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Find a train/signal 22/03/2020 at 11:54 #123939
alan_s
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Sorry if this has been requested before, or if it's already there and I just can't find it.

But what would be really useful if when you get a message about train 1x11 waiting at signal s2 for example, you could click on this to have the sim scroll to this location.

An extension to this wish would be to be able to press something like Ctrl-F to find either a train or a signal.

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Find a train/signal 22/03/2020 at 13:43 #123944
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alan_s in post 123939 said:
Sorry if this has been requested before, or if it's already there and I just can't find it.

But what would be really useful if when you get a message about train 1x11 waiting at signal s2 for example, you could click on this to have the sim scroll to this location.

An extension to this wish would be to be able to press something like Ctrl-F to find either a train or a signal.
It would be nice if this existed in real signalling, but it doesnt and Signallers have to learn their areas to easily identfy where a train or signal is.

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Find a train/signal 22/03/2020 at 13:51 #123945
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well yes but in real life you can't shorted or remove trains, or make time go faster or slower (or even stop), to name but two helpful features
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Find a train/signal 22/03/2020 at 13:54 #123946
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And on the larger sims you can be doing the work of 4 or more signalmen rather than working one small section of the panel as you would be in real life, so this small concession as we can't all remember every signal number and its location would be a big help if it was possible, certainly on the larger sims.
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Find a train/signal 22/03/2020 at 14:52 #123949
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Phil-jmw in post 123946 said:
And on the larger sims you can be doing the work of 4 or more signalmen rather than working one small section of the panel as you would be in real life, so this small concession as we can't all remember every signal number and its location would be a big help if it was possible, certainly on the larger sims.
Not shouting down the original wish or subsequent replies at all. But just for info in case it wasn't realised, it does now tell you the area that the train is in when waiting at a red signal, which helps to narrow it down for you.

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Find a train/signal 22/03/2020 at 20:42 #123958
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Giantray in post 123944 said:
alan_s in post 123939 said:
Sorry if this has been requested before, or if it's already there and I just can't find it.

But what would be really useful if when you get a message about train 1x11 waiting at signal s2 for example, you could click on this to have the sim scroll to this location.

An extension to this wish would be to be able to press something like Ctrl-F to find either a train or a signal.
It would be nice if this existed in real signalling, but it doesnt and Signallers have to learn their areas to easily identfy where a train or signal is.
On a real IECC you have the option to display signal numbers.

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Find a train/signal 22/03/2020 at 21:03 #123960
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Ron_J in post 123958 said:
Giantray in post 123944 said:
alan_s in post 123939 said:
Sorry if this has been requested before, or if it's already there and I just can't find it.

But what would be really useful if when you get a message about train 1x11 waiting at signal s2 for example, you could click on this to have the sim scroll to this location.

An extension to this wish would be to be able to press something like Ctrl-F to find either a train or a signal.
It would be nice if this existed in real signalling, but it doesnt and Signallers have to learn their areas to easily identfy where a train or signal is.
On a real IECC you have the option to display signal numbers.
But you still have to know where they are, not easy to remember on a large sim.

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Find a train/signal 22/03/2020 at 21:38 #123962
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If you look through sim manuals, some simulations have signal plans. Please not that I said "some"

As with any other job that requires knowledge of locations, you learn it. Depending on your involvement/focus on any one sim, you will soon get to know where things are, or at least the area of control where you can then locate the train in question.

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Find a train/signal 22/03/2020 at 22:50 #123971
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Half the fun is spending 5 minutes trying to find a train on the big sims
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Find a train/signal 23/03/2020 at 07:07 #123973
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Ron_J in post 123958 said:

On a real IECC you have the option to display signal numbers.
A couple of sims have this as a feature. Making it a core code feature (it's not trivial) is on my list of things to do.

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Find a train/signal 23/03/2020 at 18:14 #123977
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Hap in post 123962 said:
If you look through sim manuals, some simulations have signal plans. Please not that I said "some"

As with any other job that requires knowledge of locations, you learn it. Depending on your involvement/focus on any one sim, you will soon get to know where things are, or at least the area of control where you can then locate the train in question.
All simulations should have plans in their respective manuals, however not all of them are searchable.

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Find a train/signal 23/03/2020 at 20:01 #123980
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I think finding the train that has called in is easy - the hard part is locating that damn level crossing that has called you for permission to cross...….
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