A train would be cool

Discussion in 'Ideas and Suggestions' started by Sam2012, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Dr.Bullshit

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    Well, trains will probably only get a few scratches from a collision with a car, maybe the coupler and the lights will break but that's about it. It's a whole other thing to crash it into a concrete wall at 100 mph.
     
  2. Occam's Razer

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    To be fair, we've all seen various photos of train wrecks where the train won and the building/wall/earth lost. And while the above photos are awesome and perfectly demonstrate the finite structural integrity of the iron horse, none are as famous as this:

    Train_wreck_at_Montparnasse_1895.jpg

    ...in which little physical damage to the locomotive is apparent. Then you have this:

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    03-l-train-accident-national-park-serv.-284x300.jpg

    ...in which the greatest damage to the locomotive occurred when it was cut into three pieces for removal. Then this:

    AT&SF_train_19_crashing_through_a_retaining_wall_at_Los_Angeles_Union_Station.jpg

    You get the point. Trains aren't invincible, sure, but they can put up with almost as much as we give them credit for.
     
  3. SeenCreaTive

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    haha yes, it would get to 36m/s in an hour. Meaning an acceleration of .01m/s^2.

    For reference gravity is 9.8m/s^2


    But at the end of the hour it would be going about 130 km/h........
     
  4. rsb0204

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    don't get me wrong, I agree they can take a beating, and they are quite a bit stronger than most vehicles. it just annoys the crap out of me when a train hits a 80,000lb rig, complety demolishing it and the locomotive drives away totally unscratched. yes with small cars, pickups, suvs, vans, etc.... theres not going to be a lot of damage to a locomotive, but when trains hit larger vehicles the damage to both can be quite high. also as shown in your pics, brick/concrete walls have little effect on a train:p. of course cars have also been known to drive through the occasional (single layer) brick wall and still be drivable afterwards.

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    meh, same difference.
     
  5. Chernobyl

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    I like the idea but it looks hard and seems hard to incorporate into BeamNG(notice change of name (was gloeing))
     
  6. jackjackow

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    What is ROR? I seriously Don`t know what it is.
     
  7. 98crownvic

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    The lag though. It would have to be low jbeam or load in close to the vehicle, otherwise that's a CPU suck.
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  8. jackjackow

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  9. NoxiousFumes

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    How bout a toggle? That would solve all your lag problems.
     
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