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Can anyone help? 21/08/2020 at 19:47 #130917
Rush86
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could anyone point me to where and how to get a modern day ECML simulator running and if its available for free?
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Can anyone help? 21/08/2020 at 19:48 #130918
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The ECML is quite a large place, do you have a particular area in mind?
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Can anyone help? 21/08/2020 at 19:54 #130919
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Brief summary:

Sims are:
Kings Cross (free)
Peterborough (free)
Gap from Grantham to heck where Doncaster should be
York North/South (payware)
Tyneside (payware)
Gap between Morpeth and berwick with assorted missing small boxes
Edinburgh (payware)

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Can anyone help? 21/08/2020 at 20:00 #130921
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jc92 in post 130919 said:
to heck
Almost caught by the swear filter with its lack of initial capital letter

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Can anyone help? 22/08/2020 at 09:47 #130942
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Is heck a swear? I thought it was a brand of sausages.
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Can anyone help? 22/08/2020 at 10:11 #130945
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manadude2 in post 130942 said:
Is heck a swear? I thought it was a brand of sausages. :D
And very nice they are too. We love them

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Can anyone help? 22/08/2020 at 15:46 #130949
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You've also got NE Scot (payware) which covers the northernmost part of the ECML
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Can anyone help? 22/08/2020 at 18:16 #130957
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manadude2 in post 130942 said:
Is heck a swear? I thought it was a brand of sausages. :D
It's a little more risque here in the US.

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Can anyone help? 22/08/2020 at 19:43 #130959
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manadude2 in post 130942 said:
Is heck a swear? I thought it was a brand of sausages. :D
I've seen it used in dog related meme videos. But it's definitely edible over here too.

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Can anyone help? 23/08/2020 at 14:32 #130969
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jc92 in post 130919 said:
Brief summary:

Sims are:
Kings Cross (free)
Peterborough (free)
Gap from Grantham to heck where Doncaster should be
York North/South (payware)
Tyneside (payware)
Gap between Morpeth and berwick with assorted missing small boxes
Edinburgh (payware)
Thank you for your help sorry should have been more precise, as a rail worker in the south side of the ECML - I suppose it would be useful to get my hands on from Peterborough/Stoke South to Kings Cross! Please

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Can anyone help? 23/08/2020 at 14:39 #130970
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Rush86 in post 130969 said:
jc92 in post 130919 said:
Brief summary:

Sims are:
Kings Cross (free)
Peterborough (free)
Gap from Grantham to heck where Doncaster should be
York North/South (payware)
Tyneside (payware)
Gap between Morpeth and berwick with assorted missing small boxes
Edinburgh (payware)
Thank you for your help sorry should have been more precise, as a rail worker in the south side of the ECML - I suppose it would be useful to get my hands on from Peterborough/Stoke South to Kings Cross! Please
Take a look at the Installation Guide to get the simulations installed: https://www.simsig.co.uk/Wiki/Show?page=usertrack:install and also the 'Starting a Simulation' page: https://www.simsig.co.uk/Wiki/Show?page=usertrack:ssrun:simrun0

You should also have a browse of the relevant simulation manual: https://www.simsig.co.uk/Wiki/Show?page=simulations:

I would strongly advise starting with a smaller simulation than either Peterborough or Kings Cross to get the hang of SimSig. Of the two, Peterborough is easier and has ARS to help you out if you need it. King's Cross shouldn't be attempted until you've got some experience.

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Can anyone help? 23/08/2020 at 14:40 #130971
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Both of those are free, so that shouldn't be an issue - just be aware that Kings Cross doesn't have ARS, so playing it on your own is a hefty challenge... Peterborough is doable in singleplayer.

If you're just starting out, I'd recommend smaller sims, for example Aston, Royston or even the LUL Victoria Line - they're perfect for learning how the sims work, and the basic methods of working.

For Kings Cross, I'd keep an eye out for multiplayer sims, which appear occasionally

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Can anyone help? 23/08/2020 at 16:30 #130973
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Bit off topic but I wouldn't really recommend LUL Victoria line for learning how sims work because the old LUL Victoria line signalling was very unusual and SimSig's interpretation of it makes for a very non-standard simulation that certainly wouldn't be the one that I would recommend for learning the ropes.
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Can anyone help? 30/09/2020 at 16:21 #132821
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Thank you all for your help i did find the ones I'm after, Kgx is a nightmare to do by myself but I'm definitely confident and got to grips with the simulation itself now moving onto trying out other panels and different timetables
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Can anyone help? 30/09/2020 at 22:00 #132825
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A few other users have suggested my Kings Cross 1964 (passenger only) timetable was a way to get into Kings Cross as a single player. It is in user downloads.

Do note it is the 1964 train times operated in a 2000 manner - not many loco changes but also a lot less clockface working. Up to you what you visualise the trains as, fleets of blue pullmans, push-pull deltics, or 309's....

Bill

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