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Coupler Physics

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions & Proposals' started by Ben_Broomfield, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Ben_Broomfield

    Ben_Broomfield Member

    Mar 16, 2018
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    Hiya guys,

    One small tiny detail i wish was here is coupler physics - where the train/wagon/carriage coupler adapts to the load depending on gradient etc. By that i mean how the coupler acts, gathers the slack & makes it tight or has no slack on it and is loose.

    To make it more visually easier to understand i have the Class 40 heading out of Manchester with around 10 100T TEA Oil Tanks for Leeds. The gradient is around 1:50 out of Manchester which should put some strain on the consist.


    As you can see the wagons are not showing any weight physics - if there was, the coupler would be tight & taking on the strain of the load as the train goes up the gradient.

    I know its a small detail but that personally would make it more realistic & give a larger sense of the weight your train is pulling.

    Let me know what you think!

    Cheers guys :)
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  2. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2016
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    The American trains simulate slack.
  3. nne4229

    nne4229 Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2018
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    Anthony what's with your replies all the time. You always have to say something that's way too basic or irrevilant/way too besides the point.
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