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John (buz): The new car is slightly larger than the half-Bachmann Cable Car currently in use, so I don't think there will be any pedestrian access along the pier. However I'll try and make room for a stabling shed at one end or t'other on the pier.
Bob: There are already 12v dc controlled and 16v ac uncontrolled supplies on the pier as hidden behind the pier neck is a cable run and therefore I see no point in going down the 'fishing line route' when there are already electrical supplies in place. As the Kato truck is only 12mm high from rail level to the top and judging by the photos in the Shapeways link, there is only 6mm of truck below the body. If you look at the above photos, the cars in both Southend Pier and Volks Railway days need platforms and I will add side platforms at each end.
Fishing line power?
Putting the "haulage cable" in a trough between the rails would make it look as if either protected third rail/stud contact electric or a Great Orme Tramway style cable car. It would also enable the car to ride lower on its wheels than it does on the Kato chassis mounting.