Started by AP, December 06, 2016, 04:01:47 PM
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Quote from: jamespetts on December 06, 2016, 10:04:09 PMI think that there is some confusion between one train staff and staff and ticket working.
QuoteI did contemplate implementing staff and ticket working in Experimental, but ruled it out on the ground that it would be too awkward to use and would very easily lead to deadlocks
Quote from: jamespetts on December 07, 2016, 11:06:23 AMIn modern UK practice, there are staffs for self-contained dead-end sections that work in the way that "one train staff" works in Simutrans-Experimental
QuoteAs to staff and ticket... that is a very different system to one train staff/one engine in steam.
Quote from: Vladki on December 08, 2016, 09:29:11 PMI think the reason for not implementing staff+ticket is that without schedule you do not know whether to issue ticket and keep the staff at station, or send the staff to the other station to let trains come in the opposite direction.
QuoteKeep in mind that without electric token device or some sort of telegraph you dont know if the train arrived to the next station/signalbox or not.
Quote from: Vladki on December 09, 2016, 07:53:57 AMThen the question is how exactly staff+ticket worked. Was there any communication between stations/passing loops/signalboxes or not?How did the signalman know if he can issue next ticket? Clerly, the possesion of staff was not the only requisite needed. So IMHO there were 3 options:1. No communication at all: tickets issued in time interval fashion, staff passed by schedule.2. Main stations can communicate and ask for staff. Tickets issued on time interval basis. (this would be essentially time interval with telegraph)3. Stations can confirm train arrival (clear block) and tickets are issued only after assured clearance - this would be almost the same as token machine just with the risk of human fault. 4. If full and fast communication is available (phone) you can avoid staff+ticket completely and make all negotiations by phone (and put the result - direction, clearance on paper). This is still in use on some branch lines in CZ.