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Timetable Manager (Fat Controller)

The Timetable Manager sits in a dedicated area outside the layout room and captures information from the Station Managers around the railway.


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The Timetable Manager has a special version of the timetable with a summary list of all train movements organised by sequence number (time) and station name.



The Timetable Train 'Summary' List

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The collated information relates to the locomotive and rolling stock used for a specific train, and is then passed over to the computer operator. The Timetable Manager also has to inform Station Managers of all impending arrivals.




 Collated information: Loco No., Direction, Platform and Coach Set No.


The Timetable Manager is responsible for:

  • Liaising with each station to check for problems
  • Ensuring that all stations have completed their tasks in sequence
  • Cancelling trains if necessary
  • Adding special trains and notifying the relevant stations



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