Weight on freight cars on the O.N.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:00 AM
e.g.: ON Flat 2 SLSF Loaded weight in comment = 22.72 ton, under "MASS" 29.72 ton, a 7 ton difference! Is this intentional to simulate overloading? I've also checked several other cars and noticed the same discrepancy some with as much as 10 tons!!!!!!!! HELP !!!!! Thanks, Mike.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:03 AM
I'm forwarding a link to this to Bill Hobbs, the chap that helped with the physics.
I'm sure we'll hear from him shortly.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:46 PM
Ol' Bill Hobbs is free and clear.
Apparently there are a few wag files that need to be tweaked.
My free time is committed for the short term, I will return to this and try to address it as soon as I can.
Sorry for the OOOOPS!
Posted 07 September 2009 - 03:03 PM
Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:06 AM
A quick history on how ON equipment was gotten ready. Jon Davis did the art work and sent the equipment with a rudimentary wag file to Andre who would normally forward the equipment to me for physics settings. I would do the couplers, braking, sound, and check everything and return to Andre. Somehow this group of cars never made it to me. Given that there were so many groups of cars (Jon is very prolific) over a couple of year period, a mistake here and there is not a surprize. My first set of cars dates back to 2006!
Andre and I have isolated the cars involved and now it is a question of going in and making the needed changes, testing, and packaging.
Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:26 PM
Posted 08 September 2009 - 04:37 PM
This is not always the case, particularly on the cars I didn't see. Some loaded weights are just the weight of the load itself. If there is a higher weight on those cars, it is probably Andre adding load to the cars. None of the weights I have seen is out of range for these cars.
A freight car whose tare weight is 1/2 its loaded weight isn't a very good car. Even in wooden car days the ratio was better than that. 3 to 1 is still not great. You can see the value of steel cars with 4 to 1 or better ratios.
Posted 09 September 2009 - 12:24 PM
Posted 11 September 2009 - 02:31 AM
I received a zip containing fixed/updated wags from Bill. Unfortunately, when I get home from work this evening, I'm leaving and will be gone for the weekend.
I will attend to this upon my return!
Posted 29 September 2009 - 02:57 PM
As stated above, the updated wags are on my hard drive.
The bad news is:
Alas, will be leaving for out of town again. I will attend to this as soon as practical upon my return.
(Life is kind of nuts right now. )
Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:19 PM
Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:28 AM
I haven't forgotten this. Just got back from using the last of my vacation days. (See the "Road Trip" thread for some details.)
I'll be off to check on my widowed mother this afternoon after church. I hope to begin addressing this beginning on Monday evening.
Thanks for your patience!