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Class 37 Wheel Slip

Discussion in 'Known Issues & Bug Reports' started by underwaterdick, May 30, 2019.

  1. underwaterdick

    underwaterdick Active Member

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    I have been playing some of the heavy class 37 services and find that if I get wheel slip pulling away I have to quit driving. (I stopped at a station just to put a route map up)

    The wheel slip indicator is still displayed on the HUD and the throttle cannot be applied.

    Nothing I have tried so far seems to allow me to continue driving, has anyone else had this and did you manage to get it moving?

    I want to check it isn't something I am doing wrong before raising a ticket.

    I have tried applying full brakes, stopping and starting the engine, changing cab ends, getting in a different train at the station... Nothing gets rid of this wheel slip.

    This has happened two or three times now.

    *To be clear, and save repeating myself this isn't a question of how to AVOID wheel slip, but does anyone have any issues AFTER wheel slip*
     
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  2. FallenAngel00me

    FallenAngel00me Active Member

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    Just a question. When starting off, do you go about 25% throttle?
     
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  3. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Here is a suggestion that I do and it works for me. After releasing the brakes turn the throttle to on and let the amp meter come up then would apply no more the 10% throttle to start moving then slowly increase as needed.
     
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  4. underwaterdick

    underwaterdick Active Member

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    Thank you for that advice, that is exactly the method I use. Let the ammeter climb and settle before increasing throttle.

    Sadly this doesn't solve the issue of wheel slip breaking the service.
    It just reduces the likelihood of getting wheel slip.
     
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  5. underwaterdick

    underwaterdick Active Member

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    No, I go to about 13% and let the Amps drop before throttling up to 20-28%...
    I can avoid getting wheelspin 90% of the time, the issue has been when stopping in stations to collect collectibles I have had issues with wheel slip breaking the service. Sometimes these stations are on an incline that the Loco doesn't seem to like.

    I guess I will stick to collectible hunting in the Class 101!
     
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  6. Dave Mel

    Dave Mel Active Member

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    if i get wheelslip i just ease off the throttle no need for using the brakes.
     
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  7. underwaterdick

    underwaterdick Active Member

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    So you don't have an issue if the wheel slip indicator staying on the display and the throttle being inactive?
    Even when the throttle is set to off (no brakes having been applied) the wheel slip indicator stays there and I cannot apply any more throttle.
     
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  8. Dave Mel

    Dave Mel Active Member

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    no i dont have any issues with the wheelslip. i just throttle back and wait for the red zig zag lines to go off the apply some more throttle
     
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  9. underwaterdick

    underwaterdick Active Member

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    Cheers, that is what I was wondering.
    My 'red zig zags' refuse to go away in the class 37! Even with the engine off and full brakes applied.
     
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  10. rhysdabeast0011

    rhysdabeast0011 Member

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    Try putting the throttle to ON and add 5% power and let it get to 4-5 mph then start adding more power in stages
     
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  11. underwaterdick

    underwaterdick Active Member

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    It doesn't go to on though. One the wheels slip it just refuses to do anything.
     
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  12. Dave Mel

    Dave Mel Active Member

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    you could try putting sand down on the track.
     
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  13. underwaterdick

    underwaterdick Active Member

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    Yep, have alredy tried that, holding the sander button down doesnt help.
    Thanks for the suggestion though!
     
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  14. Dave Mel

    Dave Mel Active Member

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    you might have to put a ticket in with some photos or video to show them your problem
     
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  15. underwaterdick

    underwaterdick Active Member

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    That is the plan!
    Just wanted to find out if it was something that I was missing before saying it was a bug.
    Doesn't look like it so far.
     
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  16. underwaterdick

    underwaterdick Active Member

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    Bug report submitted in a support ticket!
    I can replicate this any time I like now, so took a picture of the wheel slip indicator visible despite the brakes being set, handbrake on, reverser off, master key off, throttle off and speedometer showing 0mph.
     
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