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Handbrakes Set On All Freight Cars In Yards

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions & Proposals' started by Anthony Pecoraro, May 2, 2018.

  1. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    In real life the hand brakes are set on the freight cars to prevent them from rolling away. In Train Sim World they are not set. I would like to see the hand brakes set in scenarios and services that involve switching.
     
  2. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    It would really be more realistic to have empited brake pipes, but without being able to use air valves, the only way to empty the brake pipe is to force an emergency application before uncoupling. And when the handbrakes are used instead of the emergency brake, its usually only around 1 handbrake per 10 cars in the train, not all the handbrakes...unless the yard is not level but thats rare.
     
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  3. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    Nice information! Thanks. I wish that could be simulated.
     
  4. chrisvazquez7

    chrisvazquez7 New Member

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    Some yards are built as a bowl (the lowest point is in the middle of the yard). In those yards, handbrakes are not required. But yes, having 10% of handbrakes on up to a max of 5 or something would be cool.
     
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