Lock Gates (Minic Ships 844)

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Lock Gates (Minic Ships 844)

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Arch Two , Area 18
Tri-ang Minic Ships (display)


A pair of tiny bright red-painted diecast metal Lock Gates, Tri-ang Minic Ships M 844.

1960: catalogue image of the M 844 Lock Gates in use

Rather cleverly, the gates each have a hinge consisting of an arm terminating in a ring that can be threaded onto one of the many supporting "legs" of a Wharf or Pier, so with two parallel wharf or pier pieces, one has a wide choice of mounting/hinge points for the gates.

In the museum

The way that ours are displayed is less successful, as we have them between a wharf and the rubber "Dover Cliffs" shop-window display unit ... so while the "wharf-attached" gate is properly connected, the one by the rubber seafront doesn't have anything to mate with, so the hinge is visible.