Tees Valley - Missing Whistle Posts?

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  1. Lamplight

    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    Hello there,

    I couldn‘t resist TVL in the current sale and I‘m loving the atmosphere and scenery :). To my question:

    On the westbound mainline, between Darlington and Tees-side airport, I encountered two whistle posts. When doing the return trip, I encountered no whistle posts whatsoever between Tees-side airport and Darlington. Is there a specific reason why there are none? Am I still supposed to sound the horn? Am I missing something?

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  2. Northerner

    Northerner Well-Known Member

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    It could be that the crossings have a sufficient sighting distance in one direction but not in the other due to the track curving away so trains are only required to sound their horns in one direction. I think there's at least one on East Coastway like this also.
     
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  3. Lamplight

    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    I didn‘t even know that that is a possibility. I assumed that such things had to be symmetrical. As you can probably tell, UK railroading is outside of my area of expertise :D
     
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  4. paulc

    paulc Well-Known Member

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    Tees Valley is an excellent route! Got the 20 for it too, it's all I've been playing for the last few weeks :D
     
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  5. shhweeet#4292

    shhweeet#4292 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve just done Tees Valley for the first time this morning pulling a load of steel coils in the rain. I agree it’s an excellent route and I’ve also used AWS for the first time as well. All I need now is the Class 31locomotive which is another loco I remember well from my youth.
     
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  6. borg#1850

    borg#1850 Well-Known Member

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    Does it make any difference to the points awarded, depending on the Weather or Time of Day you choose?
    Thanks
     
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  7. paulc

    paulc Well-Known Member

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    I'm waiting for the 31 to go in the sale :D
     
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  8. Lamplight

    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, me too :D
    Still considering whether I should also get the Class 20 while it‘s still on sale.
     
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  9. Lamplight

    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    No, it doesn‘t.
     
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  10. paulc

    paulc Well-Known Member

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    Do it! They are fun :cool:
     
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  11. Lamplight

    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    I probably will. My wallet will complain, but then again, it complains all the time :D
     
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  12. shhweeet#4292

    shhweeet#4292 Well-Known Member

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    I hadn’t noticed if it did or it didn’t tbh but maybe it should affect your points score if AWS & DVD are used? You should maybe get some kind of reward because your actively using safety systems which in real life I assume you would be encouraged to use by rail companies. TSW is a sim so rewarding the player for learning to use and actively switching on the safety systems should maybe reap some acknowledgement for following protocol. Or was using AWS and DSD just voluntary maybe?
     
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  13. shhweeet#4292

    shhweeet#4292 Well-Known Member

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    Me as well. Also the Class 33 for WSR. I’m a bit disappointed the Class 31 wasn’t included in the Tees Valley add on tbh.
     
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  14. solicitr

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    It should, but it doesn't. I scored a gold on an otherwise unplayable (bugged) service by leaving off safety systems, speeding outrageously and pretty much ignoring every signal that wasn't red.
     
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  15. Lamplight

    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    Seems like our prayers were heard - both are in sale right now.
     
  16. paulc

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    Yes I will be purchasing it along with SEHS tonight :)
     

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