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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 28/03/2020 at 20:23 #125112
Sam Tugwell
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Many thanks to all who hosted and organised this chain. Thoroughly enjoyed my 4 2 hour sessions across a variety of workstations.
"Temple Meads Signalman"
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 28/03/2020 at 20:24 #125113
DaveHarries
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Great work. Many thanks to all who organised and hosted the sims.

Dave

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 28/03/2020 at 20:45 #125114
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A Zip file containing all of the snapshots and final saves is available to download at : https://www.dropbox.com/s/22dsogpeg2sqs33/SimSig_MegaChain_27032020_SaveArchive.zip?dl=0
(Note it’s nearly 200mb)

Aston
Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 3246 total timing points
On time: 3155 (97%)
2 mins late: 37 (1%)
5 mins late: 36 (1%)
Over 5 mins late: 18 (1%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 54
Total minutes recovered by you: 311

Trains using the correct platforms: 421 occasions
Correct: 421 (100%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 0 (0%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 4
Total wrong routes set for trains: 1
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 0
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 52

TOTAL SCORE 32371 OUT OF 33247 (97%)

Coventry
Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 1063 total timing points
On time: 979 (92%)
2 mins late: 44 (4%)
5 mins late: 20 (2%)
Over 5 mins late: 20 (2%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 35
Total minutes recovered by you: 145

Trains using the correct platforms: 231 occasions
Correct: 211 (91%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 20 (9%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 5
Total wrong routes set for trains: 2
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 0
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 44

TOTAL SCORE 9961 OUT OF 10847 (92%)


Birmingham New Street
Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 7921 total timing points
On time: 6241 (79%)
2 mins late: 513 (6%)
5 mins late: 397 (5%)
Over 5 mins late: 770 (10%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 2270
Total minutes recovered by you: 1120

Trains using the correct platforms: 983 occasions
Correct: 859 (87%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 124 (13%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 23
Total wrong routes set for trains: 7
Total joining moves abandoned: 1
Total trains removed: 0
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 27

TOTAL SCORE 66229 OUT OF 80661 (82%)

Rugby Centre
Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 3441 total timing points
On time: 2917 (85%)
2 mins late: 169 (5%)
5 mins late: 118 (3%)
Over 5 mins late: 237 (7%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 186
Total minutes recovered by you: 213

Trains using the correct platforms: 250 occasions
Correct: 243 (97%)
Opposite: 2 (1%)
Incorrect: 5 (2%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 10
Total wrong routes set for trains: 11
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 0
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 39

TOTAL SCORE 27111 OUT OF 31535 (86%)

Rugby North
Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 1801 total timing points
On time: 1509 (84%)
2 mins late: 163 (9%)
5 mins late: 84 (5%)
Over 5 mins late: 45 (2%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 123
Total minutes recovered by you: 777

Trains using the correct platforms: 120 occasions
Correct: 118 (98%)
Opposite: 1 (1%)
Incorrect: 1 (1%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 10
Total wrong routes set for trains: 2
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 2
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 126

TOTAL SCORE 13795 OUT OF 16205 (85%)

Rugby South
Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 4993 total timing points
On time: 4720 (95%)
2 mins late: 139 (3%)
5 mins late: 72 (1%)
Over 5 mins late: 62 (1%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 49
Total minutes recovered by you: 490

Trains using the correct platforms: 434 occasions
Correct: 416 (96%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 18 (4%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 9
Total wrong routes set for trains: 2
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 0
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 4

TOTAL SCORE 46165 OUT OF 48398 (95%)

Saltley
Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 11973 total timing points
On time: 8366 (70%)
2 mins late: 1372 (11%)
5 mins late: 1018 (9%)
Over 5 mins late: 1217 (10%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 1343
Total minutes recovered by you: 2360

Trains using the correct platforms: 242 occasions
Correct: 237 (98%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 5 (2%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 25
Total wrong routes set for trains: 31
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 4
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 243

TOTAL SCORE 85964 OUT OF 112299 (77%)

Watford Junction
Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 1677 total timing points
On time: 1647 (98%)
2 mins late: 11 (1%)
5 mins late: 6 (0%)
Over 5 mins late: 13 (1%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 0
Total minutes recovered by you: 39

Trains using the correct platforms: 262 occasions
Correct: 258 (98%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 4 (2%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 1
Total wrong routes set for trains: 0
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 0
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 20

TOTAL SCORE 16521 OUT OF 16804 (98%)

Wembley Mainline
Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 5577 total timing points
On time: 4982 (89%)
2 mins late: 214 (4%)
5 mins late: 137 (2%)
Over 5 mins late: 244 (4%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 1204
Total minutes recovered by you: 2636

Trains using the correct platforms: 312 occasions
Correct: 281 (90%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 31 (10%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 6
Total wrong routes set for trains: 13
Total joining moves abandoned: 1
Total trains removed: 1
Total trains shortened: 1
Other points lost: 206
Bonus points: 30 out of a possible 30 (100%)

TOTAL SCORE 47274 OUT OF 52169 (91%)

"Passengers for New Lane, should be seated in the rear coach of the train " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 28/03/2020 at 21:08 #125115
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Well done to everyone involved and to the amount of organising this must have taken, and thank you for letting me have a few shifts at the last minute. :)

I was impressed at the quality of safety critical comms on Teamspeak. I know NR are looking for signallers... think they have a few candidates on here

Registered: 6-2004 according to the Wayback machine snapshots. 16 years and counting!
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 28/03/2020 at 21:11 #125116
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So no score for Wolves then? As this was advertised as part of the chain but doesn't seem to be reflected in the scores above for some reason???
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 28/03/2020 at 21:13 #125117
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That's because Wolverhampton wasn't run
"Passengers for New Lane, should be seated in the rear coach of the train " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 28/03/2020 at 21:25 #125118
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headshot119 in post 125117 said:
That's because Wolverhampton wasn't run :)
Yet it was advertised as running in the opening post, oops.....

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 28/03/2020 at 21:48 #125119
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Thanks for the hosts!

Did a spell on Saltley North to kick the event off.
Followed by two quiet hours on Coventry
Spent a couple of hours in New Street this morning on North Pannel
Had a few hours off
Followed by Saltley Central and a interesting time on New street North again.
Finished with a shift on Coventry and then Bletchley Pannel putting trains into the depot.

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 28/03/2020 at 22:38 #125120
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And to add to the fun... we had 1 hour late trains going back and forth between Birmingham and Northampton! I'm sure Rugby has been fun as well, I heard some occasional news from the South that you had some trouble there, kindly passed to us by either the hosts or the Coventry signaller who was in-between.
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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 28/03/2020 at 23:04 #125121
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I certainly enjoyed my early morning turns on new street, Rugby and Watford. maybe this should become an annual thing in addition to conventional meets?

Joe

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 29/03/2020 at 08:14 #125125
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I'd like to add my thanks too. A very enjoyable session and a huge thanks to the hosts and Nath for sorting out all the panels.

Agree with JC92, would be good to see this as an annual thing.

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 29/03/2020 at 10:33 #125126
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ajax103 in post 125118 said:
headshot119 in post 125117 said:
That's because Wolverhampton wasn't run :)
Yet it was advertised as running in the opening post, oops.....
Next you'll be complaining that Rugby North was run but wasn't advertised.

In seriousness, with there being the potential for up to 11 different signallers, with 4 different hosts overseeing the sim, if 1 person clicked on the Oxley Approach berth, this could have taken the entire chain down for at least 15 mins while the hosts had to reboot Wolves (and potential reloading snapshots onto all other sims, requiring the chaining to be reconfigured) then everyone reconnecting and resuming. Yes it could only happen the once. But what if every sim operator hit that approach berth just the once, we could have been running a hour behind by 0800. It was decided that it wasn't worth the risk. Rugby North also provided 2 panels, not 1, and had the added bonus of being able to be put into ARS if there was no one available to cover it (which from the roster was only required on 2 out of 11 sessions)

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 29/03/2020 at 10:49 #125127
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May I also add my thanks to all those involved in setting this up, making sure everything was so well organized and also those online at all times to assign workstations, shift duties and even guide and help newer signallers with their panel.
I know it's surely been a tremendous effort and I'm really glad that although the Peterborough Meet became an impossibility, yesterdays "virtual" meet was fantastic.
I really hope this can become a recurring type of meet. I think it also allowed a lot of people who couldn't have assisted the physical meet, the chance connect, chat and sim.

Once again, a HUGE thanks to all involved in the organization.

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 29/03/2020 at 11:44 #125128
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So, I did Rugby Nth from 12:45 - 18:00 GMT with a half hour break and have to say with James and Karl (I think) as hosts i was made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed myself. Listening via TS too means I may now join another multiplayer now I have that on my system too.

Also, a big thank you to ALL who were involved in organising something that was very timely in the current crisis. As it has been suggested that this current lockdown appears to be ongoing for a while maybe another date could be set up in the future. Appreciate many of us remain key workers but I would be happy to support another date.

Good job everyone anyway :-)

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 29/03/2020 at 11:45 #125129
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y10g9 in post 125126 said:
ajax103 in post 125118 said:
headshot119 in post 125117 said:
That's because Wolverhampton wasn't run :)
Yet it was advertised as running in the opening post, oops.....
Next you'll be complaining that Rugby North was run but wasn't advertised.

In seriousness, with there being the potential for up to 11 different signallers, with 4 different hosts overseeing the sim, if 1 person clicked on the Oxley Approach berth, this could have taken the entire chain down for at least 15 mins while the hosts had to reboot Wolves (and potential reloading snapshots onto all other sims, requiring the chaining to be reconfigured) then everyone reconnecting and resuming. Yes it could only happen the once. But what if every sim operator hit that approach berth just the once, we could have been running a hour behind by 0800. It was decided that it wasn't worth the risk. Rugby North also provided 2 panels, not 1, and had the added bonus of being able to be put into ARS if there was no one available to cover it (which from the roster was only required on 2 out of 11 sessions)
Thank god Rugby Nth was run, otherwise I would have been twiddling my thumbs :-)

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 29/03/2020 at 12:21 #125130
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bri2808 in post 125128 said:
So, I did Rugby Nth from 12:45 - 18:00 GMT with a half hour break and have to say with James and Karl (I think) as hosts i was made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed myself. Listening via TS too means I may now join another multiplayer now I have that on my system too.

Also, a big thank you to ALL who were involved in organising something that was very timely in the current crisis. As it has been suggested that this current lockdown appears to be ongoing for a while maybe another date could be set up in the future. Appreciate many of us remain key workers but I would be happy to support another date.

Good job everyone anyway :-)
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This will give you maximum opportunity to take part in available sessions if you have access to that sim.

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27/03/2020 The 24 hour mega chain 29/03/2020 at 14:08 #125132
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Hap in post 125130 said:
bri2808 in post 125128 said:
So, I did Rugby Nth from 12:45 - 18:00 GMT with a half hour break and have to say with James and Karl (I think) as hosts i was made to feel very welcome and really enjoyed myself. Listening via TS too means I may now join another multiplayer now I have that on my system too.

Also, a big thank you to ALL who were involved in organising something that was very timely in the current crisis. As it has been suggested that this current lockdown appears to be ongoing for a while maybe another date could be set up in the future. Appreciate many of us remain key workers but I would be happy to support another date.

Good job everyone anyway :-)
For those who are new to joining sessions, you can subscribe to a user so that you receive information through email when that user has posted a planned host/session.

This will give you maximum opportunity to take part in available sessions if you have access to that sim.
Have done that before, but I am more of a spontaneous person ha ha

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