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    Arrow Traquair ROC Post - Peebles-shire - 2010

    Opened in 1962 and closed September 1991. Post is in good conditon and sits in a fairly tidy compound. The hasps have been cut, but no access as I didn't have a Scottish key with me! An orlit A stands by the fence, this also has part of its removable roof intact.







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    Default Re: Traquair ROC Post - Peebles-shire - 2010

    There's a few interesting things in that area – couple of old railway tunnels and some other bits and pieces. Btw, if you don't have a Scottish key, you can often get them open using a couple of bits of fence wire bent in a particular way…

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    Default Re: Traquair ROC Post - Peebles-shire - 2010

    Yeah was told about the wire trick a few months later, was up there working so was also limited on time

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    Default Re: Traquair ROC Post - Peebles-shire - 2010

    Would wire be strong enough to shift the tbar, theyre normally quite stiff.

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    Default Re: Traquair ROC Post - Peebles-shire - 2010

    Apparently it can work, don't forget the scottish ones dont have the heavy locking mechanism.

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    Default Re: Traquair ROC Post - Peebles-shire - 2010

    Goldie - pity you didn't have more time, but give me a shout if you're ever heading back.

    Marvyn - depends on the hatch, but back in the day I got a couple open using wire, after which I managed to acquire a proper key.

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    Default Re: Traquair ROC Post - Peebles-shire - 2010

    Oh right i knew Scottish was different to standard design externally but didnt know they didnt have a large locking mechanism. How do you they work inside?....

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    Default Re: Traquair ROC Post - Peebles-shire - 2010

    They have a small catch thing like you can see here... http://www.flickr.com/photos/purplegrum/307669467/

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    Default Re: Traquair ROC Post - Peebles-shire - 2010

    Close up view of a Scottish mechanism:

    http://roc-scotland.fotopic.net/p61283738.html

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    Default Re: Traquair ROC Post - Peebles-shire - 2010

    Like a sort of sneck lock then? Not very secure...

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