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ACI and ARS 16/03/2014 at 19:28 #57152
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While they're not strictly necessary for a simulation of this size, I was crazy enough to try chaining Aston with New Street as single player and was therefore quite grateful to discover that Aston has both ACI and a simplified ARS.
However I've hit a few snags:

  • ACI doesn't seem to be working at all

  • ARS won't set the route out of Lichfield Trent Valley (162 to 156)


Two million people attempt to use Birmingham's magnificent rail network every year, with just over a million of them managing to get further than Smethwick.
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ACI and ARS 16/03/2014 at 19:43 #57154
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ACI doesn't seem to be working at all
Hmm - ACI seems to be working for me - although I seem to have turned it on inadvertently!

Find it less than useful though, as it leaves original TD on the berth as well as next working - may as well just interpose manually on a Sim as simple as this?

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ACI and ARS 16/03/2014 at 21:31 #57165
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After some further investigating, it seems like ACI fails for trains which have entered from New Street while the chaining link was active.
If I disconnect New Street, all trains which enter afterwards, i.e. those which are generated by Aston simulation itself, experience no ACI problems.

I've attached a save game - any train which enters after loading the simulation should have working ACI. It also works for 2N08-1 because I had to modify its timetable in order to terminate it early.

[attachment=2289]Aston2009.ssg[/attachment]

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ACI and ARS 16/03/2014 at 23:12 #57174
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" said:
While they're not strictly necessary for a simulation of this size, I was crazy enough to try chaining Aston with New Street as single player and was therefore quite grateful to discover that Aston has both ACI and a simplified ARS.
However I've hit a few snags:

  • ACI doesn't seem to be working at all

  • ARS won't set the route out of Lichfield Trent Valley (162 to 156)

Didn't spot the (simplified) ARS option on this sim - can you elaborate please?

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ACI and ARS 16/03/2014 at 23:45 #57176
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ARS won't set the route out of Lichfield Trent Valley (162 to 156)

What train was this for that you found? Or was it for all trains?


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[quote]Find it less than useful though, as it leaves original TD on the berth as well as next working - may as well just interpose manually on a Sim as simple as this?
Strangely enough, that is what ACI does in real life!


[quote="Belly Buster" post=57154]Didn't spot the (simplified) ARS option on this sim - can you elaborate please?

This option of ARS is done on a First come, first served system, it will not try and regulate services to the timetable of late runner for example.

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ACI and ARS 17/03/2014 at 00:48 #57181
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While they're not strictly necessary for a simulation of this size, I was crazy enough to try chaining Aston with New Street as single player and was therefore quite grateful to discover that Aston has both ACI and a simplified ARS.
However I've hit a few snags:

  • ACI doesn't seem to be working at all

  • ARS won't set the route out of Lichfield Trent Valley (162 to 156)

Didn't spot the (simplified) ARS option on this sim - can you elaborate please?

I missed that too - you'll get an ARS option when you set TORR On when starting the sim.

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ACI and ARS 17/03/2014 at 08:56 #57194
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ARS won't set the route out of Lichfield Trent Valley (162 to 156)

What train was this for that you found? Or was it for all trains?

As far as I can tell all Cross City trains starting at Lichfield Trent Valley.

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ACI and ARS 17/03/2014 at 21:26 #57245
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Thanks, shall see what I can find during the week when I get a spare moment from work...
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ACI and ARS 22/03/2014 at 18:13 #57586
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Love the Aston sim, but just to confirm that the ARS does not set a route from LTV nor is there any sort of TRTS at LTV (There is at Four Oaks). Not sure if there would be a TRTS in real life at LTV, but I keep forgetting about the trains until they're on the phone moaning!!

Other than that, great work!

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