The problem with a foot rail was in the requested size of the bar.
Footrails go onto bars that you sit at. They are generally shorter.
The 4' bar is a standing bar so you put a hand rail.
There was also the request of a waterfall spittoon but I couldn't bring myself to making a spit catcher. It just oogs me out
I think I have a spare pulley somewhere that I can attach to a counterweight for the gate. However, it would require adding more things to the top of the bar (which would lessen the working space up top) and it will have to wait until after I recover from Halloween.