Simple question - how is Loading Time (LT) defined?
I'm trying to understand how to optimise timetabling on routes, but the 'extra' time taken at termini needs allowing for, not just the time en-route, or it all goes askew.
I can see from the below thread that Reversing Time (RT) occurs concurrently LT.http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=14502.0
RT is defined by the type of motive power in use. This leads me to wonder if LT is defined by the type of freight wagons, volume of freight waiting at the station, length of train (i.e no of wagons to be handled), or is just a flat per train value?
Clearly the more realism there is, the more slack needs to be built into a timetable to accomodate a theoretical max time at the terminus.
To aid scheduling, unless it's hiding somewhere else, can I recommend the convoy specific RT and LT (or max LT if it varies) values of each train be added to each convoy under "Details", alongside power, tractive force, odometer, etc.