Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Hype652, Dec 13, 2017.
Does anyone know the braking distance for the "GWR Class 166" ?
The real one or the one in the game?
Oh sorry, the one in the game ofcourse, but I would also like to know the real one
It depends at which station, along what gradient and what speed you are travelling at
If you want to know a braking distance do a test run. Pick a scenario where you know you'll have a good long run up, get up to your desired speed and then pick a marker, either a signal or station where you get the distance on screen
When you get to a certain distance away, say 900yards, apply the brakes on your chosen setting, say notch 2
DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING
you should then see how long it takes to grind to a halt or can work it out from how far before (or after) your stop or station you go
as saltychipz#3569 says, this will change depending on rail conditions and gradient. Going uphill you will stop faster and going downhill you may not stop at all!
Braking on notch 2, the distances are (and this is a guideline, depends on grade and stuff):
50mph --> 400yd
60mph --> 550yd
70mph --> 750yd
80mph --> 900yd
90mph --> 0.8mi
You’ve dug out a thread from over 3 years ago (Dec 2017) The member who started this thread hasn’t even been active for months.
Well why not
Might still help others
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