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New game with different settings 13/04/2024 at 10:29 #156031
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Having just completed another run of Pascal's 1992 timetable, I decided to start a new game with a few adjustments to the failure settings as well as potentially causing chaos by closing the fast lines between Springs Branch Junction and Goldbourne Junction.
This should be fun if I can stand the stress!
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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 05:37 #156041
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Easy :-)
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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 11:40 #156042
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Yes, so far it has been.
I shall have to restart with one of the other, more difficult settings.

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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 11:55 #156044
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OK.
I have restarted this game and selected the random 2 scenarios setting. These are the fast between Springs Branch Junction and the Main lines between Warrington Bank Quay and Acton Grange Junction closed.
Also the failures setting are as per the screenshot.

Do you think that this is a bit over the top?
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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 12:18 #156045
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I started a similar scenario and got the lines between Winwick and Golborne closed and the mains between Warrington and Acton Grange. Whilst the diversions via Newton le Willows are OK, I had to remove the T3 around Warrington as so many shunts and crew changes made the TT nearly unplayable with delays, especially as so many of the trip workings have rules so they struggle to pull the time back once late
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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 12:59 #156046
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bugsy in post 156044 said:
OK.
I have restarted this game and selected the random 2 scenarios setting. These are the fast between Springs Branch Junction and the Main lines between Warrington Bank Quay and Acton Grange Junction closed.
Also the failures setting are as per the screenshot.

Do you think that this is a bit over the top?
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Move those sliders up to about half way or so and then you're talking :-)

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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 15:50 #156048
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lazzer in post 156046 said:
bugsy in post 156044 said:
OK.
I have restarted this game and selected the random 2 scenarios setting. These are the fast between Springs Branch Junction and the Main lines between Warrington Bank Quay and Acton Grange Junction closed.
Also the failures setting are as per the screenshot.

Do you think that this is a bit over the top?
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Move those sliders up to about half way or so and then you're talking :-)
If you mean as far as 'Medium', wouldn't that make it extremely difficult?
However, I'll move them further to the right but maybe not as far as you suggest.

Having said that, isn't it's the case that you can adjust these settings at any time anyway?
I think that I'll see how I get on with the current settings to start with.

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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 16:51 #156049
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I must have written a boring TT for once as you feel its necessary to run it with a scenario. Most users tend to tell me that it's hard enough to keep everything running to time without any faults & failures on in my TTs without making the job almost impossible running it with scenarios. Still I guess there's always one to slip through the net.
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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 19:09 #156050
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58050 in post 156049 said:
I must have written a boring TT for once as you feel its necessary to run it with a scenario. Most users tend to tell me that it's hard enough to keep everything running to time without any faults & failures on in my TTs without making the job almost impossible running it with scenarios. Still I guess there's always one to slip through the net.
No. It isn't a boring timetable at all. I just thought that after running it 3 times already and really enjoying it so much, that it would be interesting to see what happens with different settings.

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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 19:36 #156051
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58050 in post 156049 said:
I must have written a boring TT for once as you feel its necessary to run it with a scenario. Most users tend to tell me that it's hard enough to keep everything running to time without any faults & failures on in my TTs without making the job almost impossible running it with scenarios. Still I guess there's always one to slip through the net.
Its not boring, but I would say it manageable if you stick to reading and understanding each timetable. I've run through it now with low failures and a realistic level of delays and been ok. I don't personally think its on par with the night shift at Carlisle though. that first 6 hours is still probably the best part of any SimSig timetable written.

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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 20:06 #156052
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jc92 in post 156051 said:
58050 in post 156049 said:
I must have written a boring TT for once as you feel its necessary to run it with a scenario. Most users tend to tell me that it's hard enough to keep everything running to time without any faults & failures on in my TTs without making the job almost impossible running it with scenarios. Still I guess there's always one to slip through the net.
Its not boring, but I would say it manageable if you stick to reading and understanding each timetable. I've run through it now with low failures and a realistic level of delays and been ok. I don't personally think its on par with the night shift at Carlisle though. that first 6 hours is still probably the best part of any SimSig timetable written.
Obviously it's all down to the user as to how they run a TT & when I choose to write a TT it's all based on what official documentation[for BR era you need quite alot to get it right] I have for any given area to decide if I write a TT for a specific sim or not. The only thing I'd say is that BR era TTs are more complex covering the the 1980s than the 1990s. For me personally I prefer the 1980s over owt else.

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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 20:17 #156053
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are any of the earlier Doncaster Sth. and Nth. timetables yours?
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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 20:30 #156055
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bugsy in post 156053 said:
are any of the earlier Doncaster Sth. and Nth. timetables yours?
No the 3 Doncaster TTs I've written & not all are complete cover the summer of 1991 so it will also chain to my West Yorks & York n/s summer 1991 TTs after they have been updated. The next 1980s era TT that'll be released should be Crewe summer 1988 which I'm updating now & finishing prior to testing can start, but that's a couple of months away yet as it's a big & complex TT to write & run. Both the Doncaster station summer 1991 & Crewe summer 1988 may end up too much for 1 user to play on their own & would be best run as a multiplayer only due to the complexities of the TT & the sim. Both are different animals of Warrington 1992 & of each other. In time I will write a set of Doncs 1987 TTs, but won't be starting work on those for another year at least, too many other projects in front of that in the queue.

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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 20:43 #156056
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58050 in post 156055 said:
bugsy in post 156053 said:
are any of the earlier Doncaster Sth. and Nth. timetables yours?
No the 3 Doncaster TTs I've written & not all are complete cover the summer of 1991 so it will also chain to my West Yorks & York n/s summer 1991 TTs after they have been updated. The next 1980s era TT that'll be released should be Crewe summer 1988 which I'm updating now & finishing prior to testing can start, but that's a couple of months away yet as it's a big & complex TT to write & run. Both the Doncaster station summer 1991 & Crewe summer 1988 may end up too much for 1 user to play on their own & would be best run as a multiplayer only due to the complexities of the TT & the sim. Both are different animals of Warrington 1992 & of each other. In time I will write a set of Doncs 1987 TTs, but won't be starting work on those for another year at least, too many other projects in front of that in the queue.
My goodness. So many timetables you're writing. You must get quite a lot of satisfaction writing and then testing them.

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New game with different settings 14/04/2024 at 21:07 #156057
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bugsy in post 156056 said:
58050 in post 156055 said:
bugsy in post 156053 said:
are any of the earlier Doncaster Sth. and Nth. timetables yours?
No the 3 Doncaster TTs I've written & not all are complete cover the summer of 1991 so it will also chain to my West Yorks & York n/s summer 1991 TTs after they have been updated. The next 1980s era TT that'll be released should be Crewe summer 1988 which I'm updating now & finishing prior to testing can start, but that's a couple of months away yet as it's a big & complex TT to write & run. Both the Doncaster station summer 1991 & Crewe summer 1988 may end up too much for 1 user to play on their own & would be best run as a multiplayer only due to the complexities of the TT & the sim. Both are different animals of Warrington 1992 & of each other. In time I will write a set of Doncs 1987 TTs, but won't be starting work on those for another year at least, too many other projects in front of that in the queue.
My goodness. So many timetables you're writing. You must get quite a lot of satisfaction writing and then testing them.
It's kept me busy since leaving the railway industry & passend the time over the past 17 years. I no longer play any of my TTs apart from testing them. I get more enjoyment writing them as opposed to actually playing them.

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New game with different settings 15/04/2024 at 02:13 #156060
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lazzer in post 156046 said:
bugsy in post 156044 said:
OK.
I have restarted this game and selected the random 2 scenarios setting. These are the fast between Springs Branch Junction and the Main lines between Warrington Bank Quay and Acton Grange Junction closed.
Also the failures setting are as per the screenshot.

Do you think that this is a bit over the top?
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Move those sliders up to about half way or so and then you're talking :-)
I'm with Lazzer. I've been running a Wednesday with delays+durations at about 50% (but no failures) to validate (ie checking rules) the TT with disrupted running, also Winwick-Golbourne closed to see if Newton-le-W can cope.
No real issues, couple of minor TT tweaks to pass to Pascal, with performance at about 77% be 2100. So of the trippers up to 90 mins late.

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