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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 10/03/2024 at 19:44 #155660
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Now that v1.5 of the Warrington sim has been publically rreleased I have now submitted my Warrington summer 1992 TT for moderators approval & will be available to download once it has been approved under user contributed in the downloads section. Here's a copy of what's shown under the 'General' tab for this timetable. This timetable contains 1184 trains in it & can be very challenging at times for those who enjoy running BR era timetables. I hope all of you who play it enjoy it.

This timetable has been created using the following documents:-
WORKING TIME TABLE of PASSENGER, PARCELS, FREIGHT & DEPARTMENTAL TRAIN SERVICES
Section CE
MANCHESTER AREA. MANCHESTER to LIVERPOOL. CREWE to HOLYHEAD and BRANCHES. CARNFORTH to BARROW
11 May 1992 to 27 September 1992
WORKING TIME TABLE of PASSENGER, PARCELS, FREIGHT & DEPARTMENTAL TRAIN SERVICES
Section CB
EUSTON and PRESTON (via TRENT VALLEY line) to PRESTON
WEAVER JUNCTION to LIVERPOOL
DERBY and STAFFORD to CREWE and MACCLESFIELD
11 May 1992 to 27 September 1992
Warrington Bank Quay Arrival & Departure Book 11th May to 27th September, 1992.
Wigan North Western Arrival & Departure Book 11th May to 27th September, 1992.
British Rail London Midland Region Trip Notice West Coast main Line (north) & North Wales 08th July 1991 & 1992 until further notice.
East Midlands Freight Freight Trains Loads Book December, 1990.
Bescot Area Freight Loads Book from 15th October, 1991.
Eastern Region Freight trains Loads Book 04th October, 1993 until further notice.
LNEZ & Railtrack Midlands freight train loads books 1996.
Rail Express Systems Train Service Guide 1993 for Mail, Parcels & Postal services as well as Empty NPCCS services.
Immingham & Tinsley Depot Loco Diagrams.

Loco Pools used in this timetable.
DCHA - Civil Engineer Scotrail main line locos
DCMA - Civil Engineer LM Cl.47 locos
DCMB - Civil Engineer London Midland Bescot Cl.31 locos
DCMC - Civil Engineer LM Crewe Cl.31 Locos
FABI - Traonload Construction Immingham locos based at Buxton
FEKK - Power Station Coal Cl.37 Cardiff locos
FHBK - Coal Cardiff Cl.37 locos
FPBI - Trainload Petroleum Crewe Diesel Locos
FPCI - Trainload Petroleum Immingham Locos
FEHN - Power Station Coal Cl.60 North West
FEDN - Power Station Coal Cl.56 Yorkshire\x0D\x0A\
FEGN - Power Station Coal - Cl.20 North West Locos
ICCA - InterCity Cross Country services electric locos
ICCP - InterCity Cross Country HST services LA or PM sets
ICCS - InterCity Cross Country HST services EC sets
ILRA - InterCity Bristol Cl.47/4 locos [Extended Range]
IWCA - InterCity West Coast electric locos
IWPA - InterCity Euston to West Midlands services electric locos
MDMC - RfD Cl.90/1 locos
MDNC - RfD Cl.86/6 & Cl.87/1 locos
IWCA - WCML electric locos
MDMC - Crewe Cl.90/1
MDDT - Tinsley Cl.47 (twin tank)
MDAT - Tinsley Cl.47
MDWT - Tinsley Cl.47 restructed use
FPBI - Petroleum Crewe Diesel Locos
FMAK - Metals Cardiff Cl.37 locos
FMCK - Metals Cardiff Cl.56
FEGN - Power Station Coal Cl.20 North West Locos
MDRT - Tinsley Refurbish Cl.37
ILRA - Bristol Cl.47/4 extended range locos
FHBK - Coal Cl.37 Cardiff
FHAC - Nuclear Flask Traffic Crewe Diesel Cl.31
FMEK - Metals Cardiff Cl.60
IWCA - InterCity WCML Electric Locos
ICCP - Cross Country LA or PM Cl.43
ICCA - Cross Country Electric Locos
IWPA - Euston - West Midlands Services Locos
MDAT - Railfreight Distribution Tinsley Cl.47 locos
MDDT - Railfreight Distribution Tinsley Cl.47 locos [Extended Range]
MDMC - Railfreight Distribution Cl.90/1 locos
MDNC - Railfreight Distribution Cl.86/6 & Cl.87/1 locos
MDRL - Laira Refurbished Cl.37 (based at St. Blazey
PNHX - Provincial - Newton Heath T&RSMD units
PNLX - Provincial - Neville Hill T&RSMD units
RXLB - Rail Express Systems Cl.31/4 Locos
RXLC -Rail Express Systems Crewe Cl.47/4 locos
RXLE - Rail Express Systems AC Electric Locos
MSNA - Allerton Shunters
IBRA - Bristol Cl.47/4 Special Use

Depot Codes
AN - Allerton TMD [LIVERPOOL]
BR - Bristol Bath Road TMD
BS - Bescot TMD [WALSALL]
CF - Cardiff Canton T&RSMD
CD - Crewe Diesel TMD
CE - Crewe Electric TMD
EC - Craigentinny T&RSMD [EDINBURGH]
IM - Immingham TMD [SOUTH HUMBERSIDE]
LA - Laira T&RSMD [PLYMOUTH]
LG - Longsight Electric TMD [MANCHESTER]
LO - Longsight Diesel T&RSMD [MANCHESTER]
NH - Newton Heath T&RSMD [MANCHESTER]
NL - Neville Hill T&RSMD [LEEDS]
PM - St. Phillips Marsh T&RSMD [BRISTOL]
TE - Thornaby TMD
TI - Tinsley TMD [SHEFFIELD]
TO - Toton TMD [NOTTS]
WN - Willesden TMD [LONDON]

Abbreviations
AB - Air Braked
COY - Company Owned Train
D&R - Diverted & Retimed
DB Dual Braked
Dept'l - Departmental Train
ECS - Empty Coaching Stock
EDMU - Empty Diesel Multiple Unit
EH - Electric Train Heating
Exch. - Exchange
FLT - Freightliner Terminal
LD - Light Diesel
LDS - Light Diesel Shunter
LE - Light Electric
MGR - Merry Go Round
NPCCS - Non Passenger Carrying Coaching Stock
NY - Network Yard
RTS - Refuse Transfer Sdgs.
Sdg. - Siding
Sdgs. - Sidings
SS - Sorting Sidings
TC - Terminal Complex

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 10/03/2024 at 20:04 #155661
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This timetable has now been approved & is available to download under user-contributed, Timetables & Warrington. If you want to run this TT users need to select Era: 1972-2009.
Last edited: 10/03/2024 at 20:25 by 58050
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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 10/03/2024 at 21:36 #155665
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Up to 0200 on a Thursday & loving it, tremendous work as always Pascal.

Couple of bits for you;

7M6122351 & T.77-A11 (& subsequent parts); both trains ran on what appear to be the same schedules throughout.
0M22RR needs through line stop ticked to allow loco to return to WBQ to attach to 6M221920WO otherwise you get a w/r call.

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 11/03/2024 at 00:32 #155669
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officer dibble in post 155665 said:
Up to 0200 on a Thursday & loving it, tremendous work as always Pascal.

Couple of bits for you;

7M6122351 & T.77-A11 (& subsequent parts); both trains ran on what appear to be the same schedules throughout.
0M22RR needs through line stop ticked to allow loco to return to WBQ to attach to 6M221920WO otherwise you get a w/r call.

7M61 & 7T77/$t.77-A11 do run with the same timings & the reason for that is because 7M61 is a WTT service & T.77 is in the Trip Notice which only shows arrival & departure time at certain specific locations & nothing in between. That's something users will need to get used to. When I was doing the testing despite both trains arriving at Walton Old Jn MSC Sdgs at the same time usually 7M61 crosses Winnick Jn early & 7T77 is approaching Goldbourne Jn to cross onto the Up ML before going onto the slow behind 7M61. You will also find that once T.77 has RR its train it usually rings out immeadiately behind 7M61 which is quite acceptable for this period. When I back timed 7T77 from its arrival time at Fiddlers Ferry Power Station those were the times that train would pass those locations using the same number of minutes aloaded MGR train would take between each timing location. It's just one of those quirks of fate in this particular TT.
With regards to the 0M22RR I've now added the 'Thru Line Stop' tick in the WBQ location where the loco re-joins the tgrain in the DS. Can I suggest users add that tick in to their own copy of the TT so the driver doesn't ring in claiming wrong route. When the next version is uploaded that'll be fixed. Thanks for spotting that Paul.

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 11/03/2024 at 11:40 #155670
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I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 11/03/2024 at 13:16 #155671
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lazzer in post 155670 said:
I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
Why the hell not Neil. It is certainly a challenging TT if I say so myself & those who tested it would also agreed it does have it's moments. As one tester stated at times it's as busy as the Carlisle 79-80 TT.

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 11/03/2024 at 16:27 #155672
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This may be a daft question - how do I get a loco from the Springs Branch Neck into the LIP? I can't set a route from there to WN67 (even if the onward route is set). If I use the exit arrow 73X is that still part of the LIP complex as the loco disappears off the sim without questioning the route but the labels don't make it clear if this is the case.
There's the right way, the wrong way and the railway.
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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 11/03/2024 at 17:28 #155673
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Splodge in post 155672 said:
This may be a daft question - how do I get a loco from the Springs Branch Neck into the LIP? I can't set a route from there to WN67 (even if the onward route is set). If I use the exit arrow 73X is that still part of the LIP complex as the loco disappears off the sim without questioning the route but the labels don't make it clear if this is the case.
Click on signal 72 then the grey arrow to its left (to the left of signal 73). That path is to the LIP

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 11/03/2024 at 17:51 #155674
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With regards to Wigan LIP, all locos going onto the LIP run via the neck. Locos coming off the LIP to go elsewhere enter at 66GPS. Another thing users need to note, on occasions you may find a 2Z08 seeded at AJ33 signal Up Sdg at Arpley Jn & usually depart at 09.00. You'll see it on the F2 as there's no TD berth on that siding & depart at 09.00. The 2 trains are set at 25% so you wan't get them everytime, one is a Track Recording Unit & the other is ATO Training set. So just be warned in case you miss it until the driver rings in saying he's standing a red signal.
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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 13/03/2024 at 12:52 #155690
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ohh lovely a pascal timetable on a sim I own ..... Need to finish Derby's pascal one first BUT am up to 1700 and its top stuff
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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 15/03/2024 at 20:34 #155707
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58050 in post 155671 said:
lazzer in post 155670 said:
I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
Why the hell not Neil. It is certainly a challenging TT if I say so myself & those who tested it would also agreed it does have it's moments. As one tester stated at times it's as busy as the Carlisle 79-80 TT.
Well, I did it.

And managed to challenge MYSELF by signalling a train into the MSC siding, and then absent-mindedly putting another one right in behind it instead of into Latchford! Much abandoning of timetables and reversing back and forth ensued to be able to release the engines for the run rounds LOL.

Oh well ...

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 15/03/2024 at 21:05 #155708
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lazzer in post 155707 said:
58050 in post 155671 said:
lazzer in post 155670 said:
I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
Why the hell not Neil. It is certainly a challenging TT if I say so myself & those who tested it would also agreed it does have it's moments. As one tester stated at times it's as busy as the Carlisle 79-80 TT.
Well, I did it.

And managed to challenge MYSELF by signalling a train into the MSC siding, and then absent-mindedly putting another one right in behind it instead of into Latchford! Much abandoning of timetables and reversing back and forth ensued to be able to release the engines for the run rounds LOL.

Oh well ...

Not really your patch is it Neil to be fair. I'll give you a tip regarding the MGR trains to & from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station. The ones worked by pairs of Cl.20 locos run round their respected trains in Walton Old MSC Sdgs. The 2 trains from Milford WS go into the Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs but don't run round as 0T19 the the MGR Draw Back loco is booked to taake those trains to LatchFord Sdgs where they detach & the train loco is facing the right way to head off to Fiddlers Ferry & the same when they return with the empties. 0T19 attaches to the rear of the train when it arrives in Latchford Sdgs & drags it to Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs where the train loco is again facing the right way to go back to Milford WS. It would be nice to know how far into the TT you've managed to get & the same goes for all the other users that are playing this TT. No one has mentioned owt so I'm assuming everything is running as it should.

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 15/03/2024 at 21:48 #155709
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58050 in post 155708 said:
lazzer in post 155707 said:
58050 in post 155671 said:
lazzer in post 155670 said:
I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
Why the hell not Neil. It is certainly a challenging TT if I say so myself & those who tested it would also agreed it does have it's moments. As one tester stated at times it's as busy as the Carlisle 79-80 TT.
Well, I did it.

And managed to challenge MYSELF by signalling a train into the MSC siding, and then absent-mindedly putting another one right in behind it instead of into Latchford! Much abandoning of timetables and reversing back and forth ensued to be able to release the engines for the run rounds LOL.

Oh well ...

Not really your patch is it Neil to be fair. I'll give you a tip regarding the MGR trains to & from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station. The ones worked by pairs of Cl.20 locos run round their respected trains in Walton Old MSC Sdgs. The 2 trains from Milford WS go into the Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs but don't run round as 0T19 the the MGR Draw Back loco is booked to taake those trains to LatchFord Sdgs where they detach & the train loco is facing the right way to head off to Fiddlers Ferry & the same when they return with the empties. 0T19 attaches to the rear of the train when it arrives in Latchford Sdgs & drags it to Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs where the train loco is again facing the right way to go back to Milford WS. It would be nice to know how far into the TT you've managed to get & the same goes for all the other users that are playing this TT. No one has mentioned owt so I'm assuming everything is running as it should.
I'm up to just gone 7am, and so far all is quiet. Does the day shift get busier? I'm assuming it does ...

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lazzer in post 155709 said:
58050 in post 155708 said:
lazzer in post 155707 said:
58050 in post 155671 said:
lazzer in post 155670 said:
I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
Why the hell not Neil. It is certainly a challenging TT if I say so myself & those who tested it would also agreed it does have it's moments. As one tester stated at times it's as busy as the Carlisle 79-80 TT.
Well, I did it.

And managed to challenge MYSELF by signalling a train into the MSC siding, and then absent-mindedly putting another one right in behind it instead of into Latchford! Much abandoning of timetables and reversing back and forth ensued to be able to release the engines for the run rounds LOL.

Oh well ...

Not really your patch is it Neil to be fair. I'll give you a tip regarding the MGR trains to & from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station. The ones worked by pairs of Cl.20 locos run round their respected trains in Walton Old MSC Sdgs. The 2 trains from Milford WS go into the Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs but don't run round as 0T19 the the MGR Draw Back loco is booked to taake those trains to LatchFord Sdgs where they detach & the train loco is facing the right way to head off to Fiddlers Ferry & the same when they return with the empties. 0T19 attaches to the rear of the train when it arrives in Latchford Sdgs & drags it to Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs where the train loco is again facing the right way to go back to Milford WS. It would be nice to know how far into the TT you've managed to get & the same goes for all the other users that are playing this TT. No one has mentioned owt so I'm assuming everything is running as it should.
I'm up to just gone 7am, and so far all is quiet. Does the day shift get busier? I'm assuming it does ...
Yes Neil it does, obviously through the night it goes quiet, but from where you are at the moment it does get progressively busier & also subject to what Day of the Week you are currently running will also depend on whether some additional traffic appears from all the Special Traffic Notices I've got in my collection for the area & period too. It certainly does have its moments as some of those testers who tested it would confirm.

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 16/03/2024 at 09:21 #155711
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58050 in post 155710 said:
lazzer in post 155709 said:
58050 in post 155708 said:
lazzer in post 155707 said:
58050 in post 155671 said:
lazzer in post 155670 said:
I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
Why the hell not Neil. It is certainly a challenging TT if I say so myself & those who tested it would also agreed it does have it's moments. As one tester stated at times it's as busy as the Carlisle 79-80 TT.
Well, I did it.

And managed to challenge MYSELF by signalling a train into the MSC siding, and then absent-mindedly putting another one right in behind it instead of into Latchford! Much abandoning of timetables and reversing back and forth ensued to be able to release the engines for the run rounds LOL.

Oh well ...

Not really your patch is it Neil to be fair. I'll give you a tip regarding the MGR trains to & from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station. The ones worked by pairs of Cl.20 locos run round their respected trains in Walton Old MSC Sdgs. The 2 trains from Milford WS go into the Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs but don't run round as 0T19 the the MGR Draw Back loco is booked to taake those trains to LatchFord Sdgs where they detach & the train loco is facing the right way to head off to Fiddlers Ferry & the same when they return with the empties. 0T19 attaches to the rear of the train when it arrives in Latchford Sdgs & drags it to Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs where the train loco is again facing the right way to go back to Milford WS. It would be nice to know how far into the TT you've managed to get & the same goes for all the other users that are playing this TT. No one has mentioned owt so I'm assuming everything is running as it should.
I'm up to just gone 7am, and so far all is quiet. Does the day shift get busier? I'm assuming it does ...
Yes Neil it does, obviously through the night it goes quiet, but from where you are at the moment it does get progressively busier & also subject to what Day of the Week you are currently running will also depend on whether some additional traffic appears from all the Special Traffic Notices I've got in my collection for the area & period too. It certainly does have its moments as some of those testers who tested it would confirm.
I have learned over many years of playing this game that if one of your timetables has over 1000 trains in it, and not much happens between 00:00 and 07:00, then all hell is going to break loose over the next seven hours :-)

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 16/03/2024 at 09:33 #155712
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I'm up to 6am at this stage with this timetable and very much enjoying it!. There might be less traffic but this will soon change when I continue on. One recommendation is to have saves set to every 10mins in case you make mistakes which I did. Probably because I'm to use to my own modern timetables. I'm very local to the area been Atherton which is on the Man Picc sim.
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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 16/03/2024 at 09:40 #155713
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lazzer in post 155707 said:
58050 in post 155671 said:
lazzer in post 155670 said:
I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
Why the hell not Neil. It is certainly a challenging TT if I say so myself & those who tested it would also agreed it does have it's moments. As one tester stated at times it's as busy as the Carlisle 79-80 TT.
Well, I did it.

And managed to challenge MYSELF by signalling a train into the MSC siding, and then absent-mindedly putting another one right in behind it instead of into Latchford! Much abandoning of timetables and reversing back and forth ensued to be able to release the engines for the run rounds LOL.

Oh well ...
I learnt from bitter experience that nominating two rows in the scratchpad for MSC and Latchford was better then relying on my memory!

“In life, there is always someone out there, who won’t like you, for whatever reason, don’t let the insecurities in their lives affect yours.” – Rashida Rowe
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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 16/03/2024 at 10:23 #155716
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HST125Scorton in post 155712 said:
I'm up to 6am at this stage with this timetable and very much enjoying it!. There might be less traffic but this will soon change when I continue on. One recommendation is to have saves set to every 10mins in case you make mistakes which I did. Probably because I'm to use to my own modern timetables. I'm very local to the area been Atherton which is on the Man Picc sim.
I do exactly that. I always have my snapshots set to every 10 minutes so just as you say if you make a mistake you only need to go back 10 minutes or less before you correct yourself & can continue. Yes John like you I use the scratch pads in preference to sticking post it notes on the screen unless its far enough away from a scratch pad.

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 16/03/2024 at 10:29 #155717
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lazzer in post 155709 said:
58050 in post 155708 said:
lazzer in post 155707 said:
58050 in post 155671 said:
lazzer in post 155670 said:
I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
Why the hell not Neil. It is certainly a challenging TT if I say so myself & those who tested it would also agreed it does have it's moments. As one tester stated at times it's as busy as the Carlisle 79-80 TT.
Well, I did it.

And managed to challenge MYSELF by signalling a train into the MSC siding, and then absent-mindedly putting another one right in behind it instead of into Latchford! Much abandoning of timetables and reversing back and forth ensued to be able to release the engines for the run rounds LOL.

Oh well ...

Not really your patch is it Neil to be fair. I'll give you a tip regarding the MGR trains to & from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station. The ones worked by pairs of Cl.20 locos run round their respected trains in Walton Old MSC Sdgs. The 2 trains from Milford WS go into the Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs but don't run round as 0T19 the the MGR Draw Back loco is booked to taake those trains to LatchFord Sdgs where they detach & the train loco is facing the right way to head off to Fiddlers Ferry & the same when they return with the empties. 0T19 attaches to the rear of the train when it arrives in Latchford Sdgs & drags it to Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs where the train loco is again facing the right way to go back to Milford WS. It would be nice to know how far into the TT you've managed to get & the same goes for all the other users that are playing this TT. No one has mentioned owt so I'm assuming everything is running as it should.
I'm up to just gone 7am, and so far all is quiet. Does the day shift get busier? I'm assuming it does ...
It certainly will do now you used the Q word!

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 16/03/2024 at 10:30 #155718
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lazzer in post 155711 said:
58050 in post 155710 said:
lazzer in post 155709 said:
58050 in post 155708 said:
lazzer in post 155707 said:
58050 in post 155671 said:
lazzer in post 155670 said:
I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
Why the hell not Neil. It is certainly a challenging TT if I say so myself & those who tested it would also agreed it does have it's moments. As one tester stated at times it's as busy as the Carlisle 79-80 TT.
Well, I did it.

And managed to challenge MYSELF by signalling a train into the MSC siding, and then absent-mindedly putting another one right in behind it instead of into Latchford! Much abandoning of timetables and reversing back and forth ensued to be able to release the engines for the run rounds LOL.

Oh well ...

Not really your patch is it Neil to be fair. I'll give you a tip regarding the MGR trains to & from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station. The ones worked by pairs of Cl.20 locos run round their respected trains in Walton Old MSC Sdgs. The 2 trains from Milford WS go into the Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs but don't run round as 0T19 the the MGR Draw Back loco is booked to taake those trains to LatchFord Sdgs where they detach & the train loco is facing the right way to head off to Fiddlers Ferry & the same when they return with the empties. 0T19 attaches to the rear of the train when it arrives in Latchford Sdgs & drags it to Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs where the train loco is again facing the right way to go back to Milford WS. It would be nice to know how far into the TT you've managed to get & the same goes for all the other users that are playing this TT. No one has mentioned owt so I'm assuming everything is running as it should.
I'm up to just gone 7am, and so far all is quiet. Does the day shift get busier? I'm assuming it does ...
Yes Neil it does, obviously through the night it goes quiet, but from where you are at the moment it does get progressively busier & also subject to what Day of the Week you are currently running will also depend on whether some additional traffic appears from all the Special Traffic Notices I've got in my collection for the area & period too. It certainly does have its moments as some of those testers who tested it would confirm.
I have learned over many years of playing this game that if one of your timetables has over 1000 trains in it, and not much happens between 00:00 and 07:00, then all hell is going to break loose over the next seven hours :-)
You'd best ask the likes of postal or JamesN who both ran through this TT when it was under test, they both completed it whereas I've never actually run it all the way through on my own. I've actually done a Thursday from 00.00 through to approx. 19.00 time which was the furthest I've ever done when I was testing it.

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 17/03/2024 at 15:38 #155729
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I don't own a licence for Warrington, but I may have to get one now, just to play another one of your crazy timetables, Pascal :-)
Why the hell not Neil. It is certainly a challenging TT if I say so myself & those who tested it would also agreed it does have it's moments. As one tester stated at times it's as busy as the Carlisle 79-80 TT.
Well, I did it.

And managed to challenge MYSELF by signalling a train into the MSC siding, and then absent-mindedly putting another one right in behind it instead of into Latchford! Much abandoning of timetables and reversing back and forth ensued to be able to release the engines for the run rounds LOL.

Oh well ...

Not really your patch is it Neil to be fair. I'll give you a tip regarding the MGR trains to & from Fiddlers Ferry Power Station. The ones worked by pairs of Cl.20 locos run round their respected trains in Walton Old MSC Sdgs. The 2 trains from Milford WS go into the Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs but don't run round as 0T19 the the MGR Draw Back loco is booked to taake those trains to LatchFord Sdgs where they detach & the train loco is facing the right way to head off to Fiddlers Ferry & the same when they return with the empties. 0T19 attaches to the rear of the train when it arrives in Latchford Sdgs & drags it to Walton Old Jn. MSC Sdgs where the train loco is again facing the right way to go back to Milford WS. It would be nice to know how far into the TT you've managed to get & the same goes for all the other users that are playing this TT. No one has mentioned owt so I'm assuming everything is running as it should.
I'm up to just gone 7am, and so far all is quiet. Does the day shift get busier? I'm assuming it does ...
Yes Neil it does, obviously through the night it goes quiet, but from where you are at the moment it does get progressively busier & also subject to what Day of the Week you are currently running will also depend on whether some additional traffic appears from all the Special Traffic Notices I've got in my collection for the area & period too. It certainly does have its moments as some of those testers who tested it would confirm.
I have learned over many years of playing this game that if one of your timetables has over 1000 trains in it, and not much happens between 00:00 and 07:00, then all hell is going to break loose over the next seven hours :-)
You'd best ask the likes of postal or JamesN who both ran through this TT when it was under test, they both completed it whereas I've never actually run it all the way through on my own. I've actually done a Thursday from 00.00 through to approx. 19.00 time which was the furthest I've ever done when I was testing it.
I'd be interested in what postal and JamesN have to say about this timetable.

Is it as difficult as Carlisle 1979-1980.
I started this timetable in August 2023 and got as far as 00:50 which was the last of the 10 minute saves. There's nothing after that one so looks as though I abandoned it at that point 🥴

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 17/03/2024 at 17:21 #155731
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It is sometimes as demanding on the signaller as the 1979 Carlisle TT although not as busy in terms of numbers of trains on the panel. This is due to the phone calls that have to be made around the Arpley area. You can decide as policy not to make the calls and take the penalties but that seems a bit like cheating.
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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 17/03/2024 at 20:28 #155732
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postal in post 155731 said:
It is sometimes as demanding on the signaller as the 1979 Carlisle TT although not as busy in terms of numbers of trains on the panel. This is due to the phone calls that have to be made around the Arpley area. You can decide as policy not to make the calls and take the penalties but that seems a bit like cheating.
I'd rather play it with the telephone calls enabled so what I might do is slow it down and probably use the pause button more frequently.

I'm nearly half way through the current timetable so will probably give the 1992 tt a go afterwards.

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 17/03/2024 at 20:40 #155733
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I'd rather play it with the telephone calls enabled so what I might do is slow it down and probably use the pause button more frequently.
Although you can't interact with a telephone call while the sim is paused.

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Warrington Summer 1992 TT 17/03/2024 at 21:38 #155734
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postal in post 155733 said:
bugsy in post 155732 said:
I'd rather play it with the telephone calls enabled so what I might do is slow it down and probably use the pause button more frequently.
Although you can't interact with a telephone call while the sim is paused.
Quite. I usually answer a telephone call then pause the sim while I study the timetable or whatever.

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