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Retrofitting Csx And Gwe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pschlik, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    With some of the changes brought about by RT, CSX and GWE are getting pretty out of date and obsoleted in a few features. Anyone think it might be worthwhile to get the other routes up to speed in terms of features, not just bugs?

    CSX's Out of Date Bits and Bobs
    Tunnel lighting-tunnels make things dark in RT, but not in CSX.

    Motor physics-RT has corrected motors, but CSX has not gotten this treatment.

    Train length button-the class 66 has a functional train length button, and the HOTDs should have train length buttons too.

    Removable reverser handles-the 66 also has a reverser handle that can be taken out, like the way it is done in America; it's just another part of the MU setup.

    Walking between train cars and locomotives-In GWE, you can walk the whole length of a train without hitting E

    Fancier IFDs-the EM2000 and Talent 2 MFDs are quite a bit better and more informative than the AC4400CW's IFDs, they could really use an update

    Brake physics-the Talent 2's single pipe brake system is a lot less janky and spazzy than the CSX single pipe system

    Colorful containers-GWE got some nice colored containers as opposed to only 2 real life paint jobs. Even without branding, more colorful containers would still be more realistic than literally nothing but CSX containers

    GWE has lost some stuff to time too
    Motor physics-same as CSX, of course

    2 unit services-coupled up 166s occur in real life, but were not put in services mode, Rapid Transit did pull off services made up of 2 units

    Start of a service-in Rapid Transit, you begin a service with a load passengers objective, giving you a lot more time to set up, not that it matters because the master key is already turned on in Rapid Transit, GWE should follow suit.

    End of a service-Most of the time when you are in Paddington, all the trains have closed doors due to the way GWE is set up, Rapid Transit solved that problem by making the last objective of a service to open the doors, not to close them.


    It was nice to see the HUD yellow brake numbers in place on CSX and GWE (the 166) and not just Rapid Transit. And thanks for fixing the darn thing of being told to close passenger doors in GWE before the departure time arrived!
     
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  2. SamYeager270

    SamYeager270 Well-Known Member

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    Well you're not walking between dedicated locomotives in GWE and it's only possible to walk the whole length of the train on the 166.
     
  3. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    It was brought up that DTG never wanted the whole ‘hit E to walk between trains’ thing and had to do it only because they didn’t find a way to not make walking between stock glitchy until GWE, and CSX was never brought to the new standard. Had CSX come after GWE, it would not have had the whole hit E to move long path thing.
     
  4. Shukal

    Shukal Well-Known Member

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    There is also snow on cars in winter in Rapid Transit, but in CSX and GWE there is none.
     

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