Back when an order for "sinkers and suds" brought you doughnuts and coffee, gleaming stainless steel restaurants like Miss Bettie's Diner sprang up from coast to coast. Resembling railroad dining cars, these structures became hallmarks of the streamline era.
Miss Bettie's Diner brings the glitz of those days to the streets of your layout. It's a natural on Main Street or just outside of town along a busy highway. Like the prototypes, this detailed, easy-to-build kit (the prototypes were kits too!) includes streamlined fluted sides, large windows and a complete interior with tables, stools and counter, plus a small outdoor refrigerator shed and colorful signs.
A Great Station for any Railroad
*Whitehall, Wisconsin, Prototype *Similar to Small Town Stations Across U.S. *Fits 1900s to Present *Authentic "Brick" Exterior *Covered Platforms on Two Sides *Attractive Curved Windows and Gabled Roof
Typical of depots built in the years just prior to 1920, the 1914-built Whitehall Station was located on the Green Bay & Western Railroad in Wisconsin. The prototype was built to replace an earlier wooden structure. Whitehall was built as a combination depot; inside its Flemish Bond brick walls it housed a central ticket counter and operator's bay, separate men's and women's waiting rooms and a freight room. Large arched windows let in plenty of light and an angled operator's bay afforded the agent/operator a good view down the tracks. A long canopy extending along the platform on both ends kept passengers sheltered while boarding. The freight room handled parcels.
The depot served travelers until 1949, but remained an active freight agency until 1963. The City of Whitehall purchased the depot in 2003 and restored it as a small museum. The structure remains in its original location along the former GB&W mainline, in 2006 owned by Canadian National. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
This Cornerstone Series kit will look great serving trains with Walthers streamlined or heavyweight cars. Parts come molded in appropriate colors; the prototype was built from red brick. For setting your scene, the freight doors can be positioned open or closed so you can add a baggage cart or cargo being transferred between the freight room and the platform.
From the 1880s to the 1970s, ice-cooled reefers were a fixture of railroading. Solid trains raced across country with their perishable loads. Supplying ice for the cars in transit was a huge industry. Railroads built ice houses and platforms, like this kit, about every 250-300 miles. Here, entire trains could be serviced and on the move in minutes.
This complete kit includes a detailed Ice House, based on a prototype in Antigo, Wisconsin, plus a modular Icing Platform, from a Pacific Fruit Express design. Lots of add-on details, including an optional platform roof (used in warm areas to shade ice and slow melting), roof vents and 24 ice blocks are included. The plastic parts are molded in color for easy assembly and complete instructions are provided.
* Easy-to-Build Plastic Kits Molded in Colors
* Finely Detailed
* Colorful Printed Sign
* Designed to Work With Cornerstone Street System
* Mix & Match or Use Separately
* Includes Printed Interior & Window Treatment Sheet
Perfect for any town, any street and any era, create a new downtown scene in your HO city with Main Street USA structures.
Affordably priced, highly detailed and easy to build with plastic parts molded in color, these kits are perfect for business districts in any size city. Typical of structures found all over America, each is complete with colorful signs for the finishing touch.
Fully assembled and ready for your layout.
Molded in color so messy painting is necessary
Modeled after a popular catalog home of the 1920s, Barbs Bungalow is the second release in the Lovely Ladies Home Series . This structure features clapboard siding, shingle roofing, Bilco cellar doors, a brick chimney, clear window glazing and rain gutter and downspout details.
Modeled after a popular catalog home of the 1920s, Kim's Classic American Home is the third release in the Lovely Ladies Home Series(TM). This easy-to-build HO kit is made of styrene plastic and molded in attractive colors so no paint is needed.
Features Include: -Front porch with lattice detail -Clapboard siding on lower half -Rain gutter and down spout detail -Brick chimney -Window glazing -Shingle detail on the upper half -Bilco cellar doors -Molded in attractive colors -Approximate finished size: 6.3" x 3.3" x 4.5" -Assembles easily using plastic compatible glue
Fully assembled, injection-molded plastic building with realistic details. Opening doors. Hand painted, self-standing figures.
For use with all HO scale layouts. Snap-fit assembly with realistic detailing. Pre-colored plastic parts (gray building, brown roof/stairs/platform). No glue necessary; easy to assemble building kit. White plastic figure included.
Laser-Art building kits include precision laser-cut wood and plastic parts. Easy peel-and-stick construction speeds assembly.
A typical catalog home with a front porch, the Stanley would fit in almost anywhere across the U.S.
Create a complete station scene along your HO Scale line with this kit. Perfect for any era, this set comes complete with a small station building and a separate freight house. Buildings of this style were seen on lines large and small, making it a perfect choice for any railroad. Over 40 metal detail castings, including nonworking platform lights, clock, soda machine, propane tanks, baggage cart, power poles and more are included. Separate pre-cast passenger platforms and a freight loading/unloading dock are also included. And since the kits are separate buildings, they can be placed anywhere you need them.
Ideal for beginner and expert modelers alike, this kit features assembled walls, an unattached roof section and separate molded detail parts. All parts are undecorated and molded in an appropriate base color. Also included are fully illustrated instructions, a sheet of clear window glazing and a sheet of dry transfer graphics.
Model a vintage storefront where town residents patronize the local specialty shops of the Main Street Mercantile... mom picks up the latest best seller, the kids buy a nickels worth of penny candy and dad conducts a little business with the local attorney.