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Hi Kevin,

Further to Jim's comments, the width of an individual bin was enough to accommodate a horse and cart, later a lorry, back end towards the coal. The height of the back of the stathe was high enough for the coal to be poured out of the coal wagon into the bin. Just convenient that an 8'6" sleeper (an old stathe would use 9') does the job.

The other quick DIY project using sleepers is of course one of those buffer stops made from old sleepers and filled with gravel. The easiest little project is actually a stack of old sleepers at the end of a platform waiting to be removed. The SR was a great proponent of concrete sleepers, have a stack of those further down the line as the replacements.

If you use Peco HO/OO sleepers it will all be a bit too narrow, but who cares? If you can find some old Farish OO track at a show the sleepers are pretty much to scale.

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Hi Nigel.   Thank you. I have some sticks from the £1.00 shop., that I have cut to approximately Sleeper lengthand glued together . When the glue has set, I am going arrange them as staithes, rough and ready, just es Jim had suggested.   Best wished. Kevin



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