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An End loading/horse/cattle dock that fits a space..

Wanting all three facilities in a small space I had to make it myself. After days off messing about trying to cut out suitable gates I wnet all soft and BOUGHT some GWR style lasercut gates LXO53from scalemodelscenery.com. Whilst sobbing over the cost of things these days I lost my presence of mind and added a pack of LX189 post and chain fencing as the chain therein, together with the posts costs [Oooh! second time I've used that horrid word...] less than the chain alone elsewhere. With Scalescenes TX48 squared rubble, TX31a Cobblestone sets and grey pasteboard for the concrete surface, it has made up quite nicely [IMHO].










A tip to save you going even further round the bend, to get the chain to pass easily through the laser cut holes, dip the end 8mm or so in superglue to make it stiff.


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Looks good to me Doug  :thumbs
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Another excellent build, Doug - and a great tip about the chain and superglue; seems so obvious when you mention it, but the sort of thing I would think of after I had gone potty threading a wobbly chain through those holes!
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That really is splendid Doug and I love the way it tells the story of how the dual use is effected.

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Nice one Doug, I'm work on a cattle dock project myself, if it turns out as good as yours I'll be well chuffed. Don't think I'll be using the chain fencing though, not enough skill or patience for that I'm afraid. 



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Hi Douglas,

Is that a side or end-loading dock? Not sure the local traders  and gentry would approve of  walking through the brown and green to get to the leading docks. 

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BCDR wrote: Hi Doglas,

Is that a side or end-loading dock? Not sure the local traders  and gentry would approve of  walking through the brown and green to get to the leading docks. 

Nigel


Hi Nigel,

The end-loading takes place in the 'L' shaped space, and side loading on the curved side. The chain barrier side faces the access for carriers etc. Both are at 14mmabove rail level as opposed to 12mm to facilitate flatter loading to goods van floor height. Steps will assist in a hygenic access to the non-animal areas, besides, very little livestock, other than the occasional hunter uses Ursa in the 1950s. The principal customers for the end loading facility is Warne Bearings, a local agricultural engineers who did a good trade in trailers adapted from ex-WD searchlight trailers.

Incidentally, the lamb rails were added in 1948 when a goods porter called 'Gormless Gordon' allowed a lairage driver to consign a dozen weaners to the dock without using sheep hurdles, only 11 were recovered. The twelfth was seen passing the signal cabin at the double chased by Smith the Whiff who didn't return to duty that afternoon. Interstingly, everyone noticed he had pork sausage sarnies every day for a week afterwards....

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Terry, Bill, Barney and Nigel, thank you!

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A thing of beauty....I love those chain-linked removable posts.They look the business! you've done it again Doug!!
Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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Chubber, outside of your modelling abilities, I am always impressed with your wordsmith contributions......



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Knew there was a story in this...

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Brilliant Doug.......both the model and the story.

Now you need to start composing a second book........"Tall Tales from Ursa"

The Scalescene cobblestones look good. I have never been quite convinced when I have used them but yours look very realistic......it may be the photo but the shade looks different...... grey rather than green.....have you done anything special/different

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