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Swindon A & B IECC - SWINDID 130220 25/10/2020 at 14:25 #133322
albie vowles
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Don't worry about the timetable not being 100% complete because it doesn't matter because the simulation is absolutely crap and 10 years out of date so don't worry!

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Last edited: 25/10/2020 at 15:04 by headshot119
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Random Rant About The Sim 25/10/2020 at 15:01 #133323
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Perhaps you could expand out on the issues you are having Albie? That might be a little bit more constructive, and make people more willing to help you out, rather than just going off on a tirade in your first ever post.
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Random Rant About The Sim 25/10/2020 at 15:20 #133326
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I use this sim, I can find nothing wrong with it, It works fine
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Random Rant About The Sim 25/10/2020 at 16:28 #133327
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I think the OP wants a simulation of TVSC, even though it clearly describes itself as Swindon A & B IECC.

If there's one sim that I always go back to, and that always keeps me hooked when I start a 'play-through' it's probably Swindid.

Such a tragedy the panel is now a museum piece, but that's a lot better than it could have been.

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Random Rant About The Sim 25/10/2020 at 18:18 #133331
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robert in post 133326 said:
I use this sim, I can find nothing wrong with it, It works fine
It's upside-down wrt the real panel ;-)

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Random Rant About The Sim 25/10/2020 at 19:38 #133332
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9pN1SEAp in post 133331 said:
robert in post 133326 said:
I use this sim, I can find nothing wrong with it, It works fine
It's upside-down wrt the real panel ;-)
That's only half true. The Swindon B part of the simulation is the "correct" way up while the Swindon A PSB part is "upside down".

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Random Rant About The Sim 25/10/2020 at 19:52 #133333
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A positive note: Even though it's older, the track layout is still mostly accurate as far as I know. That's not the case for many other sims that old.

EDIT: not true, the line to Gloucester was doubled.

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Random Rant About The Sim 25/10/2020 at 19:52 #133334
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The original incarnations of Swindon and Didcot, which were essentially stitched together in the Loader format as Swindon A&B without any major modifications are nearly twenty years old now, I can certainly remember playing them in the early 2000s.

The layout at Swindon is not compatible with the current era, mainly due to the double track now existant between Kemble and Swindon, plus the electrification around Didcot.

Also do not forget this simulation is still freeware.

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Random Rant About The Sim 25/10/2020 at 21:08 #133338
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Stephen Fulcher in post 133334 said:
The layout at Swindon is not compatible with the current era, mainly due to the double track now existant between Kemble and Swindon, plus the electrification around Didcot.
That's part of the fun, regulating that little bit!

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Random Rant About The Sim 26/10/2020 at 08:00 #133341
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This has been one of my favorites since the days of chaining the paged versions of Didcot and Swindon.

The work of those who develop the sims and timetables is much appreciated. Not everyone is looking for every consist in every timetable being 100% correct, or every signal being in the exact correct position.

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Random Rant About The Sim 26/10/2020 at 18:11 #133353
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Also in my top 3 favourite sims... even without being updated, it still feels close enough!
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