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Tsw: Amtrak’s Cab Car Is Coming!

Discussion in 'Dovetail Live Article Discussion' started by TrainSim-James, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. potatopenguin

    potatopenguin New Member

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    Is anyone else slightly bothered that the cab car is slightly darker than the preexisting passenger coaches?
     
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  2. Schnauzahpowahz

    Schnauzahpowahz Well-Known Member

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  3. ragn05

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    I forgot to ask one thing, the cab ar run in the Keystone part of NEC, but in that part of the route there is the Secaucus Station, that is NJT ONLY, and now in-game there is one service for hour that stop there, and in real life Amtrak don't stop there. :|
    now I'm wondering in the Cab Car services will skip it has like in real life
     
  4. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    ...oh lol

    I think they did that to add abit more variety and help the route be at least slightly more interesting to drive. They chose a really crappy section of it to model, especially without commuter operations, so they were probably trying to make up for it that way, at least a bit.
     
  5. ragn05

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    well, them can do NJT from NY PENN to Newark Liberty, and maybe ugrade NEC map when MNRR come to NY PENN adding some stations :) but I already know that this will never happen, hopefully the NJT one when we will get a new route with NJT
     
  6. Boyka91

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    They need to add the GE Genesis if they gonna extend the line ?
     
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  7. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    IMO they should never have made this route. Instead, they should have done NYP to Metropark with the same ACS-64 and an NJT ALP-46 and multilevel cabcar. The GP40-2 could have added the freight stock and if they had it terminate at Sunnyside this whole pack would work. It would also allow an Acela DLC and an Arrow III DLC.

    But, it's too late for that now...
     
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  8. ragn05

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    Extend line to where? Anyways the only possible extensions for nec with genesis are to GCT and the new haven line with MNRR P32, the empire corridor tunnel isn’t made in NEC, so no Amtrak P42, the other services that run in mainly in diesel change the head locomotives to electric when come in one NEC station, like the Pennsylvanian the go in electric with at Philadelphia.
    So the only possible Genesis in that NEC are the MNRR P32
     
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  9. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    If they extend the route, I don't see why they couldn't also add a tunnel though
     
  10. Scotrail156467

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    I won't be buying this unless ACSES and ATC
    Is fixed and I'm probably speaking for everyone unless you don't bother with the safety systems
     
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  11. ragn05

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    Them have to rebuil a part of PENN, (hopefully entire penn), to do the tunnel acces, also if that will happen we already got Hudson line in TS1, so we will wait for a while
     
  12. VA Railfan

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    Oh new signal
     
  13. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you're right, it probably won't happen, at least for a while.

    No, the signal isn't new- these are already on the route. I didn't know some of them actually looked like that n real life, so I thought it was funny that they put this unrealistic signal in their screenshot. But apparently it isn't.
     
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  14. LIRRGuy

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    It isn't too late. It's just that Dovetail can edit at anytime. And they have other content to work on tho.
     
  15. Big Papi34

    Big Papi34 Well-Known Member

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    Does no one see the other train in front of the focused cab car. The cab car is trailing as it has no lights on. There's another train heading towards the train with the cab car.
     
  16. raildan

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    Looks like it's on another track though, and even then I'm not sure the marker lights are on on the cabcar. Looks like headlights to me. Nah, picture's fine.
     
  17. pschlik

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    Umm, the cab car isn’t trailing. The tail lights are not on and the top headlights are on. Wasn’t even referring to that because I was mostly indicating toward Raildan who saw the signal (and, to be honest, your original post was so vague it only seemed like the signal was the focus) but I still don’t see any problem regardless.
     
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  18. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    I also just noticed this pack has no name yet. The watermark is just the piece of rolling stock in each article. It's only referred to as the "next add-on" in the article, lol. It's ok, Dovetail, I'm not good with names either, I know how you feel.

    (Just joking around, of course)
     
  19. Big Papi34

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    Ok my mistake. But why is it trailing that close behind?
     
  20. nne4229

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    Fact is there will never be any extension to this route so everyone who wants that should get over the idea DTG will ever do it. Only the community.
     
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  21. SHINO BAZ

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    Lets see a switcher a cab car but wait what's the 3rd car in this dlc,shouldn't there be a new type of car to be used with the amtrak trains.Will they annouce that next?
     
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  22. kiranmims7

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    So I'm happy that this is being made and all but is this actually gonna make it into TS19 cause there's way more we can do with it in TS19 I like the model but can you make it for both TSW and TS19
     
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  23. raildan

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    It looks like it might be on a different track to me. Kind of hard to tell.

    What makes you think there will be a 3rd car in this?
     
  24. nne4229

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    Lol. This is all we get for this DLC. And hopefully a US route next.... With freight and passenger......
     
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  25. GEP43DC

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    If I know DTG like I think I do, then they'll release both DLC's Separate as they did with the BR182 and the BR155
     
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  26. raildan

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    It literally says in the article that it will be in the same pack. Besides, the BR182 and BR155 were made mainly for different routes!
     
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    I hope the next us route would be something like Massachusetts Mbta commuter rail,the Babylon Branch lirr including the M3 Locomotive or the Oyster bay Branch lirr including the DM30AC Locomotive.
     
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    No more commuter crap for now seriously
     
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  29. ragn05

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    to clear your ideas, now I think that you don't know well DTG ;)
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  30. Big Papi34

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    You play Roblox?
     
  31. SHINO BAZ

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    In the artical about the cab car it says stay tuned for one more announcement about this pack.
     
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    You're right, it does... they could just mean announcing the release date, though. Guess we'll find out.
     
  33. nne4229

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    That is about the release date.
     
  34. mrchuck

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    Is new haven Connecticut going to be included on the Amtrak cabcar Dlc.
     
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  35. raildan

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    No, this is just a rolling stock DLC for the existing NEC track already in the game.
     
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  36. mrchuck

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    Oh awesome
     
  37. StevenJam

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    From what I heard in the past it is not possible to only have one livery appear on one locomotive in Service Mode. So having a single heritage unit or sorts show up only one does not work as of yet. Not sure if that changed in the recent service mode core changes have fixed this or not but we will have to wait and see. Also in regards to the paint scheme itself on the Veterans Unit I could have sworn there was some licensing issue with one of the symbols or images on the side of the locomotive.
     
  38. ragn05

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    Sometimes yeah, but is off-topic
    Where have you read it in my screenshot? Anyways it isn’t, even due cab car run in keystone and New Haven is NEC only.
    maybe is the Amfleet II Coach :D surely is release date, but hoping is never a bad thing
     
  39. Big Papi34

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    Speaking of lights. Does no one else get slightly mad when you see a ai driven acs-64 with no ditch lights on. The tutorial clearly says keep them on but yet DTG didn't program it to ai.
     
  40. ragn05

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    I forgot to turn ditch lights on, so a big F for me, and I have seen an AI without headlights too lol
     
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  41. Big Papi34

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    And I thought I was a bad engineer lol.
     
  42. VA Railfan

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    They are dimmed correctly when two trains pass each other lights must be set to dim and ditch lights set to off so you don’t blind the engineer
     
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    I've noticed that on when trains pass. Though the ditch lights are never on when ai drive.
     
  44. Yerolo

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    On the fence with this DLC tbh ...I was hoping for a new US route but at least we may see ATC and ACSES fixed on this route as they did with RT when they released the 182
     
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  45. DB628

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    I think it’s coming this Thursday or next week like always when they announced a dlc
     
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  46. Schnauzahpowahz

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    The way i figure it with their previous wording, 'very soon' within a week - 'soon' more than a week
     
  47. LimitedEdiition

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    How will the new services work? Will we be seeing an overhaul of NEC service mode because right now it is just trains every 15 minutes.
     
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    I guess this would have been too much to ask for when the NEC route for Train Simulator was popular. Y'know, the one with the AEM-7? Remember that one? You only had like a MILLION people ask for it. Too little, too late. Here starts a new generation of all the same assets reused and abused to squeeze every penny from suckers that say "oH ThAt LoOkS gOoD." These guys are still scam artists, and I was hoping that was going to change with TSW, I see I was wrong. Does anyone else realizen how easy it would be to convert an Amfleet car into a Metroliner cab car? This attempt to drain your wallet was just plain LAZY.
     
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    Just like you scammed me of my time reading your post.
     
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  50. Big Papi34

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    That's actually a good question. More action would be nice.
     

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