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Trains Tip Inward On Corners

Discussion in 'Known Issues & Bug Reports' started by pschlik, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. pschlik

    pschlik Well-Known Member

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    And it's not because of superelevation! I find it hard to believe that a simulator trying to be physically realistic has failed to recognize the centrifugal effect...but TSW has failed at that. (funny thing is, stuff with more freedom like hoses are drawn to the outside of corners by their momentum, so what's up with the trains? It's like the center of mass is below the ground!) I mean...there is centripetal force in the world, but that's applied by the rails at the bottom of the locomotive, not by magic at the top of the locomotive. Not many things in the world want to change momentum, most things would rather keep moving in the direction they are going...which combined with centripetal force being only at the rails, means that trains will tip outward naturally as that's the easiest way to keep going straight with momentum. (Heck, what's broken here? Center of mass? Centripetal force? Momentum?)

    Simple way to see for yourself: Load up Cumberland Switchback and go very fast on the yard junctions. Those have no superelevation, but trains will still tilt when going over them.
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