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BruceRogers

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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2017, 09:20:42 AM »
Kevin is correct we've done two Alco sounds. We are hoping to get the 244 engine and a 16-251 with electric start this summer. Also on the hit list is a U30C and a C30-7 (FDL-16) pre 1980 and post 1980 with the EPA muffler but before GE changed the engine rpm speeds on the Dash 8 model and above to only 3. Probably for emissions compliance. As for the PA engine I believe this was a 16-244 and I'm not sure if any are in use in the USA. I'm not sure if there is any in service in Australia or not, as they we big Alco users. The C-415, 8-251 engine is something we would like to get as Bowser has announced this as an upcoming model.

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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2017, 01:44:49 PM »
Thank you Kevin!

Bruce I had forgot all about you telling me about them. To many paint fumes  :P
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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2017, 06:42:56 PM »
As for the PA engine I believe this was a 16-244 <snip> I'm not sure if there is any in service in Australia or not, as they we big Alco users

Unfortunately no 16-244's down here, never got used in this country. There are a few 12-244's on the rails still along with some 12-251's (B and C), and a number of 6-251B's.

We've also got the 8-251 in a C-415, though if it's still functional would be anybody's guess.

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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2017, 01:28:04 PM »
FYI I have now provided Ring with an EMD 16-645E3 recording. Sounds pretty good too. Can't wait to hear it on my SD40-2s.

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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2017, 07:23:11 PM »
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Can't wait to hear it on my SD40-2s.

Me too! I'm Excited!!
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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2017, 08:36:27 PM »
Bruce!!!! I tip my hat to you!  I've been waiting for a good 645E3 since I bought Railpro.  And I've got a newly built SD40-2 ready to receive the new file, with another on the way.

Tim should drop everything else and get this out ASAP....at least that's what I wish he would do.

Kevin

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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2017, 08:41:25 PM »
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Tim should drop everything else and get this out ASAP

Agreed!  Lets' start a petition!!!

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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2017, 09:37:21 PM »

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Agreed!  Lets' start a petition!!!

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I'll be the first to sign up.  Perhaps if we all email him multiple times a day he will jump on it.  Or he'll mark all of us as spam.

Kevin
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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2017, 07:12:50 AM »
Agreed!  Lets' start a petition!!!

Can I sign a petition to not sign a petition? Ok I know many of you are desperate for a good 645E and I respect that and I could certainly use it too but personally I'd prefer to see the list of outstanding bugs fixed first than see RE drop everything to work solely on an engine sound. It really is not that hard to fix bugs and I can't see any reason why they haven't been fixed yet.

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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2017, 07:20:41 AM »
Just to be clear, I don't think there will be any petition. ;)

I'm glad to hear that there is a decent E3 recording on the horizon though.
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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2017, 10:33:50 AM »
In conversations with Tim I've learned that Ring Engineering has many new high-quality recordings in their possession, and that work is beginning to create new prime mover files.  This will be welcome news to all of us diesel users, as the current Railpro prime mover files leave a lot to be desired.

Confirmed upcoming releases (no idea on release window...could be a while):
-GE Evolution 12-GEVO (for ES44 series) (already in beta, but got put on the back-burner to focus on hardware...HC-2 revisions and CI-1)
-GE Evolution 12-GEVO-T4 (for ET44 series)
-GE 7FDL-16 (Dash 9, AC4400
-EMD 710-G3B (SD70MAC, SD70, SD75)
-EMD 710-G3C-T2 (SD70Ace)

Unconfirmed but hinted at:
-EMD 16-645 Roots
-EMD 16-645E3
-EMD 16-567

These take a while to do, so I wouldn't expect them to be released quickly.  However, it is nice to know that we have some good, high-quality sounds coming our way.  From what I've heard of the GEVO beta the rest of these recordings should be awesome. 

-Kevin

It's been almost a year since Kevin first put this up. Anybody heard about any more (or updated) sounds? I've got several SD70s, CSX seems to like them here in Florida, and the current EMD 710 sound file kind of tones down at about 50% throttle. At 100% the compressor and pop-off is louder than the turbine. I set it up to manually notch to see if it's just my hearing getting older, but that ain't it.

Just wondering,
PatP

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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2017, 04:13:56 PM »
Some of these sounds are part of the current crop of beta tests.
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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2017, 04:15:44 PM »
You'll like the new 710-G3B!  In fact, you'll like all of the new sounds that are coming out.  It's what we've been waiting for!

-Kevin

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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2017, 10:20:50 PM »
Sweet! Glad to hear it.

PatP

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Re: Sounds on the horizon
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2017, 09:26:36 PM »
Hopefully there will be a few Alco sounds in the upcoming release.
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