SAR Scenario Laura Test Run

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A scenario in the SAR Peterborough Base Session v2.0
A loco has just been serviced with some minor repairs to its running gear at the Gladstone Depot Shed. Before it can re-enter service it is required to make a trial run to Laura on the Wilmington Line and back. Bottom

Laura Test Run
 Era:  1920s to 1960s
 Duration:  40 minutes
 Loco:  The Loco Roster Label.png has locos available at the  Gladstone Loco Depot 
 Consist:  None - the run is light engined.

Location Index

Each location in the layout has a detailed set of track diagrams that provide a variety of useful information

The  Getting Started  guide below gives a summary of what is available.

To display this information click any Location Index graphic, or go to the bottom of the page for all the session links (all links will open in this window).
Getting Started:
  1. If you have already closed the opening message window then the first step is to pause the session by pressing the  P  key.
  2. If you decide to set the session clock to a different starting time then follow the instructions shown in the Orders section
  3. Next locate your loco. Either:-
    • Open the Finder Tool (press  Ctrl   F ) and type, in the Name field, the name of your selected loco, for example SAR T 201 (or just T 201 which should be enough), then click the tick icon, OR
    • Open the Driver List (bottom left of the screen) and then scroll through the list to find either:-
    • the loco name (SAR T 201) OR
    • the driver icon (named Driver 201) - this is a non-animated icon
    then click the drivers Eye icon Driver Eye.png to take control of the loco.
  4. Take a few moments to get your bearings. Click Gladstone Data (this link will open in this window) to show the location details and track plans for Gladstone. In each location details page:-
    • the Tab HM White.png tab gives an overall summary of each location with a "potted" history (where available).
    • the Tab TM Grey.png tab reveals the invisible TM Track Marks for Drive To commands.
    • the Tab IN Grey.png tab lists all active industries and their commodities.
    • the Tab SW Grey.png tab describes the names, locations and settings of all junction switches as well as some switch sets you may want to use.
  5. Each location details page has direct links to the adjacent locations so you can explore along the route.
  6. When you are ready to start, reload the Peterborough Base Session page (click the Scenarios button on your current location page) and select this Scenario again or just use the Back button on your browser - whichever is quicker.
  7. Switch back to Driver Mode and close the opening message window (if it is still on the screen) or press the  P  key (if it is not) to start the session.

Tutorial A tutorial on using these scenarios is provided in the link on the left. The link will open in this window

  1. Select an available loco. You may have to turn the loco so that it runs cab first to Laura
  2. Move the loco out of the  Loco Depot  yard and onto the main line
  3. Proceed onto the Wilmington Line to Laura
  4. At Laura turn the loco on the  WYE  (or Turning Triangle)
  5. Return to the Gladstone  Loco Depot 
  6. Turn the loco on the turntable
The Base Session has the clock set to start at Clock 0800.png
This can be changed to any required time. For the details see WikiLink.PNGSAR Scenario Session Time Change

Driving Notes:

A summary of the facilities and product loads at all locations along the line is provided in the link Gladstone-Wilmington Line

  • The Wilmington Line is not signalled beyond Gladstone Yard. Train Order working is in operation on the line.
  • Arrangements have been made with the Station Master Gladstone for the test run.
  • You have been issued with orders and the authorisation for the Wilmington Line as far as Laura and return.
  • All facing junctions on the Wilmington Line have a speed limit of 15mph.
  • The approaches to all locations are protected by invisible signals to prevent the AI Half Speed Slowdown Problem when approaching a signal at stop.
  • Trackmarks and industries have been provided for AI Drive To Trackmark, Drive via Trackmark and Drive to  Industry  commands. Click Location Index for details.
  • Manual (no AI) driving is possible. As a visual driving aid, a Caution warning sign has been placed at the location of the Main Approach Dn and Main Approach Up trackmarks. Click Location Index for details.
  • If driving manually in yards, you are responsible for correctly setting any catch points.
Strip Map
Route Key

Links: All links will open in this window
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Location Index
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This page was created by Trainz user pware in May 2022 and was last updated as shown below.

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