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Amtrak Sw1000r Tutorial Woe!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ex_railwayman, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. ex_railwayman

    ex_railwayman Active Member

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    When folks come to this tutorial command they will no doubt be stumped as to what to do next! I sat there for at least 60 seconds wondering how to move the brake lever to reveal the supposed button to start the engine, just because you've got 2 yards there means nothing in the grand scheme of things, there is nothing in the tutorial that states one needs to get off our backsides, stand up and walk around the bulkhead to the switch box to perform the necessary action, we aren't all engineers with intimate knowledge of cab interiors, and they are very dark inside, especially, when you have disabled many of the switches, can you please proof read what is requested and ensure we know what to do and how to do it.
    Oh, and the young lady said drivers seat not engineers seat, but, we'll gloss over that small anomoly.
     

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  2. LastTrainToClarksville

    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, although TSW manuals typically include a page of instructions for starting each engine, they lack nicely numbered pictures of the controls. In this case, the distance arrow in the screenshot indicates that the control is 2 yards away, so it can't be that very visible brake handle and must be on the other side of the panel. I fully agree, however, that this location could have been better described in the written instruction. Ah, well, perfection is rare.
     
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