Talk:BSicon/New icons and icon requests

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BHF+BUE is poor as it doesn't distinguish where the level crossing is so it is not I noteEdit

Can someone codify a symbol for HST minor station and similar for BST with a small level crossing x immediately after it and one for before it, otherwise we have two symbols to use one after the other which seems overkill. An attempt has been made with BHF+BUE but is so counterintuitive as one X on top of a station it has obviously been rightfully omitted from the Template:Railway line legend. A small station can appear at top of an icon and X below, there is poor logic showing an x elsewhere otherwise and such an icon would help with station identification (and improvements should the level crossing find the funds to be replaced)- Adam37 Talk 17:31, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

  • User:Adam37 refers to the icon   (BHF+BUE). Discussion is more fruitful when the subject is available. -- Tuválkin 00:40, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
  • I like the bit where he says «obviously been rightfully omitted from the Template:Railway line legend». Yeah, a mere glimpse at the editing history of that template shows that much thought was put into its elaboration, unlike the way BSicons are created, which is haphazard and careless with no discussion put into it at all. (Oh, wait!) -- Tuválkin 00:47, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
    • Yes I think many people tend to railroad their ideas in this area. And roads too. It's fallen into somewhat of a regressive dogmatic clique too as a result.Adam37 (talk) 20:24, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
Woo, are you good at SVG as you are keen on attempted irony and buzzwords? Then maybe you want to create the icon you need yourself and then let’s discuss it? -- Tuválkin 00:33, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Why does this template even exist on Commons? It is a copy of the en:WP version, but RDTs don't belong here (except diagram segments on talk pages). Useddenim (talk) 02:00, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
@Useddenim: For the diagrams on talk pages, I suppose. It would be more helpful with translations, obviously, or links to the versions in other languages; but it's not exactly a pressing matter. Jc86035 (talk) Use {{ping|Jc86035}}
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11:35, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Former siding icon requiredEdit

I'm after an icon to depict a former siding on an existing horizontal piece of track. The siding needs to go above the track, with the points on the left side, and a buffer stop on the right. Imagine   (ePSLl) rotated anti-clockwise 90 degrees, but with a buffer stop on the right rather than rejoining the main line. To put it in context, it's to add to en:template:Talyllyn Railway RDT, to show the main line siding below Tywyn Wharf. I've no idea what it should be called. Optimist on the run (talk) 11:14, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

{{BS4|-CONTgq|-STRq|O2=l-BHF|e-SHI2glq|-CONTfq|O4=lENDEgq-||{{BSto|{{rws|Tywyn}}|[[Cambrian Line]] to {{rws|Pwllheli}} & {{rws|Shrewsbury}}}} }} Useddenim (talk) 16:54, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Cambrian Line to Pwllheli & Shrewsbury
Looks good - thanks. Optimist on the run (talk) 09:18, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

Petrol station iconsEdit

Should   (petrol-station) be replaced with the newer   (PET)? Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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09:03, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

  1. The smaller   (petrol-station) looks better on diagrams;
  2. The newer   (PET) appears to just be a mirror image of the original version of petrol-station. (But I have no objection to moving the old icon onto the new name.) Useddenim (talk) 15:01, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
Nominated the latter for deletion. Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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10:55, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Shift junctionsEdit

@Useddenim, Tuvalkin: How would we name     (KRW+rSTR+1) or     (BS2+rSTRrg) ? These could be needed for elevated junctions. Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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16:22, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

  •     (ABZf+4hl)  (cf.   (ABZf+4l).
  •     (KRW+r1)  is the best I can come up with for this; normally numbers come before letters, but it’s difficult to differentiate between lr (Lr) and 1r (one-r). Useddenim (talk) 17:51, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
    • @Useddenim: Would it be possible to name     (KRWrSTRlf) or     (vSHI3+r-vSTR+l-) ? I've thought about using the A prefix, but it would probably be best to either stick them together with a plus sign or use another character between the suffixes (e.g. AKRWr;l or something). Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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