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CSR 112: A Railroader's Shooting StarIt is now September 1985. The first Class 142 Pacer railbuses have hit the rails, replacing exhausted Heritage DMUs. With these new “trains”, comes a requirement for the ageing service vans of Britrak, the national rail company. Their old vehicles, manufactured by Pemhall, were effective but are beginning to show their age… as rust begins to creep into the panels, it is clear a refresh is needed for their fleet of vans..
The old Pemhall A50s. Good vans back in the day, but showing their age, they are due for replacement.
Exec 1: “We have these new trains rolling, but they do have their issues… with the engine and gearbox, and our service fleet is looking quite old, like the old DMUs we are replacing with the brand new Pacer 142.”
Exec 2: “Maybe we could also get some new service vehicles,
Exec 3: “The personnel have noticed the engines are quite worn out, and by now it would be more economical to get a new van. One with *fuel injection.”
Exec 1: “Fuel injection… that’s the business there! Wait… what about trucks and four-by-fours?”
Exec 2: “Those would work very well too.”
The fleet requires a reliable, durable car that starts first time, to help ensure the reliable service. The company’s values depend on simplicity, durability, reliability, and the new fleet should help uphold this. A vehicle which fails to start in a cold British winter won’t be looked upon fondly by the workers, company or the passengers in the new 142! Some drivers might prefer an automatic, but not all, so transmission choice will not really make a difference to judging.
Reliability: They will need a vehicle which starts first time, every time, especially when needed. The passengers can’t service the tracks, they’ll need the response vehicle to remove obstructions ASAP so the rail service works as efficient as possible!
Environmental resistance: The old vans were great. In fact, the chassis of the old vans are still solid, even though they are rusty on the outside, which is why they lasted so long! They expect the new vans to last even longer, so pay attention to environmental resistance.
Fuel economy: As a company, they want the lowest running costs. Fuel economy is highly valued. However, turbos are banned for balancing reasons!
Service costs: A cheap to run van is better, it’ll save them a great chunk of cash over the years that can be put to cheaper tickets and better service!
Configuration choices: A well thought out engineering paying attention to realism and functionality would earn favours across the board, even if there may be a statistical penalty.
Design & Aesthetics: It needs to look pleasant to the eye and fitting to the 80s. A facelifted 70s van can also be accepted, provided it looks correct for the early-mid 80s.
Comfort: It’s a van, comfort isn’t going to be that high. However, the ageing Pemhalls aren’t really helping with the backs of the workers, so a more comfortable van is welcomed with the cash of the company.
Drivability: The drivers who will drive these have been accustomed to a 1960s van. Drivability isn’t too much of a worry, but the more is better, as they are after all looking for an upgrade, not a sidegrade.
Offroad: The vehicles would have to be driven off the roads to reach hazards around the tracks, so a little offroad capability of a vehicle, regardless whether 2WD or 4WD is useful.
Purchase price: The company would buy many of these vans, to replace the old fleet, and a low purchase price can save a large amount of money…
Cargo space: While a small van may be viable, it’ll only be able to carry some tools, meaning possible complications. A larger van or truck would carry more, allowing for more utility to the worker!
Performance: The old vans did 0-60 in 16 seconds unladen, which was more than enough. Try keeping around this and you’ll be just fine.
IRRELEVANT: Sportiness, it’s a van, it’s not supposed to be fun to drive.
Trim year must be 1985.
Engine variant year must be 1985.
Must be capable of running on 98RON LEADED fuel. 98RON LEADED was the regular fuel of 1985 UK, so it is the optimal choice.
NO CATALYTIC CONVERTERS, the vehicle would run on leaded fuel!
1984 Hiace (90sFlatnose) body is BANNED FROM THE CHALLENGE for balancing reasons. If this is used, it is instantly binned!
At least one muffler is required.
Semi-slick tyres will lead to instabin.
Overly minmax and/or unrealistic choices will be looked upon with suspicion, possibly leading to bin.
-Loudness (engine), max 50
-Engine ET: 90 max
-Engine PU: 60 max
-Trim ET: 100 max
-Trim PU: 100 max
-Approx. cost maximum: 15,000
-Drivability: Minimum 20.
-Comfort: Minimum 10.
-Load capacity: Minimum 500kg.
-Cargo hold space: Minimum 1750L.
-Safety: Minimum 30.
-Seats: At least 2 full seats.
-Trim reliability: At least 55.
-Engine reliability: At least 55.
-Environmental resistance: Minimum 20.
As with other CSRs, the naming system applies.
Model name: CSR112 - (Username here)
Model trim: Brand, model and trim/variant of car
Engine family: CSR112 - (Username here)
Engine variant: engine name and variant.
Rules are open for suggestions and changes until 2019/09/21 23:59 GMT, which coincides with opening submissions.
The deadline for submissions will be 2019/09/27 23:59 GMT.
You must place an advert for your submission on the thread.
DM @Keikyun with your submission’s .car file inside. IF UNABLE TO DM ON FORUMS, please notify me on the discord, and I’ll allow it sent via DM there.
All Workshop mods can be used.
Open beta is preferable for this challenge for compatibility purposes.
There will be NO RESUBMISSIONS; your submission is FINAL. If your car does not comply it will be placed on the Hall of Shame.
Please read thoroughly the rules, and have fun!
For inspiration, these are the types of vehicles she is looking for. You do not need to abide by these, but they are useful.