This is about the train brake subsystem modeled for the GE ES44AC in the Canadian Mountain Passes route for Train Simulator 2015.
Proceeding from Field to Lake Louise hauling a heavy consist uphill (1.8%), you have to make it first less than half a mile to a signal light and stop after the waypoint but obviously before the wye merge (there's a train coming in the opposite direction). Because of the consist length and hill gradient (and wanting to cover the distance at more than walking speed), I overshoot the way point and end up applying full brake very close to the merge; that is bringing both the EQ reservoir and brake pipe to 0 and having 66 (max) pressure applied to the brake cylinder. I'm looking at the next leg of the route, the other train passes and I completely release the brake (EQ to 90). After 60 seconds, the brake pipe has barely climbed to 3 and I still have full pressure applied to the brake.
Got it right this time over.
The brake subsystem has three difficulty settings (easy, medium, hard; using ctrl+shift+1 or 2); I have set it to hard. At the easiest setting, it takes some 30 seconds for the pressure to be released, maybe.
- How long does it take for the pressure to be released from the brake cylinder with the hard setting?
- What are the exact differences between the easy/medium/hard settings for the train brake subsystem?