High throughput T junction in action

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High throughput T junction in action

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T junction video

This junction is optimized for 10-car trains.
Here is a small control circuit that interrupts single direction movement if there are other trains waiting too long. Junction can work without it, but distribution is smoother with it.
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BP with control circuit


BP without control


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I also made X junction despite I never use it.



X junction video

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This is a very interesting concept. Can you post any comparison with a version that uses only one lane per side?
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It's pretty!


As the train junction optimization threads pop up every so often, maybe it's time we make a challenge out of it! 8-)
- Specify the base layout, e.g. a T-junction with left/right/bottom ports
- Have a number of i,j,k trains with:
- - a start train stop just for every train
- - a FIXED destination train stop for every train
- - having a FIXED delay timer when they each start to roll
- - being composed of a mixed/uniform train/carriage composition

Thus you have a list of:
- train t with structure "CCCCCCCC>>" (eight carriages, two trains going forward) starts at its train stop at junction entry left/right/bottom, wants to go its train stop at junction exit reft/right/bottom and waits for n seconds before it starts moving

This way we can finally thrive for the Optimal Junction (tm) in a controlled environment and can measure the effectiveness.

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The video link doesn't work

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brunzenstein wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:12 am
The video link doesn't work
It does.
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The link does not work on a Mac or on iOS

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brunzenstein wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:43 am
The link does not work on a Mac or on iOS
Do you have an ad-blocker / JavaScript-blocker active?
The video itself is hosted at gfycat, which might be blocked (I had to allow it too, because I block everything active/media not 1st-party).

Maybe use a different browser like Firefox and/or add missing codecs.

Perhaps use Homebrew on Mac.

Sorry to say but it's a problem on your end / platform selection.

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Cool cool, I like it.
It looks like a 10car version of a intersection I have, but with extra right turning lanes.
You can cut quite many lanes on both the 3 and 4 way intersection. Here is a pic where the lanes marked red can be cut and you keep the same throughput.
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hansjoachim wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:01 am
You can cut quite many lanes on both the 3 and 4 way intersection. Here is a pic where the lanes marked red can be cut and you keep the same throughput.
No, you shouldn’t cut red marked lanes. I have tried it, but traffic jam was forming here. Actually, you can cut some of lanes if you know for sure that traffic load will be low in that direction. This is a very common situation in a real game, where we have busy highway with many branches to local factories that are not so busy. For this case lightweight junction can be used.
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That junction in the first video is designed to connect two equal highways.

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Great junction, thx for sharing!
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What’s the settings for the combinators and how does it work?

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brunzenstein wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:34 am
What’s the settings for the combinators and how does it work?
I can’t remember all details by now. I didn’t had discovered Attach Notes mod at that time. Though I remember the main idea.

Rail signals 0123 (direction left->right), 4567 (left->bottom) and 89IJ (bottom->left) determines, if there are trains waiting at the junction and their exit lanes are available. That’s mean, awaiting train must have a guarantee for clearance to avoid deadlocks. So, there are two rails signals for each signal: one looks for red before junction, and another looks for green right after it. If some signal has a value 2, it means “make request for crossing”, and triggers counter T. After slight delay (300 tics) current traffic flow is closed by signals UVW. Current flow is determined by "activity detector" signals ABC (yellow on chain signals).
When junction becomes available and trains starts to move, they trigger corresponding activity signal ABC that resets timer and releases closing rail signals.

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Circuit HUD mod can be useful for circuit debugging.

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