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Train Sim World 2 - The Definitive Dash 8

Discussion in 'Dovetail Live Article Discussion' started by TrainSim-James, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. Monder

    Monder Well-Known Member

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    I've heard a Dash-9 from ScaleTrains in a YT video. Even through those two tiny speakers and picked by a normal camera the mixing was better than with the AC44. So yeah, cooperation with these might not be bad. They could also use each others research on vehicles.
     
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  2. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    I have only completed 2 SPG services, so I've got plenty to get me through a few weeks.
     
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  3. Trainmania100

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    Takes me a few weeks to do one service, such a long and slow route
     
  4. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    I've spent most of my time in the livery editor.
     
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  5. w.lichko

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    Agreed!!! Think Positive! :D
     
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  6. Big Papi34

    Big Papi34 Well-Known Member

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    You must've did something wrong. I had that same duo and actually turned off my trailing unit for more of a challenge and still charged the hill easily.
     
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  7. treid09

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    Yes sir, ScaleTrains uses Loksound decoders, which are some of the best in model railroading!
     
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  8. Monder

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    I have a Tunnel Motor and ET44 on the way, so I'm really looking forward to those.
     
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  9. Trainmania100

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    Forgot to cut in the brakes that's probably why
     
  10. treid09

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    Awesome!
     
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  11. Blacknred81

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    I have a pair of Scaletrains Tunnels motors and they are fantastic.
     
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  12. stujoy

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    I just love the big dials in the cab. Everything’s right there in your face. The brake gauges look like station clocks. 10% of the loco’s power is used just to move the speedometer needle, it’s so big.

    I managed to do the Slippy Descent scenario without a single case of slip or slide, and no sand used either. I’m going to try it again with less care just to get some sliding action in.
     
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  13. Big Papi34

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    Nice! I pre ordered me some NS sd70acu's from Athearn.
     
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  14. Trainmania100

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    So when you open the throttle of the dash 8 to full power, a few moments later the amps completely drop off and it's like the engine has shut down. Does anyone know how to recover from this ?
     
  15. Big Papi34

    Big Papi34 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had this problem. I'll test and see.
     
  16. Crosstie

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    Well I finally got my first run up and down the grade with a couple of these beasts. I really like this loco. The exterior is well done with appropriate weathering and I love that hybrid cab, though some controls are either hard to find or non functional. As far as the sounds go, whether they're completely accurate I couldn't say, but they're plenty loud, open windows make them much louder, tunnel echoes are distinctive and throttle and dynamic brakes are pronounced. Traction motor sound could be better. The loco handles well with power to spare dragging a 5,000 ton coal train up the mountain and the brakes hold the load easily. All in all, a fun machine to drive.
     
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  17. jörgen Näslund

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    I have same problem. Every time the engine is slipping on track. After that, you have none amps and none force in this engine.
    But the second engine is working. I have tried many things to recover but its not working.
    Even tried to shut the engine off. But after I couldn't started the engine......
     
  18. JGRudnick

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    I have a ScaleTrains ET44AH, and I love it, the detail and sounds are amazing!
     
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  19. NW 1218

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    DTG,

    As I've said before, there are people on this forum who are willing and capable of helping you with this stuff. We'd even do it for free. Being a British company, it's going to be harder to pull off American stuff without the right resources. You obviously don't have them since you recycle everything you can when you create a new product. Just as I said previously about the AC44s and such, referring to those of us who do this for a living or take a great deal of pride in the hobby would yield better product results. I've run a few Dash 8s in my career. You didn't even get the cab functions correct. I'm always open to talking. There's things about the Dash 8 that need to be fixed.
     
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  20. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    Send Matt or Sam a message.
     
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  21. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, in the Dash 8 stream, they said if you want to help out, send Matt or Sam a message, and they would be open to talking with anyone who can make the content better.
     
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  22. anthony.wood

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    Yeah sure kid, DTG takes months to reply to emails so the ball is in their court as always.
     
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  23. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    I wrote that before I knew that DTG was talking with you.
     
  24. anthony.wood

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    That does not make your slander any better.
     
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  25. LiquidShadows

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    Haven't been on this forum in two months... I see nothing's changed.
     
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  26. LucasLCC

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    Assumed that the banking comm would have been added to the roadmap. However it hasn't been.
     
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  27. NW 1218

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    I'm still trying to figure out what banking comm is, because we don't have that in the real world.
     
  28. Anthony Pecoraro

    Anthony Pecoraro Well-Known Member

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    It's TSWs version of talking to the engineer in the rear loco.
     
  29. NW 1218

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    Yes, I know. I was being cheeky since instead of taking the time to understand manned helper service and DPU, they just came up with something that sounded good at the time.
     
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    How is it something that just sounded good at the time? I don‘t really see any other way to simulate a train driven by two crews with only one player. I would love to hear your suggestion on how to improve the banking comm.
     
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