Trains not moving in V1.0

 
  Aussieman Beginner

Location: Woy Woy NSW
I have recently installed OR V1.0 and have a problem. I have tried to do an explore route on the SS-SW route using Locomotive NR82 with an Indian Pacific consist starting at Sydney Pass. Do the usual thing, put the reverser into forward, release the brakes then slowly open the throttle. Open to 100% and the train barely moves. May get to 0.5mph if I am lucky. Moved the test to Lithgow Pass and yep you guessed it. Same thing. In other versions of OR the train begins to move at about 40 - 50% throttle.

Thinking it was a problem with the consist I changed to a NR as a LE and tried again from the same location and had the same result. I then loaded the CTN route and loaded a 40 Class running LE starting at Gosford Racecourse and the same thing happened. 100% throttle and barely moved.

Any ideas much appreciated.

Cheers
Pat

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  superheatedsteam Assistant Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
I just made up a consist of 3 x NR82's and tested on Adelaide, Hills & SE route, starting from Adelaide on OR version 1.0.1.3095 and it worked fine.

Use the F5 key to bring up the HUD and ensure the train brake is released. It takes a number of ';' key presses before the brakes start to release and the brake cylinder (BC) drops to 0. Notch 1 and she starts to move.

Start off with just the locomotive and test. If that's OK start adding rolling stock. When it goes pear shaped, it was the last item to added to the consist that is the problem.

Hope this helps,

Cheers,

Marek.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

As Marek said check the Brake info in the F5 hud, the OR devs have recieved  a number of reports brakes being slow to release in some consists. For a single pipe brake consist check and make sure Graduated release brakes in the options menu is NOT checked as this slows down the release no end (This option appears to have no effect on twin pipe graduated release consists).

woodford
  jsaunders Station Staff

Location: Windsor, Brisbane
If you're having issues with the brakes, I find reinitialising the brake system (Shift+/) will generally fix it.
  barkerk Station Master

I've got the identical problem as Aussieman. Brakes are released, reverser is in forward gear and throttle is anywhere from 20% to 100% and the trains don't move. If anyone finds the solution please post here.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I've got the identical problem as Aussieman. Brakes are released, reverser is in forward gear and throttle is anywhere from 20% to 100% and the trains don't move. If anyone finds the solution please post here.
barkerk
I can get my trains moving by applying full throttle and using the sander.
  superheatedsteam Assistant Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
I have just tested OR with a train at rest on a downhill gradient of -0.6% with a minimum brake reduction. I released the brakes and once the brakes were off, the train started accelerating down the hill as you would expect.

Make sure you are on the latest version of OR. Press the F5 key to see what the status of the brake cylinder on the locomotive is. You can also press SHIFT + F5 to scroll through the different screens. One of them is the BRAKE INFORMATION screen. Here you can tell what the BrkCyl pressue is throughout the train. If your brakes are on then your not going to move.

If you cant wait for the BrkCyl to drop to 0 then use SHIFT+/ to release all the brakes in the train.
  superheatedsteam Assistant Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
I have just tested OR with a train at rest on a downhill gradient of -0.6% with a minimum brake reduction. I released the brakes and once the brakes were off, the train started accelerating down the hill as you would expect.

Make sure you are on the latest version of OR. Press the F5 key to see what the status of the brake cylinder on the locomotive is. You can also press SHIFT + F5 to scroll through the different screens. One of them is the BRAKE INFORMATION screen. Here you can tell what the BrkCyl pressue is throughout the train. If your brakes are on then your not going to move.

If you cant wait for the BrkCyl to drop to 0 then use SHIFT+/ to release all the brakes in the train.
superheatedsteam
Just an update to this issue as I experienced it recently and it was not due to the brakes not being released.

I had been doing some testing for an OR specific .eng file and during that testing, I had commented out the following 3 parameters:

MaxPower()
MaxForce()
MaxContinuousForce()

This was on one locomotive out of a consist of 4.  Anytime this locomotive with the missing parameters was part of a consist all the locomotives would fail to start moving even though the loco/train/handbrakes were all off, the reverser was in forward and the throttles were in a power setting.

The take home lesson for me being, if you encounter this in future, and you are sure the brakes are all off then it could be an issue with one of the .eng files for a locomotive in your consist.

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