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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 22/04/2020 at 21:32 #126169
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PEOPLE OF SIMSIG!!!!!!!!!!

Following the extremely successful 24 hour "Mega Chain" in lieu of the Peterborough Meet, and the later "Lockdown full shift host", the team have made arrangements to put on another mega chain game.

Giving us about 20 potential panels this is the largest most diverse hosting session which has been attempted, over the Pennines and then down towards the midlands.

Commencing 10:00 on the 02/05/2020 we will set off on an 8-10 hour session, encompassing the back half of the night shift, and the start of the early shift.

The following sims will be in use:-
Huddersfield
Manchester East
Manchester North
Machester Piccadilly
Manchester South
Stockport
Staffordshire
Hunts Cross

Timetable

Refreshed 2015 TT; Starting 0400 with posessions and then we plan to follow a number of planned scenarios which will be randomlly selected from the wheel of randomness including but not limited to SPAD incident, fire alarm, broken rail, ESR, Cows on the line

<<TradeMark - Wheel of Randomness is based on the game "what aspect will I see next on an austalian sim" where randomness is certainly guaranteed..>>

How to sign up

We have split the session down into two hour chunks available in the upcoming games window, please use these to sign up for the times at which you can commit to the full two hours. This will allows us to staff the sims as appropriate.

In Game Communication

Will be via TeamSpeak, you don't need access to a microphone, or to speakers, but both of these would help if you have them.

Panel Allocations

We will issue a spreadsheeet of panel allocations prior to the start of the session, which will be updated as we continue.

Hosts

We have made special arrangements to provide continuous hosting throughout the period. We don't at the moment need any further volunteers.

The Roster

Available to view at

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12BFSeMksAWSsNVIYBYDL-zyx_SUIWrtRMxbHANOsj-U/edit?usp=sharing


** If you can not turn up please try to let us know so we can re-allocate you panel
** Should you fail to turn up for a session start time we will reallocate your panel; for future sessions in this game you will be marked as provisional where you will be on standby for a panel.

"As the last track dropped, and the route became free, came the cry BROMLEY " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 22/04/2020 at 21:43 #126172
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I should be available this day, would it be ok that I use F10 Chat in sim please?
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 22/04/2020 at 21:45 #126173
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I'll mark my availability as I'm currently off however with changing Job's I might start working Saturdays. I'll update/cancel as soon as I know.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 22/04/2020 at 21:53 #126174
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HST125Scorton in post 126172 said:
I should be available this day, would it be ok that I use F10 Chat in sim please?

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In Game Communication

Will be via TeamSpeak, you don't need access to a microphone, or to speakers, but both of these would help if you have them.
I think thats clear enough - most manage to listen - and type in TS itself if they are without mic

Passed the age to be doing 'Spoon Feeding' !!!
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 22/04/2020 at 22:13 #126175
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I'm up for this. Will have all the sims apart from Huddersfield.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 22/04/2020 at 23:18 #126183
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This will be good. I have all sims and don't mind working solo. Just a thought though: if this is an 8hr chain split into multiple 2-hour sessions but there are 5 sessions then surely that is at least 10 hours in total?

Looking forward to it: I have put myself in for the 1415 run.
Dave

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 22/04/2020 at 23:55 #126184
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I need to go shopping!

Any good codes on offer?

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 22/04/2020 at 23:57 #126186
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MULTIBUY when you purchase 2 or more sims.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 23/04/2020 at 08:31 #126192
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I've signed up for a few sessions, for info I will have access to Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester North and Staffordshire.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 23/04/2020 at 08:40 #126193
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Title reminds me of The Freshies "I'm In Love With The Girl On The Manchester Virgin Megastore Check-out Desk".

Peter

I identify as half man half biscuit - crumbs!
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 23/04/2020 at 11:08 #126196
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Excellent!

I've got all sims except Huddersfield and Staffordshire.

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 23/04/2020 at 12:09 #126201
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Thanks for organising another big chain! I've signed up for a couple of afternoon sessions.

Currently I only have Staffordshire from the set, would be great if I could be scheduled there but I'd be willing to buy one of the others if necessary.

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 23/04/2020 at 17:58 #126207
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I've now got Piccadilly and Manchester North, so will put my name down for a few sessions based on that.

I ought to get some practice now though. ;-)

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 25/04/2020 at 09:11 #126288
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First, middle and last sessions confirmed.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 25/04/2020 at 16:18 #126307
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I have put down for most sessions. I have the following sims;
Huddersfield
Hunts Cross
Manchester North
Manchester East
Manchester Piccadilly

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 25/04/2020 at 16:51 #126310
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Looking forward to this! I have all but Huddersfield too.
Jamie S (JAMS)
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 27/04/2020 at 12:06 #126358
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Have signed up for 1st three sessions. Will know nearer time whether I'll be available for last two. I have all the sims and am happy to go where I'm sent.
Planotransitophobic!
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 27/04/2020 at 20:44 #126383
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Update to my previous message, I now have the following of the sims included in the chain:

Huddersfield
Manchester East
Manchester North
Manchester Piccadilly
Staffordshire.

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 28/04/2020 at 18:07 #126404
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The roster is now available via a link in the opening post. Still plenty of time for people to sign up before the game begins.
"As the last track dropped, and the route became free, came the cry BROMLEY " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 28/04/2020 at 18:55 #126406
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headshot119 in post 126404 said:
The roster is now available via a link in the opening post. Still plenty of time for people to sign up before the game begins.
Thanks, I've signed up for the 12:00 shift. Sims I have:

Manchester East
Manchester North
Machester Piccadilly
Manchester South
Stockport
Hunts Cross

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 29/04/2020 at 18:26 #126428
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belly buster in post 126406 said:
headshot119 in post 126404 said:
The roster is now available via a link in the opening post. Still plenty of time for people to sign up before the game begins.
Thanks, I've signed up for the 12:00 shift. Sims I have:

Manchester East
Manchester North
Machester Piccadilly
Manchester South
Stockport
Hunts Cross
Cheers BB, Have slotted you in on Manchester East

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 30/04/2020 at 14:24 #126448
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One for the roster clerk, I've been given my shifts for the session however at some point I am expecting a redelivery by Royal Mail which could be any time during the session that I'm signalling.

My question is thus, will there be a relief signaller to cover me for a few minutes IF the postman arrives when I'm connected and signalling trains?

As I might have to leave the session for a few minutes with hardly any notice as Royal Mail doesn't give a delivery time slot.

If whoever can get back to me and confirm that there is cover then I would appreciate it most greatly.

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 30/04/2020 at 18:41 #126453
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ajax103 in post 126448 said:
will there be a relief signaller to cover me for a few minutes IF the postman arrives when I'm connected and signalling trains?
AS Royal Mail wont need a signature and wont be stopping to talk, I doubt anyone will notice you missing from the panel for a few seconds.

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 01/05/2020 at 05:36 #126462
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Is there a standby roster? , I have most of those sims, don't mid signing up for standby.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 01/05/2020 at 11:15 #126464
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jem771 in post 126462 said:
Is there a standby roster? , I have most of those sims, don't mid signing up for standby.
There isn't a standby roster. There is still a few spaces available if you wanted to sign up for any other session. Else feel free to join TS at any other point in the day.

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