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Manchester East Manual
Sim Versions
Timetables
Acknowledgements
Overview
Simulated Boxes
Fringes
Features
Options
Scenarios
Workstation Overview
Ashton Moss North Junction
Baguley Fold Junction
Denton Junction
Dinting
Ashburys
Guide Bridge
Stalybridge
Romiley Junction
Multiplayer and Chaining
Reference Section
Signal Box Prefix Codes
Signal Number Plan
Hoy Keys

Manchester East Manual

Sim Versions

Version Status Scroll/Views/Loader Published Comments
V1.0.0 Payware S L 30-03-2018
V1.5.1 Payware S L 27-04-2018 Press Check for Updates

Timetables

Title Published Author Comments Notes
08-04-15 18-03-2017 Andrew James & John Mills Bundled with V1.0.0 Default Weekday Timetable (2015)

Acknowledgements

Original sim written by James Pedrick. Thank you to Andrew Gardiner for supplying splash screens for the simulation.

Overview

Manchester East fringes with Manchester Piccadilly, fringing at Ardwick Junction, Manchester North, fringing at both Philips Park South Junction and Philips Park West Junction and Stockport, fringing at Heaton Norris Junction, controlling the lines through to Huddersfield, fringing at Diggle Junction and Peak District at New Mills central.

Simulated Boxes

Manchester East SCC - Formerly Ashburys, Guide Bridge, Romiley Junction and Stalybridge

Dinting - Controlling the two short branch lines to both Hadfield and Glossop

Denton Junction - Controlling the single line from Heaton Norris Junction, located on Stockport, through to Guide Bridge and Ashton Moss North Junction

Ashton Moss North Junction - On the busy line from Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria, this box sees a lot of passing traffic.

Baguley Fold Junction - Controlling the junction to travel either towards Manchester Victoria or to pass back through to Ashburys.

Fringes

Manchester Piccadilly - Fringe at Ardwick

Manchester North - Fringe at Philips Park South and Philips Park West Junctions. Please note that that when not chained, trains which pass Baguley Fold Junction, Philips Park South and Ashburys do not leave the sim yet pass straight through.

Huddersfield - Fringe at Diggle Junction

Peak District - Fringe at New Mills Central

Stockport - Fringe at Heaton Norris Junction

Features

Options

Scale of Problems

Choose the scale of train delays and infrastructure failures. The normal SimSig options of “None”, “Low”, “Medium” and “High” are available. Select which one you wish to play from the drop-down menu.

Absolute Block

Absolute block can be turned on or off at startup.

Details on how to operate the Absolute Block system can be found in the separate Absolute Block manual .

Scenarios

Stalybridge Platform Closure

Stalybridge Platform Closure, A random platform closure at Stalybridge

Workstation Overview

Ashton Moss North Junction

Clearing Points

Stalybridge - Signal AMN50

Denton Junction - Signal AMN14. For passenger trains, points should be set for the route up to Signal AMN50

Baguley Fold Junction - The last track circuit of the route.

Baguley Fold Junction

Clearing Points

Ashton Moss North Jn - Track circuit in advance of shunt signal, BF31. Please note, this prevents you sending Train out of Section until this track is clear.

Denton Junction

You will need to keep an eye on trains approaching from Heaton Norris as there is not a lot of time between the slot being requested. While it would be possible to give extra approach warning, it couldn’t be guaranteed that the train would then enter. It is therefore suggested that you either watch the simplifier, or leave the slot granted until you wish to send a train to Heaton Norris.

Clearing Points

Standard overlap markers apply.

Dinting

Clearing Points

Standard overlap markers apply.

Ashburys

Ashburys Control Area is based on that of the former Ashburys Panel. Now worked by the signaller at Manchester East SCC.

Ashburys is your fringe to Manchester Piccadilly, and one of your fringes to Manchester North. You control the two junctions, either side of the station, as well as the numerous yard entrances on the panel.

Guide Bridge

Guide Bridge Control Area is based on that of the former Guide Bridge Panel. Now worked by the signaller at Manchester East SCC.

Guide Bridge controls two junctions, both with a significant number of conflicting moves. This gives a fairly hectic, yet consistent pattern to the schedule.

Trains which access Avenue Down sidings, Brookside Sidings, or Guide Bridge yard require a courtesy phone call to advise of an inbound train.

Please note, there is no auto buttons on either signal GBB847 or GB848.

Signal GB867 will not clear until the train arrived complete plunger has been depressed. There are two plungers located at Newton for Hyde Station, and at signal GB867. For the plunger to be operated, a train must call at either Newton for Hyde station, or wait approximately 60 seconds at signal GB867. The operation of the plunger is indicated by a light above Newton for Hyde down platform.

Stalybridge

Stalybridge Control Area is based on that of the former Stalybridge signal box area. Now worked by the signaller at Manchester East SCC.

Please note, the layout here changed significantly in 2012, and therefore older timetables may not work.

Due to flank protection, it is not possible to route from signals SE7036, SE7038, SE7042 to signal SE7022 with a route set Signal SE7023 to the Platform 5 Buffers.

Romiley Junction

Romiley’s Control Area is based on that of the former Romiley Junction OCS panel. Now worked by the signaller at Manchester East SCC.

Romiley controls again, a small number of junctions with regular conflicting moves. This makes the workstation feel significantly busier than it may be at times.

Multiplayer and Chaining

Manchester East is ideally suited to the intermediate or experienced player in single player.

In multiplayer it is ideal for two or three people to play. Though a maximum of eight can play.

The simulation chains to Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester North, Huddersfield. A future update is required to the Peak District simulation for the chain to work.

Reference Section

Signal Box Prefix Codes

Code Box Notes
AS Ashburys
AMN Ashton Moss North
BF Baguley Fold
DJ Denton
DG Dinting
GB Guide Bridge
HN Heaton Norris*
MN Manchester North*
MP Manchester Piccadilly*
NM New Mills Central*
RJ Romiley Junction
SE Staylybridge

*Fringe box, signals not controlled in this simulation

Signal Number Plan

Manchester East Signal Number Plan

This is an 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.

Hoy Keys

Key Area
1 Left side
2 Right side

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