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Class 09 Speed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Armardar, May 26, 2018.

  1. Armardar

    Armardar Member

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    Hi guys,

    Really impressed with latest dlc, being a massive DTG fan I'm pleased to see positive feedback, well done Dev team.

    Quick question to anyone that knows operation on the class 09 more than me.... When going forwards in the 09 I am finding that when pulling a car set the top speed is 14-16 mph... Does this sound about right, as unable to reach line speed. Yes, I am sure there are no breaks applied :) ...

    I assume that the loco goes faster when going backwards as I saw footage of an 09 doing 45 mph even when pulling carriages when it was going backwards.

    Thanks guys,

    ARM
     
  2. NorthRail1

    NorthRail1 Well-Known Member

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    The class 09 was designed as a shunting loco for yards, not for passenger runs on hilly routes such as WSR, this is why it struggles to go any faster than 15 mph in places.

    It tends to go faster on the downhill sections but the maximum loco speed is 27 mph so not sure how it could manage 45 mph.
     
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  3. Matthew Wilson

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    Blame Sir Isaac Newton and that pesky gravity he discovered, along with the 1in65 gradient down towards Minehead as I was able to get 54mph out of the 09 on this section!!
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  4. Armardar

    Armardar Member

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    Yeah that's the one lol
     
  5. TrainSim-Steve

    TrainSim-Steve Staff Member

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    The Class 09 was built purely for pulling power as opposed to speed - they are quite capable of moving heavy loads (within reason) but are not so great at going fast with those heavy loads :)

    Course the one thing we haven't modelled is the destruction of the loco when exceeding the operating maximum - which is what would happen in the real world if you were to reach 45 mph :)
     
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  6. Armardar

    Armardar Member

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    Thanks for the answer Steve :)
     
  7. Rudolf

    Rudolf Active Member

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    It runs fine and nicely. A very relaxed experience.
     
  8. Vanhalen1

    Vanhalen1 New Member

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    I got 45 MPH out of the old girl but I was going downhill!
     
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  9. Rudolf

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    You're fired! This speed is not allowed on this line. :)
     
  10. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    I think the gronk’s motors exploding from overspeed would have already fired him...out the front window!
     
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