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Edge Hill Autumn 2021

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Edge Hill Autumn 2021 05/05/2022 at 17:07 #146391
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An autumn weekday based on a random day at Liverpool Lime Street and the surrounding areas.
Due to the complex of changes within Lime Street Approach Station, platform clashes are likely due to no Platform 10. Re-sginalling of the whole area excluding Ditton East Jn/Arpley Jn freight only lines makes things a little tricky, one area missing is Widnes Transport Tech Alstom although two trains were booked to use it was deemed unrealistic to send them via Foundry Ln so these have been removed.

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http://www.SimSig.co.uk/File/Details/2740

Any issues with the timetable please use here.

Aaron (AJRO)
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Edge Hill Autumn 2021 09/05/2022 at 01:48 #146412
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Various freight operations would benefit from adjustments to the stopping position.

For example, run-round operations at Garston should have the light engine stop at the Near end of Church Road and Speke 63/68 locations, to reduce the dead time spent travelling back and forth while reversing direction. Quite a few 0Fxx and 0Mxx services need this specific adjustment.

Also a long train entering Ditton O'Connors via the Reception Sidings, such as 4M89, should stop at the Near end of the Reception Sidings. Without this, it will stop with the leading end at the far end of the siding but refuse to proceed towards the headshunt, which is necessary to bring the tail of the train clear of the main line and the points giving access to O'Connors.

Last edited: 09/05/2022 at 01:52 by Chromatix
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Edge Hill Autumn 2021 09/05/2022 at 19:14 #146422
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Many thanks for this, these are all sorted for the next version including a missing rule for one shunt move.
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Edge Hill Autumn 2021 10/05/2022 at 21:50 #146436
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One more problem cropped up: 6X43 goes into Garston Car Compound in two parts. However, after running the loco around and dropping what was the front half of the train, SimSig thinks the loco is attached to the front half, not the rear half that actually has a path to the compound. Since that also leaves the "unpowered" half of the train hanging over the end of the Down Goods (ironically the only vehicle foul is the locomotive), the job is effectively stopped for all Garston locations.



My suggestion here is to position the train at Far-Exact end of Garston Goods Lines, then have the unpowered stock perform the split into two halves while the loco run-round is in progress. This fits naturally with the shunter walking back along the train after uncoupling the loco, and splitting the stock on the way to the subsequent coupling operation.

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Last edited: 11/05/2022 at 00:00 by Chromatix
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Edge Hill Autumn 2021 11/05/2022 at 20:41 #146458
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Many thanks for this, I have fixed this issue for the next version. Unknown why I left this must of been side tracked at time I was sorting them. Also I have retimed 6X41 to it's actual timings of around 5pm arrival.
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