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Tsw: The Southern Region Shunter

Discussion in 'Dovetail Live Article Discussion' started by TrainSim-James, May 15, 2018.

  1. TrainSim-James

    TrainSim-James Staff Member

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    [​IMG]

    Train Sim World: West Somerset Railway is coming soon, and with it, a derivative of the popularised ‘Gronks’ - the BR Class 09!

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  2. Wilbnil

    Wilbnil Well-Known Member

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    looks nice:)
     
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  3. Jacob 66

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    do we know when it will be released ??? pls
     
  4. Feza101

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    Will this be added to the Xbox edition?
     
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    Soon
     
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  6. Kuu Lightwing

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    Do they usually run gronks hood first?
     
  7. Wilbnil

    Wilbnil Well-Known Member

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    usually when driving longer services, when shunting it depends and does not matter I think.
     
  8. Kuu Lightwing

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    Why do they do that, though? I suppose that "feels" more natural and closer to steamers, but wouldn't cab forward orientation provide more visibility?
     
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    Idk, but from most pictures i've seen they tend to go hood first.
     
  10. Corvan

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    So, I believe WSR only has one turntable and it's at Minehead but I could be wrong. So if the Gronk were to run ass end down to Bishop Lydeard then it would have to either run around the stock and then go nose first on the way back or push the stock back up the line. Pushing presents many dangers though.
     
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    There's no turntable at Bishop's Lydeard (and I've not seen them regularly use the triangle), so the Class 09 would have to run both cab leading and radiator leading on a return trip.

    Whilst cab leading gives a better view, radiator leading is arguably safer in a collision and the air circulation is better for cooling, so running radiator leading would be preferred, though in reality it doesn't really matter which way around. One thing that is wrong in the picture is that the radiator shutters are closed, they should be open during operation and only closed when the locomotive has been shutdown, even then it's only really necessary to close them during the autumn/winter or during longer periods of inactivity.
     
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    Is there a speed limit penalty when running backwards? I've heard this used to be the case with steam but not sure with diesels.
     
  13. Kuu Lightwing

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    With diesel electrics there shouldn't be any.
     
  14. Corvan

    Corvan Well-Known Member

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    The maximum speed of a Class 09 is only 27mph and the maximum speed on the WSR is 25mph.
     
  15. ARuscoe

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    So pretty irrelevant anyway... check
     
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    Just a shame that the 09 at Bishops Lydeard very rarely leaves Bishops Lydeard...
     
  17. LastTrainToClarksville

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    "The Southern Region Shunter" That last word gets my attention, but will there be any shunting? I'm still only about half way through the NEC Freight Services, but about to return to garbage hauling. I'll happily settle for making up passenger trains, which strikes me as a suitable demo for -- what are they calling it? -- diesel festival week or something?
    Fingers crossed!
     

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