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Flashing signal posts 05/04/2021 at 21:52 #138411
alrispoli
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Have just purchased Plymouth as it looks like a nice little sim to play solo but I have stumbled across a most unusual problem that I've not had on any other sim that i've played. When a train passes a signal the signal post flashes and i have to cancel the route (signal doesn't come off) before i can do anything else. It is most unusual. Is this something unique to Plymouth I don't know about or a bug? I'm on a Mac running Crossover if thats relevant but I don't see how as all the other sims I own run without issue.

Edit: Seems to only do it if running the sim on anything other than beginner

Last edited: 05/04/2021 at 22:00 by alrispoli
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Flashing signal posts 05/04/2021 at 22:00 #138412
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Plymouth panel is not fitted with TORR (Train Operated Route Release) in reality, so the routes staying in after the train has passed is prototypical. The flashing stem denotes that the route has been used by a train, and represents various means of indicating this on real panels.

Most SimSig simulations allow TORR to be added as a start-up option where it wasn't provided in real life, hence you may not have come across its absence before. In the case of Plymouth, I believe it's provided in the easiest scenarios but not the more difficult ones.

See also: https://www.simsig.co.uk/Wiki/Show?page=usertrack%3Aglossary%3Atorr

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Flashing signal posts 05/04/2021 at 22:18 #138413
alrispoli
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Thank you for that, you are absolutely right I had not come across that before.
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Flashing signal posts 06/04/2021 at 00:29 #138417
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You may well find it useful to make the adjustment via 'F3' for 'right click cancels route' to save on doing lots of click - menu - click

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Flashing signal posts 06/04/2021 at 07:12 #138419
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Or just use Shift+Right Click to cancel routes (my preferred method), then you still have Right Click for the menu dropdowns.
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Flashing signal posts 06/04/2021 at 08:01 #138420
alrispoli
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Didn't know about that one, i'll give that a go as i find it useful to know the signal numbers which you can only get on the menu drop downs.
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Flashing signal posts 06/04/2021 at 08:10 #138421
postal
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alrispoli in post 138420 said:
Didn't know about that one, i'll give that a go as i find it useful to know the signal numbers which you can only get on the menu drop downs.
You use F3 to set the basic default action when you Right-Click then Shift + Right-Click for the alternative so if you have enabled Right-Click to cancel the route, Shift + Right-Click will activate the pop-up menu with the signal number at the top and vice versa.

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