A question about the uses of the different engine types available in Era 2.
I see that most players are using the Lynx, but while I am working up my research to get there, what are the merits of the previous engines?
Black Bear is supposed to be a Tractive Force (8 wagons)
Panther is supposed to be a Long Haul train. (High Max speed, but low acceleration)
What is long Haul in game terms? More than 3 tracks? More than 5? Is there a known way to calculate these things based on max speed & acceleration? Obviously there are game mechanics that do this, but I wonder if players have worked this out.
Should I buy another Bat, a Black Bear or a Panther?
I am leaning towards buying a Panther, just to see what it is like, but I'm unsure what it will be best at doing. i.e. A journey of 'X' amount of track lengths away. What do you consider 'X' to be?
Thanks in advance!