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Reversing at Montrose 15/03/2019 at 15:56 #116389
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Hi, have been playing SimSig for some time now and finally taking the plunge to write timetables starting with a 2019 timetable for North East Scotland.

The first issue I am experiencing is how to do the reverse move at Montrose as there are now several Aberdeen-Montrose trains per day. As I understand it, a loco goes South to Montrose platform 1 where it sets down then moves forward and reverses back into the #1 siding where it waits for approx 30 minutes. That part I can achieve on the sim.

The next move is that the train that was berthed moves forward to the single line section towards Usan Junction then reverses back North onto platform 2 to pick up and continue back to Aberdeen. This part I cannot seem to replicate on SimSig.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
Robert


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Reversing at Montrose 15/03/2019 at 16:00 #116392
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You can use the single line as a reversing point. It is the same location that you have currently selected in the timetable, it allows either the headshunt or the single line to be used as the reversing location.
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Reversing at Montrose 15/03/2019 at 16:05 #116393
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Wow thank you for your quick reply, I will try that now, cheers!
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Reversing at Montrose 17/03/2019 at 21:03 #116433
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That worked, thank you. Another query i have is that there appears to be 4 trains to seed at Perth platform 5 which depart at intervals as follows:

2K24 @ 0513
5G20 @ 0523
5K26 @ 0533
5A43 @ 0540

What is the best way to set the timetable so that these line up in the right order at Perth platform 5 please?
At the moment I have a train which seeds, then splits 3 times, it's not pretty but it does sort of work.

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Reversing at Montrose 17/03/2019 at 21:14 #116434
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It's almost certainly the case that there are non-timetabled shunt moves from Perth Up Carriage Sidings which form most, if not all, of those workings. I'd also be inclined to take platform numbers with a pinch of salt as well- if you look at the schedule per RTT, there are about 8 trains booked from P5 before any train arrives in the morning, and none from P6.
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Reversing at Montrose 17/03/2019 at 21:21 #116435
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Yeah that could well be the case, I’ll have another look and see if I can make it a little more realistic even if it’s not exactly what happens IRL, thank you.
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Reversing at Montrose 17/03/2019 at 21:59 #116436
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altern8or in post 116433 said:
That worked, thank you. Another query i have is that there appears to be 4 trains to seed at Perth platform 5 which depart at intervals as follows:

2K24 @ 0513
5G20 @ 0523
5K26 @ 0533
5A43 @ 0540

What is the best way to set the timetable so that these line up in the right order at Perth platform 5 please?
At the moment I have a train which seeds, then splits 3 times, it's not pretty but it does sort of work.
2k24 Leaves from 7 most days. (1 x 170/6)
5G20 varies between C/S or platforms 4/5/6. (1 x 170/4)
5K26 left from platform 4 on Thursday (I was working it) (1 x 158/7)
5A43 was a shunt from 3 - 2 the other day. Really just depends how the station has been set up during the night shift and what set needs to be going where etc.

5L51 is a 6 car (170) shunt and splits on platform 2. 5L51 front set ECS to DEE and the rear set used for the 06:42 (2L91) PTH - ARB.
5A53 is a booked HST ECS move to QST. It depends if there is a competent night shift driver on for it to do its booked shunt into the Carriage sidings at night, otherwise it gets put into the North end of 4 by the driver that brought it in from QST the day before after fuelling.

As said, there're a lot of non TT movements around perth, normally running under 5Y00 headcodes. We just talk to the signaller before each move and tell him where we need to go and he will tell us how he's gonna route us.

If you can wait until Wednesday this week, I can grab a start of work sheet for that day. I can then give you every ECS movement that morning.

Craig

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