Macroscopic Infrastructure Elements
In the forum the possibilities for defining macroscopic infrastructure elements, e.g. a double switch crossing (also called diamond crossing) topologically consisting of four switches, four tracks and one crossing, were discussed.
The concept of macroscopic modelling of infrastructure elements is not limited to switches and crossings. In particular, the following elements might be of interest:
- simple switch crossing (de: Einfache Kreuzungsweiche)
- double switch crossing (de: Doppelte Kreuzungsweiche)
- three way switch
- crossover (de: Gleisverbindung)
- double crossover (de: Doppelte Gleisverbindung)
- turntable (de: Drehscheibe)
- Forum discussion
- Pierre Simon, 04.07.2012: [https://www.railml.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=138&goto=332&#msg_332]
- Christian Rahmig, 24.11.2012: [https://www.railml.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=138&goto=464&#msg_464]
- Trac ticket
- Wiki documentation
Proposed solution railML 3.1
railML 3.1 does not consider macroscopic infrastructure elements. All infrastructure elements are modelled using their specific types. Due to the flexible location approach, an infrastructure element can be placed on a point, a linear segment or a complex segment (area). Thus, a general requirement for macroscopic infrastructure modeling has been fulfilled.
Proposed solution railML 3.x
The mentioned macroscopic infrastructure elements shall be handled in detail together with the "Advanced Example".