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Length of Loops 29/09/2016 at 11:47 #85489
Giantray
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I cannot be bothed to read through 110+ post on the Tyneside Q&A to see if this question has been asked, so I have started a new thread.

The Simsig Manual for Tyneside gives the lengths of the Platforms but there are no lengths given for any of the many Loops. [ Darlington(Down Pass Loop, Bypass, Up/Down Stn Loop, Up Goods Loop), North Road (goods Loop), Ferryhill (Up Goods Loop), Sunderland (No1 & 2 sdgs), East Boldon (Up Loop), Pelaw Jn (Up Goods Loop, Down Goods Loop), Heaton (Down Goods Loop(both sections), Up Goods Loop) ].

Anyone know the lengths?

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Length of Loops 29/09/2016 at 12:29 #85492
Danny252
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From the Sectional Appendix, except where noted:

Darlington Down Pass Loop: 672m
Darlington Bypass: 128m
Darlington Down/Up Station Loop: 243m
Darlington UGL: 570m
North Road GL: 358m
Ferryhill UGL: 448m
Durham P2: approx. 300m (measured on maps)
Durham Down Slow: 512m
Durham UPL: 563m
Low Fell Jn Down/Up Goods: 239m [For some reason, this is significantly shorter than the distance between 198 and 201, which is approx. 630m on maps]
Newcastle UDS (West, 482-515): approx. 260m (measured on maps)
Newcastle UDS (East, 512-535): approx. 80m (measured on maps)
Newcastle UDS (482-535): approx. 390m (measured on maps)
Newcastle East Jn UDS (Down): approx. 160m (including TC TEHA) [Note that signal 545 is over 250m from the crossover at Manors]
Newcastle East Jn UDS (Up): approx. 340m (including TCs TEHC and TEHD)
Manors UDS (542-555): approx. 180m (measured on maps)
Heaton DGL South: 748m
Heaton DGL South+North: 1307m
Heaton UGL: 684m
Down Pelaw GL: 320m
Up Pelaw GL: 384m
Boldon UPL: 442m

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Length of Loops 29/09/2016 at 14:38 #85497
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Excellent thank you
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Length of Loops 13/05/2021 at 21:55 #139476
9pN1SEAp
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Hi,

Please could these loop lengths be added to the manual?

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Length of Loops 16/05/2021 at 19:47 #139533
Steamer
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Done.

I'm not really sure that the UDS at Newcastle East Jn counts as a loop, so I've omitted it.

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Length of Loops 16/05/2021 at 20:40 #139542
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Steamer in post 139533 said:
Done.

I'm not really sure that the UDS at Newcastle East Jn counts as a loop, so I've omitted it.
Some corrections have been applied having been cross checked with the simulation (Some measured lengths were significantly incorrect). The lengths given are to the normal stopping position for the exit signal with the route behind able to be set.

The UDS between Heaton South Jn and Newcastle East Jn is a running line with multiple entries and no exits in the up direction and so lengths are not being documented

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