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What Is The Correct Height For A Station Platform?

Max seeks help:

I am modelling German N gauge and wonder what height platforms should be as in Germany there seem to be varying heights?”

4 Responses to What Is The Correct Height For A Station Platform?

  • Sheldon Clarksays:

    Platforms at minor stations in Germany (in the 1960s & 1970s at least) were no higher than the kerb of British Road, even on major routes, and could be single-sided, i.e. were situated between each track and the next (rather than having both tracks between them) and had kerb stones on one side only. At more important stations, such as junctions & towns, they were higher, but significantly lower than at UK stations. At such stations, there was a reasonable step up from the platform to the lowest step at the door of the carriage/coach/car with no need for the portable steps traditionally seen at US stations/depots. The height of the lowest steps on your coaches can guide you.

    • Maxsays:

      Thanks for that at least I have some idea when I start building them

  • Arjen Van Der Heydensays:

    Hi Max,
    Please refer to attached document for platform heights. https://www.s1gf.de/index.php?page=Attachment&attachmentID=54817&h=f2cdc5dad016227dfa6bfdd20e47a7fdee467747
    Heights of platforms vary according to amount of traffic through the station. Hopefully you can read some German, if not you should still get the gist of it.

  • Maxsays:

    Thanks Arjen that was very helpful I can read a little German but the diagrams more or less speak for themselves

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