hey bill - thanks a ton! so, when mounted vertically, you rely on the locking mechanism of the dock for it to not topple out (even though it's supported on the bottom by the 1x2), right? I might do something similar, but perhaps have a swing-arm to make sure that the laptop doesn't fall out.
Yes. You are right. The security lock of the port replicator or docking station will hold the laptop from moving off of the 1 by 1 board at the bottom that takes most of the downward stress off of the docking station.
I found any extra strap around the laptop just gets in the way when trying to remove the laptop when needed to be remote. On second thought it is more about re-docking the laptop. I wanted it to be hassle free.
If you look closely at the picture, I have a KVM connected to all of this. With the KVM and this setup, I had all kinds of flexibility. So many TP fit my docking station. However not all of the TP had the same dimensions to fit on the board.
Any way, have fun.