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Offline Bub

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Traffic Light Variations
« on: August 21, 2012, 02:50:32 PM »
I live in the United States, and here there many different ways to install a traffic light at an intersection, for example, there is the low-to-the-ground pedestal lights currently used in Simutrans. There are cantilever poles which hang over an intersection with either a pedestal in the ground or several bolts implanted into concrete. Also, there are wire hung traffic lights which are either anchored to tall buildings diagonal from each other, or by tall poles diagonal from each other.

Offline greenling

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Re: Traffic Light Variations
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 03:14:55 PM »
Bubi Have be look on the Traffic light.
Yes it possible to make Vaiations of Traffic Lights.

Offline Ters

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Re: Traffic Light Variations
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 03:15:36 PM »
This is just graphics in Simutrans, so this is up to each pak set, or for pak set addons. Someone just needs to draw it.

Offline Bub

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Re: Traffic Light Variations
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 01:31:08 AM »
Has anyone made these variations yet?

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Re: Traffic Light Variations
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 04:33:16 AM »
I don't know. There are many pak sets and even more addons. Others might have more insight into the this diversity though.

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Re: Traffic Light Variations
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 04:51:02 AM »
Only greenling could possibly answer such a question. When is the pak-archaeologist office open?


The both of you might have a rather fruitful discussion, perhaps you might want to exchange email addresses.

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Re: Traffic Light Variations
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 12:17:25 PM »
It would be nice if there is something like a 'traffic barrier'. It functions like a traffic light, but with a barrier, just like a railroad crossing. I don't know why it's never existed in real world. I just tired with people who keep running their car even when the light turns red.

Offline ojii

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Re: Traffic Light Variations
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 02:27:38 PM »
It would be nice if there is something like a 'traffic barrier'. It functions like a traffic light, but with a barrier, just like a railroad crossing. I don't know why it's never existed in real world. I just tired with people who keep running their car even when the light turns red.

I guess the reasons it doesn't exist IRL are that they would be awefully slow, also police cars/firetrucks etc that CAN run red lights couldn't do it anymore.

Offline Bub

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Re: Traffic Light Variations
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 01:18:25 PM »
Would cantilever traffic light poles or wire hung traffic lights effect tall vehicles going under a traffic light?


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Re: Traffic Light Variations
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 01:46:54 PM »
I guess the reasons it doesn't exist IRL are that they would be awefully slow, also police cars/firetrucks etc that CAN run red lights couldn't do it anymore.
Ah you are right. Thanks. I didn't think that before. ;)

Would cantilever traffic light poles or wire hung traffic lights effect tall vehicles going under a traffic light?
The traffic light builders must have thought about that.
there is rarely any road vehicle higher than 4 m high. So just build it around 4.5 m high. It can be lower on the road where truck can't pass.