This particular post is a little out of sequence, showing as it does the small canal side ladder and how it was made. I thought that this little addition deserved a set of 'how-to' images pre and post painting.
The main construction was plastic card and plastic rod.
Glued together with Tamiya thin adhesive. This image shows the added detailing, nuts bolts and welded detail.
Then the un-painted steps in situ at the side of the canal basin between the huge wooden strakes.
Next the painted and weathered ladder glued in place but still needing some small detailing touches.
And finally, the real-life inspiration. A ladder at the side of the canal in the Droitwich Spa basin, opposite Waitrose. Similar ladders are either newly painted white or as seen in my example very worn and rusted metalwork. Also note the colour of the water.