Loading Dock Height

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Doc Holliday, May 5, 2005.

  1. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    I'm sure this question has been answered here before, but my searches didn't find it.

    I'm building the East Terrible Mine and want to scratch build a loading dock next to the spurr track. Can anyone tell me how high the top of the dock should be above the rail?
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Measure the distance from the bottom of the door openning on a boxcar to the top of the rail and you will be close. Loading docks are generally at door height.
  3. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Now why didn't I think of that? Guess I'm gonna have to go buy a boxcar.
  4. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member


    If you have a Type 1 NMRA Standards Gauge it is on there, I just measured it and it is 4 feet from the top of rail. Hope this helps.-:thumb:
  5. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Gues I'm gonna have to buy one of those as well.

    Thanks, Doc
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Doc!
    I always use a flatcar...you can park it on some tracks next to the dock you're building, & that lets you check clearances, & exactly where the top of the deck should be, & allows you to check it from several angles, without the view being obstructed, as it would be by a boxcar...
  7. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Now a flatcar? Will it never end? :)
    Seriously, thanks for the suggestions.
  8. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    If you buy enough rolling stock, you might even have a train by the time you have your loading dock built.
  9. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    You mean I have to have a train too? Next you're gonna tell me I have to have something to pull the train. :D
  10. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    pull train

    Ooooohhh! You left yourself wide open on that one. The first thought that popped into my mind was that you already had a jackass. But I would never, never, never, ever say any thing like that :D :D :D :D


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