|American Hardware Supply
Tall buildings, busy streets and
railroad spurs are the trademarks of bustling industrial districts, appealing
to many model railroaders. Curtain-wall structures like the new, four-story American
Hardware Supply are the perfect symbol of these areas.
buildings--those that have brick "curtains" filling the spaces between
reinforced concrete columns and floors--became common in the early 1900s. Sturdy
and long-lived, these structures have housed everything from hardware companies
and candy factories to warehouses and distribution centers.
American Hardware Supply kit adds a touch of style to N Scale industrial scenes.
Arched fourth-story windows and ornate pilasters are just some of the architectural
details that make it stand out among other businesses. Its elevator headhouse
and rooftop water tank on a concrete support also add variety to layout and module
rooflines. Like prototype factory buildings, the trackside wall of the structure
is relatively plain and has smaller windows--ideal for adding the large billboard-style
sign decals included with the kit. A loading dock for freight cars completes the
The kit's design makes it easy to kitbash to fit layout or
module scenes; it also allows kits to be readily combined. On the first floor,
modelers can choose from loading doors, windows or solid brick panels to customize
the ends of the building.
Measures Approximately: 5x3-1/2 x 4-1/8"
|New: Oct 2003|
Courtesy of Walthers
to N Scale Supply catalog page for : Walthers Cornerstone