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Help - trying to end an activity in a siding

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#1 amccall



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Posted 19 September 2005 - 08:24 AM


I'm currently trying to solve a bit of a problem with an activity I've created. Basically, after entering the last staion, you stop to unload the passengers, then you should pull forward into the carriage sidings, but I'm having trouble getting the signal to clear. There's no reason for this, I've fiddled with the end point, tried ending the activity in a different siding etc. There's no traffic to get in the way. Any help with this problem would be gratefully received.



#2 ajwtcb



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Posted 19 September 2005 - 08:51 AM

I don't know of a way to fix that - you simply have to stop for the signal, and request permission to pass in order to enter the siding beyond the signal. You'll never get a clear or anything like that for a siding unless that siding is protected by signals at both ends.

#3 amccall



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Posted 19 September 2005 - 04:29 PM

That's the problem - it wouldn't be an issue if I could "TAB" past the signal, but I get permission refused. Playing around with it, it appears to be somehow related to an AI train that is due to arrive at more or less the same time as the player train, even though their paths don't cross and they're on seperate lines.

Don't understand how, but I've now deleted the AI train concerned and will try again. dry.gif

#4 kevarc



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Posted 19 September 2005 - 06:18 PM

How far is the signall from the last platform? Remember, there is a default ends activity when you leave the last station.

#5 JRH1942



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Posted 23 September 2005 - 04:18 AM

Hi Andy:

Are you sure this signal is an absolute red and not permissive? If your engine has a track speed indicator it will show "0" for absolute and "15" for permissive. On some routes after stopping at a permissive red and tabbing I get "permission denied", but can proceed past the signal at restricted speed. After tabbing, try going past the signal and see if you get a ran red signal message.