Timetable Tutorial 4 – Point to point, reverse and return to starting location
A stopped train 1A40 is created at 06:00 at Lane Head station, leaves at 06:01 and travels to Fishburn, arriving at 06:02. There it changes direction at 06:03, and at 06:04 departs to return to Lane Head, arriving 06:05 where it remains.
Service data:- Headcode: 1A40, description: Lane head to Fishburn and back, starting speed: 0km/h, maximum speed: 120km/h, mass: 250 tonnes, braking force: 25 tonnes, power: 2500kW.
|Open railway.exe and Click and then Click Select Lane-Fish.rly||Load railway|
|Type 06:00 then Click||Timetable start time|
|Type *Train 1A40 leaves Lane Head at 06:00 for Fishburn, where it changes direction then returns to Lane Head where it terminates. then Click||Comment|
|Type 1A40;Lane Head to Fishburn and back;0;120;250;25;2500 then Enter||Service data.|
|Type 06:00;Snt;4-4 4-5 then Enter||Start command|
|Type 06:01;Lane Head then Enter||Departure from Lane Head|
|Type 06:02;Fishburn then Enter||Arrival at Fishburn|
|Type 06:03;cdt then Enter||This is the ‘change direction’ command.|
|Type 06:04;Fishburn then Enter||Fishburn departure|
|Type 06:05;Lane Head then Enter||Lane head arrival|
|Type Frh then Enter||Finish remain here|
|Name it Lane-Fish 1.ttb then click Save|
Here the track is more complex. Signals are required and routes need to be set during operation, but note that the timetable has no interest in signals or routes. All it insists on is that the locations used are valid stopping points. It doesn’t even care whether or not it is possible to get from Stanton to Redrow, or whether the times are realistic, though successive events must be at the same or later times, a timetable will complain if a train tries to arrive at the next station before it departs from this one!