I’m in the process of trying to create a dockside scene for a Railway group build/campaign. The scale is 00/H0, and the ‘footprint’ of the scene is A4, however, I have to admit to being neither a Railway, nor a Maritime builder, and have little knowledge of either, so am seeking advice/help, .
To set the scene, the diorama is of a fictitious small quayside in the south of England during WW2, it’s early days but I have attached below a few ‘progress’ images to give an idea of the size and scope.
Out of interest the above is generally constructed from foam, foamboard, card and and DAS, with all the stonework and cobbles individually scribed by hand into the DAS after it has dried. The painting is a tad rough at the moment, it’s just the base colours being set down, .
I would like to add some interesting features that might have been found on a small quayside of the 1940s, e.g. types of fittings and fixtures, also I’m convinced I’ve seen a picture, somewhere, of metal tie-bars holding the coping stones together, see diagram below…
Am I imagining this, ? If not, would they be applied to every stone, and roughly what size would they have been?
If anyone can help me with any advice/links/suggestions it would be much appreciated, .