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Tweak Brakes To Apply In Increments?

Discussion in 'PC Discussion' started by sinnere, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. sinnere

    sinnere Active Member

    Mar 9, 2019
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    Instead of getting a random percantage when applying and releasing brakes I'd like to be able to control braking in 5% or 10% increments.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
  2. lcyrrjp

    lcyrrjp Member

    Jan 13, 2019
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    It should be the same on the sim as it is on that particular unit/loco in reality.

    So for example, an HST has brake steps. The Driver can only apply the brake in one of the 5 pre-set positions. A class 47, on the other hand, has no steps. The brake handle can be placed in any position, and nudging it an extra millimetre will give a fraction more brake.

    Some Drivers prefer a stepped brake, and some Drivers prefer an unstepped brake. Generally speaking in the UK, in the early days of diesels brakes were unstepped, then gradually there was a change over to stepped brakes. Now, with the most modern stock, there’s a move back towards unstepped brakes.
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  3. Inkar

    Inkar Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2016
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    The unstepped brakes need a way to control the speed at which you apply them while using the keyboard. Maybe a key to apply them faster and another key to apply them slower. Or maybe a key to apply them slowly, and shift + same key to apply them faster, etc ...
  4. nacnud117

    nacnud117 New Member

    Mar 26, 2019
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    There was this beautiful third party program for TS which would map axis to power and combined brakes (or even AFB, dynamic brakes only etc).

    I can perfectly run a train using the keyboard because all german locos have power and brake steps but I really miss using my throttle quadrant.

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