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Points Failures 31/08/2019 at 08:34 #120266
jem771
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can points fail completely as well as just normal or reverse?
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Points Failures 31/08/2019 at 10:53 #120269
geswedey
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yes
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Points Failures 31/08/2019 at 23:18 #120282
Chromatix
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Yes, they can fail such that they are no longer detected in either position.

It's also possible to fix *some* points failures by "exercising" them with the manual setting - it's random whether that works or not, and how many times you need to try. If it works, you'll get a phone call from the Technician explaining they've been fixed, even though he hasn't had to go to site!

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Points Failures 31/08/2019 at 23:52 #120284
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Chromatix in post 120282 said:
Yes, they can fail such that they are no longer detected in either position.

It's also possible to fix *some* points failures by "exercising" them with the manual setting - it's random whether that works or not, and how many times you need to try. If it works, you'll get a phone call from the Technician explaining they've been fixed, even though he hasn't had to go to site!
The last point (Pardon the pun) fits in with real life, a lot of Power Operated Points (POPs) are remotely monitored, for example all of the North Wales Coast line was looked after by the CCT (Control Center Technician) in Machynlleth RCS. They can ring you up and tell you they've failed, or are likely to fail if you move them, before you know about it. They can also tell you've they've been fixed before the team on the ground tell you at times as well.

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Points Failures 02/09/2019 at 07:47 #120291
jem771
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They seem to fail one way or the other in the sim. Be good if that good happen in simsig for disruption simulation
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Points Failures 02/09/2019 at 12:05 #120296
jc92
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jem771 in post 120291 said:
They seem to fail one way or the other in the sim. Be good if that good happen in simsig for disruption simulation
If you want the challenge you can manually remove detection on the F11 incident management screen.

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Points Failures 03/09/2019 at 14:12 #120302
flabberdacks
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Only once ever in years of SimSig have I had points 'fail in transit' to use the NSW vernacular. It basically destroyed all trains coming out of Kings Cross so yes, it was indeed a challenge.
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