Driving the Just Trains/Kilosim LNER K4

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Driving the Just Trains/Kilosim LNER K4

Postby black8 on Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:05 pm

Does anybody know how to drive the LNER K4 correctly, especially how to avoid running out of water. I drive in advanced mode with the active fireman turned on. The loco uses a lot of water and seems not to react to the injectors. Is the active fireman supposed to take care of filling the boiler too? On certain scenarios the loco runs out of water. The manual does not say anything about this as far as I have seen.

Another issue: Is there a way or a patch that prevents the smoke and exhaust to be blown violently to the side as if there is a tornado-like side wind?

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Re: Driving the Just Trains/Kilosim LNER K4

Postby black8 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:16 pm

'Thanks' for the no responses :lol: but never mind, I got it worked out. The active fireman is actually taking care of the filling of the boiler, that's for sure. I still don't know exactly why the K4 was running out of water on several occasions but I have been driving a few scenarios again paying more attention to the boilerpressure and steam usage and the boiler filled up OK and in a timely matter. I think there may have been a problem that there was not enoigh steam left for the injectors to fill the boiler, especially when going up-hill. Having solved the problem I can really recommend the K4; really fun to drive. Sounds and steam effects are very nicely done. Nice extra is also the 2nd loco 'answering' the 1st (pilot) loco's whistle when double heading.

Leaves only the problem that in some cases (not always) the smoke and exhaust is blown violently to the side. Does anybody know how to remedy this?

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Jos
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Re: Driving the Just Trains/Kilosim LNER K4

Postby emrhd01 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:12 pm

Sorry Jos, but I think you got no replies as you posted this in the RS (Rail Simulator) section of the Forum and very few visit that section these days. :wink: :lol: :D

Anyway glad you are all sorted out now.
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Re: Driving the Just Trains/Kilosim LNER K4

Postby black8 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:52 pm

Thanks Rob. I did not know I posted this in the wrong place. :o
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