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Australian Sims 16/07/2018 at 12:26 #110272
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Here are the layouts of the 2 Aussie sims showed at the Sydney meet on Saturday. These 2 sims have been in development for just over 2 years & they were previewed at the London meet last November. Both sims are very different to what everyone is used too & will take some time to learn. Everyone that played them at the meet were very impressed. The wait is nearly over and it won't be long before everyone can enjoy these 2 great sims. Just remember the 1 rule of simsig. It will be ready when its ready.




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Australian Sims 16/07/2018 at 22:20 #110278
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G'day. Thanks for sharing the screenshots of those sims: they look great and I can't wait.

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Australian Sims 17/07/2018 at 08:55 #110282
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Looks Great, I am going to need some bigger screen so I can relive some of the old days!

Do you have any plans for other panels?

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Australian Sims 17/07/2018 at 17:11 #110293
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IamAnubis in post 110282 said:


Do you have any plans for other panels?
Let's get these two out and see what people think! One step at a time!

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Australian Sims 17/07/2018 at 18:54 #110297
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flabberdacks in post 110293 said:
IamAnubis in post 110282 said:


Do you have any plans for other panels?
Let's get these two out and see what people think! One step at a time!
Let the guys run before they can walk

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Australian Sims 17/07/2018 at 22:15 #110300
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I'm not familiar with the areas simulated so whereabouts down under are they?

Also congratulations to the team for branching out into more worldwide sims

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Australian Sims 18/07/2018 at 00:00 #110301
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ajax103 in post 110300 said:
I'm not familiar with the areas simulated so whereabouts down under are they?

Also congratulations to the team for branching out into more worldwide sims :)
The Sydney (Strathfield sim) and New South Wales area (Moss Vale with the single line sections)/

And I concour - looking forward to whenever they are released!

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Australian Sims 18/07/2018 at 03:25 #110304
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Just to give you an overview of the 2 sims.

Strathfield covers around 32km's of mainline from Sydney to the west. It has 2 main junctions on it being the junction to the north at Strathfield station & the junction to the west/south west at Lidcombe. There is also a reasonably small amount of freight line to manage as part of the sims as well as 1 of the main maintenance centres.

Moss Vale covers approx. 430km's of track with 40km's being the very step "mountain" line from Moss Vale towards the coast. Although there is a lot less trains to manage you can still get yourself into trouble trying to work the local passenger services around the regional passenger & freight trains.

As we said at the meet on the weekend we do have plans for more Australian sims, but our main priority at the moment is to get these 2 released & the bugs sorted out before we move onto any others. This project has been a huge learning curve for all concerned even the seasoned Simsig veteran.

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Australian Sims 18/07/2018 at 15:22 #110307
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Having seen the sims previewed at the last London meet and being able to talk about them with all of the Aussie developers, I know how much hard work has gone into these and can't wait to see them available. They were looking great and will definitely be a fantastic addition to the Simsig stable

Gareth

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Australian Sims 18/07/2018 at 17:06 #110310
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As nobody else has pointed this out - By accident or design, the manual for the Strathfield sim is visible on the Wiki.

Note for Admin: Given my previous Wiki query - I am raising this

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Australian Sims 18/07/2018 at 17:27 #110312
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Oddjob in post 110310 said:
As nobody else has pointed this out - By accident or design, the manual for the Strathfield sim is visible on the Wiki.

Note for Admin: Given my previous Wiki query - I am raising this
It's intentional that it's visible.

"Platform 1 your Maesteg service. Platform 1A your Aberdare. Platform 2 your London!"
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Australian Sims 18/07/2018 at 21:51 #110317
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headshot119 in post 110312 said:
Oddjob in post 110310 said:
As nobody else has pointed this out - By accident or design, the manual for the Strathfield sim is visible on the Wiki.

Note for Admin: Given my previous Wiki query - I am raising this
It's intentional that's it's visible.
It’s part of a new SimSig policy: Read the manual FIRST. ;-)

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Australian Sims 19/07/2018 at 02:05 #110320
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Yes, the visibility of the manual was intentional. Bear in mind that is also a work in progress and is likely to change based on feedback, probably mainly from non-Australian users who will get a bit of a culture shock!

We played the sims at the meet and identified a few more issues. Nothing major but we do want to get it as good as possible rather than rushing a release.

Moss Vale's location has been explained well, but I just want to make it clear what Strathfield covers. It is in the Sydney suburbs but does *not* include Sydney Central station itself. The right hand edge of the sim is around Illawarra Junction which is about 2 miles from Sydney Central. There are over 1400 schedules in the timetable.

SimSig Boss. Website issues: Check here first: https://www.simsig.co.uk/Wiki/Show?page=newwebsite
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Australian Sims 19/07/2018 at 08:30 #110322
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As well as the Strathfield manual being posted for people to have a look at before the sim is released, the Moss Vale sim will be posted to the wiki in about a week or so once its finalised.

This was a conscious decision because of the significant change in operation to what everyone is used to.

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Australian Sims 20/07/2018 at 10:46 #110341
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Sparky in post 110304 said:
Just to give you an overview of the 2 sims.

Strathfield covers around 32km's of mainline from Sydney to the west. It has 2 main junctions on it being the junction to the north at Strathfield station & the junction to the west/south west at Lidcombe. There is also a reasonably small amount of freight line to manage as part of the sims as well as 1 of the main maintenance centres.

Moss Vale covers approx. 430km's of track with 40km's being the very step "mountain" line from Moss Vale towards the coast. Although there is a lot less trains to manage you can still get yourself into trouble trying to work the local passenger services around the regional passenger & freight trains.

As we said at the meet on the weekend we do have plans for more Australian sims, but our main priority at the moment is to get these 2 released & the bugs sorted out before we move onto any others. This project has been a huge learning curve for all concerned even the seasoned Simsig veteran.
Okay, that helps explain a bit more about the Aussie sims as to plans for more are there any plans for any European sims such as France, Germany etc.... or even Stateside?

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Australian Sims 20/07/2018 at 21:24 #110347
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ajax103 in post 110341 said:
Sparky in post 110304 said:
Just to give you an overview of the 2 sims.

Strathfield covers around 32km's of mainline from Sydney to the west. It has 2 main junctions on it being the junction to the north at Strathfield station & the junction to the west/south west at Lidcombe. There is also a reasonably small amount of freight line to manage as part of the sims as well as 1 of the main maintenance centres.

Moss Vale covers approx. 430km's of track with 40km's being the very step "mountain" line from Moss Vale towards the coast. Although there is a lot less trains to manage you can still get yourself into trouble trying to work the local passenger services around the regional passenger & freight trains.

As we said at the meet on the weekend we do have plans for more Australian sims, but our main priority at the moment is to get these 2 released & the bugs sorted out before we move onto any others. This project has been a huge learning curve for all concerned even the seasoned Simsig veteran.
Okay, that helps explain a bit more about the Aussie sims as to plans for more are there any plans for any European sims such as France, Germany etc.... or even Stateside?

Who knows? I wouldn't mind Cologne and Bonn. Or Amsterdam for that matter. Maybe one day but I am looking forward to these Aussie ones right now.

Dave

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Australian Sims 21/07/2018 at 00:23 #110348
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ajax103 in post 110341 said:
Sparky in post 110304 said:
Just to give you an overview of the 2 sims.

Strathfield covers around 32km's of mainline from Sydney to the west. It has 2 main junctions on it being the junction to the north at Strathfield station & the junction to the west/south west at Lidcombe. There is also a reasonably small amount of freight line to manage as part of the sims as well as 1 of the main maintenance centres.

Moss Vale covers approx. 430km's of track with 40km's being the very step "mountain" line from Moss Vale towards the coast. Although there is a lot less trains to manage you can still get yourself into trouble trying to work the local passenger services around the regional passenger & freight trains.

As we said at the meet on the weekend we do have plans for more Australian sims, but our main priority at the moment is to get these 2 released & the bugs sorted out before we move onto any others. This project has been a huge learning curve for all concerned even the seasoned Simsig veteran.
Okay, that helps explain a bit more about the Aussie sims as to plans for more are there any plans for any European sims such as France, Germany etc.... or even Stateside?
Ireland would be an easy transition given that most but not all of their practices are the same, just with wider gauge.

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Australian Sims 21/07/2018 at 05:15 #110350
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jc92 in post 110348 said:

Ireland would be an easy transition given that most but not all of their practices are the same, just with wider gauge.
Which then takes the guys to Melbourne and the dual gauge network lol

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Australian Sims 21/07/2018 at 09:38 #110352
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jc92 in post 110348 said:


Ireland would be an easy transition given that most but not all of their practices are the same, just with wider gauge.
We'd need a completely new set of fonts to show that.

Peter

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Australian Sims 21/07/2018 at 15:01 #110353
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DaveHarries in post 110347 said:
ajax103 in post 110341 said:
Sparky in post 110304 said:
Just to give you an overview of the 2 sims.

Strathfield covers around 32km's of mainline from Sydney to the west. It has 2 main junctions on it being the junction to the north at Strathfield station & the junction to the west/south west at Lidcombe. There is also a reasonably small amount of freight line to manage as part of the sims as well as 1 of the main maintenance centres.

Moss Vale covers approx. 430km's of track with 40km's being the very step "mountain" line from Moss Vale towards the coast. Although there is a lot less trains to manage you can still get yourself into trouble trying to work the local passenger services around the regional passenger & freight trains.

As we said at the meet on the weekend we do have plans for more Australian sims, but our main priority at the moment is to get these 2 released & the bugs sorted out before we move onto any others. This project has been a huge learning curve for all concerned even the seasoned Simsig veteran.
Okay, that helps explain a bit more about the Aussie sims as to plans for more are there any plans for any European sims such as France, Germany etc.... or even Stateside?

Who knows? I wouldn't mind Cologne and Bonn. Or Amsterdam for that matter. Maybe one day but I am looking forward to these Aussie ones right now.

Dave
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Dave, a Dutch simulation company called Signalsoft already provide replica panel simulations for Cologne (2 versions), Bonn and Amsterdam. Cologne and Bonn work very well but Amsterdam is one of their early sims and while it works reasonably well it does have one or two bugs.

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Australian Sims 25/07/2018 at 13:05 #110389
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Thanks to Sparky, Meld, any other SimSiggers involved and last but not least Royal Mail for my "SimSig down under" shirt which arrived a few minutes ago. Thank you gentlemen :)

Feel free to move if posted in wrong place

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Australian Sims 25/07/2018 at 13:58 #110392
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I’m glad you got it.
I intend to live forever. So far so good
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Australian Sims 25/07/2018 at 20:17 #110396
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Likewise T-shirts arrived today in post. Many thanks to all involved with these.
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Australian Sims 25/07/2018 at 22:19 #110400
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ajax103 in post 110341 said:
Sparky in post 110304 said:
Just to give you an overview of the 2 sims.

Strathfield covers around 32km's of mainline from Sydney to the west. It has 2 main junctions on it being the junction to the north at Strathfield station & the junction to the west/south west at Lidcombe. There is also a reasonably small amount of freight line to manage as part of the sims as well as 1 of the main maintenance centres.

Moss Vale covers approx. 430km's of track with 40km's being the very step "mountain" line from Moss Vale towards the coast. Although there is a lot less trains to manage you can still get yourself into trouble trying to work the local passenger services around the regional passenger & freight trains.

As we said at the meet on the weekend we do have plans for more Australian sims, but our main priority at the moment is to get these 2 released & the bugs sorted out before we move onto any others. This project has been a huge learning curve for all concerned even the seasoned Simsig veteran.
Okay, that helps explain a bit more about the Aussie sims as to plans for more are there any plans for any European sims such as France, Germany etc.... or even Stateside?
Stateside, you surely know about the Chicago 'L' Loop Line sim? Admittedly a metro service rather than a big railway, but still in the US!

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