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TS2017 DTG NJT NJCL ALP-45DP And Comet Physics & Sound Mod

This is the DTG New Jersey Transit North Jersey Coast Line ALP-45DP & Comet Car Physics & Sound Mod Pack V1.5

In order to utilize this freeware physics & sound upgrade, you must have purchased the "Train Simulator: North Jersey Coast Line Route Add-On" available here:

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics & sound enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.


The purpose of this pack is to correct physics errors in the ALP-45DP locomotive, and introduce more accurate sounds for the DLC.

Version 1.2 includes updated horn and bell sounds from Chris Reynolds (MilwaukeeNorth418). Many thanks to him for allowing me to use his sounds free of charge for this mod.

Version 1.5 includes horn sounds for Comet V from Chris Reynolds (MilwaukeeNorth418) and interior bell sound from me.

Version 2.0 will include the signature JohnS brake fix.

General Parameter Change Log (Physics):

  1. Slight tweak of TE and Dynamic Brake curves.

  2. Changing the rated power in the simulation.bin file so that the scripting reduces power in the correct manner.

  3. Modified coupler slack performance.

  4. Increased range of ALP-45DP numbers from 4500-4515 to 4500-4534.

  5. Included number.dcsv files for Comet Cars in case you were one of those early purchasers who got the incorrect .dcsv files.

General Parameter Change Log (Sounds):

  1. New K5LA horn recorded directly off of an ALP-45DP unit.

  2. New Comet IV door chime included.

  3. Replaced default traction motor sounds and code with custom code and new traction motor sounds.

Technical specifications for ALP-45DP:

  1. Bombardier ALP-45DP [diesel mode] (CAT 3612C-HD x2; 4200 THP; parasitic HEP, no load)

  2. Starting tractive effort of 71,000 lbs (316 kN)

  3. Continuous tractive effort of 63,407.7 lbs (282.0517 kN) @ 21.42 mph

  4. Dynamic Brake effort of 34,000 lbs (150 kN) @ 21.181 mph; flat curve down to 5 mph, fade to 0 lbs @ 2 mph.

  5. Wheel horsepower of 3,618 hp (2,700 kW) @ 21.42 mph

  6. Maximum speed of 100 mph

  7. Engine RPM range = 600 - 1800

  8. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 100

  9. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 21 - 214.6

  10. Weight = 284,000 lbs (128.821555 metric tons)

  11. Fuel capacity = 1800 gallons

  12. Max traction amps = 710

  13. Max brake amps = 340

  14. Bombardier ALP-45DP [electric mode] (4400 kW THP; no HEP)

  15. Starting tractive effort of 71,000 lbs (316 kN)

  16. Continuous tractive effort of 57,269.45 lbs (261.8182 kN) @ 38.64 mph

  17. Dynamic Brake effort of 34,000 lbs (150 kN) @ 65.63 mph; flat curve down to 5 mph, fade to 0 lbs @ 2 mph.

  18. Wheel horsepower of 5,896 hp (4,400 kW) @ 38.64 mph

  19. Maximum speed of 125 mph

  20. Weight = 284,000 lbs (128.821555 metric tons)

  21. Max traction amps = 710

  22. Max brake amps = 340

NOTE: There is special scripting that is included with the original locomotive that automatically reduces power from the electric mode to diesel mode once you make the mode change. You should notice this reduction of power by inspecting the ammeter while you operate. Kudos to DTG for figuring that out.

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

  1. Open the following directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\NorthJerseyCoast"

  2. Open the "DTG_NJT_NJCL_ALP-45DP_And_Comet_Physics_And_Sound_Mod.rar" file

  3. Drag both folders from the .rar file into the directory from step 1.

  4. Physics & Sound mod installation is complete.

  5. Run TS2016 to confirm. Thank you for downloading and installing.

Please contact me if there is a problem with the functionality of this mod pack.

Enjoy =)

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