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Class 43 Slow

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  1. hutchingsa

    hutchingsa New Member

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    hi,

    So I’m new to this and I am trying to get the Class 43 up to speed but it seems to be slow. I can get it quicker by starting the rear engine and putting the reverser into reverse then going back to the front to drive it but then I’m unable to stop it using normal brakes.

    Does anyone have any tips/suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tomas9970

    Tomas9970 Well-Known Member

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    It's certainly not slow for me: 20190108204540_1.jpg
    Class 43 has a very long gearing that allows it to reach high speeds, but it also means that it has a very slow acceleration. You shouldn't have to turn on the second engine to drive quickly. The brakes are working as they should. It's just the fact that the second engine is pumping air into the brake circuit because it's brake handle is set to release so the first engine is unable to depressurize it.
     
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  3. Cheesypuff2

    Cheesypuff2 Active Member

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    good luck stopping in 599 meters at that speed!
     
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  4. Gamborg

    Gamborg Active Member

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    Yeah, you'll have to open the door and put your foot down! :D
     
  5. Rob39

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    make sure the rear cab is shut down and the parking brake is released.
     
  6. J4mes

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    I thought Class 43 used both engines at all times and they were controlled by the front cab (whichever one is leading at the time), without the need to change reverser in the other and stuff?
     
  7. Factor41

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    I assumed this too. Seems weird not to - otherwise you'd be better off having a cab car at the other end and not towing around a weighty unused diesel engine. Maybe TSW simplifies the simulation by just running one of them at twice the power?!
     
  8. Jez

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    Yes, both power cars work together from one cab.
     
  9. J4mes

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    Maybe I will have to try and see if this happens to make any difference to my HST experience!! I must admit I never check the trailing end cab to see if the Engine Start Button actually does anything before we set off!!
     
  10. J4mes

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    Thought that might be the case Jez, Its a long time since I had the chance to stand on a platform in real life and have one go past me to make sure both ends where making the Valenta Sounds that will be missed so much!! Guess we are going to have to just imagine it in TSW and pretend that we are there!
     
  11. kenna178015crook

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    I am also encountering this issue. Dont know why its hapenning.
     
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  12. Jez

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    Is this after you've changed ends?
     
  13. Rob39

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    If you're in journey mode. Your train is probably 7/8 coaches between power cars. The only thing the rear should be doing is supplying power to the lighting etc. Round yellow? button on the dash. The reverser should be off and master key also off.
    If it is the case that you're pulling 7/8 coaches once you’re out of the 50 limit out of Paddington area, Im usually pushing 100mph at Acton then 115 -120 at Ealing.
    The journey mode in the tsw 2020 update features full length hst rakes now. Previously all we could have on console was a 6 coach rake.
     
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  14. Jez

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    Errrm. I hope not. Both power cars are needed to provide traction for the HST to operate as intended.
     
  15. Rob39

    Rob39 Well-Known Member

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    What I meant, and I suspect you know I meant is the ETS button.
     
  16. Jez

    Jez Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I didn't. I was a bit confused by what you were trying to say.
     
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    Not quite related to the original question but it made me think, can you actually shut down the engine of just the one power car in the game? I'm sure in the real thing if needed they could be isolated allowing the set to continue with a reduced performance.
     
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