LIRR & MNRR M7 by Fan Railer & Manuel Mejias
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After a long development period, I am pleased to present to you the long awaited Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad Bombardier M7 EMU Pack V1.0 for OpenBVE (Initial release 12/24/14).

This train is highly detailed and advanced. Keep reading for full details.

The M7 electric multiple unit was built in the early 2000s for both of the MTAs commuter railroad agencies; the LIRR, and MNCR. This pack comes with both versions of the M7. Painstaking care has been taken to differentiate both models from each other, which goes far beyond just having different paint schemes; note the differing seating layout, cab signal aspect displays, third rail pickup shoe mounts on the trucks, and the presence of traction motor blower air scoops on the MNCR M7 which are not present on the LIRR M7.

In addition, hours of coding were put in to animating the 3D engineers cab. Note that the cabs train status and diagnostic displays are semi-animated/semi-functional.

Finally, note the placement of the cab doors throughout the consist; the end cars will have their cab doors closed, while the middle cars have them open.

The cab signalling on version 1.0 is not yet functional, but as soon as a route is coded that can make use of the cab signalling system, a plugin will be drafted and this pack will be updated to version 2.0.

Version 2.0 will also include animated destination signage and a detailed lavatory.

This pack comes with two versions of the M7 physics set; an unlimited and a limited version. The unlimited version sports the full acceleration spec as delivered by Bombardier, while the limited version features slightly toned down acceleration in order to lower current draw from the third rail.

Credits list: -Sounds: Fan Railer (Mike Kam)[general sound programmer] & William McMorris [high quality announcement chime, buzzer sound, & combined throttle/brake controller "click"] -Engineers Cab (3D): Manuel Alejandro Mejias Palacios -Exterior model: Manuel Alejandro Mejias Palacios -Physics: Fan Railer (Mike Kam) -Project coordinator & BETA tester: Fan Railer (Mike Kam) -Invaluable reference material (for physics): Gregory Grice

IMPORTANT: Please do not redistribute this train pack. This pack is only to be made available via sanctioned sites, ie, BVEstation & Fan Railers Mediafire page.

Technical information:

Power system: 750 VDC Third Rail Axles arrangement: BoBo Service weight (empty): 126,808 lbs Starting acceleration: 2.0 mph/s Continuous acceleration (unlimited): 2.0 mph/s @ 35 mph ; 0.5345 mph/s @ 100 mph Continuous acceleration (limited): 1.5 mph/s @ 47.5 mph ; 0.5345 mph/s @ 100 mph Full service brake rate: 3.0 mph/s Emergency brake rate: 3.355 mph/s Rated power (per car): 1080 hp Service speed: 80 mph Maximum design speed: 100 mph Gauge: 4 ft 8.5 in Length between couplers: 85 ft 0 in Vehicle Width: 10 ft 6 in Rail to Roof Height: 12 ft 11.5 in Distance Between Truck Centers: 59 ft 6 in Truck Wheel Base: 8 ft 6 in Wheel Diameter (New): 36 in

Essential Operating Tips: For openBVE purposes, this train has 6 power points, one for each major cab signal limit. Each point will increase acceleration proportionally. P1 - 15 mph (24 km/h) P2 - 30 mph (32 km/h) P3 - 45 mph (72 km/h) P4 - 60 mph (96 km/h) P5 - 80 mph (128 km/h) P6 - 100 mph (160 km/h)

For openBVE purposes, this train has 6 service brake points. B1 - B5 are dynamic brake only. B6 begins to blend in friction brakes to achieve full service brake rate of 3.0 mph/s.

Thanks for downloading and enjoy, and also, have a happy holiday season =)
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Released : 1-1-2015
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