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Trackattack Signalling Simulations

This GENSHEET page is about one of the earlier signalling simulations available, although not particularly well known, TrackAttack.
The simulations were written in 1994 and intended for DOS as a full screen 640 x 480 pixels. Although modern HD LCD screens cope quite well with 640x480, running DOS sims can be a problem with MS Windows after Win XP, probably needing to use DOSBOX or similar.
Below is a portion of the screen taken from the Perth simulation showing the Dundee station area .

In this you see a train waiting to enter Dundee from Perth, an 1156 departure waiting in the carriage sidings and a freight train 'FREE' within the west goods yard.
The sims have variable clock speed from 10% to 400%, save and reload, and round the clock running. Light engine movements and in some cases servicing appear in higher level simulations, or can be added using the timetable editor. The aim is simply to keep things running on time, and not locking up trains in yards.
The timetables supplied are not 'real life' and generally run with more trains than expected, especially in quieter areas and for night time freight. However real timetables can be written using the editor programme and these do run fairly well.

A selection of alternative timetables is offered here, these have been compiled using the timetable editor and are based on real passenger timetables.

Download samples & help files

Demonstration Downloads, includes 'City' and Battleships 157kb
Signalling help file
Trackplan help file

There is a Yahoo discussion group for trackattack with a selection of user timetables available.
Have a look at the Trackattack Yahoo group
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Signalling Simulations

Where a link is given this will show a screen grab of the simulation area
Name Area
NOTTINGHAM Station plus Ratcliffe PS, Trent and Toton Yard
KINGS CROSS Terminus, sidings, connections to north London and stations out to New Barnet
PETERBOROUGH Peterborough to Grantham and Peterborough yards
DONCASTER Station and yards plus local collieries Harworth, Markham & Rossington, Doncaster works and Hexthorpe - Bentley avoiding line
ST PANCRAS - RADLETT Stations from St Pancras to Radlett, Cricklewood yards and Redland aggregates
EUSTON - WATFORD JUNCTION Euston station, Willesden Wembley yards and Watford Junction
RUGBY Rugby station yards and cement works. Long Buckby
COVENTRY Coventry station, yards and colliery. Tile Hill and Canley
BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET New Street Station, lines to Birmingham International and Water Orton Junction. Numerous yards on the Derby lines.
STAFFORD Stafford station area and lines to Norton Bridge, Penkridge and Colwich Junction
CREWE Crewe station area and Yards. Both loco depots and BREL works.
PRESTON Preston and Lancaster stations, Preston Yards and Docks, Blackpool branch to Kirkham.
CARLISLE Carlisle station and line to Gretna Junction. Yards and military depots at Kingmoor and Upperby.
EXETER Exeter stations, lines to Honiton, Crediton & Teignmouth. A lot of single line and also the Dawlish sea wall reversible signalling.
WATERLOO - CLAPHAM JUNCTION Mainline and international terminal and lines to Clapham Junction. Includes Victoria Central platforms at Clapham and West London line junctions
BOURNEMOUTH Brockenhurst and Lymington Branch to Poole
LONDON VICTORIA Victoria to Brixton (SE side) Clapham (South London line) and Clapham Jn (SC side), Victoria carriage sidings
PERTH Perth and Dundee stations and yards, lines to Pitlochry & Ladybank. Quite a bit of single line to work.
CITY Ficticious location, not dissimilar to St Pancras, with passenger and freight yards. A special version can be downloaded here
TIMETABLER This programme allows the editing of timetable files for the simulations. Engine changes can be added to lower price simulations.

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GENSHEET Track Attack Page 12 Aug 2019  The screen image and software on this page are © Track Attack