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Table of Contents

Stockport Manual
Sim Versions
Timetables
Acknowledgements
Overview
Fringes & Chaining
Features
Scenarios
Area Overviews
Edgeley Junction No.1
Edgeley Junction No.2
Stockport Station
Stockport No.1
Stockport No.2
Heaton Norris Junction
Signal Number Plan
Signal Box Prefix Codes

Stockport 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

Stockport controls the five mechanical boxes between Manchester South and Manchester Piccadilly. The main route through the sim, between Adswood Road Junction and Slade Lane is almost exactly five miles in length.

With its near continuous trains, and very short sections, you as the signaller need to keep on top of the AB ensuring that delays are minimised

Fringes & Chaining

Fringe Location
Manchester Piccadilly Fringe at Slade Lane Junction
Manchester East Fringe at Denton Junction Signal Box
Peak District Fringe at Hazel Grove
Manchester South Fringe at Adswood Road Junction (Entry and exit point being Cheadle Hulme)
Northenden Junction Simulation not currently in development.

Features

Absolute Block

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

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.

As typical with many AB sims, it’s possible to turn this off and treat the area as TCB. You’ll still need to operate the slots with external signal boxes.

Area Overviews

Edgeley Junction No.1

This busy box is your fringe to three external signal boxes.

Trains from Northenden Junction must be granted a slot before they can proceed towards you. Trains to Northenden Junction must also have to have a slot, so request in plenty of time.

There is little warning at Hazel Grove for a train approaching you. You may wish to keep an eye out for approaching trains as there is little time to lower the crossing at Woodsmoor.

Please note, as per reality, the Liverpool lines are not connected to the rest of your lines through this box.

Edgeley Junction No.2

When you accept a train on the Down Slow from Edgeley Junction No.1 extends to Signal ST1-106 (Or ST1-104 if you route onwards to the fast). Conversely, accepting a train on the fast line from Edgeley Junction No.1, your clearing point extends only across the diamond in advance of EY2-53. To avoid locking yourself up, it is advised not to accept a train excessively early.

Lever 13, shown under the diagram, releases Stockport No.1 points 99 and 100. The points must be normal before its possible to replace this lever.

There are two signals, ST1-69 and ST1-78 which belong to the Stockport No.1 signaller.

Stockport Station

Within Stockport Station, you have two clearing points. Your longer clearing point, set by clicking the exit signal will set your Non-Stopping clearing point.

Care should be taken with reversing trains that you don’t use a platform protected by a limit of shunt in the wrong direction.

Alternatively, if your train calls at Stockport you can use the Yellow Exit Triangle. This will set your clearing point for a stopping service. This is noted by the overlap marker closest to the signal you’re routing to. Please note that unconventionally for SimSig, this signal will not act as a delayed yellow, but will clear immediately.

For shunting purposes, it is possible to route trains wrong dirction through Stockport station. To do this, the adjacent signaller needs to pull his acceptance lever. To do this, you can request permission by clicking the roundall your side, and by the signaller adjacent clicking his roundall.

Stockport No.1

There are two signals located on Edgeley No.2 area labelled as Stockport No.1 signals. These are yours.

Stockport No.2

It is necessary to call Stockport Carriage sidings for permission to send a train.

Heaton Norris Junction

When you wish to send a train to Denton Junction, it’s recommended to request the slot with plenty of notice. This is to allow the Denton Junction signaller time to get out of his chair and accept the train. It could take in excessive of 2 mins for the slot to be granted. Requesting the slot too early could result in delaying a train from Denton.

Signal Number Plan

Stockport 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
DJ Denton Jn*
EY1 Edgeley Jn No.1
EY2 Edgeley Jn No.2
HG Hazel Grove*
HN Heaton Norris Jn
MP Manchester Piccadilly*
MS Manchester South*
NJ Northenden Jn*
ST1 Stockport No.1
ST2 Stockport No.2

*Fringe box, signals not controlled in this simulation


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