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Penzance
Official Files
Introduction
Start-Up Options
Features
Absolute Block
Labels
Panel Notes
Timetable Notes
1976
2009
2015
2019
Level Crossings
Multiplayer & Chaining
Hot Keys
Reference Section
Signal Number Plan
Signal Box Prefix Codes
Platform & Siding Lengths
Splash Screens
Additional Information
Version History

Penzance

Official Files

Title Version Released
Simulation 1.0 09/10/2020
1976 WTT (0400 Start included) 1.5 09/10/2020
15/10/2009 WTT (0445 Start included) 1.0 09/10/2020
08/04/2015 WTT (0440 & 1400 Starts included) 1.0 09/10/2020
09/01/2019 WTT (0400 & 1400 Starts included) 1.0 09/10/2020

Current versions only shown; old versions listed in Version History

Additional user-written timetables are available to download here Link to simulation's TT download page .

Introduction

This simulation covers Penzance Signal Box in Cornwall.

It is a mid-sized four platform terminus station with a Depot and single line approach.

The signal box is an ideal beginner simulation, featuring a "bit of everything" that SimSig has to offer.

Start-Up Options

Scale of problems

This will set the level/quantity of failures that you should expect in the sim. In None and Low setting, TDs will also be interposed at the siding entry points. In Medium and High setting, the TDs are not interposed

Train Operated Route Release:

This is a standard option as to whether or not Train Operated Route Release (TORR) is on in the sim. It is disabled by default and applies to all signals in the sim.

Features

Absolute Block

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

Labels

There are selectable options to display Signal Numbers (SGN), Point Numbers (PTN) and Track Circuit Numbers (TCN).

These are selected by left clicking on the relevant orange box at the top left hand side of the simulation. If you have one option selected and then select another the first option will automatically deselect. Right clicking an active number box will turn it off.

Panel Notes

There is only one workstation in this simulation, Penzance. This works Absolute Block to the next signal box, St Erth.

Trains towards Penzance T&RSMD need telephone permission from the Shunter before sending them in. You will be able to set the route without permission but will be penalised for doing so.

You cannot set a route upto either Signal PZ26 or Signal PZ28 unless an onward route is set, and these signals have to be showing a proceed aspect before any signal reading up to them will display a proceed aspect.

You cannot signal a train from PZ2 signal into the Carriage Reception Line with Long Rock Crossing in Auto. If you have the auto selected on the crossing the signal will not clear.

Trains booked to the Down Sidings or Sea Sidings will exit the sim unless they are timetabled back out in the opposite direction, in which case they will reverse immediately behind PZ71 or PZ44 signals respectively.

Timetable Notes

1976

Based on a Friday from the original WTT from 1976.

No station working book was available so platforming was to ensure longer trains fit into the platforms.

Given the amount of shunts, engine changes etc. nearly every possible move is used within this timetable.

2009

Based on 15th October 2009.

2015

Based on 8th April 2015.

2019

Based on 9th January 2019.

Level Crossings

Name Type Panel Located Between Protecting Signals
Long Rock MCB-CCTV Penzance St Erth and Penzance PZ2, PZ65 and PZ66
Ponsandane UWC with Telephone Penzance Long Rock and Penzance PZ2, PZ15, PZ19, PZ20, PZ22 and PZ66

Multiplayer & Chaining

The simulation is not compatible with any other for Chaining and being one workstation is impractical for multiplayer.

Hot Keys

In addition to the standard shortcut keys , the following are available:

No hotkeys are provided as the simulation will comfortably fit on one screen in full.

Reference Section

Signal Number Plan

Signal Box Prefix Codes

Code Box
PZ Penzance
SE St Erth

Platform & Siding Lengths

Platform Lengths

Location Platform Length (m)
Penzance 1 300m
2 320m
3 250m
4 230m

Siding Lengths

Location Loop Name Length (m)
Penzance Up Loop Siding 440m
Carriage Reception West (PZ20 to PZ24) 420m
Link Line (PZ43 to PZ52) 65m

Splash Screens

Splash1.jpg (C) Steve Fulcher
Splash2.jpg (C) Train Photos (CC BY-SA 2.0 ) (Source ) (Resized)
Splash3.jpg (C) Steve Fulcher

Additional Information

Compromises

Train Ready to Start indicators are provided in SimSig for all four platforms at Penzance, this is not the case in reality.

In reality there is an "Axle Counter Override" in the station throat to guard against the higher than average number of track circuit failures due to sea water incursions. This is not included in the simulation.

In non-TORR mode, Long Rock Crossing will not auto-raise. This is a limitation with the Core Code which is common across many simulations.

Version History

Version History


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