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|August 2006 WTT (Midnight, 0445 and 0610 starts included)||5.2||31/07/2020|
|08/04/2015 WTT (0500 start only)||1.0||31/07/2020|
Additional user-written timetables are available to download here .
The box is now closed and operations transferred to the new ROC at Cowlairs. The box as depicted in the Sim was opened in the 1960s, though some changes have been made over the years. There used to be a loop at Cathcart which was used to reverse Footex trains for nearby Hamden Park. Control used to extend further towards Newton and included some sidings at Kirkhill, that part was subsumed into Motherwell box at some point.
The line to Neilston at one time extended south towards the G&SW line via Barrhead, which is quite close to Neilston. The line now terminates at Neilston with a reversing siding.
|Perfect||No delays or equipment failures.|
|Beginner||Some delays, with no equipment failures|
|Standard||Some delays, with a chance of equipment failures|
|Difficult||High chance of both delays and equipment failures|
|Bad Weather||As 'standard', however fog and slippery rails are causing trains to accelerate less quickly and brake earlier.|
One button route setting: Tick to enable a representation of the OCS panel; see below for details. If unticked, the simulation is controlled via the standard 'NX' method of route setting, common to all other simulations.
The main panel is operated through an array of buttons, each setting/releasing a specific route. To operate the button controls left click on the required route button and the route will set and the signal will clear. The signal will restore to red once the train has passed but you will need to pull the route by a right click of the control button. Buttons can be collared.
Emergency replacement buttons are also in place for some automatic signals. You will note that some of these replace more than one signal as a group.
The array is arranged in blocks by odd numbered (down) signals and even numbered (up) signals.
The part of the panel from Cathcart to Neilston was added later when the line was truncated at Neilston and the local boxes were closed; this operates as a conventional NX panel in the simulation.
The Neilston line is largely worked by Automatic signalling and panel mounted replacement buttons. The turnback at Neilston is generally operated on automatic, though that can be switched off if desired.
The route is set into the platform from Signal C78 provided the tracks are unoccupied between it and the end of the reversing siding. After the train has come to a halt at Neilston the route is set into the siding and then back out again.
First use the E buttons to turn the signals Red and make sure there is nothing on the Track circuits containing the points, nor the overlap for C67. Open the frame as normal.
There are buttons is a release lever and another for the points. Once ready to permit the train to move click on the authority to move button for the direction specified.
The simulation is ideal for a beginner.
The simulation chains at the following location:
Simulation by: Peter Bennet
August 2006 WTT by: James Roberts & John Gallon
08/04/2015 WTT by: Unknown
These are Adobe Acrobat PDF files. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer you can get a free download of the latest version from the Adobe website . Use the built-in Find function (Ctrl+F) to locate signal numbers.
*Fringe box, signals not controlled in this simulation.
Non-prefixed signals are plated C on the ground (Cathcart)
|Splash1||A Class 314 heads towards Cathcart station at Cathcart North Jn; Signal 55 is showing green.|
|Splash2||Cathcart triangle on the real panel|
|Splash3||The OCS control array on the real panel|
|Splash4||An overview of the real panel, with the train describer map for the area above it.|
|Splash5||The newer section of the panel controlling the Neilston branch.|
Last edited by Steamer on 29/12/2020 at 13:39