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Tsw: The “baby Bullet!”

Discussion in 'Dovetail Live Article Discussion' started by TrainSim-James, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. TrainSim-James

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    Written by: Gary Dolzall.

    Caltrain’s “Baby Bullet” – MPI’s MP36PH-3C diesel and Bombardier Bi-levels – is coming soon to Train Sim World!


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  2. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Awesome something to look forward to once it's released
     
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  3. LIRRGuy

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    Finnaly
     
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    一條線張列车分开買完全沒有吸引力,完全騙錢做法
     
  5. LastTrainToClarksville

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    Another coup for passenger traffic fans! Another disappointment for freight, especially switching ops, fans! And here I am, making another and probably useless plea for the latter. Unless I've missed something, DLC add-on packs include far more passenger-related goodies that freight-related ones. In fact, only one such product -- BR Heavy Freight -- exists. How about some balance, DTG?
     
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  6. docsnyder1911

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    The Baby Bullets will bring more variety and more traffic to the Peninsula Corridor. With that Addon we will have the complete rolling stock of Caltrain. That's very authentic and I Iike that very much. I can't wait to experience the acceleration, the engine sound, horn sound and the safety systems of the MP36 in comparison with the F40.

    Very good work DTG.

    Postsriptum: It would be very nice if we will get a second american heavy freight route in the near future.
     
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  7. LIRRGuy

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    Frieght would be nice
     
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  8. thearkerportian

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    BR 155, Class 31 and the SD40 or what it was called beg to differ ;)
     
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  9. mrchuck

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    Kind of looks definitely like the MBta but it’s a California commuter train can’t wait to buy it when the release date?
     
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  10. mickelmickle

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    Another excellent addition to TSW,
     
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  11. Digital Draftsman

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    Nothing for the freight side of the route? Not even a UP SD40-2 and couple of freight scenarios? DTG already have the CSX SD40-2, so it's not difficult to make it suitable for this route. They could have increased the appeal of this DLC for those who like freight operations with very little effort. It's a missed opportunity I think.
     
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  12. Dave Mel

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    not knowing american trains is the baby bullet an air braked train. i just hope its not a vacuum braked train like cal train one.
     
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    Neither trains are vac braked, they are both air braked.
     
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    Can you open train doors from the cabcar?
     
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  15. Matto140

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    Nice, that's what we want!
     
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    Wow, maybe I'm not the biggest fan of american railroads, but I like Peninsula route very much and was really awaiting this DLC! Awesome, thanks!
     
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  17. mrchuck

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    it’s a amazing Dlc can’t wait to by it hopefully sometime soon a lirr Locomotive Diesel locomotive comes out soon in the future.
     
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    Noice
     
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  19. Yerolo

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    I remember when Pen Corridor released everyone was asking about this one.....so it's sure to keep many folks here happy. Personally, I was kinda hoping for a new US route for the 1st release in 2020, but this certainly looks nice :)
     
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    I am a big fan of peninsula corridor as it’s an American route and also happens to be one of the longest. I’m very excited to see this coming to TSW, it definitely is a very good looking train. I like both passenger and freight services, although I do lean more towards freight. I hope we get a very freight heavy USA route coming soon! Can’t wait to get behind the controls of this locomotive!
     
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    Cool! I was wondering when they'd make an MP36 for the TSW version of this route. I bet the motion blur along with the panoramic cab windows will look pretty cool.
     
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    Does this mean we have to wait almost a year for a new US route? Are there plans to expand freight in this route?
     
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  23. Anthony Pecoraro

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    A US route should be up next.
     
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  24. Michael Newbury

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    Not at all there will a US route out probably out very soon
     
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  25. MetrolinkF125#916

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    Just FYI, both the f40 and MP36 are air brake equipped, just that they're manually lapped on both locomotives rather than automatic. Since the F40PH and Nippon Shayro cars have manually lapped air brakes, when the MP36 is coupled to these cars, it has to be compatible with the air brake system, so that's why the MP36 is also equipped with manually lapped air brakes.
     
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    FINALLY!! Thank you very much DTG been hoping for such a dlc since the Peninsula Corridor was released!!
     
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  27. MetrolinkF125#916

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    But I agree with everyone else who wants additional freight action for this route, at least a GP60 in my opinion would be a change.
     
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  28. Sam_Foster_IT/ICRR

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    MP36 locomotives are equipped with Wabtec 30 A-CDW brake valves, which are self lapping, so all you do is set the auto brake handle to the desired position to take out a certain amount of air from the BP. You don't have to move the handle in and out of apply and lap to get the desired reduction. Regarding compatibility, it doesn't matter what type of brake reduction/application method the controlling end uses, the brakes will work as they should on all cars.
     
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    Its a great time for me when it comes to American railroading. Ive been waiting for this loco for a while.
    I was even tempted to get this route for TS2020.
    And on top of that i recently purchased the Marias Pass dlc.
    One word.............EPIC!!!

    Im in freight heaven right now and soon I'll have my "baby bullets" to play with!

    By the way, can you imagine something like Marias Pass for TSW? I imagine it would probably take half a decade to complete lol ;)
     
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    I hope.
     
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  31. Sam_Foster_IT/ICRR

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    Gotta admit, I am really excited for this DLC. The screenshots alone have me sold!
     
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  32. Anthony Pecoraro

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    Me too!
     
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    North American trains, I'm all in!
     
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    Can’t wait to buy this on February 13th I wonder what the next route Dlc will be I hope it’s a surprise.
     
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    Finally. We still need a GP60 or some more modern freight power.
     
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    I'm pleased with this announcement, but let's not forget we're theoretically still due a whole new US route in the next month or so (updated release calendar below), so hopefully there will be freight options on that. Seems to be what people are hungry for!

    TSW-Release-Calendar-2020-02.jpg
     
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    Ok, sorry bout that, thanks!
     
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    I’m surprised for any route I hope it’s in Worcester Massachusetts since some of the Mbta Worcester Massachusetts line has CSX freight I would definitely love to see some New England freight.
     
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    Personally i would like to see some of the more "powerful" locos we have here in the states.

    CSX,BNSF,UNION PACIFIC,NORFOLK SOUTHERN.....

    GIVE ME SOME POWER DOVETAIL!!!:cool:
     
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    Dovetail be like :). Cheers
     
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    And if DTG changed a little country, instead of the USA, England and Germany.
     
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  43. zane88

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    Ha Ha nice ;)
     
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    Damm, i just had a thought. What if they really did release new dlc with a loco that has "SERIOUS" power haul capacity.
    This song could be the theme song for the next American dlc.

    I wonder if Dovetail would be willing to mix it up a little with some hip hop in a future trailer.
    That would completely knock me out of my chair!! Lol:D
     
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  45. Bill Brassky

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    Quit ignoring your customers and shoving dlc at us.
    BRING RAILDRIVER SUPPORT NOW!!
     
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    I'd go for Diesel Power by the Prodigy - the intro has got big, US heavy haul written all over it!
     
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  47. zane88

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    God i love that album.

    I don't remember the name of the lead singer but may he rest in peace.

    That was a seriously GOOD FKKINN ALBUM!
     
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    A locomotive for me that would be considered having “Serious power haul capacity” are the big MACs; would love an SD80MAC in the game, them 5,000 horses can pull any train, up any hill without breaking a sweat, if they ever do I’ll be hyped! Luv listening to that 20 cylinder 710 rev up!
     
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    Would be great for a NS route since they are (or were?) seen hauling trains throughout the system.
     
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    Now I want a Big Mac. Haha!!
     
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