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This is an Ongoing Project - More Updates Soon.
LINKS are in YELLOW
COMPOSING MOVEMENT TIMETABLES
The severe weather that we suffered during December ’10 and January ’11, made it far too cold to do any “testing” or scenery work on the layout outside in the shed.
During that time I busied myself indoors (on the computer in the warm) by starting the task of composing the timetables to which I will eventually run Stroley International.
Each of the six operating Eras / Areas will have their own individual timetable.
It is these that has kept me entertained during the enforced period indoors.
To date, I have two operational timetables completed.
These are Era / Areas “A” and “B.”
The former has 426 movements; the latter 467.
I hasten to add that before these are “set in stone” they must have an actual “run through” on the layout to ensure there are no conflicting moves or errors.
It took a couple of false starts before getting into the swing of the composures.
I made on the computer, in the programme Microsoft Excel, a schematic version of the layout.
All I included on this version of the Track Plan was where any train / unit / loco etc, would stop.
In other words, anywhere on the layout that I have positioned a signal.
THE DETAILS OF MY OPERATING TIMETABLE.
I have given each track in the fiddle yards a number.
E.g.:- FY 15 is Fiddle Yard Track 15;
Plat 4A is obviously platform 4.
The “A” section of the platform is the right hand; the “B” is the opposite end.
Each move, be it light loco; passenger, DMU or freight has a individual movement number.
The “Operations” sheet below should be self explanatory, as should the Schematic Track Plan.
Each formation of my stock has a code.
“A” represents coaches (e.g. A6 is 4 x Regional Railways Mk.2s).
“B” represents HSTs.
“C” represents DMUs;
“D” represents Sprinters;
“E” represents freights.
Locos are shown by their "TOPS" numbers.
Therefore 47749 + A 6 is a Class 47, 47749 “Demelza” in Colas livery
hauling 4 x Regional Railways coaches.
The “FROM” and “TO” columns are where each particular move commences and finishes.
The “OPERATION MOVEMENTS” are the direction / details of the specific move.
That explanation hopefully helps when viewing the "OPERATIONS" Sheet.
Due to the conversion from Excel to JPEG Files,
some of the quality and size have been lost.
If anyone requires clarification of either / both files, send an e-mail and I'll reply with an attachment.
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