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Set Swaps 17/05/2017 at 21:04 #95170
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Hi everyone
Could anyone tell me the best way to simulate set swaps at a large station that is close to how they do it in real life?

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Set Swaps 17/05/2017 at 21:11 #95171
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Have the two trains in the station at the same time, preferably on the same platform, or one directly adjacent. Using F2, use Train Options-> Run to another timetable to switch the timetables around for the two trains (it's a good idea to temporarily abandon TT for one of them so you don't have two identical trains), and away you go. Might be an idea to hold the exit signal at danger for 3-4 minutes to represent the delay of everyone getting on and off again.

That assumes one or both of the trains are swapping mid-journey, if its from a next working just edit the timetable of the terminating train to change the next service.

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Set Swaps 17/05/2017 at 21:34 #95172
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Thank you Steamer. So the option of "Run to Special ARS Timing Pattern" would not be used in ARS areas? in what instance would that utilised, as I have seen the brown headcodes when visiting IECC's, if that makes sense.
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Set Swaps 17/05/2017 at 21:52 #95173
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2W34 in post 95172 said:
Thank you Steamer. So the option of "Run to Special ARS Timing Pattern" would not be used in ARS areas? in what instance would that utilised, as I have seen the brown headcodes when visiting IECC's, if that makes sense.
Run to special timing pattern (STP) only affects the routing by ARS, not where and when the drivers are expecting to go. If you were doing a set swap then presumably the two schedules already exist so there would be no need to use it. STPs are used when there is no schedule in the ARS system for the train - usually one that was only planned after the last of the (usually) two daily timetable updates uploaded to ARS, or to run a train on a different routing to that scheduled.

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Set Swaps 17/05/2017 at 21:54 #95174
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Understood Geoff - So what I saw was a train running to a timetable that was not in the ARS system when it had a brown headcode?
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Set Swaps 17/05/2017 at 22:27 #95175
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Brown headcodes are where ARS isn't routing the train. This can be for several reasons: ARS manually disabled for that train by signaller, train routed off planned path, or schedule not found.
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Set Swaps 17/05/2017 at 22:28 #95176
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Steamer, I probably explained myself a little badly. The brown headcode I am referring to is the same colour as the platform colour in SimSig. It is additional to the ARS active/non active blue and pink headcodes.
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Set Swaps 17/05/2017 at 22:52 #95177
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Steamer in post 95175 said:
Brown headcodes are where ARS isn't routing the train. This can be for several reasons: ARS manually disabled for that train by signaller, train routed off planned path, or schedule not found.
No, that's when the headcode is pink. Brown is running to STP as I explained above (also contingency plan which I didn't mention - this automatically runs any matching trains to specific rules, unique to that IECC).

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