North American Locomotive Works
GE AMD110/P32AC Genesis II Release Set 3
Amtrak Phase III, Metro-North and CDOT/NH Paint Schemes
This high fidelity GE-AMD110/P32AC-DM MSTS
model is complete with Visually Accurate Textures, including animated
roof fans and "Real" GE FDL Sounds along with a Stylized P32
cab. Also Included is a set of high fidelity performance models (Engine
Physics) for both diesel and 3rd Rail modes. The lighting has been upgraded
to include switchable working ditch lights (all). Note: the ditch lights
will shine constantly with the head light switch in the high position
and they will flash with the head light switch in the dim position.
This Pak/Set is an expansion to and requires the original release (GEN_PAK1)
The P32AC-DM (Genesis II) was designed to replace the venerable EMD
FL9. GE used the same basic car body as the original Genesis locomotives
(the 800 series), The P32AC-DM has a 12 cylinder 3,200 hp engine and
AC traction motors The engines operate in diesel and third rail electric
modes. Because of the AC technology, the P32AC-DM has a higher tractive
effort. Top speed is also higher (110 vs. 103 mph).
The first ten (700-709) built 1995 by GE weigh 254,000 lbs. The second
group entered service in March 1998. This Group includes the wildly
popular ConnDOT units with their New Haven "Heritage" paint
scheme. These Locomotives primarily see service into and out of New
York's Grand Central Terminal. They are designed to work in diesel mode
or 3rd rail DC. When in 3rd Rail Mode, the full power of the locomotive
is available for traction. However, they are limited by rule to a 60mph
maximum speed, due to 3rd rail arcing and flashing. After some initial
"teething" problems with their highly automated controls,
the "Earthworms" have been highly successfull for Amtrak and
beloved by their engine crews for their comfort, ride and pulling power.
Although "Slow to Load", a condition primarily caused by the
programming on their Engine Control Computers for emissions reasons,
once rolling they go like the wind. Amtrak motive power dispatchers
routinely use a single P4x locomotive in place of two (2) F40s.... And
they get much better fuel economy than a single F40 (Never mind 2) while
doing all this. Amtrak accountants have theorized that the fuel savings
alone pay for the locomotive in a few years.
Genesis II Specs:
AMD110/P32AC-DM - 110 mph, 3200 hp, 800 kW
HEP, with Dual Power 650 VDC third rail capability.
B-B - Trucks fitted with 6 third rail power pick-up mechanisms.
Weight: 274,400 lbs.
Engine Model: 7FDL12, 3200 hp with EFI
HEP Inverter rated 800 kW, 480 V, 3 Phase, 60 Hz
Due to the use of a HEP AC inverter running off the main alternator/generator,
the need for constant prime mover speed that the F40 had for HEP frequency
control was eliminated. This produces tremendous savings in fuel, noise
pollution and atmospheric pollution compared to the F40.
Jens-Chris Baerenz - NALW for the Model and
Michael MacFall - NALW P40dc and P32ac Textures
Graeme Cox - NALW for the Genesis Cab View(s)
Andy Hockin - Maple Leaf Trax for the GE FDL Sounds.
Matt Donnelly - NALW for the K5LA Horn and Amtrak Bell(s)
Chuck Schneider - NALW for the Lighting, Physics, Sound Tuning and Packaging.
Beta Testers - Tony Baerenz, Jens-Chris Baerenz, Graeme Cox, Matt Donnelly,
Tim Kent, Harold Clitheroe and Phil Moberg
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