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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 01/05/2020 at 13:42 #126465
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I've signed up for session 3 - I appreciate it's fully booked however as I'm now free post 2pm I'll hang around in case of no shows or cancellations.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 01/05/2020 at 17:28 #126471
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Sorry folks I'm not not available tomorrow 02/05 to join the planned host. This due to member of my family passing away. I'll be back in due course.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 01/05/2020 at 18:05 #126473
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Our condolences to you Aaron. Thanks for letting us know.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 01/05/2020 at 18:23 #126474
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agilchrist in post 126453 said:
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.
It's just I don't want to end up with a conga line of trains waiting to be signalled, hence why I'm taking the courtesy to let you guys know who are managing the session.

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 01/05/2020 at 18:54 #126475
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Surely that’s not a risk
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 01/05/2020 at 21:39 #126481
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Well I take pride in keeping any delays to a minimum when playing MP, I just think it's only polite to mention if one has to step back from SimSig.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 11:11 #126485
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The session kicked off with the following scenarios in place:

T3 possession Slow lines + Norton Bridge Doxey Junction to Crewe on Basford Hall
T3 possession Down slow Adswood Road to Edgeley Junction No.2
T3 possession Salford Lines Deal Street Junction to Windsor Bridge Junction
T3 possession Manchester Oxford Road platforms 3 - 5

25 people in attendance for the first session.

"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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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 12:01 #126486
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headshot119 in post 126485 said:
T3 possession Manchester Oxford Road platforms 3 - 5
That is EVIL

There's the right way, the wrong way and the railway.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 12:14 #126487
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Session number 2 kicked off with all possessions lifted, with a 5mph ESR at Edgeley No 1.

A broken rail has also been reported by a member of off duty staff in the Hunts Cross area. We are anticipating delays on the Warrington Central corridor due to this.

29 people in attendance!

"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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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 13:43 #126489
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Splodge in post 126486 said:
headshot119 in post 126485 said:
T3 possession Manchester Oxford Road platforms 3 - 5
That is EVIL
Not really at 4am!

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 13:56 #126490
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Fair - I thought the TT was starting a bit later and that the possession would continue through the day, though TBH I think it would be unplayable due to the layout.
There's the right way, the wrong way and the railway.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 20:30 #126500
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Thank you to everyone who joined today, scores on the doors at the end of the game.

Huddersfield

Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 795 total timing points
On time: 576 (72%)
2 mins late: 93 (12%)
5 mins late: 60 (8%)
Over 5 mins late: 66 (8%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 241
Total minutes recovered by you: 732

Trains using the correct platforms: 134 occasions
Correct: 131 (98%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 3 (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: 0

TOTAL SCORE 6520 OUT OF 8078 (81%)

Stockport

Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 1312 total timing points
On time: 1013 (77%)
2 mins late: 116 (9%)
5 mins late: 79 (6%)
Over 5 mins late: 104 (8%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 105
Total minutes recovered by you: 70

Trains using the correct platforms: 221 occasions
Correct: 197 (89%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 24 (11%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 11
Total wrong routes set for trains: 6
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 0
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 22

TOTAL SCORE 10225 OUT OF 13012 (79%)

Hunts Cross

Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 1765 total timing points
On time: 1519 (86%)
2 mins late: 151 (9%)
5 mins late: 60 (3%)
Over 5 mins late: 35 (2%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 30
Total minutes recovered by you: 133

Trains using the correct platforms: 482 occasions
Correct: 481 (100%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 1 (0%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 2
Total wrong routes set for trains: 1
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 0
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 2

TOTAL SCORE 17066 OUT OF 18614 (92%)

Manchester South

Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 1563 total timing points
On time: 1395 (89%)
2 mins late: 47 (3%)
5 mins late: 59 (4%)
Over 5 mins late: 62 (4%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 125
Total minutes recovered by you: 651

Trains using the correct platforms: 246 occasions
Correct: 243 (99%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 3 (1%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 4
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 14165 OUT OF 15637 (91%)

Staffordshire

Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 2320 total timing points
On time: 1986 (86%)
2 mins late: 185 (8%)
5 mins late: 85 (4%)
Over 5 mins late: 64 (3%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 554
Total minutes recovered by you: 1690

Trains using the correct platforms: 260 occasions
Correct: 253 (97%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 7 (3%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 9
Total wrong routes set for trains: 3
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 0
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 218

TOTAL SCORE 19097 OUT OF 21750 (88%)

Manchester Piccadilly

Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 5413 total timing points
On time: 4461 (82%)
2 mins late: 394 (7%)
5 mins late: 270 (5%)
Over 5 mins late: 288 (5%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 434
Total minutes recovered by you: 985

Trains using the correct platforms: 959 occasions
Correct: 930 (97%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 29 (3%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 12
Total wrong routes set for trains: 8
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 1
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 178

TOTAL SCORE 47838 OUT OF 55353 (86%)

Manchester East

Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 2537 total timing points
On time: 2254 (89%)
2 mins late: 93 (4%)
5 mins late: 88 (3%)
Over 5 mins late: 102 (4%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 75
Total minutes recovered by you: 533

Trains using the correct platforms: 228 occasions
Correct: 215 (94%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 13 (6%)

Miscellaneous:
Total routes cancelled with trains approaching: 5
Total wrong routes set for trains: 10
Total joining moves abandoned: 0
Total trains removed: 0
Total trains shortened: 0
Other points lost: 48

TOTAL SCORE 22753 OUT OF 25251 (90%)

Manchester North

Analysis of your performance and score

Trains passing timing points: 1117 total timing points
On time: 1025 (92%)
2 mins late: 53 (5%)
5 mins late: 20 (2%)
Over 5 mins late: 19 (2%)

Minutes lost/gained overall:
Total minutes lost by you: 57
Total minutes recovered by you: 89

Trains using the correct platforms: 116 occasions
Correct: 103 (89%)
Opposite: 0 (0%)
Incorrect: 13 (11%)

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: 6

TOTAL SCORE 10299 OUT OF 11147 (92%)

An archive of all of the snapshots is available at https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcq5xab94l2iyqr/SimSig_ManchesterMayDay_02052020_SaveArchive.zip?dl=0 * warning 50 - 60mb *

"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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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 21:31 #126502
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Thanks to all of you involved with the setup and running, Wheel of Misfortune was a great feature, hearing all the saftey coms between the signallers and the MOMs. Loved the scenarioss too From Shopping trolley on the track at Salford to Naked and Drunk Pensioners on the early morning Bournemouth train.
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 21:34 #126503
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Trainfan344 in post 126502 said:
Thanks to all of you involved with the setup and running, Wheel of Misfortune was a great feature, hearing all the saftey coms between the signallers and the MOMs. Loved the scenarioss too From Shopping trolley on the track at Salford to Naked and Drunk Pensioners on the early morning Bournemouth train.
mostly JamesN's misfortune!

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 22:28 #126504
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Thanks All for that mega multiplayer session today! Love it! Felt very realistic. be fun to do another one, plenty of room for expansion to the sim we did today! the WCML can be chained to it as could lime street, so would love to see another one happen!
"The Out-of-control Host"
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 23:21 #126506
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elltrain3 in post 126504 said:
Thanks All for that mega multiplayer session today! Love it! Felt very realistic. be fun to do another one, plenty of room for expansion to the sim we did today! the WCML can be chained to it as could lime street, so would love to see another one happen!
I think https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/50546 got close to this, that was a good chain and a late night for many!

As it was you had the 2 x LOM roles running four sims each, more sims may make it harder to run via the server they use...?

Registered: 6-2004 according to the Wayback machine snapshots. 16 years and counting!
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 23:33 #126507
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markt in post 126506 said:
elltrain3 in post 126504 said:
Thanks All for that mega multiplayer session today! Love it! Felt very realistic. be fun to do another one, plenty of room for expansion to the sim we did today! the WCML can be chained to it as could lime street, so would love to see another one happen!
I think https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/50546 got close to this, that was a good chain and a late night for many!

As it was you had the 2 x LOM roles running four sims each, more sims may make it harder to run via the server they use...?
The server itself can cope with as many sims as we can throw at it, the limitations tend to be

1) Have the simulations got compatible timetables (Rugby North and further South don't have ones compatible with further North (Yet! - We are working on this slowly but surely))

2) How many players can we realistically get for each session, and how many panels can we cross cover or put into ARS if we need to. Admittedly in today's game we could have put Huyton and Edge Hill on (Assuming we had timetables) and been fine staffing wise.

3) How many LOMs can we get for the session, we work on a basis one person looks after up to 5 sims each. If the session goes over 8 hours, you move toward needing multiple LOMs per "LOM slot". The 24 hour game for example we had 8 people involved in that role over the day.

All that said, I think everyone involved has thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the three games so far (1 x 24 hour, and 2 x 8 hour) we've run, and we're looking to continue running them as and when we can.

** Edit **

I just had a dig through the 24 hour session, we had 22 panels to cover across 24 hours. Assuming you staffed them on an 8 hour roster in real life, you need 66 staff for 24 hours. We had 67 individuals join the game. So the figures stack weirdly well!

"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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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 02/05/2020 at 23:57 #126511
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Thank you to all who organised this megachain: it was great fun.

Dave

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 03/05/2020 at 02:12 #126512
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So, what other options did the "Wheel of Misfortune" select after I left?
Sorry guys, I am in the business of making people wait!
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 03/05/2020 at 15:47 #126520
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We had pretty much everything except for Oxford Road fire alarm
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 03/05/2020 at 17:50 #126521
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If Saltley is included on any chain will the MOM be sent to Alvechurch?
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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 03/05/2020 at 18:17 #126522
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Stephen Fulcher in post 126521 said:
If Saltley is included on any chain will the MOM be sent to Alvechurch?
The other great thing about Saltley is if diversions are required you can guarantee the driver has the required route knowledge, all the way from penzance to Inverness.

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02/05/2020 - Manchester May Day Mega Chain 03/05/2020 at 20:44 #126530
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y10g9 in post 126520 said:
We had pretty much everything except for Oxford Road fire alarm
As much to Alan's disappointment.

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