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Re: London Underground 1973 stock

Post by MetroSimGermany » 22 Mar 2018, 10:10

Well there are physics values for rain and snow respectively in the train configs... But I guess those are just preperation for when weather is added.
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Re: London Underground 1973 stock

Post by Sjoerd » 28 Mar 2018, 18:52

I found a document online, stating that the 1973 stock trains are composed of fixed 3-car units; DM+T+UNDM or DM+T+DM (DM = Driver Motorcar, T = Trailercar, UNDM = Uncoupling Non-Driver Motorcar). These units are coupled as follows; "London Underground Automatic Wedgelock between units, semi-permanent bar between cars within a unit."
As I want to make the 1973 stock for Metrosimulator realistic, I have abandoned my prior idea of releasing the train like I did with the Russian metro (a drivercar and a trailercar, to be combined to get the desired trainlength), and have gone for the more realistic model of the 3-car units. :)

I will provide;
  • London Underground 1973 stock "Single ended unit" (DM+T+UNDM)
  • London Underground 1973 stock "Double ended unit" (DM+T+DM*; the rear DM is slightly different from the front one)
  • Glasgow SPT repaint (as a single driver motorcar, to be coupled back-to-back)
The double ended units can run independently as a 3-car train, or coupled with a single ended unit (or another double ended unit) to form a 6-car train.
The single ended units need to be coupled with another unit to form a 6-car train.

This new way of doing it also ment I had to make an UNDM, to be able to complete the single ended units. And as the UNDM is equiped with a small controller for shunt movements in the depot (max 20 mph / 32 kmh), that had to be created too;

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Just like in reality, the controller is hidden under a perch seat at the end of the car, which has to be opened to get to it;
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Re: London Underground 1973 stock

Post by BritDriver » 29 Mar 2018, 19:09

I think you could also make a pre-refurbished 1973 tube stock:

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The only difference between that and the current one is not only the colour scheme but the seating position and windows were different.

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Re: London Underground 1973 stock

Post by Sjoerd » 29 Mar 2018, 19:43

There are more differences then that.
No, I'd rather concentrate on making the version I have now even better, and finishing the Glasgow route and other updates before 3.14. ;)
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Re: London Underground 1973 stock

Post by BritDriver » 02 Apr 2018, 15:03

Whilst you're detailing that, these trains run on the Piccadilly line, so here's a video about secrets of the line:
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Re: London Underground 1973 stock

Post by RotterdamMetroLover » 02 Apr 2018, 15:19

BritDriver wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 15:03
Whilst you're detailing that, these trains run on the Piccadilly line, so here's a video about secrets of the line:
Captain obvious. He watched it already and he knows what line these run. :p

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Re: London Underground 1973 stock

Post by BritDriver » 02 Apr 2018, 15:20

Oh.
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Re: London Underground 1973 stock

Post by Sjoerd » 02 Apr 2018, 15:30

Yes, I am aware of the Londonist channel and Geoff Marshall; I have subscribed on those channels long ago. ;)
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Re: London Underground 1973 stock

Post by Sjoerd » 03 Apr 2018, 11:57

The 1973 stock trains now have their own sounds. ;)

One difference between the London and Glasgow versions; the London version has a "Mind the Gap" announcement after the doors are opened. In the Glasgow version, I left that announcement out.
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Re: London Underground 1973 stock

Post by dave9876543210 » 04 Apr 2018, 14:05

are you building a Wedgelock barrier wagon for towing failed units

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