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Timetables under development/ available for Oxford 20/11/2017 at 21:22 #103112
whatlep
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I have three timetables in various states of progress for the Oxford simulation. They are:
1978 - now available to download. Latest version is 1.1
1982 - in preparation. will be at least 3 weeks.
1986 - complete and submitted to SimSig for approval

In each case, the 2000 era simulation is required and some "work-rounds" are required to get things to work. All the timetables DO work, but require considerable care in use of the down goods/carriage line for loco-hauled trains which run round there. Even BR had some problems with limited accommodation in the down carriage sidings in 1978. One down ECS working was timetabled to halt at Hinksey Yard for 10 minutes until the previous run-round move had cleared.

If there are any questions about the timetables, please feel free to ask.

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Timetables under development/ available for Oxford 23/11/2017 at 18:53 #103231
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It seems that the guidance information in the 1978 timetable's "general" tab is being missed by some users, so it's attached below. Please especially note the restrictions on using the DCS roads. Some or all of DCS2-4 start the simulation containing trains (varies by day).

The developers have only coded against a specification for facilities required in 2000, which doesn't require loco run-rounds, so any simulation based earlier than that requires work-arounds to function. No criticism of the developers: they have produced a great simulation.

Work-arounds required for using the 2000 simulation's restricted facilities:
1) All moves timetabled for run-round in the DCS MUST use the DGL to arrive and DCS road 1 for the loco move.
2) DCS roads may be used for trains which reverse in the DCS without a run-round BUT only ONE of DCS 2-4 can be used at any one time. Trains termionating at end of their duties can be routed to all of 2-4, changing the siding using the switch provided.
3) Light engines for Oxford loco fuelling point must route to platform 2, thence toward the headshunt using Loco Sdgs GF.

Differences between 1978 and 2000:
a) the UPL south of Oxford is a UGL and not accessible for trains conveying passengers
b) Engineers' sidings south of Oxford are carriage sidings
c) South Yard is in use. Trains scheduled to call there are timetabled to halt in the 2000 UPL. Trains originating/ terminating at South Yard run to Hinksey.
d) Bletchington cement works does not exist. Only 1 train, 8V33, is affected. It is most unwise to allow 8V33 to run early.

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Timetables under development/ available for Oxford 23/11/2017 at 19:01 #103237
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If you haven't already done so (I am catching up on 4 days' worth of posts and emails!), can you open a new thread with what you need please? I can't guarantee all will be done as there were differences in the layout back then but I can at least check.
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Timetables under development/ available for Oxford 23/11/2017 at 19:30 #103248
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GeoffM in post 103237 said:
If you haven't already done so (I am catching up on 4 days' worth of posts and emails!), can you open a new thread with what you need please? I can't guarantee all will be done as there were differences in the layout back then but I can at least check.
Geoff - apologies for adding to your workload: not my intention. The issue re DCS2-4 was raised in a thread back in July. According to a post in that thread, the issue was raised as Mantis #17595. I will raise another thread with that and other items related to using the 2000 era trackplan for pre-2000 timetables.

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Timetables under development/ available for Oxford 29/11/2017 at 16:18 #103481
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A new version of the 1978 timetable (1.2) has been submitted to SimSig to resolve the crew change issues which have occurred since loader 4.6.5 was released. The opportunity has also been taken to tidy up a few other loose ends too. Any bugs, please let me know either here or (preferably) by private message to WHATLEP using the SimSig message facility.

The 1986 timetable (not yet made public) will get the same treatment over the next 24 hours, after which I can return to coding the 1983 timetable. It will have to be 1983 rather than 1982 as the latter involves multiple simultaneous run-round movements in the DCS which the year 2000 simulation cannot handle. Maybe one day...

UPDATE 30/11/2017 - both 1978 and 1986 versions now available. Both are compatible with loader 4.6.5.

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Timetables under development/ available for Oxford 01/12/2017 at 15:11 #103543
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whatlep in post 103481 said:
A new version of the 1978 timetable (1.2) has been submitted to SimSig to resolve the crew change issues which have occurred since loader 4.6.5 was released. The opportunity has also been taken to tidy up a few other loose ends too. Any bugs, please let me know either here or (preferably) by private message to WHATLEP using the SimSig message facility.

The 1986 timetable (not yet made public) will get the same treatment over the next 24 hours, after which I can return to coding the 1983 timetable. It will have to be 1983 rather than 1982 as the latter involves multiple simultaneous run-round movements in the DCS which the year 2000 simulation cannot handle. Maybe one day...

UPDATE 30/11/2017 - both 1978 and 1986 versions now available. Both are compatible with loader 4.6.5.
1986 is there but 1978 V1.2 isn't.

Regards,

Phil.

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Timetables under development/ available for Oxford 01/12/2017 at 16:01 #103544
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Oxford 1978 timetable V1.3 has been sent for Moderator approval. It addresses several issues users had found difficult. Crew change compatible with loader 4.6.5. Extract from the description text below:

V1.3 - 01/12/2017 revised DCS seeding locations and added text in seeded trains descriptions. Loco change on 5A08 removed to remove requirement for multiple shunters (loco used for ECS in UCS). 5A47 stables in Engineers Sidings (West Mid Sdgs) rather than DCS (removes potential conflict in DCS around 12.10)

UPDATE 20.00 DEC 1ST - V1.3 NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

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Timetables under development/ available for Oxford 05/12/2017 at 11:28 #103657
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Another timetable is now available for Oxford. This one is based on workings for September 1983. It's a nice, straightforward one with less complexity in ECS workings than 1978 and 1986. It's also the one for which most research materials have been available, though that has served to show how inaccurate/ inconsistent original data sources can be....

Anyway, I hope users enjoy 1983. Any bugs, or problems, please shout out!

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