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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 24/03/2021 at 23:08 #138083
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Now a quickie (which took some work at Loughborough)

a GCR sim (Leicester Nth - Loughborough)


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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 24/03/2021 at 23:09 #138084
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Would be another good "trainer" sim with short AB sections, Distants, repeaters, Staff working, Ground frames and plenty of shunting
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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 25/03/2021 at 13:30 #138091
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Couple of pointers on that one.

- No exit arrows are required at Rothley Sidings - the movements are signalled by the ground frame itself, not the box.
- Rothley & Loughborough Frames have been drawn upside down.
- You need a white warner arrow at Rothley 3, to allow the warner route from Rothley 2 to be set.
-Swithland 51 signal (IIRC), is now a main aspect reading to Mountsorrel, rather than a disc, the route towards the Up LOS remains a disc.
-Swithland loops are passenger rated and shouldn't be labelled Goods loops.
- A white exit Triangle is needed to allow the shunt ahead route to Rothley to be utilised.

Otherwise a great representation!

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 25/03/2021 at 14:25 #138093
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with some pointers added, here is a revised GCR sim


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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 26/03/2021 at 22:10 #138112
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One route which I think people might hope would materialise as a sim one day is the Salisbury (Wilton Junction) to Exeter route. Some members would, I think, prefer it done in an era when the boxes were open, others might prefer the layout of such a sim to be modelled on the panel in Basingstoke ASC from where the line has been controlled since mid-2012.

Whichever you might prefer I decided to take the photos available online at https://photos.signalling.org/index?/category/31-west_of_england_panel and convert them into something which resembles how a SimSig layout of the route might look. The fringe for Yeovil Pen Mill is a slightly tricky one: the question is whether the mechanically-signalled layout at Yeovil Pen Mill (inclusion of which would not only facilitate a chain to Westbury on the line between Yeovil Pen Mill and Castle Cary but would also facilitate a chain to Dorchester South should that be covered at some point in the future) is added as an extension of Westbury sim as an update, or whether it would somehow be incorporated into any sim for the Salisbury to Exeter route.

Anyway the resulting effort is attached: thoughts welcome.

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 29/03/2021 at 15:11 #138219
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That WoE looks ace!

I've been at work starting on a NE (Bowesfield) Sim, including the boxes:
Low Gates
Urlay Nook
Bowesfield
Norton East
Norton West
Norton South
Norton Station
Billingham
Belasis Lane
Greatham
& Ryhope Grange

I'm only at Norton station so far but with divert TTs this would make an interesting sim


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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 29/03/2021 at 15:44 #138224
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That looks great. I do hope that this area can be turned into a sim sooner or later. Can remember lots of years ago standing on Eaglescliffe station on a morning waiting for the DMU from Darlington to arrive to take me into work in Middlesbrough. The coastal portion of the sleeper from Kings Cross to Newcastle often broke the monotony passing through at the same time. Usually with a Peak of Whistler on the front of maybe three coaches. Now that’s showing my age big time but those were the days when it was fun standing on Platforms and nobody questioned what you were doing.

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 29/03/2021 at 16:13 #138228
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Yeah i do, there is so much variety in both passenger & freight workings, with northern, TPE the GC sets plus mountains of freight and the mix of AB & TCB would be a fun challenge too.

would also make a nice chaining group with York / Tyneside IECC and this, would link a lot of stuff together

Plus there are multiple eras too, with the various changes that've taken place

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 29/03/2021 at 20:05 #138240
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elltrain3 in post 138219 said:
That WoE looks ace!

Thanks for the comment: glad you like it. Did it with an unofficial layout creating tool of which the creator was himself a SimSig player although I don't think he now is. It is good fun to use but you can't build playable sims with it for distribution. I draw the layouts using that software and then put the colour in using MS Paint.

Yours is looking good so far and I look forward to the end result.

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 30/03/2021 at 15:30 #138248
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You don't have to wait long!

Here is the completed Bowesfield sim (not sure as to a "proper" name)
Including:
Urlay Nook SB (Darlington - Eaglescliffe)
Low Gates SB (Northallaton - Eaglescliffe)
Bowsfield (Eaglescliffe - Middlebourgh Fringe & Norton Sth)
Norton South
Norton East
Norton West
Ferryhill (only had 3 signals :/)
Norton Stn
Billingham Stn
Belasis Lane
Greatham
and Ryhope Grange (VDU & Frame)

the layout is a tricky one and the blank spaces are VERY annoying! but its just a mock up!

Hope you enjoy!


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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 30/03/2021 at 15:35 #138249
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I've also found some decent photo's of Healey Mills PSB so might have a crack at that next!
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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 31/03/2021 at 23:55 #138261
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Following a nice gift of some software, I've had a crack at a standalone sim.........Selby! only a small sim but very complex

fringes to York in 3 Places!
3 gate boxes & a swing bridge! all with numerous Slotting arrangements
PLUS numerous crossings and sidings throughout the sim it would make a cool standalone one, especially with a TT from when the bridge closed for a refurb


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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 02/04/2021 at 14:11 #138294
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How about doing a 2021 mockup of Peterborough and Kings Cross PSB (including Kings Cross workstations from York ROC)

That be good to see

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 02/04/2021 at 15:04 #138295
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ajax103 in post 138294 said:
How about doing a 2021 mockup of Peterborough and Kings Cross PSB (including Kings Cross workstations from York ROC)

That be good to see :)
Good suggestion and well volunteered

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 02/04/2021 at 16:09 #138300
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xD i'll have a go next if I find a good source!

i'm working on Colchester PSB (or GE OUTER) with Clacton, Walton, Felixstowe & Norwich branches included
(Hawrich is under the control of Parkeston S.B. - a separate sim)
its a good area and would make good sim material!

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 03/04/2021 at 00:26 #138303
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A little post-midnight treat

here is the first draft of a Colchester PSB Sim which will cover the ENTIRE area covered by Colchester PSB/ASC

Currently has Cokchester Stn Panel which might be difficult in bus times and was a fun layout to draw!

Also on a separate row is Eastgate/Thorpe-Le-Soken panels (inside a VDU At Colchester PSB) with LOTS of mcb-cctv crossings to keep an eye on!
then finally we have the quaint and recently closed Clacton-On-Sea SB with its unique searchlights and semaphores under the wires, which I've done my best to represent!


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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 03/04/2021 at 06:49 #138304
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elltrain3 in post 138300 said:
xD i'll have a go next if I find a good source!

i'm working on Colchester PSB (or GE OUTER) with Clacton, Walton, Felixstowe & Norwich branches included
(Hawrich is under the control of Parkeston S.B. - a separate sim)
its a good area and would make good sim material!
Opentraintimes is your friend, it has berths, signal numbers etc which should help.

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 03/04/2021 at 14:27 #138319
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elltrain3 in post 138303 said:
A little post-midnight treat

here is the first draft of a Colchester PSB Sim which will cover the ENTIRE area covered by Colchester PSB/ASC

Currently has Cokchester Stn Panel which might be difficult in bus times and was a fun layout to draw!

Also on a separate row is Eastgate/Thorpe-Le-Soken panels (inside a VDU At Colchester PSB) with LOTS of mcb-cctv crossings to keep an eye on!
then finally we have the quaint and recently closed Clacton-On-Sea SB with its unique searchlights and semaphores under the wires, which I've done my best to represent!

Looking awesome Elliot! Harwich SB is, I believe anyway, fairly simple to operate, even with Parkeston yard.

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 03/04/2021 at 14:35 #138321
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Yeah, and being its a separate SB thought it'd make sense to make a separate sim through might add it in if i get time! as the sim is gonna be rather large by the time i reach nowrich
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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 03/04/2021 at 20:09 #138339
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elltrain3 in post 138303 said:
A little post-midnight treat

here is the first draft of a Colchester PSB Sim which will cover the ENTIRE area covered by Colchester PSB/ASC

Currently has Cokchester Stn Panel which might be difficult in bus times and was a fun layout to draw!

Also on a separate row is Eastgate/Thorpe-Le-Soken panels (inside a VDU At Colchester PSB) with LOTS of mcb-cctv crossings to keep an eye on!
then finally we have the quaint and recently closed Clacton-On-Sea SB with its unique searchlights and semaphores under the wires, which I've done my best to represent!


Looking good Ellis. Nice one.

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 05/04/2021 at 22:44 #138414
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So after a lot of making and multiple headaches here is a banavie/West Highland sim, from the fringe to Yoker to Oban, Fort William & Mallaig, all Radio-Electric-Token-Block (RETB) apart from fort William station which is worked from Mallaig junction SB under a frame/panel

hope people like the end result was interesting making it, though very repetitive, all just passing loops with a siding


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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 06/04/2021 at 04:56 #138418
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elltrain3 in post 138414 said:
So after a lot of making and multiple headaches here is a banavie/West Highland sim, from the fringe to Yoker to Oban, Fort William & Mallaig, all Radio-Electric-Token-Block (RETB) apart from fort William station which is worked from Mallaig junction SB under a frame/panel

hope people like the end result was interesting making it, though very repetitive, all just passing loops with a siding

Just to point out that it's:

Helensburgh Upper not Helensbourgh Upper
Crianlarich not Crainlarich
British Aluminium WKS not British Aluminuim WKS
Connel Ferry not Connol Ferry
Locheilside not Locheilside Stn
Loch Eil Outward Bound not Locheil Outward TEP

Other then that a interesting layout.

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 06/04/2021 at 09:33 #138422
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Scottish name clearly are not my strong point :P
thanks for pointing them out tho! and yeah all I need now is the pre-retb diagrams xD

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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 06/04/2021 at 16:54 #138430
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High Balernock not ‘Balemock’. Bridge of Orchy has a typo, also Glen Douglas isn’t a dead end, it goes into the MoD exchange sidings.
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A little Mock-SimSig Fun! 06/04/2021 at 17:36 #138432
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elltrain3 in post 138422 said:
Scottish name clearly are not my strong point :P
thanks for pointing them out tho! and yeah all I need now is the pre-retb diagrams xD
No worries, I just double checked them using https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Highland_Line and go down the page to The Route in Detail and you get all the correct spellings...

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