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Automatic Brake Tooltip Info

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions & Proposals' started by pschlik, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    The AC4400CW tells you what % the automatic brakes are applied in the control tooltip, which I really like. Makes it easy to know how applied the brakes are from the outside. I just wish the GP38-2 and SD40-2 did the same thing. (Those only do the % on the independent brake.) You could possibly even apply that to the Class 66, maybe by adding the target brake pressure to the PBL handle tooltip (much like the way the slow speed control rocker works).
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  2. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    I think that is how the brakes work in real life.
     
  3. Matto140

    Matto140 Well-Known Member

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    Vote for!
     
  4. GP40Man5528

    GP40Man5528 Active Member

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    It is how it works in real life, but what he is implying is it would be easier to operate the brakes knowing how much brake pressure is being used instead of showing what setting of braking you are using.
     
  5. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    This is indeed not about being realistic. In real life, you don't control the train from the outside, so you always know what the brake setting is. Since TSW does let you control from the outside, it would be nice to know the brake setting even though it's not realistic.
     
  6. ht-57

    ht-57 New Member

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    it is a good point as you are doing the job of both engineer and conductor, so if you were using the automatic to couple up a consist
    and you were watching from that pov it would be very useful,
     
  7. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    That is what the gages are for.
     
  8. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    But if you have not noticed, the only gauges on the outside are the HUD gauges, which are pretty useless since they have no actual numbers and because there is a delay between setting a brake application and that application actually being reached.
     
  9. ht-57

    ht-57 New Member

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    No kidding? what about when your in third person @ the other end of the train trying to couple up a cut? gauges in the engine don't help when your being forced to to the job of both engineer and conductor.
     
  10. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    True.
     

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