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The Elegant Electro-motive E

Discussion in 'Dovetail Live Article Discussion' started by TrainSim-Jay, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. TrainSim-Jay

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    Written by: Gary Dolzall.
    Electro-Motive’s classic E8 passenger diesel is coming to Train Simulator in two Amtrak liveries!

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  2. rare_common_sense

    rare_common_sense Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. Excited for those coaches. Quite looking forward to getting this.
     
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  3. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    It shouldn’t run on Miami to West Palm Beach because the route is set in present day!
     
  4. rare_common_sense

    rare_common_sense Well-Known Member

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    Well, by that account, a lot of what is offered on other routes shouldn’t have been made. Like the GG1 for the Northeast Corridor for example.
     
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  5. pschlik

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    It's completely normal to put old stuff on routes set in the modern day, this is no exception. Be happy that Seaboard U boats are included, so all the trains present will be backdated, just not the tracks themselves.

    I think M to WPB is probably the best route for this anyway. The other routes it would fit in with are either really old, not that popular, or BNSF.
     
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  6. Juxen

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    E Units contained two 567 engines in them. Wonder if they'll try to replicate that on the model.
     
  7. raptorengineer

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    will there be passenger view in passenger cars?
     
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  8. Daniel Gibbs

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    Three words:
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    - Can't...
    - Wait!!!
     
  9. Daniel Gibbs

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    I sure hope so! Especially in the dome cars!
     
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  10. Daniel Gibbs

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the sounds were recycled. But if they were, you could easily fix them.
     
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  11. Daniel Gibbs

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    If they have roller bearing trucks, it would be nice if someone did a Phase III reskin of them!
     
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  12. Anthony Pecoraro

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    I know. It just bugs me a little.
     
  13. pschlik

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    Well, an E unit just uses two F unit engines, so the sounds should be the same as the F unit anyway. It’s not whether they reuse the sounds that would be the problem, it’s if the sounds are accurate to a 567 in the first place. And knowing how entitled some people are, those 567 sounds are “100% totally wrong sounds more like a GE than an EMD!”
     
  14. John Murphy

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    Ooh, I am running these with a Broadway Limited consist on the Horseshoe Curve route, especially the Phase 1 units! Wow, we actually get something cool for once. Please do more retro Amtrak stuff for us American fans (psst...E60...Budd Metroliner...material handling cars).
     
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    Any ETA on when it'll be released? Thanks.
     
  16. John Murphy

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    DTG usually releases content about 2 weeks or so after they announce it, at least from what I've seen. (Btw, LOVE the Moving Pictures avatar! Rush is one of my favorite bands.)
     
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    AT&SF E1 0001.jpg

    E8's are looking good...what about some more liveries...like ATSF?
    Gotta say though, IMHO, an even more elegant, beautiful, and to date, totally forgotten by every train sim and third party developer, is the EMD E1/E3 & E6 series locomotives, my all-time favorite being the ATSF Warbonnet livery.
    Rode behind them many times in the 50's on the Chicagoan/ Kansas Citian out of Kansas City Union Station.
    Will DTG be the first?
    Always hopeful,
    Bill
     
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    I've been working on the ATSF E8ms reskin on Railworks America.
     
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    I have seen several atractive reskins for E8s on Railworks America, but I cannot get the downloads to work. Too much file manipulating going on. Would like to see DTG come out with simple DLC (Missouri Pacific Colorado Eagle for instance)
     

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