Hi guys, I was wondering on how to properly drive the multiple historic British diesel-electric locos we now have in the game, namely Class 37, 40, 45 and 47. I am playing the game without the HUD and always try to have the most realistic driving experience possible. As such, I have to rely on what the dials in the cab tell me and I am unsure if the info provided from the manual is correct or sufficient. I was hoping that maybe somebody with real railway experience can shed some light on this. Of course, anybody who has answers to my questions is welcome to reply 1. What is the correct way of getting started?: The manual tells me to put the throttle to the "on" position and wait until the train reaches 10mph. Is this realistic, as it takes quite a long time? 2. Proper power delivery during travel: Once I get going I usually put the throttle around 50% until I reach 20-25mph and then give it full beans (100%). I do this, because the acceleration of these old locos is terrible, especially when coupled to a heavy consist. Is this acceptable to do in real life? Or would factors like fuel consumption or strain on the material, causing earlier maintenance, have prevented a real world driver from doing so? 3. Braking with air brakes: DTG have described the braking procedure in their manual in detail, and I feel what say is correct (is it, though?). They denote brake pressures, but here's where my trouble starts. All locos have two brake pressure dials, one for the air (right one?) and one for the vacuum (left one?) braking system. The pressure range of those systems, however, is quite different, and I think that the pressures given in the manual only apply to the vacuum braking system. Sadly, all cars on TVL and some on NTP use air brakes, so I don't know the proper braking procedure. I try to be as gentle as possible, and to stay between "initial application" and 25%, depending on the weight of the consist. Is it realistic to do it this way? Thanks for taking the time to read my questions, and any feedback is more than appreciated!