Breakthrough – Interlocking tables with RailCOMPLETE

Today we are making Norwegian Railway History – RailCOMPLETE is now capable of modeling tracks, switches, track vacancy detection sections, signal, via points and fictitious end points, and figures out the complex signaling system interlocking tables by itself. These are detailed tables which describe the required state for switches and track sections in order to allow a certain train route or shunting route to be set and the corresponding signals be set to ‘clear’.

This far we have developed support for generating train routes, shunting routes, extended train routes and extended shunting routes. The RailCOMPLETE development team now aims at producing all 20 interlocking table types according to the Norwegian Bane NORs design guidelines “Veileder for forriglingstabeller”.

The interlocking tables may be generated from a schematic as well as from a geographic RailCOMPLETE model.

Below you will find a fictitious railway station “Andeby” (Duckville). The corresponding interlocking tables may be downloaded here.

 

Figure 1: Duckville station

Figure 2: Interlocking table (excerpts)

3D model preview for railway objects

RailCOMPLETE now has a function that previews the associated 3D model for a given object. The example below shows a controlled balise. When the CAD cursor hovers over the 2D symbol in AutoCAD model space, then an image of the associated 3D model is shown from a specified angle (here: from front/left side).