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*DNU* (Do not use?) and mandatory timing points 18/11/2018 at 18:19 #113400
AlexRail575
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While working to make an upcoming timetable for Swindon (based on, as my other recent timetables, the services as run on 11 November), I came upon the following issues which might require some clarification:

-Two locations are marked with *DNU* (Bradford-on-Avon and Westbury) - I assume this means "Do not use". May I inquire, why?

-Some locations (Moreton Cutting, Rushey Platt, I might be missing a few here) seem to be mandatory (i.e. auto-inserted by sim), yet many trains are not (officially, i.e. in the WTT or other sources) timetabled there. I assume these are there for ARS pathing purposes?

-What is the timing that should be used for the Westbury (Down Trowbridge) entry point? Is it that at Westbury station (doesn't work for all trains, since some simply don't pass via the station), or that at Hawkeridge Jn, or at some other point? The description in the sim isn't exactly helpful on this one.

-There is no entry point for trains from Reading West Jn. I assume, the main line entry points are to be used instead?

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*DNU* (Do not use?) and mandatory timing points 18/11/2018 at 22:42 #113409
Peter Bennet
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AlexRail575 in post 113400 said:
While working to make an upcoming timetable for Swindon (based on, as my other recent timetables, the services as run on 11 November), I came upon the following issues which might require some clarification:

-Two locations are marked with *DNU* (Bradford-on-Avon and Westbury) - I assume this means "Do not use". May I inquire, why?

Someone "borrowed" the data files from me to do a small tweak and then proceeded to fiddle with other things which I had to revert. It looks like these are related to that and I'd not noticed. They serve no purpose in the current release and should be ignored.


AlexRail575 in post 113400 said:

-Some locations (Moreton Cutting, Rushey Platt, I might be missing a few here) seem to be mandatory (i.e. auto-inserted by sim), yet many trains are not (officially, i.e. in the WTT or other sources) timetabled there. I assume these are there for ARS pathing purposes?
If they auto-insert that's because they are mandatory for Sim ARS purposes but not in real life (at the time of writing the Sim).

AlexRail575 in post 113400 said:

-What is the timing that should be used for the Westbury (Down Trowbridge) entry point? Is it that at Westbury station (doesn't work for all trains, since some simply don't pass via the station), or that at Hawkeridge Jn, or at some other point? The description in the sim isn't exactly helpful on this one.
Looks like Hawkeridge Jn.


AlexRail575 in post 113400 said:

-There is no entry point for trains from Reading West Jn. I assume the main line entry points are to be used instead?
Yes, for the time being.

Peter

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*DNU* (Do not use?) and mandatory timing points 19/11/2018 at 13:55 #113419
AlexRail575
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Thanks, that clears everything up.
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*DNU* (Do not use?) and mandatory timing points 20/11/2018 at 11:33 #113441
Banners88
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Looking forward to this!
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