DieselConsumptionTab does not accept gal/h or l/h asa UoM

Bug #1745490 reported by Gerry
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Bug Description

As specified in the manual the default UoM for the DieselConsumptionTab, found in the ORTSDieselEngines block, is gal/kwh. That may be the technically correct term for a diesel engine running a electrical generating plant, however, it is an unfriendly term for most users.
I have tried other UoM, gal/h for instance -- the OR log shows the following warnings:
"Warning: Found a suffix 'gal/h' which could not be parsed as a Any unit in F:\2TSF\ShermanHill\trains\trainset\SLI_UNION_PACIFIC\openrails\UP_SD70ACE_8367.eng:line 25

Warning: Found a suffix 'gal/h' which could not be parsed as a Any unit in F:\2TSF\ShermanHill\trains\trainset\DWupSD70M\openrails\UP5013.eng:line 28" ***see attached log

All the engine files I've run across (NorthAmerican) list fuel consumption in gal/h, the metric equivalent being l/h.

To make OR more user friendly (specifically the ORTSDieselEngine block) the DieselConsumptionTab should accept gal/h and l/h as optional UoM.

Any conversion to gal/kwh should be done by OR, not the user.
My hope is that this presents no undue problems to change in the code.
Thank You, Gerry Storey

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Gerry (gerry-s-u) wrote :
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Peter Newell (coals-to-newcastle) wrote :

The actual UoM is l/rpm. So it is suggested that use of gal/h or l/h is not appropriate.

It appears that the manual has the incorrect UoM in it. Manual Corrected

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