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Slough PSB FAQ 30/03/2022 at 12:03 #145937
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Slough PSB Frequently Asked Questions

Do you think you've found a bug? Or do you have a problem running the simulation, check through this thread first.

Remember timetables are dealt with in the relevant timetable thread.

"Passengers for New Lane, should be seated in the rear coach of the train " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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Slough PSB FAQ 30/03/2022 at 19:59 #145955
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Should there be a route from the Up main to P2 direct?

Set a route from S19 to S165 it doesnt seem to like but routing via S221 as pictured below seems to work.


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Slough PSB FAQ 30/03/2022 at 20:23 #145956
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In the PSB days there was not a route direct from S19 to S165. It is correct that it has to be via the shunt signal on the down relief.

There are notes in the timetable of 5W01 to remind the user that they have to go via S221 signal if the train is booked to go into P2 from west junction. (There are multiple versions of 5W01 with different routings at Slough which are decisioned to give variety of routings)

When the PSB closed and control was passed across to TVSC, a direct route from S19 to S165 (or the equivalent signal numbers if they have been renumbered) was implemented so these days trains are able to arrive into P2 in the Up direction under main aspects

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Slough PSB FAQ 31/03/2022 at 06:15 #145965
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Accidentally I routed a loco from Langley reception to Langley P3, and then I found out there is no signalled route from S271 to S133 for the run-round move. Is it prototypical?
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Slough PSB FAQ 31/03/2022 at 08:03 #145969
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My understanding is that yes it is prototypical
S271 only provides a route into the reception siding so all run rounds have to happen in P4 using the LOS

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Slough PSB FAQ 31/03/2022 at 17:13 #145975
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madaboutrains in post 145955 said:
Should there be a route from the Up main to P2 direct?

Set a route from S19 to S165 it doesnt seem to like but routing via S221 as pictured below seems to work.

sunocske in post 145965 said:
Accidentally I routed a loco from Langley reception to Langley P3, and then I found out there is no signalled route from S271 to S133 for the run-round move. Is it prototypical?
Both above points now clarified in the manual, with the answers y10g9 correctly gave.

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Slough PSB FAQ 01/04/2022 at 00:47 #145983
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Just an observation, which doesn't adversely affect sim operation, trains entering on the Down & Up Main lines descriptions appear immediately, whereas train descriptions appear approximately 10 seconds after trains enter on the Up Relief, and one minute after trains enter on the Down Relief.
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Slough PSB FAQ 10/04/2022 at 21:56 #146093
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A Signal Number Plan has now been uploaded to Slough's wiki page. As very little changes visually between the 2 eras, a hybrid plan has been produced.
The plan is also available here

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Slough PSB FAQ 13/04/2022 at 02:17 #146120
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This route used to give you the flashers when I worked there!


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Slough PSB FAQ 13/04/2022 at 03:16 #146121
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Mantis 36025 applies for investigation.

jem771 in post 146120 said:
This route used to give you the flashers when I worked there!


Sorry guys, I am in the business of making people wait!
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Slough PSB FAQ 13/04/2022 at 08:28 #146126
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The modern-day TVSC equivalent of that route does give flashing aspects; and has done since 2015.

But in the drawings, tables and diagrams used to compile the sim there’s no indication or suggestion that there were ever any flashing routes at Dolphin Jn - in all the documentation I’ve used to compile the sim the only flashing aspects route on the whole panel was S120 to S24 at Slough West, and the date they were installed is noted etc etc.

Are you able to provide a rough timeframe to when you think these flashing aspects were present? It would help narrow down which “era” of paperwork I need to go back through and double check.

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Slough PSB FAQ 13/04/2022 at 15:48 #146130
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Mid nineties ? maybe earlier
Ruscombe got them first on Reading PSB, obvs everything was app control before the introduction of "flashers" back in the day

*showing my age now

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Slough PSB FAQ 13/04/2022 at 17:39 #146131
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jem771 in post 146130 said:
Mid nineties ? maybe earlier
Ruscombe got them first on Reading PSB, obvs everything was app control before the introduction of "flashers" back in the day

*showing my age now
Thanks for that Jem - I’ll have another look through but we did have some very comprehensive research material and no flasher route was mentioned for Up Relief to Up Main; whereas there’s pages of bits and bobs about the flasher route from S120 to S24 at Slough West.

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