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Timetables with delays 29/10/2020 at 16:39 #133407
Jay_G
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Good evening all

I want to edit a timetable and add in "built in" delays. So i have experimented with this doing a couple of ways, primarily editing a trains TT, and changing the "delay" in the individual trains Incident Control Panel. Both with override, and as per Service Options.

Issue is, it wont ever save if i save the TT (which i guess makes sense), but that also applies if i save the simulation. Bug?

What else could i try? I think the next thing would be changing each trains entry time, then saving the TT. But thats quite onerous!

I would use the service options, but that also creates annoying phone calls (ha!). I just want trains to come onto the workstations late.

Thanks

Jamie

Last edited: 29/10/2020 at 16:58 by Jay_G
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Timetables with delays 29/10/2020 at 17:08 #133409
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Anything in the incident control panel isn't saved, and this is intentional: it displays the randomly-generated delay imposed on the service, and allows single-game overrides to be specified.

You could change the entry time, but this will only work if the new entry time is earlier than the first location- so you couldn't delay the entry time from 12:00 to 12:10 if the next timing point is 12:05.

The only way I can think to do it is to set a train to enter at 00:01, and then use the 'Must appear X minutes after Y enters the area', where train Y is the train entering at 00:01 and X is the number of minutes after 00:01 you want the train to appear.

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Timetables with delays 29/10/2020 at 20:13 #133415
Jay_G
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Thank you.

To be honest, that’s quite a bit of faffing about so I’ll probably leave it for now.

A good suggestion for the sim then is to split up the train delay slide. have 1 for train entering workstation late, and another for train delay phonecalls whilst on the workstation.

I quite enjoy sitting back and running a disrupted panel, but to get a decent level of disruption, you need to ramp the delays up, which means lots and lots of phone calls, and eventually you are left with nothing moving at all!

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Timetables with delays 29/10/2020 at 21:36 #133418
swiftaw
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Jay_G in post 133415 said:
Thank you.

To be honest, that’s quite a bit of faffing about so I’ll probably leave it for now.

A good suggestion for the sim then is to split up the train delay slide. have 1 for train entering workstation late, and another for train delay phonecalls whilst on the workstation.

I quite enjoy sitting back and running a disrupted panel, but to get a decent level of disruption, you need to ramp the delays up, which means lots and lots of phone calls, and eventually you are left with nothing moving at all!
I agree, I love off-panel delays because they mess up the order of arrival and force me to think. I'm not a huge fan of on-panel delays but you can't have one without the other.

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Timetables with delays 31/10/2020 at 12:35 #133440
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The idea of allowing you to simulate delays entering (only) has been raised a few times over the years by various people, not much traction at this stage, but I hold out hope.

https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/41612

As an interim solution you can allow one train to enter and just not signal it for an hour or two and let them all bank up behind

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