TS2014: ACS-64 Boost Mode vs Continuous Mode Acceleration

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TS2014: ACS-64 Boost Mode vs Continuous Mode Acceleration

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:04 am

Here are the two different acceleration profiles of the Amtrak Siemens ACS-64 (physics dropped into the existing AEM-7). First up from start to 4:50 is the boost mode (6400kW) profile. From 4:55 to the end is the continuous mode (5000kW) profile. Note that I have adjusted amp ratings to reflect tractive effort in kN (1 amp = 1 kN). You can see that the different acceleration profiles follow the tractive effort curves as seen here: http://www.mobility.siemens.com/mobilit ... s64-en.pdf

Note the difference in time it takes for the locomotive to accelerate the 8 car Amfleet train while in the different modes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq9XqGUTMuM
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Re: TS2014: ACS-64 Boost Mode vs Continuous Mode Acceleratio

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:06 am

This is how the ACS-64 will look in train simulator 2014: http://www.engine-driver.com/article/sh ... -simulator

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Re: TS2014: ACS-64 Boost Mode vs Continuous Mode Acceleratio

Postby LIRRMEDFORD » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:24 am

Well the difference is clear in the amount of HP provided for the different modes,we can only hope that Railsimulator.com will realease the ACS64 with the switch for both modes.
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