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    Thread: 2012 Paper Attempt- Facing Points
Post: RE: 2012 Paper Attempt- Facing Points

The phrase "short distance beyond" is significant and the final part of your answer where the points are within the overlap is probably the one to focus on. We have to assume that a train which has p...
wealdbrook Past Paper Attempts 4 7,128 29-08-2019, 09:49 PM
    Thread: 2019 Mock Q2
Post: RE: 2019 Mock Q2

First part - good basis of the system - you could have considered that many cab systems also report the train speed in position reports and that could be used. Second part - you have identified the c...
wealdbrook Past Paper Attempts 1 3,070 29-08-2019, 09:36 PM
    Thread: 2019 mock Q3
Post: RE: 2019 mock Q3

Are you sure you attached the whole of your answer since what is there does not seem to have addressed the question. For the first part you have options of a radio based block system, train operated ...
wealdbrook Past Paper Attempts 1 3,387 29-08-2019, 09:27 PM
    Thread: 2013_Q4
Post: RE: 2013_Q4

Brief description of systems - good. Description of transition to/from cab - most of the key points mentioned, liked the note about sufficiently long in one system before a change. It is about thinki...
wealdbrook Past Paper Attempts 1 2,895 29-08-2019, 09:18 PM
    Thread: Q6 from 2012 paper
Post: RE: Q6 from 2012 paper

Hi TF, If you said you were applying "Outer Mongolian" railway principles how would the examiner know what they were and which hazards you had failed to mention because those principles addressed a Y...
wealdbrook Past Paper Attempts 5 6,743 29-08-2019, 09:07 PM
    Thread: Q6 from 2012 paper
Post: RE: Q6 from 2012 paper

Thought of another issue to be considered - the second train is longer than the available platform leading to either operational challenges or passengers attempting to disembark outside the platform.
wealdbrook Past Paper Attempts 5 6,743 16-08-2019, 08:39 AM
    Thread: Q6 from 2012 paper
Post: RE: Q6 from 2012 paper

Couple of immediate thoughts for you to consider. You mention in the use of call on that it may have different purposes, the use of one indication for multiple purposes could lead to confusion in t...
wealdbrook Past Paper Attempts 5 6,743 15-08-2019, 04:36 PM
    Thread: Theory "Written" Questions- how to approach?
Post: RE: Theory "Written" Questions- how to approach?

Whilst it is not the case with all of the written questions there is a generally a "story" leading up to the final part. Sometimes there may be two narratives weaved together (part 1 is one theme, par...
wealdbrook General approach to written questions 6 14,716 10-08-2019, 02:04 PM
    Thread: Train Reported Positions
Post: RE: Train Reported Positions

Peter is right that ETCS (and other transmission based systems) allows for the train to report its location to the trackside signalling system. Train reports are normally referenced to some fixed asse...
wealdbrook Module 3 3 11,880 08-08-2019, 04:14 PM
    Thread: 2012 Q10 ATO
Post: RE: 2012 Q10 ATO

a) an architecture diagram would add to your answer, b) whilst the question asks for the benefits it might be worth adding a bit more explanation of how they will be achieved and also quantifying how...
wealdbrook Past Paper Attempts 1 3,975 08-08-2019, 04:09 PM
    Thread: Reduced overlap
Post: RE: Reduced overlap

If one goes back to the origins of overlaps when there was no train protection system then the length was to allow for misjudgement, driver microsleeps (although we did not call them that then), etc. ...
wealdbrook Principles Queries etc 12 55,372 23-12-2017, 05:44 PM
    Thread: Control Tables - the international challenge
Post: Control Tables - the international challenge

Folks, the control tables in the exams are based on UK mainline layouts with UK principles applied. Most candidates answer using those assumptions but a number provide answers based on other principl...
wealdbrook Module 3 0 4,835 23-12-2017, 05:33 PM
    Thread: Mock Paper
Post: RE: Mock Paper

The blanks are available on the IRSE website http://www.irse.org/membership/public/irseexam.aspx There will be a number of blanks available for each candidate of Module 3. If a candidate wishes ...
wealdbrook Studying for Mod 3 10 45,670 25-06-2012, 09:36 PM
    Thread: Module 3 exam format for 2012
Post: Module 3 exam format for 2012

Dear All, the briefing CD sent out to candidates has an error on it, an errata will be issued. The format for Module 3 will be (as last year) a selection of questions all with equal marks. On...
wealdbrook Control Tables- general 0 7,321 25-06-2012, 09:17 PM