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First Australian sims released 27/07/2018 at 20:05 #110435
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Many congratulations to the Aussies (and Kiwi) on here who have worked together, and put up with me, to get the two Australian sims ready for release. We're not quite there but they're pretty good in our opinion.

So, for a couple of months only, buy Strathfield and Moss Vale together for a specially discounted price. This price reflects the fact that more work is required on both sims and can be considered an investment to completion of the full products. Both are, however, virtually there and are definitely playable. We are also expecting a lot of feedback which may alter our approach to certain things - these are very different to the UK. The sims are only available as a multipack at this stage.

Within three months, perhaps earlier, both sims will be complete and the price will be adjusted upwards to reflect their finished state. They will also be available individually as well as a multipack. User who already bought the preview pack will not need to do anything except update via the usual method (i.e. no extra payment, of course).

As stated above, the sims are very different from the UK. There are two very good manuals for the sims available and they really are recommended. Moss Vale, in particular, requires certain unexpected actions to be taken in normal working, such as talking trains past certain signals, or requesting train orders. So please, please read the manuals before declaring foul!

https://www.simsig.co.uk/Wiki/Show?page=simulations:mossvale
https://www.simsig.co.uk/Wiki/Show?page=simulations:strathfield

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First Australian sims released 27/07/2018 at 20:43 #110436
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Congrats to Geoff and all those involved. Starting to get my head round the complete change in signal indications and headcodes.
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First Australian sims released 27/07/2018 at 21:30 #110439
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Loving them so far. As with y10g9, I'm also having trouble wrapping my head around the headcodes. Is there a section in the manual I have missed that explains them, or is there any material anywhere that could help? I have tried googling but only UK stuff appeared!
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First Australian sims released 27/07/2018 at 21:46 #110443
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At the bottom of the Strathfield user manual is a link to the Train Operating Conditions book. Section 7 of the TOC outlines how trains should be described. It is a lot more complicated than the UK system.

I think I prefer the UK system, if I had to choose.

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First Australian sims released 27/07/2018 at 21:46 #110444
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I will try & find the explanation page from the SWTT and post it for you all
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First Australian sims released 27/07/2018 at 21:48 #110445
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Thanks guys. Will take a look.
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First Australian sims released 27/07/2018 at 22:55 #110449
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Explanation of NSW train numbering/headcodes
[attachment=9681]AU Train Numbering.tif[/attachment]

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First Australian sims released 28/07/2018 at 03:08 #110454
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Thanks for that Meld. That explains the bulk of the trains in Strathfield.

I will get the overview of freight trains in the next hour or so

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First Australian sims released 28/07/2018 at 06:02 #110457
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Meld in post 110449 said:
Explanation of Aus train numbering/headcodes
[attachment=9681]AU Train Numbering.tif[/attachment]
[COUGH] NSW Train numbering [COUGH] :-)

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First Australian sims released 28/07/2018 at 06:26 #110458
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Here is a link to the standard for train numbering. It explains freight & coal train numbers. Sydney Trains/NSW Trains use the same standard for services in their area.
(Note: To avoid confusion, "Sydney Trains" and "NSW Trains" are the name of the state govt owned Train Operating Companies that operate passenger services in NSW).

www.artc.com.au/uploads/RAS-V1.0-Appendix-B-Train-Numbering.pdf

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First Australian sims released 28/07/2018 at 07:53 #110459
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Mattyq in post 110457 said:
Meld in post 110449 said:
Explanation of Aus train numbering/headcodes
[attachment=9681]AU Train Numbering.tif[/attachment]
[COUGH] NSW Train numbering [COUGH] :-)
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Sydney train numbering made easy. 28/07/2018 at 08:34 #110460
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SECTOR 2 TRAINS USE TWO NUMBERS AND MOSTLY USE THE LOCAL LINES OR TERMINATE AT LIDCOMBE.THESE TRAINS ARE SOUTH,BANKSTOWN AND CITY CIRCLE TRAINS.
SECTOR 3 TRAINS USE THREE NUMBERS AND MOSTLY USE THE SUBURBAN AND MAIN LINES. THESE TRAINS ARE WEST AND NORTH AND NORTH SHORE OVER THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE.

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First Australian sims released 28/07/2018 at 13:55 #110473
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A quick question relating to train numbering. Do the trains in the Oz sims change their ID when switching between passenger and empty stock? I ask, because there's trains I've seen in the Strathfield sim that have what seem to be passenger stops, but then go into Flemington depot.
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First Australian sims released 28/07/2018 at 14:04 #110474
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In NSW, and in Metropolitan Victoria, the TDs do not change to reflect their status as Empty or Passenger workings.

Cheers

Sorry guys, I am in the business of making people wait!
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First Australian sims released 04/08/2018 at 20:56 #110765
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Such a shame the much missed maxand is not here to add his two cents worth on his home territory.
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First Australian sims released 31/08/2018 at 15:54 #111691
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Table 52 in post 110473 said:
A quick question relating to train numbering. Do the trains in the Oz sims change their ID when switching between passenger and empty stock? I ask, because there's trains I've seen in the Strathfield sim that have what seem to be passenger stops, but then go into Flemington depot.
Question has been answered for NSW & Vic.

In QLD, they do change number.

I cannot answer for SA or WA.

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First Australian sims released 27/10/2018 at 23:22 #112904
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In my OP I stated that the sims would be finished in three months. Unfortunately things happened, including hospitalisation for my son (followed by time consuming therapy which is still ongoing and costs me 1/2 a workday twice a week), so we're a little behind. For that I apologise and hope you understand. We are working to get them finished as soon as possible. For your patience we're working on some sort of token of appreciation (yet to be decided).
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First Australian sims released 28/10/2018 at 11:02 #112905
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GeoffM in post 112904 said:
In my OP I stated that the sims would be finished in three months. Unfortunately things happened, including hospitalisation for my son (followed by time consuming therapy which is still ongoing and costs me 1/2 a workday twice a week), so we're a little behind. For that I apologise and hope you understand. We are working to get them finished as soon as possible. For your patience we're working on some sort of token of appreciation (yet to be decided).
Thanks for the update Geoff, and of course I more than understand. Family will and quite rightly should always be the priority for you and everyone. Wishing your son a speedy recovery

Gareth

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First Australian sims released 28/10/2018 at 18:44 #112946
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GeoffM in post 112904 said:
In my OP I stated that the sims would be finished in three months. Unfortunately things happened, including hospitalisation for my son (followed by time consuming therapy which is still ongoing and costs me 1/2 a workday twice a week), so we're a little behind. For that I apologise and hope you understand. We are working to get them finished as soon as possible. For your patience we're working on some sort of token of appreciation (yet to be decided).
I fully understand Geoff, the health of your family must take priority.

Regards,

Phil.

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