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Westbury
Introduction
Multiplay and Chaining
Key Features
Difficulty Rating
Credits

Westbury

Western Region

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Introduction

Westbury signalbox, so called 'The Cathedral' because of its large, cavernous interior, controls part of the Berks and Hants line around the Westbury area.

The large yard areas at Westbury sees a lot of activity, both freight throughout the day and empty passenger stock in and out at the start and end of the day. Stone trains originate from the quarries at Merehead and Whatley, both of which are included.

Although not controlled by Westbury, the Berks and Hants panel of Reading signalbox has also been included. This gives a continuous line of control from Aldermaston to Somerton, a total of 100 continuous route miles. Added to that the other branches and you have over 140 route miles! Care is needed to successfully regulate express and local passenger, as well as the heavy stone traffic.

Westbury is currently free to download and play, although Donations are gratefully received.

Westbury user manual.

Multiplay and Chaining

  • Chains with Exeter , Salisbury and Swindon

  • Suitable for one person operation although two will make it easier
  • Up to 3 players in Multiplay

Key Features

  • Long area of control, virtually the entire Berks and Hants line
  • Mixed traffic, ranging from 100mph

    HSTs to *45mph stone trains

  • Slot controls on single lines

Difficulty Rating

  • Passenger traffic - medium
  • Freight traffic – medium/high
  • Layout complexity - medium
  • Overall – medium

Credits

Original Sim built by Geoff Mayo or Mike Miles (need to confirm who)

Major reconstruction to Scrolly by Daan Krantz, with minor fiddlings by Peter Bennet and further fiddling by Howard Potter

Clive Feather and Kurt Sickelmore assisted with data and code programming.

With thanks also to Andy Greenland, John Gallon

Available Simulations


Last edited by Steamer on 03/01/2021 at 13:57