Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Warehouse Wednesday - Concrete Fence

Here's something I didn't think I'd ever right - Waiting for a train at Tamworth station a couple of weeks ago, I became fascinated by the concrete fence.

I'm not sure why, but it has lots of modelling possibilities. Pre-cast fencing can be found at many stations, especially in the South of England. For the scratch builder, it's got to be easier than trying to build that picket wooden stuff. Ideally, you would make the bits and cast them - or use the Ratio plastic kit stuff which is a bit like this.

Most of the panels are around 5ft high but a couple of 6 footers are also to be found. I'd guess these are replacements as there's no real reason for them to be here.

Where the platform has been extended, wooden fencing joins the concrete stuff. Presumably there aren't stocks of the original panels, or are they just too heavy or difficult to fit?

There are a couple of gates in one side to allow access from the road. Once is still in use but the other is crudely boarded to keep the undergrowth out.

Tamworth is a very interesting station for other reasons - mainly it's two stations, one above the other at right angles.

It's a busy station too, attracting spotters even on a Thursday afternoon. Plenty for them to watch with passenger and some freight running through. They probably weren't fence spotting though...

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