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What next? 12/11/2011 at 07:53 #22786
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I am just wondering what will be the next sim released.
I am not asking when it will be released because it's ready when it's ready.

Also how well is the euston PSB into progress since I think it will be a good sim to play on.

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Re: What next? 13/11/2011 at 20:38 #22867
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I'm hoping Euston should be out within two or three months. Depends on how many more bugs the testers find!
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Re: What next? 13/11/2011 at 20:49 #22868
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is/ will it be chainable to wembley sub? due to the era difference?
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Re: What next? 13/11/2011 at 21:02 #22871
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It was when it came out to play at a meeting a while back.

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Re: What next? 14/11/2011 at 10:10 #22885
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That's excellent news Clive... this is one I'm particularly looking forward to. Sounds as if testing (so presumably the sim itself) has been particularly complex.

Jc92: Euston in 1960s mode shouldn't be chainable to Wembley Sub because of the era difference you mention; the DC Lines used to have a completely different kind of signalling (closer to US than UK practice really) so getting them to play together ought to present pretty insuperable problems. Having said which, this being a sim it's probably not that difficult to make it work well enough so who knows what will actually appear? I don't recall exactly when the DCs were resignalled but I think it was mid-80s, at which time Euston was still very much as Clive has simulated it, so 1980s & later eras will be no problem (and thanks to Peter for reminding us that they have been played together in public).

Class 92: I suspect even working out which sim will be next gets caught by the "when it's ready" factor - an unexpected problem with the next one scheduled, or a developer or tester with unexpected time on their hands could lead to the order changing on almost a daily basis, quite apart from the task of forming the sims being released into an upload and putting them on the site. Being a more recent member you may not be aware that sims are developed by individuals/small groups working independently, and so the rate at which progress occurs is completely unpredictable. Hence Euston (and a couple of others that have been shown at meets) still under development many moons later, while the likes of Oxted appear completely out of the blue to surprise & delight (should that be frustrate? ) us all.

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Re: What next? 14/11/2011 at 16:03 #22900
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Will there be two eras on euston a modern and 1960's
Also have you get any photos of euston.

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Re: What next? 14/11/2011 at 16:52 #22906
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Original panel which is on the wall of Wembley box.



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Re: What next? 14/11/2011 at 16:54 #22907
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" said:
Original panel which is on the wall of Wembley box.



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How many platforms was there back then?

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Re: What next? 14/11/2011 at 16:58 #22908
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17 i think
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Re: What next? 14/11/2011 at 17:02 #22909
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" said:
17 i think
How many is there now

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Re: What next? 14/11/2011 at 19:00 #22912
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" said:
" said:
17 i think
How many is there now
This should help - plenty of links there, including a map.

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Re: What next? 15/11/2011 at 14:20 #22979
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" said:
" said:
17 i think
How many is there now

IIRC there were originally 17 or 18, expanded to 21 by converting the parcels bays on the west side to passenger use.

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Re: What next? 15/11/2011 at 14:21 #22980
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" said:
Original panel which is on the wall of Wembley box.



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Cor... I remember playing with that.

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Re: What next? 16/11/2011 at 19:39 #23081
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Have you got any photos of the game/develament itself?
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Re: What next? 27/11/2011 at 10:17 #23748
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Well done on completing Euston sim
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What next? 13/10/2020 at 22:22 #133092
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So looking at the map on the simulation manuals page, it seems that there are at least 7 under development:

Warrington
Wigan Wallgate
Preston
Walsall
West Wales
Leicester
Great Western Railway between Reading and West Drayton

We saw a sneak peak of the first two at the last online meet.

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What next? 14/10/2020 at 00:10 #133093
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swiftaw in post 133092 said:
So looking at the map on the simulation manuals page, it seems that there are at least 7 under development:

Warrington
Wigan Wallgate
Preston
Walsall
West Wales
Leicester
Great Western Railway between Reading and West Drayton

We saw a sneak peak of the first two at the last online meet.

Indeed we did. However I recently heard while conversing in a game that a number of completed sims, including some on mine and other wanted lists, are on hold as certain people have, apparently, expressed disatisfaction with the appearance of the layout of the sim or parts thereof. Leicester is, I hear, among those sims.

This, if true, is a real shame considering the amount of work that the developers have put into building the sims in question.
Dave

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What next? 14/10/2020 at 08:45 #133094
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DaveHarries in post 133093 said:

Indeed we did. However I recently heard while conversing in a game that a number of completed sims, including some on mine and other wanted lists, are on hold as certain people have, apparently, expressed disatisfaction with the appearance of the layout of the sim or parts thereof. Leicester is, I hear, among those sims.

This, if true, is a real shame considering the amount of work that the developers have put into building the sims in question.
Dave
I do hope West Wales isn't one of them, if it is true. I've been looking forward to that one for a while. I've already got Port Talbot and Newport. I was planning to buy Cardiff and West Wales together to complete the South Wales Main Line.

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What next? 14/10/2020 at 14:10 #133097
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I can hazard a guess if Preston is in development then it could be tricky layout-wise being it has 10 panels and a very confusing layout generally.
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What next? 14/10/2020 at 15:28 #133098
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elltrain3 in post 133097 said:
I can hazard a guess if Preston is in development then it could be tricky layout-wise being it has 10 panels and a very confusing layout generally.
Preston, I would guess, has around 3 or 4 panels, or are you counting each panel segment as a panel? For all its length and many segments, Carlisle is only divided into 3 'panels'.

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What next? 14/10/2020 at 17:00 #133099
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I Counted each segment, but nice to know it only has 3/4 but the layout crisscrosses a lot so could cause many problems with the layout of the sim. and plus if the b'pool branch, Heysham/Morecambe and other branches are being included then might a tight squeeze!

(though it is going to be a mental and rather fun Sim to work/Play! as it combines the size of Carlisle with the traffic of Manchester Piccadilly making a truly magnificent combo!!)

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What next? 14/10/2020 at 17:10 #133100
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Phil-jmw in post 133098 said:
elltrain3 in post 133097 said:
I can hazard a guess if Preston is in development then it could be tricky layout-wise being it has 10 panels and a very confusing layout generally.
Preston, I would guess, has around 3 or 4 panels, or are you counting each panel segment as a panel? For all its length and many segments, Carlisle is only divided into 3 'panels'.
From when I was apart of the development testing and timetables 2018 for Preston Sim it was exactly the same as it was across the NX Panels at Preston. The layout of the sim was of exact how it is now.
Panel A - East Lancs
Panel B - Fringes from Man Picc & Warrington taking in Euxton/Balshaw Lane/Farington and Curve Jn.
Panel C - Station panel with fringe to Blackpool under Man ROC or Previous Salwick SB
Panel D - Was from outside of Fylde Jn through to Carlisle PSB Frindge with Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth all in.

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What next? 14/10/2020 at 23:02 #133106
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Phil-jmw in post 133098 said:
elltrain3 in post 133097 said:
I can hazard a guess if Preston is in development then it could be tricky layout-wise being it has 10 panels and a very confusing layout generally.
Preston, I would guess, has around 3 or 4 panels, or are you counting each panel segment as a panel? For all its length and many segments, Carlisle is only divided into 3 'panels'.
Four panels, lettered A - D left to right (Unlike Carlisle which is left to right C - B - A), plus the CCTV panel at the back of the room which is a physically separate entity.

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What next? 15/10/2020 at 00:26 #133107
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Yes, I've seen the CCTV panel in photos it's a (fairly) new addition, isn't it?

and ah okay but with the sheer traffic, It handles it's not even like 1 panel is quieter than the rest!
will be rather fun (if a challenge) to run solo when it becomes a sim!

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What next? 15/10/2020 at 00:34 #133108
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elltrain3 in post 133107 said:
Yes, I've seen the CCTV panel in photos it's a (fairly) new addition, isn't it?

and ah okay but with the sheer traffic, It handles it's not even like 1 panel is quieter than the rest!
will be rather fun (if a challenge) to run solo when it becomes a sim!
2012 (40 years newer than the rest of Preston PSB) and took over Bare Lane, Hest Bank and Bolton-Le-Sands crossings.

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