Then (1) your PBS signals aren't behaving like presignals, and
(2) What happens at a terminus station or a two-way ro-ro, where you do have to have signals on the entrance side of the platform?
So what if the don't behave like presignals, they do exactly what you described. The entrance signal will only turn green if a platform is free and the signals immediately after the platform turn green as soon as the way to the exit signal is free.
A sample two-way ro-ro station:
File comment: Excuse the unreserved platform at the bottom, letting trains pose for a screenshot isn't that easy 8)
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One problem with converting signals from normal to PBS is that any trains behind them won't have reserved tracks, so other trains will reserve tracks through them even though the track behind is occupied.
Yeah, you have to stop the trains and start them by hand again when it's safe. I don't think any effort spent on fixing this is worth it.
Is it possible to place PBS and normal signals without having to toggle the patch option?
Right now it's not, but the next version will include more patch options so everybody can be happy at the same time.Warning:
This means I will have to break savegame compatibility.-- Michael Lutz