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Signal Aspect

Postby sumitsingh » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:32 pm

I have a query about the Signal aspect in Real Railways vs Railworks.

In Portsmouth Direct Line at some stop, when the train is instructed to stop, the real railways signal aspect should be RED (because the driver will only know that he have to stop here) unless the the train is allowed to depart after the stopping time is over.

But in RailWorks it is always green.
Why so? :lol:
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Re: Signal Aspect

Postby FoggyMorning » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:52 pm

Signal aspects only indicate whether the driver is clear to proceed into the next signal block, they have no bearing whatsoever on which stations a train has to stop at according to the timetable.
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Re: Signal Aspect

Postby sumitsingh » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:22 am

Is there any way to manipulate signal scripts to force signal to show red aspect. OpenRails have these forced Red at station.
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Re: Signal Aspect

Postby AndiS » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:21 pm

You can run an AI train ahead, with the usual risks associated with having AI cross the player path.

But basically, it is just prototypical to show a clear aspect several minute before the scheduled departure time. The only reason not to show clear is when some other train crosses the path or when the block ahead is still occupied.
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Re: Signal Aspect

Postby sumitsingh » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:46 pm

Indian Automatic Signals called Starter Signals are always forced RED.
The other signals are green in case the block is clear.
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Re: Signal Aspect

Postby JamesLit » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:44 pm

In Britain, many signals are automatic and so will always show green if possible.

Non-automatic signals are controlled by signallers. They will simply give the signal to a train when the road is clear if nothing is due to move before it, even if it isn't ready to go yet. The exception to this is at larger stations where a train may wait for longer, or detatch or join coaches, etc, in which case the platform staff have to push a button corresponding to the signal that will allow the train's departure, known as Train Ready to Start. The TRTS flashes up to the signaller, who will then set the road and give the green signal, if possible - if this is not possible, he knows that he is able to let the train go when other movements permit, because the train is ready.
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Re: Signal Aspect

Postby sumitsingh » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:57 am

In the game I have also seen some signal flashes.

In my country no signal flashes.

What does the flashing of signal indicates?
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Re: Signal Aspect

Postby AndiS » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:23 am

Google find no.1, termed RSSB Handbook:
https://www.rssb.co.uk/rgs/rulebooks/RS ... ss%203.pdf
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Re: Signal Aspect

Postby sumitsingh » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:06 pm

My bad luck, forgot about google..
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