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Post  Markh5682 on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 12:36 pm

Hi all.

Just a quick one (I hope) How do you find out the mileage of a route that does not have that info in the readme?

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Re: Route mileage

Post  rufuskins on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 1:09 pm

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The only utility on Trainsim that might be useful for measuring distance is the following link

http://www.trainsim.com/vbts/content.php?533-Zip-View&cm=list&fid=7568

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Post  Markh5682 on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 1:38 pm

Thanks Alec Very Happy

Just downloaded it and I'll have a look at it later.


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Re: Route mileage

Post  Markh5682 on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 3:47 pm

I have just ran the "MT Irish enterprise V2, Belfast - Dublin" route through the MSTSMiles program, here are the results..............

MT's stated route length:- Main Line Length = 120 Miles. Branches 26 Miles

MSTSMiles result:- 280.88153519 (total track) miles.


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Post  rufuskins on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 6:14 pm

That's interesting; but I assume that if you have double tracks then the approximate length might be nearer to 140?

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Re: Route mileage

Post  ianmacmillan on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 7:11 pm

You can make an activity with a path from one end of the route to the other.
Tick the last station and when you run it it will tell you the distance to next station.

I've just tried it with Worth Valley and the distance from Bradford to Keighley is 15.02 miles.

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Post  Markh5682 on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 7:20 pm

Thanks Ian. Very Happy

I'll give that a go.


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Re: Route mileage

Post  gswindale on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 8:59 pm

I believe the route mileage utility does do double track as double.

Thus the 4 miles between Waterloo & Clapham Junction would come up as at least 32 miles.

Ian's suggestion is good; but how do you work it out for a network such as Dorset Coast? I'd suggest possibly doing it in stages (i.e. Waterloo - Basingstoke, Basingstoke - Salisbury, Basingstoke - Eastleigh, Salisbury - Eastleigh etc), but that could take some time.


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Re: Route mileage

Post  rufuskins on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 9:34 pm

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All we can do is to give a reasonable estimate, because in general routes tend to "sell" themselves by the variety of industry, etc., which allows a corresponding variety of activities to be developed.
If it's going to involve a significant amount of work, in the first instance that part of the directory could be annotated as as either TBC or In Abeyance - and that is my approach so far.
My understanding of the utility that I noted above is that it measures the length of the track laid, and will also list the track used.
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Re: Route mileage

Post  NiallGray on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 9:40 am

gswindale wrote:I believe the route mileage utility does do double track as double.

Thus the 4 miles between Waterloo & Clapham Junction would come up as at least 32 miles.

Ian's suggestion is good; but how do you work it out for a network such as Dorset Coast? I'd suggest possibly doing it in stages (i.e. Waterloo - Basingstoke, Basingstoke - Salisbury, Basingstoke - Eastleigh, Salisbury - Eastleigh etc), but that could take some time.

Same with Glas-Car. It's not a typical A-B route, but more of a network. For the route directory Alec is doing, I just used a utility he pointed me towards. It came up with 480 miles, but I would guess the track mileage in the way we look at it would be closer to 200 miles.

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Re: Route mileage

Post  neanderthal on Sun 12 May 2013, 3:52 pm

I just do a route explore,if it starts at mp1 (for eg London)just start from the other end and check the first mileage post from that end ,of course secondary routes off it need to be taken into account also.


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