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Tehachapi Pass Ac4400cw Issues

Discussion in 'Technical Reports' started by raptorengineer, Jun 26, 2021.

  1. raptorengineer

    raptorengineer Active Member

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    i like to point out that Tehachapi Pass ac4400cw window wiper nobs don't turn on wipers both simple & expert controls.
    the lever icon on hud also doesn't move in simple control on Tehachapi Pass ac4400cw.
     
  2. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    I have found that the brakes on the BNSF ES44DC do not work very well. I found it very hard to stop or slow the train. Once I am able to get the train stopped on the inclines with the train and loco brakes set to full they do not hold the train in place it just starts to rolling backwards.

    Then when using a mix of the dynamic and train brakes going downhill do not keep the train under control.
     
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  3. nz_kiwi

    nz_kiwi New Member

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    Hi,
    I think that both the AC4400 and the SD70Ace front and rear headlights need sorting out. The SD70Ace rear headlight cant be turned off. The light switches are screwed up. Up close on the lights seem fine but you zoom out and they get so bright they wash out the crosswalk areas. All the AI consists with SD70Aces in them all have there headlights on, should only be the lead loco. Also, do the front rear and side crosswalk lights work? Also, the main display screen has the following all showing N/A" effort klb, throttle, UP (loco number i assume?) , rear and flow but I guess like most of the locos coming out now they all only basic info.
     
  4. frank351981

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    Agree with the brakes issue. It´s terrible. No brakes are working (train, dynamic,.....), exept all are at full power, only then the train becomes lightly slower. Impossible to drive downhill, or stop uphill, because the brakes are worse to manage. The only good working brake is the emergency one! By the way - the manual again is a joke - no useful stuff, for example that explains how to brake correctly (if there´s possible)
     
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  5. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    I got to experience the over speed alerter going into Mojave at just a little over 76 miles per hour, had to pop the emergency brake to stop lost all 1000 point coming down that hill into Mojave. I didn't find the manual all that helpful myself either.


    Edit: I did submit a ticket for this issue see what they come up with.
     
  6. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering, did the BNSF ES44 have the same problems on Hi-Line?
     
  7. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    I do not remember having any braking issue on the Hi-Line, from what I remember it was smooth running without any issues. The only thing I can think of is the issue they had is when Tehachapi released.
     
  8. frank351981

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    onyl? I lost 200.000 points
    On Hi-Line I had no problems with this loco. I´m not sure, but the gradients was there not so steep, or?
     
  9. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    I lost over 600,000 points, I have received a response on my ticket and it has been passed onto the team.
     
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  10. stevewa

    stevewa New Member

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    Braking seems completely broken. Auto brakes start to apply then immediately release. In the "hot box" scenario it's impossible to stop the train on the uphill without rolling back.
     
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  11. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    I agree that the brakes are completely broken, I have submitted a ticket and hopefully we can see a fix soon. Very frustrating and things like the brakes do not work.
     
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  12. raptorengineer

    raptorengineer Active Member

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    i sent in a ticket for wipers issues. see what happens.
     
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  13. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    After my heat wave finally died down I have been able to get back into TSW and TS again.

    Just had a chance to go back into the Hi-Line and complete a run with the same loco and it worked perfectly had zero issues with the brakes. So it begs the question if it's the same loco why does it behave correctly in one route, but does not behave the same in another route.
     
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    Is it the same loco and are they the same wagons?

    Yes it is a BNSF loco but unless the locos used are from the same folder they might behave differently
    Are they the same wagons - again if they have been made separately they might not have the same physics
     
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    A fix for this would probably be to take the Hi-Line physics and copy paste them into the Simulation folder for the TP AC44, unless someone's already tried that.
     
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  18. DTG Jamie

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    Thank you for letting us know about this have passed this on, yes the ES44 is now in the pack.
     
  19. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    How soon can we expect a fix for this
     
  20. raptorengineer

    raptorengineer Active Member

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    also i hope you got the bnsf es44ac A & D keys simple controls as well. hope it get fixed. also you can't throw manual track switch using g key on bnsf es44ac
     
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    nothing yet on fix DTG Jamie?
     
  22. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    There was a update yesterday for TS21 cannot figure out what for.
     
  23. raptorengineer

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    i don't think it was for Tehachapi pass or i would have got it. i haven't got any updates so what ever update it for dlc that i don't have.
     
  24. raptorengineer

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    nothing yet on fixes for this route DTG?
     
  25. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Very sad that there has been nothing to this point.
     
  26. DIFFLOCK

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    So.. the brakes are still out on the loco?
     
  27. raptorengineer

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    i think they move on to new project :(
     
  28. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Yup the brakes are still inoperable at this time.
     
  29. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Sad but may be true that they have moved on to something else.
     
  30. DIFFLOCK

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    I tried fudging in an ES44 from another route (not swapping a loco in the scenario, but actually trying to have Tehachapi access an ES44 with perfectly serviceable brakes) , but I'm missing some fundamental understanding of what to copy where.
     
  31. NEC Railfan

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    The issue could be with simulation, so if you copy the ES44 simulation folder of another version (Marias or Hi Line) then paste it so that way you overwrite the original files, it could work. However, I don't own this DLC yet so I can't say as to whether it'd actually work.
     
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    I thought that I'd done that, but it did not seem to work...:o
     
  33. Trevor604

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    This problem is still not fixed. Both "Hot Box" scenarios. DTG, when can we expect a fix?
     

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