TS2017 Metrolink EMD F59PH Physics Mod

This is the Tri-Rail EMD F40PHL-2 & Companion Bombardier BiLevel Cab Car Physics Modification pack version 1.0


In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "Miami Commuter Rail F40PHL-2 Loco Add-On" pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277756


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 enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.


There are MINOR sound adjustments included in this pack (namely volume raising of the bell and horn), but no sounds are changed.


The purpose of this pack is to adjust the locomotive weight, fuel capacity, motor amperage limits, and braking effort values for more realistic operation. This pack also fixes the throttle animation in the ND cab car.



KEY OPERATIONAL NOTES:


  1. This pack turns the ND locomotive and ND cab car into HEP physics versions.

  2. In order to achieve maximum realism, you must operate the ND cab and the ND locomotive together, and the non-ND cab and non-ND locomotive together.

  3. Because this pack includes various physics sets, the extra files confuse the consist editor. Therefore, there are several non-functional selections in the consist editor for the cab car and locomotive.

  4. Mix and match until you find a working consist.

General Parameter Change Log:


  1. Set fuel tank capacity to 2,600 gallons.

  2. Increased locomotive weight to 264,552 lbs (120 metric tons).

  3. Maximum tractive amps is 1785; maximum braking amps is 700.

  4. Adjusted dynamic brake effort rating and curve for more realistic operation.

  5. Adjusted brake pressures for increased brake operation accuracy.

Technical specifications for F40PHL-2 (no HEP) and F40PHL-2 (HEP):


  1. F40PHL-2 (EMD 16-645E3; 3000 THP; no HEP)

  2. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN) up to 4 mph

  3. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph

  4. Dynamic Brake effort of 30,000 lbs (133.446 kN) @ 55 mph

  5. Wheel horsepower of 2,700 hp (2,015 kW) @ 30 mph

  6. Maximum speed of 83 mph

  7. Engine RPM range = 410 - 893

  8. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 30

  9. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 5.2 - 165 (http://www.alkrug.vcn.com/rrfacts/fue...)

  10. F40PHL-2 (EMD 16-645E3; 3000 THP; ~240 kW HEP Load)

  11. Starting tractive effort of 65,000 lbs (289.1344 kN) up to 4 mph

  12. Continuous tractive effort of 38,240 lbs (170.1 kN) @ 16.31 mph

  13. Dynamic Brake effort of 30,000 lbs (133.446 kN) @ 55 mph

  14. Wheel horsepower of 2,380 hp (1,776 kW) @ 30 mph

  15. Maximum speed of 83 mph

  16. Engine RPM range = 892 - 893

  17. RPM change rate (rpm/second) = 20

  18. Fuel consumption range (gph)= 30 - 165 (http://www.alkrug.vcn.com/rrfacts/fue...)

This pack also includes the option to swap in BL36PH into the F40PHL-2 body. BL36PH


Technical Specifications


  1. Brookville BL36PH (20V 4000 R43)

  2. Starting tractive effort of 72,000 lbs (320 kN) up to 15.625 mph

  3. Dynamic Brake effort of 43,600 lbs (193.942 kN) @ 24-35 mph

  4. Wheel horsepower of 3,082 hp (2,300 kW); independent of HEP load

  5. Increased weight of 131.1 metric tons (289,023.06 lbs)

  6. Fuel tank capacity of 2,300 gallons

  7. Max traction amps = 1340 (72000 lbs)

  8. Max braking amps = 700 (43600 lbs)

  9. Maximum speed of 82 mph

IMPORTANT; Install Instructions


  1. Locate F40PHLPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\F40PHLPack01)

  2. Open DTG_Tri-Rail_EMD_F40PHL-2_Physics_Mod_Pack.7z

  3. Drag the file folders from the .rar in step 2 into the directory you opened in step 1.

  4. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.

  5. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, delete the folders from step 3.

User's Manual (too long for the description box; be sure to read the readme.txt file that comes with the download).



Thank you for downloading and installing.


Enjoy =)