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 20
    h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 30 - 165 (http://www.alkrug.vcn.com/rrfacts/fueluse.htm)

This pack also includes the option to swap in BL36PH into the F40PHL-2 body. BL36PH Technical Specifications

1. Brookville BL36PH (20V 4000 R43)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 72,000 lbs (320 kN) up to 15.625 mph
   b. Dynamic Brake effort of 43,600 lbs (193.942 kN) @ 24-35 mph
   c. Wheel horsepower of 3,082 hp (2,300 kW); independent of HEP load
   d. Increased weight of 131.1 metric tons (289,023.06 lbs)
   e. Fuel tank capacity of 2,300 gallons
   f. Max traction amps = 1340 (72000 lbs)
   g. Max braking amps = 700 (43600 lbs)
   h. Maximum speed of 82 mph

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate F40PHLPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\F40PHLPack01)
2. Open DTG_Tri-Rail_EMD_F40PHL-2_Physics_Mod_Pack.7z
3. Drag the file folders from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folders from step 3.

User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the F40PHL-2 physics. In order to switch physics, follow the steps below:

1. Open the following three directories:
   a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\F40PHLPack01\RailVehicles\F40PHL\Simulation"
   b. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\F40PHLPack01\RailVehicles\F40PHL\Default\Engine"
   c. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\F40PHLPack01\RailVehicles\Passenger\Coaster\Driving Trailer\Engine"
2. In each of those directories, you will see three folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
   a. "F40PHL-2"
   b. "BL36PH"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in all three directories from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to directory 1a and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
6. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1b.
7. Proceed back to directory 1b and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
8. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1c.
9. Proceed back to directory 1c and paste (CTRL + V) the copied files into the directory; overwrite when prompted.
10. If the previous 9 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/cegsj6ducbufv51/TS2015_DTG_Tri-Rail_EMD_F40PHL-2_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
Title: TS2015: Seaboard Coast Line GE U36B Sound & Physics Mod Released
Post by: Fan Railer on February 26, 2015, 11:08:35 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-VmIGzuxno

This is the Seaboard Coast Line GE U36B Sound & Physics Modification pack version 1.0

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Seaboard GE U36B Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277757

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

The purpose of this pack is to replace the default prime mover sounds with more authentic 7FDL sounds. This pack also tweaks operational physics slightly for added realism.

New prime mover sounds aliased to the freeware GE C36-7i locomotive available elsewhere online. Horn & bell replacement coming in version 2.0 of this pack.

Technical specifications (http://www.thedieselshop.us/GE%20U36B.HTML):
1. GE U36B (GE 7FDL-16; 3600 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 70,000 lbs (311 kN)
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 64,250 lbs (286 kN) @ 10.7 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 54,000 lbs (240 kN) @ 25.15 mph
   d. Wheel horsepower of 3,202.6 hp (2,390 kW) @ 20 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 70 mph
    f. Engine RPM range = 315 - 1050
   g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 25
    h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5.2 - 175 (http://www.alkrug.vcn.com/rrfacts/fueluse.htm)
   i. Weight = 257,056.36 lbs (116.6 metric tons)
   j. Fuel capacity = 3250 gallons

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate U36BPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\U36BPack01)
2. Open DTG_Seaboard_Coast_Line_GE_U36B_Sound_And_Physics_Mod_Pack.7z
3. Drag the file folders from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folders from step 3.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/49sitoo8vua79im/TS2015_DTG_Seaboard_Coast_Line_GE_U36B_Sound_And_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Ramirez1523 on March 02, 2015, 09:11:30 pm
Hey Fanrailer
Steam is having a sale and i was wondering if they ever fixed the Florida route and the viewliner cars? or is the product still glitchy  (the answer will determine if i buy or not lol)

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: ipac on March 02, 2015, 10:44:49 pm
I don't know about those two routes specifically, but the game is relatively stable, and plays fine.  Load times are still a problem, even though I'm using a Solid State Drive, they take forever.
Title: TS2015: M8 Motor Sound Pack WIP
Post by: Fan Railer on March 08, 2015, 08:45:47 pm
Hey Fanrailer
Steam is having a sale and i was wondering if they ever fixed the Florida route and the viewliner cars? or is the product still glitchy  (the answer will determine if i buy or not lol)

Thanks :)
No patch has yet been released for the Miami route, although one is badly needed. In other news:

Coming soon to a PC near you:
Title: TS2015: M8 Motor Sound Pack Released
Post by: Fan Railer on March 08, 2015, 11:11:22 pm


Hate that the default Railworks M8 sounds like the Hitachi Javelin? Well, despair no more. Here is EVERY SINGLE MOD I have ever made to the M8 neatly combined into one mod pack, including the most recent mod, which finally replaces the recycled Hitachi motor sounds with custom motor sounds specifically for the M8.

This is the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 Comprehensive Upgrade Pack Version 1.0 (12/2/14 M8 Patch Compatible).

In order to utilize this freeware physics & sound upgrade, you must have purchased the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258647/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

The purpose of this pack is to improve accuracy of the tractive and braking effort curves, reflect the TE limit in the on-screen TE monitor, and tweak car weights slightly.

In addition, this pack incorporates several important replacement sounds, notably for the horn, air conditioning loop, and traction motor sounds.

Physics Parameter Change Log:
1. Modified Tractive Effort and Dynamic Brake curves based on 806 kW power rating per car and 11,582.7306 lbf (51.52255 kN) starting effort and 16,216.4234 lfb (72.134 kN) braking effort.
1a. Starting acceleration is now calibrated to the specified 2.0 mph/s from 0 mph to 35 mph.
1b. Maximum braking rate is now 3.0 mph/s attainable from ~25 mph to 0 mph.
1c. Maximum braking achieved with combined power handle @ 45% brake.
2. Maximum sustainable speed limited to 100 mph via changes to TE curve file.
3. Ampere parameters adjusted so that cab TE monitor display accurate to the actual tractive effort being applied to the rail.
4. Weights modified to match those in manual; A car = 65.7 metric tons, B car = 65.22 metric tons
5. Updated brake pressure specs to be compatible with the M8 patch that was released on 12/2/14.

Sound Parameter Change Log:
1. Replaced default horn with Leslie RS2M horn (with option to switch between RS2M and WABCO AA2 horn).
2. Replaced recycled Hitachi Javelin traction motor sounds and sound code with custom sounds from actual M8 trains.
3. Replaced air conditioning loop sound.
4. Added custom door sounds.
5. Added rolling sound; aliased to Shoreliner cars.


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Proceed to open folders until your directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\M8Pack01\".
3. Then open the "DTG_Metro-North_Kawasaki_M8_EMU_Comprehensive_Mod_Pack.rar" file.
4. Highlight all folders in the .rar file and drag them into the file directory from step 1.
5. Click "OK" when if asks you to Confirm File Copy.
6. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/idsb4zqd4d7ttba/TS2015_DTG_Metro-North_Kawasaki_M8_EMU_Comprehensive_Mod_Pack.rar
Title: TS2015: Bombardier M7 Motor Sound Set for Kawasaki M8 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on March 28, 2015, 11:39:00 am

Hey guys! Welcome to my first successful real time recording of my TS2015 development work. During these 4 hours, I show you the in depth process of creating motor sound code from what is basically scratch. We start off with the code structure from my pre-existing M8 motor sound mod, and slowly but surely morph it into a fully functional and accurate M7 motor sound set. I realize that 4 hours is pretty long, so just to make sure you know what you're watching me do, here is a rough table of contents:
0:00 - 19:14 -- Showing the M8 motor sound set before modification and setting up the New Haven Line for the BETA runs.
19:14 - 2:10:46 -- Major proxyxml coding modifications are made to the existing M8 motor sound proxyxml file to turn it into the M7 motor sound proxyxml file.
2:10:46 - 2:19:05 -- Setting up file structure and prepping for BETA test rounds.
2:19:05 - 3:53:30 -- BETA test runs are conducted in order to iron out any inaccuracies / "impurities" in how the sound pack performs. Lots of minor coding adjustments and tweaks are done in order to increase accuracy and test functionality.
3:53:30 - 4:09:40 -- Packaging the mod pack to RWA standards and uploading to Mediafire.
4:09:40 - 4:11:00 -- Opening Windows Live Movie Maker to begin rendering this long ass development tutorial video...#inception

Thanks for watching and I hope some of you up and coming developers can learn something useful from this. Enjoy =D

Keep reading below for the release video and the download link.


This is the Bombardier M7 EMU Motor Sound Pack for the DTG Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU.

In order to utilize this freeware physics & sound upgrade, you must have purchased the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU Add-On available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258647/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes unless authorized via prior contact. I can be reached at mikejkam@gmail.com.

The purpose of this pack is to create M7 motor sounds for use in the M8. This also means that authentic M7 motor sounds exist should DTG ever create the M7 EMU.


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Proceed to open folders until your directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\M8Pack01\".
3. Then open the "Bombardier_M7_EMU_Motor_Sound_Pack_for_DTG_Metro-North_Kawasaki_M8_EMU.rar" file.
4. Highlight all folders in the .rar file and drag them into the file directory from step 1.
5. Click "OK" when if asks you to Confirm File Copy.
6. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

User Manual:
It is important to note that upon the installation of this mod, the M8 train will default to using M7 motor sounds. I have provided backup file folders for BOTH M7 and M8 motor sounds so that the user can switch between the two. Follow the instructions below to perform the sound switch:
1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\M8Pack01\Audio\RailVehicles\Electric\M8\Motors"
1a. You should see two file folders: "Bombardier M7" & "Kawasaki M8".
1b. Located inside those folders are all the necessary files for each respective motor sound set.
2. Once you've chosen the sound set you want to run with, enter the respective folder and copy all files within (CTRL + C).
3. Proceed back to the directory from step 1 and paste the copied files (CTRL + V). Overwrite if asked.
4. The sound set swap should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

You can download the mod pack here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ngi4mmu7kjpq9wx/TS2015_Bombardier_M7_EMU_Motor_Sound_Pack_for_DTG_Metro-North_Kawasaki_M8_EMU.rar
Title: TS2015: GE AC6000CW Physics Mod Pack (CW60AH + CW46AH)
Post by: Fan Railer on April 17, 2015, 12:10:02 am

This is the CSX GE AC6000CW (CW60AH/CW46AH) Physics Modification pack version 1.0

Both tests are made with identical consists of 50 loaded hopper cars.

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Train Simulator: CSX AC6000CW Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277769/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

This is a physics mod; NOT a sound mod. All default sounds are kept.

The purpose of this pack is to adjust the fuel capacity, motor amperage limits, and tractive & braking effort values for more realistic operation.

This pack also includes physics for the derated version of the locomotive (CW46AH).

General Parameter Change Log:
1. Set fuel tank capacity to 6,200 gallons.
2. Maximum tractive amps is 890; maximum braking amps is 510. 1 amp = 1 kilonewton of tractive/dynamic brake effort.
3. Adjusted dynamic brake effort rating and curve for more realistic operation.
4. Adjusted two sound proxyxml files to ensure dynamic brake sound plays properly with the amperage change.
5. Weight kept at 196 metric tons (432,000 lbs)

Technical specifications for the CW60AH and the CW46AH:
1. CW60AH (GE GEVO-16; 6250 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 200,000 lbs (890 kN) up to 10.55 mph
   b. Wheel horsepower of 5,625 hp (4,197.76 kW) @ 10.55 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 115,000 lbs (510 kN) from 20 mph to 3 mph
   d. DB resistor grid rating of 6,300 hp (4,701.5 kW)
   e. Maximum speed of 75 mph
   f. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 20
    g. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5.2 - 280

2. CW46AH (GE GEVO-16; 5100 THP; Derated)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 200,000 lbs (890 kN) up to 8.6 mph
   b. Wheel horsepower of 4,590 hp (3,425.37 kW) @ 8.6 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 115,000 lbs (510 kN) from 20 mph to 3 mph
   d. DB resistor grid rating of 6,300 hp (4,701.5 kW)
   e. Maximum speed of 75 mph
   f. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 25
    g. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 4.5 - 215

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate CSXAC6000CWPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\CSXAC6000CWPack01)
2. Open DTG_CSX_GE_AC6000CW_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
3. Drag the file folders from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folders from step 3.

User's Manual:
Upon installation, the pack defaults to using the CW60AH physics. In order to switch physics, follow the steps below:

1. Open the following directory:
   a. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\CSXAC6000CWPack01\RailVehicles\AC6000CW\Simulation"
2. In each of those directories, you will see two folders (one for each set of locomotive physics):
   a. "6000 HP"
   b. "4600 HP"
3. Once you choose which set of physics to use, open the respective physics folder in the directory from step 1.
4. Copy (CTRL + C) all files you find in the opened folder located in directory 1a.
5. Proceed back to the directory in step one.
6. Paste (CTRL + V) the copied files; overwrite when asked.
7. If the previous 6 steps were completed properly, the physics swap should be successful; run TS2015 to check.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/uprj18ty81l9ted/TS2015_DTG_CSX_GE_AC6000CW_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: mrsam127 on April 19, 2015, 10:31:47 am
The inaugural video for my new YouTube channel, like and subscribe if you want =)



Full video:

Title: TS2015: GE P30CH (Pooch) Physics Mod
Post by: Fan Railer on April 30, 2015, 12:31:46 am

This is the Amtrak GE P30CH (Pooch) Physics Modification pack version 1.0

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Train Simulator: Amtrak P30CH Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277764/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

This is NOT a sound mod pack. That mod pack will be available separately from this one.

The purpose of this pack is to adjust the physics performance of the locomotive.

List of changes:
1. Modified tractive effort and braking effort curves.
2. Modified power ratings @ alternator and @ wheel.
3. Set fuel capacity to 3600 gallons.
4. Set weight to 386,000 lbs.
5. Removed coupler slack.
6. Adjusted rpm range and rate of change.
7. Adjusted locomotive load response times.

Technical specifications:
1. GE P30CH (GE 7FDL-16; 3000 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 88,470 lbs (393 kN)
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 58,980 lbs (262 kN) @ 14.7 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 36,000 lbs (160 kN) @ 49 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 49 mph and 9 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 5 mph.
   d. Wheel horsepower of 2,700 hp (2,390 kW) @ 20 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 103 mph
    f. Engine RPM range = 450 - 1050
   g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 30
    h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 4 - 155
   i. Weight = 386,000 lbs (175.09 metric tons)
   j. Fuel capacity = 3600 gallons
   k. Max traction amps = 1800
   l. Max brake amps = 900

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate P30CHPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\P30CHPack01)
2. Open DTG_Amtrak_GE_P30CH_Physics_Mod.rar
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folder from step 3.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/yz209icn4z5lcdi/TS2015_DTG_Amtrak_GE_P30CH_Physics_Mod.rar
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: Ramirez1523 on May 17, 2015, 02:39:13 pm
A Regional going over the Pelham Bay Bridge

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7679/17163054954_e75c9f9113_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s9D9hA)2015-05-17_00004 (https://flic.kr/p/s9D9hA) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129236919@N07/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7719/17786101341_eff347a2e4_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/t6GqgF)2015-05-17_00008 (https://flic.kr/p/t6GqgF) by ramirezanick15 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/129236919@N07/), on Flickr
Title: TS2015: California Zephyr over Soldier Summit (Action Preview)
Post by: Fan Railer on June 12, 2015, 05:55:38 pm
Title: TS2015: DTG Soldier Summit Locomotive Physics Mod Pack (GP9, SD40T-2, F40PH)
Post by: Fan Railer on June 12, 2015, 07:45:40 pm


This is the DTG Soldier Summit Locomotive Physics Modification pack version 1.0

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Train Simulator: Soldier Summit Route Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277775/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

This is NOT a full sound mod pack. That full mod pack MAY be available separately from this one (if I deem it necessary to create one).

The purpose of this pack is to adjust the physics performance of the three diesel locomotives that come with the DLC (EMD GP9, EMD SD40T-2, & EMD F40PH-2).

List of general changes; specific changes for each specific locomotive located below:
1. Modified tractive effort and braking effort curves.
2. Modified power ratings @ alternator and @ wheel.
3. Modified fuel capacity.
4. Modified weights.
5. Removed coupler slack.
6. Adjusted rpm range and rate of change.
7. Adjusted locomotive load response times.
8. Created F40PH HEP mode locomotive ("nd" unit).
9. Fixed botched notch 8 values in F40PH engine sound proxyxml files.
10. Fixed botched idle & notch 8 values in GP9 engine sound proxyxml files.

Technical specifications:
1. EMD GP9 (EMD 567; 1750 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 64,750 lbs (288 kN)
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 41,440 lbs (184.3 kN) @ 8 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 40,000 lbs (177.93 kN) @ 25 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 25 mph and 8.5 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 0.5 mph.
   d. Wheel horsepower of 1,500 hp (1,120 kW) @ 20 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 65 mph
    f. Engine RPM range = 275 - 835
   g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 35
    h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5 - 110
   i. Weight = 249,119.8 lbs (113 metric tons)
   j. Fuel capacity = 800 gallons
   k. Max traction amps = 1500
   l. Max brake amps = 800

2. EMD SD40T-2 (EMD 645; 3000 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 92,000 lbs (409.24 kN)
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289 kN) @ 8 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 60,000 lbs (267 kN) @ 25 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 25 mph and 8.5 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 0.5 mph.
   d. Wheel horsepower of 2,521 hp (1,881 kW) @ 20 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 65 mph
    f. Engine RPM range = 315 - 900
   g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 35
    h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5.2 - 164.4
   i. Weight = 368,168.2 lbs (167 metric tons)
   j. Fuel capacity = 4000 gallons
   k. Max traction amps = 1500
   l. Max brake amps = 700

3. EMD F40PH-2 (EMD 645; 3200 THP; no HEP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 40,000 lbs (177.93 kN) @ 55 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 55 mph and 36 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 0.5 mph.
   d. Wheel horsepower of 2,850 hp (2,390 kW) @ 30 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 103 mph
    f. Engine RPM range = 410 - 900
   g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 35
    h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 3.5 - 155
   i. Weight = 262,001.28 lbs (118.843 metric tons)
   j. Fuel capacity = 1800 gallons
   k. Max traction amps = 1785
   l. Max brake amps = 700

4. EMD F40PH-2 (EMD 645; 3200 THP; 500 kW HEP [8 cars])
   a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 40,000 lbs (177.93 kN) @ 55 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 55 mph and 36 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 0.5 mph.
   d. Wheel horsepower of 2,210 hp (2,390 kW) @ 22 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 103 mph
    f. Engine RPM range = 899 - 900
   g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 18
    h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 28 - 155
   i. Weight = 262,001.28 lbs (118.843 metric tons)
   j. Fuel capacity = 1800 gallons
   k. Max traction amps = 1785
   l. Max brake amps = 700

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate SoldierSummit (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\SoldierSummit)
2. Open DTG_Soldier_Summit_Loco_Physics_Mod_Pack
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folder from step 3.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/o8w5cu78s6ochkk/TS2015_DTG_Soldier_Summit_Locomotive_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
Title: TS2015: CSX NRE 3GS-21B Physics Mod V1.0 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on June 18, 2015, 06:11:49 pm


This is the DTG CSX NRE 3GS-21B Physics Modification pack version 1.0

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Train Simulator: CSX NRE 3GS-21B 'Genset' Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277762/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

This is NOT a sound mod pack. Physics adjustments made around existing sounds.

The purpose of this pack is to adjust the physics performance of the locomotive.

List of general changes; specific changes for each specific locomotive located below:
1. Modified tractive effort curve (http://www.fasterfreightcleanerair.com/pdfs/Presentations/FFCACA2008/James%20Wurtz.pdf).
2. Modified power ratings @ alternator and @ wheel.
3. Removed "Field Divert" function to unlock maximum performance potential.
4. Modified weights.
5. Removed coupler slack.
6. Adjusted rpm rate of change.
7. Adjusted locomotive load response times.
8. Adjusted fuel consumption (https://www.cumminspower.com/www/common/templatehtml/technicaldocument/SpecSheets/Gdrive/qsk19/QSK19-G2.pdf).

Technical specifications:
1. NRE 3GS-21B (3x Cummins QSK19; 2100 BHP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 80,386 lbs (357.575 kN) up to 7.5 mph.
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 46,044 lbs (204.814 kN) @ 12.5 mph; 8,500 lbs (37.81 kN) @ 65 mph.
   c. No Dynamic Brake
   d. Maximum speed of 65 mph
    e. Engine RPM range = 650 - 2100
   f. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 100
    g. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 2.5 - 112
   h. Weight = 268,000 lbs (121.564 metric tons)
   i. Fuel capacity = 2900 gallons
   j. Max traction amps = 1500


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Locate GensetCSXPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\GensetCSXPack01)
2. Open DTG_CSX_NRE_3GS-21B_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
3. Drag the file folders from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folders from step 3.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/j7stcn4jvb9ejwr/TS2015_DTG_CSX_NRE_3GS-21B_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
Title: TS2015: CRH380A + Southwest HSR Network Released
Post by: Fan Railer on July 10, 2015, 02:17:16 pm
Both can be found on Just Trains. Enjoy and stay tuned for more:
Title: TS2015: Shoreliner Cab Car Bell & Horn Pack Updated (7/13/15)
Post by: Fan Railer on July 13, 2015, 04:29:27 pm

1. http://www.mediafire.com/download/sj3fk67a7o1xp6p/TS2015_Metro-North_Shoreliner_Cab_Car_Sound_Mod_Pack.rar

2. http://www.mediafire.com/download/ozamm4bka0pqm6v/TS2015_DTG_New_Haven_FL9_Physics_&_Sound_Mod_V2.5.7z
Title: TS2015: Metra EMD F40PH-3 + Gallery Cab Car Physics Mod V1.0 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on August 16, 2015, 06:51:14 am

This is the Chicago & Southwest Productions Metra EMD F40PH-3 Locomotive & Nippon Sharyo Gallery Cab Car Physics Modification pack version 1.0

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "The Racetrack: Aurora - Chicago Route Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258648/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

This is NOT a mod pack. That full mod pack MAY be available separately from this one in the future once I have acquired sounds. Stay tuned.

The purpose of this pack is to adjust the physics performance of the EMD F40PH-3 locomotive and the associated Gallery Cab Car.

SIDE NOTE: To obtain Metra logo and decals for rolling stock, download this pack: http://railworksamerica.com/index.php/download-library/accessories?view=document&id=1858:metra-signage-logos&catid=24:accessories (http://www.facebook.com/groups/720469151375805/files/)

List of general changes; specific changes for each specific locomotive located below:
1. Modified tractive effort and braking effort curves.
2. Modified power ratings @ alternator and @ wheel.
3. Modified cab car fuel capacity.
4. Removed coupler slack.
5. Changed brake pipe normal pressure from 90 PSI to 110 PSI. Actual Metra equipment runs with 90 PSI in the brake pipe, but the game engine runs the brake gauges a little better if the pressure is set to 110 PSI. In addition, there is an issue with custom built consists with the cab leading not taking power if the brake pipe is set to 90 PSI. A future edition of this physics mod will be released to correct this problem; at which time, we will revert back to using the 90 PSI brake pipe.
6. Modified the cab car so that it does not provide tractive effort to the train set; only the locomotive applies tractive effort after the installation of this mod.
7. Adjusted cab car HUD ammeter upper limit from 1500 to 1800.

Version 2.0 of this mod will include a signature JohnS brake fix that will correct the air gauge functionality and allow a return back to the prototypical 90 PSI brake pipe rating.

NOTE: Although the F40PH-3 locomotive comes default with a neat HEP mode toggle ability, this only affects engine RPM; tractive power is not affected, so I have included two sets of physics that the user can switch between. Specifics are listed below for each set of physics. Instructions on how to perform the switch are included in the owner's manual, also located below.

Technical specifications:

1. EMD F40PH-2 (EMD 645; 3200 THP; no HEP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,000 lbs (177.93 kN) @ 55 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 55 mph and 36 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 0.5 mph (not in use)
   d. Wheel horsepower of 2,850 hp (2,390 kW) @ 30 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 103 mph
    f. Engine RPM range = 410 - 900
   g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 18
    h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 4 - 155
   i. Weight = 260,142.8 lbs (118 metric tons)
   j. Fuel capacity = 1500 gallons
   k. Max traction amps = 1785
   l. Max brake amps = 700 (not in use)

2. EMD F40PH-2 (EMD 645; 3200 THP; 500 kW HEP [7 - 11 cars])
   a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 35,000 lbs (177.93 kN) @ 55 mph; extended range sawtooth curve between 55 mph and 36 mph. Fade to 0 lbs @ 0.5 mph (not in use)
   d. Wheel horsepower of 2,210 hp (2,390 kW) @ 22 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 103 mph
    f. Engine RPM range = 410 - 900
   g. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 18
    h. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 24 - 155
   i. Weight = 260,142.8 lbs (118 metric tons)
   j. Fuel capacity = 1500 gallons
   k. Max traction amps = 1785
   l. Max brake amps = 700 (not in use)

NOTE: Because of they way the game engine works, subbing in these real world values does result in slower high end acceleration. Run the locomotive with the non-HEP physics if it bothers you that you can't make it to track speed.

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions:

1. Locate BNSFChicago (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\Barnez\BNSFChicago)
2. Open TS2015_Metra_EMD_F40PH_&_Gallery_Cab_Car_Physics_Mod_Pack.7z
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folder from step 3.

Owner's Manual:
Once installation is complete, the pack defaults to using the non-HEP locomotive's traction physics. In order to switch between the HEP and non-HEP locomotive physics, follow the steps below:

1. Locate the following two directories:
1a. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\Barnez\BNSFChicago\RailVehicles\Diesel\F40PH\Chicago
1b. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\Barnez\BNSFChicago\RailVehicles\Passenger\NSbilevel\NSCabCoach\Engine
2. Within each of the two above directories, you will see two more folders labelled "HEP+" (HEP version) and "HEP-" (non-HEP version).
3. Once you've chosen which version of physics you want to run with, enter the respective folder, copy the contents inside, return to the previous directory, and paste the contents that you copied. Overwrite when asked.
4. Physics set swap should be complete; run TS2015 to confirm.
5. Expert users can run multiple physics sets at the same time if they choose. The key is to make one locomotive (driver) a HEP locomotive, and the other (no driver) a non-HEP locomotive. I'll let these expert users figure out how to do that.

NOTE: When trying to run a career scenario after installing any physics mod, you will have to bypass the "track.bin" error message that pops up by pressing "F2", then hitting save. The scenario will then be playable.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/e3bu04itvkh7w13/Barnez_TS2015_Metra_EMD_F40PH_%26_Gallery_Cab_Car_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar
Title: TS2015: Metra EMD F40PH-3 + Gallery Cab Car Bell & Door Sound Mod V1.0 Released
Post by: Fan Railer on August 16, 2015, 02:40:22 pm

This is the Chicago & Southwest Productions Metra EMD F40PH-3 Locomotive & Nippon Sharyo Gallery Cab Car Bell & Door Sound Mod Pack V1.0.

In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "The Racetrack: Aurora - Chicago Route Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/258648/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the bell sound enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

THIS IS NOT A PHYSICS UPGRADE PACK. Physics mod is available separately (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCddnGgME_Q).

The main purpose of this pack is to replace the mediocre stock bell sounds with authentic bell sounds (exterior and interior versions) for both the cab car and the locomotive.

This pack also replaces the door sounds (audible only while in the cab car at the moment). Sounds sourced to Tyler Johnston.


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions:

1. Locate BNSFChicago (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\Barnez\BNSFChicago)
2. Open TS2015_Metra_EMD_F40PH_&_Gallery_Cab_Car_Bell_&_Door_Mod_Pack.7z
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.
4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.
5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folder from step 3. Then proceed to contact me and let me know so I can fix the issue.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/wll73d4ggz7c0am/Barnez_TS2015_Metra_EMD_F40PH_%26_Gallery_Cab_Car_Bell_%26_Door_Mod_Pack.rar
Title: TS2015: Metra BNSF Racetrack Career Scenarios
Post by: Fan Railer on August 23, 2015, 09:13:11 am
Metra Career Scenarios with mods applied:

Real Time Versions:





Time-lapse Versions:



Title: TS2015: AEM-7AC Physics & Sound Mod Released (8/23/15)
Post by: Fan Railer on August 23, 2015, 04:24:41 pm
Ever want to remanufacture your virtual AEM-7DC? Well, now you can lol:


This is the Amtrak EMD AEM-7AC & DC Physics and Sound Upgrade pack, TS2015 edition.

In order to utilize this freeware physics & sound upgrade, you must have purchased the Northeast Corridor Add-On pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/65232/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics & sound enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

The purpose of this pack is to correct some physics errors in the original AEM-7, correct the coupler spacing issue with the Amfleet cars in version 48.9a of TS2015, and add new horn and bell sounds.
THIS UPDATE adds AEM-7AC physics and sounds (and number restrictions). Read the "owner's manual" section for instructions on how to switch between the two physics sets.
AEM-7AC sound development was facilitated by this video:


Sound portion information:
On popular request, this pack comes with two (now three) bell sounds (low pitch and high pitch), both recorded directly off of AEM-7DC units, in addition to the K5LA (which comes with exterior and in-cab loops).
Read the "owner's manual" section for instructions on how to switch between the two different bell sounds.

NOTE: The interior E-bell sound is VERY soft, so if you don't hear it unless you're trying or the volume is up, that's normal.

Physics Parameter Change Log (DC Unit):
1. Adjusted tractive effort and braking effort curves based on real world figures available online: http://www2.hcmuaf.edu.vn/data/phamducdung/thamkhao/Mark's%20Standard-Handbook/Transportation.pdf
2. Adjusted maximum amperage ratings; 2250 for traction and 970 for braking. Traction amps based here: http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k329/mestevet/01671s11Kvsm.jpg

For more specifics on the specific values that were changed, proceed here: http://railworksamerica.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10793

Physics Parameter Change Log (AC Unit):
1. Adjusted tractive effort curve based on real world figures available online: http://www.sonic.net/~mly/Caltrain-Electrification/2000-08-Rolling-Stock-Draft/a7.pdf
2. Adjusted maximum amperage ratings; 517 for traction and 340 for braking. 517 amps = 51,700 lbs TE; -340 amps = 34,000 lbs dynamic brake effort

Technical specifications:

1. EMD AEM-7DC (7000 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN)
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 45,000 lbs (200 kN) @ 64 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 15,600 lbs (70 kN) @ 36 mph
   d. Wheel horsepower of 7,600 hp (5,672 kW) @ 65 mph; fade to 5,000 hp (3,731 kW) @ 125 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 125 mph
   i. Weight = 202,823.2 lbs (92 metric tons)
   k. Max traction amps = 2250
   l. Max brake amps = 970

2. EMD / Alstom AEM-7AC (7000 THP)
   a. Starting tractive effort of 51,700 lbs (230 kN) @ 0 mph - 43 mph
   b. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 65 mph
   c. Dynamic Brake effort of 34,000 lbs (177.93 kN) @ 64.5 mph - 18 mph; fade to 0 lbs @ 13.5 mph
   d. Wheel horsepower of 6,834 hp (5,100 kW) @ 65 mph - 125 mph
   e. Maximum speed of 125 mph
   i. Weight = 202,823.2 lbs (92 metric tons)
   k. Max traction amps = 517
   l. Max brake amps = ~340 (@ 90% auto brake handle)

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Open the Northeast Corridor asset pack until the directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\NorthEastCorridor"
2. Then open the "Railworks_AEM-7DC_Physics_&_Sound_Mod_Update.rar" file.
3. Drag all file folders from the .rar file and into the directory you opened in step one.
4. Overwrite if asked.
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.

OWNER'S MANUAL:
Once installation is complete, the default bell that is being used is the e-bell. In order to change the bell that is used, follow the instructions below:
1a. Open folders until directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\NorthEastCorridor\Audio\RailVehicles\Electric\AEM-7\Cab"
1b. You will see three folders; "High Bell", "Low Bell", and "E-bell"
2. Open the respective folder that contains the horn.proxyxml bell you want to use and copy the file (CTRL + C).
3. Proceed back to the directory from step 1a.
4. Paste the selected file (CTRL + V); overwrite when prompted
5. Bell swap should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Once installation is complete, pack defaults to AEM-7AC physics. In order to swap physics, follow the instructions below:
1a. Open folders until directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\NorthEastCorridor\RailVehicles\Electric\AEM7\Default\Simulation"
1b. You will see two folders; "AC" & "DC"
2. Open the respective folder that contains the physics set you want to use and copy the files within (CTRL + C).
3. Proceed back to the directory from step 1a.
4. Paste the selected files (CTRL + V); overwrite when prompted
5. Physics swap should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Once installation is complete, the pack defaults to choosing only the AEM-7AC numbers. In order to change the numbers that are used, follow the instructions below:
1a. Open folders until directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\NorthEastCorridor\RailVehicles\Electric\AEM7\Default\Engine"
1b. You will see two folders; "AC" & "DC"
2. Open the respective folder that contains the .dcsv file you want to use and copy the file within (CTRL + C).
3. Proceed back to the directory from step 1a.
4. Paste the selected file (CTRL + V); overwrite when prompted
5. Bell swap should be complete. Run TS2015 to confirm.

Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/n5ujt0juvljxutu/TS2015_EMD_AEM-7AC_%26_DC_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_Update.rar
Title: TS2015: Amtrak Acela Express + HHP-8 AC Traction Motor Sound Mod Pack
Post by: Fan Railer on August 23, 2015, 08:09:49 pm


Acela and HHP-8 Mod Packs updated with Alstom AC Traction Motor sounds. Read the readme.txt files for more information:

HHP-8:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/735q7xo5jra7r1t/TS2015_Bombardier_HHP-8_Physics_Mod_Pack.rar

Acela Express:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/tnciq4mt7jdk1m8/TS2015_Amtrak_Acela_Express_Physics_%26_Sound_Mod_Update.rar
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: mrsam127 on August 24, 2015, 08:52:42 am
as always, it works like a charm =)
Title: Railworks HD: Jet Train goes for a Swim
Post by: mrsam127 on August 27, 2015, 01:46:03 pm
hehe
Title: TS2015: Nickel Plate Road 765
Post by: Fan Railer on August 28, 2015, 10:08:46 am
All mods applied to NKP 765 here can be downloaded over at Railworks America:
Title: Re: Official Railworks: MNRR Danbury Branch RELEASED
Post by: mrsam127 on September 07, 2015, 06:34:47 pm
I am proud to say that my Metro North Danbury Branch is live in the Steam Workshop! It requires the New Haven Line, and I recommend that you have the P32AC for scenarios =)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=514497589&result=1
Title: Re: Official Railworks: Train Simulator 2015 Videos and Screenshots Thread
Post by: mrsam127 on September 08, 2015, 06:36:55 am
Read the video description or the above post for information on how to get the route =)