VIRTUALRAILROADS - VIRTUAL RAILROADS - ALCO RS-11 ROAD SWITCHER

VIRTUAL RAILROADS - ALCO RS-11 ROAD SWITCHER

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12/10/2012 6950

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

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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
Customer Reviews
DOMINICDESIGNTEAM - KIND INDIANAPOLIS INTL AIRPORT MSFS
Brian
The Good: ---------
- o - Gorgeous Terminal with fully modelled airside interior with animated peeps. o - Detail models in general with HD texturing with PBR materials. o - Most buildings 3D modelled. o - 72 FPS in the PMDG 737 sitting at the terminal with no AI traffic running on my HIGH/ULTRA settings. o - Nicely lit terminal area and cargo area at night. Interior lighting good. The Bad: ----------
- o - Disonnected Jetways. They are off by a foot or two on many gates. o - HOLY BLUE EDGE LIGHTS BATMAN! Way to many edge lights. These need to be hand placed. Wish devs would stop relying on the SDK's stringer placement system. Make a 3D light model and hand place it in the proper locations! o - Night lighting missing from areas where it should be such as the parking lots and the west side ramps of the airport. There are HUGE 32' tall ramp lights there in real life. o - Lumberjacks need to cut down some trees on the airport grounds. Way to many trees taht don't belong on the airport grounds. o - Extremely low LOD level on the ground taxi markings making them pop in to view from the cockpit. We should never see taxi line textures popping into existence in visual range from the cockpit. o - Lack of clutter in cargo area and across the whole airport in general. Needs more lived in look. o - Weird terrain mesh in places but at least its not near the terminal area. o - Some poor ground marking mistakes Ove-
r all a decent start to KIND but there are some pretty bad mistakes/ommiss-
ions that show a lack of quality control. A few more days in the developer oven would have made a far better product worthy of 4 to 5 stars. I own all of Dominic's scenery and they get better with each new product as they learn the SDK. Nudge the jetways to the building, remove the excess edge lights, fix broken ground markings and bad LOD and toss some cargo containers and palettes in the cargo ramps and we'll have a winner!
AC SCENERY - CITY3D MONTREAL P3D4-5
Richard
Very disappointed. Color adjustment leaves trees and building shadows blue. Too many red roofs for houses, which is not usual for Montreal. Only conifer trees, when it is mostly broadleaf for Montreal. Many flat roofs are shimmering, which is annoying. Density of trees is also too sparse. I should not have bought it.
RKAPPS - FSREALISTIC PRO MSFS
Sandro
Tried the free 7-day trial and couldn't fly without the camera shake effects again after that. Great customization options and great developer support as well.
MSK PRODUCTIONS - SHARJAH INTERNATIONAL - OMSJ P3D4-5
Herman
Very nice rendition of Sharjah Int'l Airport Highly recommended!
INIBUILDS - XOMETRY VICTORVILLE KVCV MSFS
Shoaib
very good, detail is amazing and lots of life at the airport
VUELOSIMPLE - MWCR OWEN ROBERTS INTL. - CAYMAN MSFS
Shanard
Going from default, this is a huge improvement. The whole scenery is modeled accurately with fine details like the inside of the terminal. Great work, top Tier.
SIMBITWORLD - A PILOT'S LIFE - CHAPTER 2
Jon
To be perfectly frank this is a little too much like real life. None of the initial job offers are in areas of the world I want to fly in. There's only a limited number of jobs available per carrier, so if those are all filled you're out of luck. Want to fly for EasyJet to get started? Can't even submit an application. When you do submit an application manually you have to wait a day before there's even a response.
DOMINICDESIGNTEAM - KIND INDIANAPOLIS INTL AIRPORT MSFS
Liam
This is a fantastic product! I hope to see more under-represent-
ed US airports by the DD team! If I had to critisize one thing, it would be the lack of spawn points in the GA areas of the airport and number of blue taxiway edge lights. Otherwise this is a beautiful recreation of Indy!
AEROPLANE HEAVEN - DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-1 CHIPMUNK MSFS
David
Very clever plane with many surprising functions. I can recommend it for all levels of simmers
STICK AND RUDDER STUDIOS - FS-ATC-CHATTER FSX P3D1-5 MSFS
Yunmo
Great Utility for MSFS. I love this Tool. I always fly with this. Good
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