These platform roofs on T uprights were built around 1912, when it was still customary to rivet steel plates together until the desired construction was created. The T standard did not come about by accident. After all, the wish was not to have columns along the platform edge, so that people could get in and out quickly and easily. Both the steel construction and the wooden roof boarding give the roof character, which is particularly enjoyable from a travelers perspective.
In addition to advantages for the users of the platform, the T posts also have a disadvantage in the alignment. The arms of the T upright form a slight V shape so that precipitation falling on the roof collects in the center of the gutter and can be discharged through downspouts. But getting the arms perfectly symmetrical, both per upright and between uprights mutually proved more difficult than with conventional constructions with uprights at the corners and outside lines. For example, in the large example in Ghent (B) we see that the roof edge, taken along its length, is more of a sloping than a straight line.
The Markenburg covering on T upright can be used well in combination with the type B platform segments. When placing the roof, any platform layout, such as stairs and bus shelters, will have to be taken into account. The center-to-center distance of the T uprights is 74 mm in scale 1: 160 and 139 mm in scale 1:87. Combination exceptions are Bet03, because of the large bus stop and Bet06, because of the lift.