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Manchester South Manual
Sim Versions
Timetables
Acknowledgements
Overview
Fringes & Chaining
Features
Scenarios
Bi Directional Working
SGRCs
Area Overviews
Sandbach
Middlewich
Wilmslow
Alderley Edge
Cheadle Hulme
Signal Number Plan
Signal Box Prefix Codes

Manchester South Manual

Sim Versions

Version Status Scroll/Views/Loader Published Comments
V1.0.0 Payware S L 13-12-2018 Press check for updates

Timetables

Title Published Author Comments Notes
08-04-15 13-12-2018 John Mills Bundled with V1.0 Default Weekday Timetable (2015)

Acknowledgements

Original sim written by James Pedrick

8th April 2015 timetable supplied by John Mills

Overview

The simulated area is that of both Manchester South signalling centre, an Ansaldo product, and Macclesfield signal box.

Due to the nature of the style of signalling centre at Manchester South, there are some unusual features. While most will be documented within the manual, there may be a few not noted.

Fringes & Chaining

Please note that sims being mentioned above does not imply that they are in development.
Fringe Location
Manchester Piccadilly Fringe at Styal
Stockport Fringes at Edgeley Junction No.1
Staffordshire Fringes at Kidsgrove
Crewe Fringes at Crewe Station and Salop Goods Junction
Greenbank Fringes at Northwich Junction

Features

Scenarios

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.

You can also select for one of the bi-directional sections of line to be closed at random. No line closures

Bi Directional Working

Manchester South Signallers need to change the direction of travel before they can take advantage of the bi-directional working. This has been simulated by requiring the user to cancel any routes in the current direction of travel before clicking on one of the arrows for the opposing direction.

SGRCs

There are a number of Signal Group Replacement Controls through the sim. Each one of these replaces any signals which are within the red line to either side.

The SGRCs are Right Click to activate, and Left Click to replace

Area Overviews

Sandbach

When routing towards Crewe, be sure that you have the correct route set. Crewe Salop Goods bypasses Crewe Station and vice versa. Although these lines are shown together in sim, in reality they split just short of Crewe.

Middlewich

At Middlewich, when sending a train to Northwich, you control the route into the loop, Greenbank controls the route out of the loop. When receiving a train from Northwich, Greenbank sends you a train, they route into the loop, and you route from the loop.

Wilmslow

It is not possible to route from Signal 3893 to 4135 while a route is set Signal 4136 to 4134 and vice versa.

Alderley Edge

Signals 4105, 4107 and 4109 form triple red protection. These will clear as expected with the normal passage of trains.

Cheadle Hulme

There are restrictions on which routes can be set simultaneously over the junction. This is down to the positioning of Points 5250. When trying to set such routes, you will get a message along the lines of “No Overlap Available”, or “Subroute Locked in Opposite Direction”.

For example, if you have a route set, Signal 385 to Signal 391, along with the route, Signal 4390 to Signal 4388, you cannot set the route, Signal 4125 to Signal 4395.

Signal Number Plan

Manchester South Signal Number Plan

This is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. 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.

Signal Box Prefix Codes

Code Box
CE Crewe PSB*
EY1 Edgeley Jn No.1*
GK Greenbank*
MD Macclesfield
MP Manchester Piccadilly*
SJ Salop Goods Jn*
SOT Stoke-on-Trent SCC*

*Fringe box, signals not controlled in this simulation

Non-prefixed signals are controlled by Manchester South (MS)


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