When I visited Barby Model Rail last week, I couldn't resist taking a few photos of the canal side buildings. Click on the pictures for a larger image over on Flickr.
I'm not convinced that these buildings were warehouses, the one nearest the camera claims to be the Blacksmith's shop, as the place has been gentrified a bit. Is that derrick in the right place for example?
Whatever, they are certainly worth a look. The building above could fit in to many different scenes and would make a cracking ready-to-plant model.
The dry dock particularly interested me as I don't recall seeing one on a canal before. Boats seem to be hauled out of the water for work rather than taking the water away, but then I suppose cranes are cheaper than dry docks.
These should help anyone wondering what narrow boats look like below the waterline.
Talking of water, the dam used to keep the dock dry was worth a look too.
An aerial view is available on Google.