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|15/10/2009 WTT (Midnight and 04:45 starts included)||5.0||08/06/2021|
|08/04/2015 WTT (Midnight, 0400 & 1400 starts included)||5.0||25/06/2020|
Additional user-written timetables are available to download here .
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
Absolute Block: Tick to enable AB working across the simulation; see 'Features' below.
TORR: Tick to enable Train Operated Route Release . Enabling TORR is easier, however as all the signalboxes simulated are lever frames, disabling it is more prototypical.
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 is in use between all five signalboxes at Stockport. Details on how to operate the Absolute Block system can be found in the separate Absolute Block manual .
All lines are electrified with standard 25kV AC overhead wires, with the exception of Heaton Norris Jn- Denton Jn, and Edgeley No.2 Jn to Northenden Jn.
Interposing BLOK in the berths of EY1-48, EY1-49, HN9 and HN11 will instruct the signallers at Manchester South and Manchester Piccadilly respectively to divert all trains onto the other available line.
This busy box is your fringe to three external signal boxes.
There is one CCTV crossing in the simulation, at Woodsmoor.
The simulation is suitable for a reasonably experienced solo player; disabling Absolute Block on start-up may assist less-experienced users.
The simulation chains at the following locations:
|Cheshire Lines||Northenden Jn|
|Manchester East||Denton Junction|
|Manchester Piccadilly||Slade Lane Junction|
|Manchester South||Cheadle Hulme|
Simulation by: James Pedrick (Predrathome)
08/04/2015 WTT by: John Mills (Meld)
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.
|EY1||Edgeley Jn No.1|
|EY2||Edgeley Jn No.2|
|HN||Heaton Norris Jn|
*Fringe box, signals not controlled in this simulation
|Location||Loop Name||Length (m)|
|Heaton Norris Jn||UG||960|
|Location||Siding Name||Length (m)|
|Heaton Norris Jn||EHS||140|
|Splash01||Heaton Norris Jn Signal Box|
|Splash02||Stockport No.2 Signal Box|
|Splash03||Stockport No.1 Signal Box|
|Splash04||Edgeley Jn No.2 Signal Box|
|Splash05||Edgeley Jn No.1 Signal Box|
|Splash06||An East Midlands Trains Class 156 & 158 cross Stockport Viaduct on the Up Slow with a Norwich service.|
|Splash07||An ATW Class 175 arrives at Stockport platform 2 with a service for South Wales. On the left, ST2-F is showing Y towards ST2-44|
|Splash08||A Northern class 323 calls at Stockport platform 3, bound for Manchester.|
|Splash09||A pair of EMT class 158s approach Stockport Platform 4 on the Down Slow, while a Class 142 bound for Chester waits for the route to Northenden Jn at EY2-3.|
|Splash10||Class 40 No. 40 145 approaches ST2-111 on the Up Slow working a railtour. At left, ST42-44 is showing green on the Down Fast, with HN34 in the distance also showing green|
|Splash11||A Class 390 calls at Stockport platform 2 with a London service.|
|Splash12||The south end of Stockport platform 4; ST1-91 and ST1-94 are closer to the camera, with ST1-92 in the background.|
|Splash13||The interior of Edgeley Jn No.2 signal box; note that the simulation is orientated the opporosite way round to the diagram in this box.|
|Splash14||The tack diagram in Edgeley Jn No.1 box; like No.2, the simulation is oriented the opposite way round.|
|Splash15||Edgeley Jn No.1 lever frame and block shelf; the length of the frame was likely reduced when colour light signalling replaced semaphores|
|Splash16||Edgeley Jn No.2 box, photographed from the Liverpool line side.|
|Splash17||Heaton Norris Jn signal box|
|Splash18||The interior of Heaton Norris Jn signal box|
|Splash19||Block instruments within Heaton Norris Jn signal box|
|Splash20||Heaton Norris Jn signalbox diagram|
|Splash21||Two levers control the Down signals labelled A-F at Stockport No.2; one for routes via Points 92, the other for routes via Points 95. Which signal clears, and for which route, is determined by the lie of the points. The indicators in this picture show which signals are cleared to which line; when the photograph was taken, ST2-C and ST2-F were cleared for the Down Slow and Down Fast respecively|
|Splash22||The interior of Stockport No.1 box|
|Splash23||Old and new technology sits side by side on the block shelf in Stockport No.1 box|
|Splash24||Stockport No.2 box|
Last edited by Steamer on 14/06/2021 at 19:45