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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 12/05/2020 at 21:15 #126742
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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", and the "Manchester May Day Mega chain" , the team have made arrangements to put on another mega chain game.

Giving us up to 20 potential panels this is another diverse chain, encompassing a mixture of the East Coast Mainline, the Transpennine Network, and various local services throughout the North East.

Commencing 10:00 on the 23/05/2020 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:-

Tyneside
York North / South
Leeds East / West
Leeds North West
Leeds Ardsley
West Yorkshire
Sheffield

Please note - all simulations subject to change slightly - Sims now confirmed 13/05/2020 as the above list.

Timetable

Refreshed 2009 TT; Starting 0445 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

Is now available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LnJ5Yftz1MXcmgwppqJygZ-cX4gn7AMjFW3qHqCr0i4/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.

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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 12/05/2020 at 21:47 #126743
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As it is another Bank Holiday weekend its a BYOB for this session.
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 12/05/2020 at 21:48 #126744
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I have signed up for 1000, 1415 and 1615, could I have panels on Tyneside or Leeds E/W please.
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 12/05/2020 at 21:56 #126745
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Preferences are always noted and fulfilled wherever possible.
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 12/05/2020 at 22:26 #126748
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Just signed up for some sessions. From the list, I have York and Sheffield ROC sims.
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 12/05/2020 at 22:34 #126749
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Am signed up as well for 1415. Have all sims.

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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 12/05/2020 at 22:52 #126751
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agilchrist in post 126745 said:
Preferences are always noted and fulfilled wherever possible.
Thanks. Always like to let you know which sims I have when signing up!

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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 12/05/2020 at 23:51 #126752
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Singed up!

I have Sheffield which I'm learning now, York I'm comfortable with, and Tyneside which I should play more!
(Don't have the Leeds ones, yet)

Thanks
Jamie

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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 12/05/2020 at 23:56 #126754
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W Yorks only for me.
In Zone 6, no one can hear you scream...
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 13/05/2020 at 00:54 #126756
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9pN1SEAp in post 126752 said:
Singed up!
I recommend aloe vera for minor singes.


SimSig Boss
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 13/05/2020 at 09:18 #126757
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I have Leeds Northwest and Leeds Ardesley
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 13/05/2020 at 12:56 #126758
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I don't have any of these... yet.
Last edited: 13/05/2020 at 20:39 by markt
Reason: Sims are now confirmed

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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 13/05/2020 at 13:23 #126759
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I have all of the sims except tyneside but I might purchase that before the chain. I should be avaiable for the full session again.
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 13/05/2020 at 16:17 #126761
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I'd prefer to avoid Ardsley and North West if possible, please.
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 13/05/2020 at 20:13 #126765
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Simulations now confirmed as the list of those in the opening post.
"CHECK Do you stop at Capenhurst?" - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 14/05/2020 at 09:00 #126778
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My home turf with a mega chain... great news.

I have Tyneside, York, West Yorkshire, Leeds E/W and Sheffield.

I’ve signed up for 10:00 14:15 18:30.

I’d love to have a signalling session on York, Leeds or Newcastle stations.

Many thanks again for the efforts to get this up and running.

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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 14/05/2020 at 12:19 #126785
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headshot119 in post 126765 said:
Simulations now confirmed as the list of those in the opening post.

Does Sheffield have an 09 timetable? If so, where? As I can't seem to find it. For Sheffield (ROC) unless It's for Sheffield.exe?

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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 14/05/2020 at 12:21 #126787
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The Sheffield 2009 timetable isn't (yet) publicly available for the ROC version.
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 14/05/2020 at 12:22 #126789
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headshot119 in post 126787 said:
The Sheffield 2009 timetable isn't (yet) publicly available for the ROC version.

That makes perfect sense! Thank you.

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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 18/05/2020 at 14:27 #126911
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The draft roster is now available in the opening post, and the games listings. We still have space in some of the session for people to sign up to.
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 19/05/2020 at 11:04 #126925
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I have been rostered for a sim I don't have in the second session. I only have Leeds Ardsley and Leeds Northwest. Also disappointed to see I have 2 sessions on Ardsley rather than a couple of different panels on Northwest
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 19/05/2020 at 11:19 #126926
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A quick suggestion, would it be possible to swap Super Dogbox and RyanHills round so they both get a session on Leeds Ardsley and Northwest and they can have a change of scenery?
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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 19/05/2020 at 11:35 #126927
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Super_Dogbox in post 126925 said:
I have been rostered for a sim I don't have in the second session. I only have Leeds Ardsley and Leeds Northwest. Also disappointed to see I have 2 sessions on Ardsley rather than a couple of different panels on Northwest
I must have looked at the wrong line when I allocated the first 2 sessions. Roster has been updated and you've been swapped onto Leeds NW for the first session. However, I don't have anywhere that you have a licence for the second session.

Both Leeds Ardsley and Leeds Northwest only have 1 panel for the entire sim and so they only have 1 person assigned per session. Also there are several signallers who only have a licence for 1 simulation, RyanHills being an example. The roster is a case of trying to let the most amount of people join, while also tying to mix people up on which sim they are playing on. When 2 people only have a licences for Sim A, and then a third person has a licences for Sim A and Sim B, it unfortunately becomes a case of that third person is unlikely to be able to go on Sim A.

As a rule, I always try and allocate signallers to a different sim for every session. When this isn't possible I will try and allocate them so they aren't working the same panel a second time. This is very hard to do when multiple people only have a licence for sims which only have a single panel.

As with all previous multiplayer sessions, the more sims that you have a licence for, the higher the chance of getting a panel for every session you have joined

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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 19/05/2020 at 11:37 #126928
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Trainfan344 in post 126926 said:
A quick suggestion, would it be possible to swap Super Dogbox and RyanHills round so they both get a session on Leeds Ardsley and Northwest and they can have a change of scenery?
Panels can only be given to people who own that sim. A lot of time has been taken to proportionately distribute panels to everyone who has signed up and accommodate those who don't have other sims.

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23/05/2020 Spring Bank Holiday In the North East 19/05/2020 at 11:47 #126929
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I do apologise. I never realized northwest only has 1 panel. I will try to purchase another sim and let you know
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