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Ntp Br Freight - Brakes Help.

Discussion in 'PlayStation Discussion' started by Bkulesza, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. Bkulesza

    Bkulesza Member

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    I'm having trouble with releasing the brakes on Class 40 in van movement services. I follow steps in the manual, change the brake air/vac switch in cab 1, but something is stuck.
    I did try searching & found nothing.
    I can get started out of the yard that is opposite Manchester, bc it is flat, but it screeches like brakes are on & needs a lot of power. Later there is a service that starts you on a 1.0%^ grade & I cannot get moving at all, with either the 40, 45, or 47. Please help!
     
  2. Digital Draftsman

    Digital Draftsman Well-Known Member

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    Have you got the brakes set correctly for the rolling stock you're hauling? For the 12t Vans you need to have it set to Vac Goods, for the TEA Tank Wagons you need to have it set to Air Goods.

    Do the gauges show the brakes (both air and vac) are released?

    Is the handbrake on the locomotive and wagons off?
     
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  3. Bkulesza

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    Wagon brakes are off, handbrake is off, gauges are good. Here's the thing: I thought it needed to be air-goods, not vac-goods. I misunderstood that somehow. Will retry when I get home.
     
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    That was totally it - brake selector needs to be VAC GOODS. I was led to believe it needed to be AIR GOODS by the manual, I missed the stipulation, if it was there. Thank you Digital Draftsman for clearing that up!! I'm off to Leeds.
     
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  5. Digital Draftsman

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    Glad to have been of assistance! Unfortunately you'll often find that the manual isn't very clear or it contradicts what you're told in the game.
     
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