Xbox Brake Problems With Class 37/5 On Wcl

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  1. christophmkfranke

    christophmkfranke New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I need your brains to pick and hopefully someone can help please.
    Feel a bit bad but I don't know if I do something wrong or whether it is a glitch with the BR Railfreight Class 37/5 in West Cornwall Local.
    It happened several times now that in a Class 37 the Brake cylinders begin to charge randomly. To the extent I get stuck. It usually happens after having coupled and uncoupled.
    Even shutting the loco down and restarting doesn't help. Everything goes back to normal except the brake cylinders won't release.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks a lot
    Cheers
     
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  2. hairyscotsman40

    hairyscotsman40 Member

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    If anyone from Dovetail/Rivet are reading, I’d like to say that I am experiencing this issue also. Totally frustrating. Glad it’s not just me.
     
  3. jasonpfc

    jasonpfc Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the brakes lock and wont release,

    EDIT 22.36 UTC

    it seems when you uncouple from a formation, the "brake selector" ( vacumm/air brakes ) resets its self, so you need to recharge them to the desired brake, this allowing you to continue
     
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  4. SiaL8er

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    Experiencing this just now after uncoupling. Can you explain how to recover from it step by step? Had no luck...
     
  5. christophmkfranke

    christophmkfranke New Member

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    I'm glad I'm not alone with this problem. I already started doubting my train driver skills
     
  6. jasonpfc

    jasonpfc Well-Known Member

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    If the brakes suddenly apply when uncoupling do the following...

    Stop,
    Go to the brake selector on the back wall.
    Change it to vacuum goods.

    The brakes should release allowing you to carry on your journey.
     
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  7. christophmkfranke

    christophmkfranke New Member

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    I will try this, thank you
     
  8. Woroszyl The NS 2000

    Woroszyl The NS 2000 Active Member

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    It happened to me while setting brakes to Air-Passenger from Air-Goods, but i solved it. How? Just set the Vacuum Chamber Release to "Open" and it works!
     
  9. christophmkfranke

    christophmkfranke New Member

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    Well I think we found a new bug in this. As I selected "Vacuum goods" and it worked. Changed ends and had the same problem again.
    The select switch was back on the setting "Passenger Air", had to switch it Back to Vacuum goods.... uncoupled the wagons, climbed back in my 37 and the issue was back.

    Might be a Bug....or a train driver colleague playing tricks on me ;)

    However, guys thanks for the Help!!!
     

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