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The North Panel covers the line from south of Clay Cross to the north of Derby Station, as well as the branch line to Matlock. Line speed is mostly 100mph.
The single track line to Matlock is one train working, with a token system in operation.
These are authorised for passenger use. However, ensure that any previous train is clear of the loop before signalling another train in, otherwise the driver will get a calling-on route which is not permitted for passenger trains here. Freight trains can be permissively signalled (two+ trains in section) providing there is room.
Trains can be signalled to Ambergate from Broadholme as usual. However, to proceed to Matlock the train crew has to obtain a token from the instrument at Ambergate. When the token is requested, left-click on the "release" control to allow the crew to take the token. The "Matlock Token" display will change from "in" to "out". The route from 572 to the exit triangle at Matlock can now be set.
Trains will phone in for permission to depart from Matlock station when returning to Amergate.
On returning to Ambergate, the train crew will replace the token without intervention by the signaller, and the train can be signalled off the branch in the usual manner.
A train can't be signalled in to Ambergate platform while the token is withdrawn.
Beyond Matlock, there is a connection to the 'Peak Rail' heritage railway. Trains heading towards Peak Rail will phone to request departure from Matlock; on this being granted, they will proceed onto Peak Rail, return the token and exit the simulation without any further intervention from the signaller.
Trains from Peak Rail will request permission to collect the token. Shortly after permission is given, the 'release' light on the token instrument will flash, and once clicked will allow the driver to take the token. The driver will call again to request departure from Matlock, at which point the train behaves like any other from Matlock. Permission to withdraw a token must only be given if the line is clear to signal 571.
There are two releases for this frame. Moves between the Up Main and the siding do not require the Down Main release, moves between the Down and Up Main require both releases.
The Wirksworth branch is also controlled by a token instrument, the function of which is similar to that of the Matlock branch. Trains will automatically return the token on arrival at Wirksworth, and on entering the simulation at Wirksworth will request permission to collect a token. Permission must only be given if the line is clear to signal 547.
Trains cannot be signalled into the branch platform at Duffield (i.e. to signal 548) if the branch token is withdrawn.
The Up & Down Goods lines between Breadsall and Derby are permissive throughout.
Last edited by Steamer on 28/12/2020 at 17:23