Have ammended the drawing gents,itl be uploaded soon;
headshunt points set correctly now,note the normal lie of 15/16 is to the headshunt,as the other end acts as a trap from NR as they can shunt upto the headshunt with our train in section between darley dale and the loop at riverside,we normally will collect the staff for the forward section to matlock prior to riverside opening to ensure there is nothing in front before we open for the day,else wel have to run round at riverside, it may transpire that you could turn up and NR might not have informed you of something on the matlock section,say an emergency or a breakdown or engineering overrun,even a point fault on their ground frame points so a team of theirs is working on them and has the staff for their protection,it could happen,they could forget to tell us.
the line from riverside platform to the headshunt is set that way to in case the water tank we use is stabled there attached to the brake,normally riverside platform will not be used unless we know were terminating there,eg NR would have to let us know prior to the event, else the train could end up coming into the loop and finsing its way blocked,requiring to set back, the above paragraph explains what should occur normally!!!
on a normal day,the siggie may well come down on the train to riverside,thus they can drop down to the box,open up,return the signals and king lever,reset the road and issue the staff for the forward section, saving a few hundred yards walk,especially if its pouring rain...,thankfully now there is good road access direct to the box so its more likely the siggie will turn up at matlock,collect the staff then goto riverside straight away ready to open up when the train arrives.
if there are santas on then we normally top and tail permanently so as to speed things up, in this case riverside wont be open,the staffs being combined,at such time the points 15/16 would be set towards matlock after weve obtained the staff and thus permission to do this,then we would run as such through the up loop all day,the engineer would reset the traps at the days start and end to save the crews doing this as theyl arrive straight into riverside then.
ive also corrected the lie of 10/11, i should have spotted id put the left route on the next one down the post instead the top,thus the main route is shown into the loop straight up,the next left route being to the platform, ive added a note to explain normally off better.
let me know any more thoughts please,always welcomed
yep i floated the van in sandbach lake once