VIRTUAL RAILROADS - ALCO RS-11 ROAD SWITCHER

VIRTUAL RAILROADS - ALCO RS-11 ROAD SWITCHER

PID: 6950
Available since: 12/10/2012.
Publisher: virtualRailroads
Sold by virtualRailroads
EUR 12.95
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DELIVERY METHOD DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE 53MB
NOTES Please use the Train Simulator package manager to install the rwp-files.
REQUIREMENTS Trainsimulator 2012/2013
Horseshoe Curve Addon (only required to be able to play the included scenarios)
LANGUAGE English,Deutsch

The RS-11 was build by Alco in the early 1956 as a diesel electric locomotive and classified as a road switcher. With 1,800 hp, two axle trucks with B-B wheel arrangement the RS11 was Alco’s answer to the GP9 produced by EMD.

Advantages of the RS11 were faster acceleration because of turbo charging and a higher tractive effort rating. The locomotive could be found in heavy haul freight as well as passenger services.

In over eight years production time 425 units were build for the American and Mexican market. A few examples of this model are still in service and could be found working for various railroads in the US.

  • Alco RS-11
  • Build from 1956 to 1964
  • 425 units produced
  • B-B / two axle trucks
  • V12 / 1000 rpm max. / 1800 hp

Features

  • fully accurate and highly detailed model and cab
  • realistic and working gauges
  • high quality sounds
  • accurate performance and speeds
  • full operational dynamic brakes
  • Cablight
  • illuminated numberplates
  • windows can be opened and closed
  • individual wiper control. All wipers may be activated seperately
  • two versions of the former Lehigh Valley locomotives 7640 and 7642
  • Paintshed for repaint purposes included!

Operation

Operation is a usual with all driveable vehicles in Railworks Trainsimulator 2012/13.

Loadmeter

The Loadmeter shows you the current electric loading with the chosen regulator notch.

Dials

The four dials show you Booster Air Pressure, Lubricating Oil Pressure, Engine Water Temperature and Fuel Oil Pressure.
The needles show values with are calculated by LUA script.
The dials have no influence on the behaviour of the machine but give a little bit more realism to the cab.

Middle console

Gives you access to the Dynamic brake, the sander control, the reverser and the regulator.

Wiper control

You can start and stop all four wipers with the normal key in RW or you can switch on or off each wiper separately when you use the mouse and click on the wiper ( arrow ).

Switches

There are various switches controlling different functions:

  • Headlight Control
  • Bell
  • Cab Light
  • Name Plate lights
  • Wiper Control ( all four wipers )
  • Engine Start and Stop

Scenarios

The package includes 4 scenarios for the Horseshoe Curve route.

Cresson Shunter, 30 min, medium

You will be assembling an outgoing consist in this scenario.
It´s a cold winter’s day and the weather might turn to the bad ...

Short Freightrun, 35 min, easy

Starting at South Fork you will take a broken down freight train to Johnstown.
The weather is good and this should be an easy run to get familiar with the engine.

Night Run, 40 min, hard

You will deliver a heavy load from Altoona to Gallitzin.
It won´t be easy to keep your train under control, so be careful.

Unusual Job, 40 min, medium

A construction site in Cresson needs the daily supply of workers and materials.
You will bring a special train from Johnstown to Cresson.

Repaints

With an additional download you get the option to repaint the 3D models.
The download contains a Dump image which gives you an idea where the polygons of the 3D model are placed on the texture and a Shadow map which could be placed on top of your own texture creation to add shadows. I would be happy if you could send me an email with a screenshot of your repainted Alco RS-11: uf@virtual-railroads.de