mainlines and sidings, the local fuel dealer was well known to
everyone in town. Coal for home heating, as well as commercial
accounts like small factories and stores, could by bought by the
bag-full or the ton and delivered to your house. As oil furnaces
became common, many dealers expanded their line to include home
heating oil too.
Whether in a big city scene or a
quiet country town, this kit looks great next to the tracks of
your N Scale railroad. The kit is complete with detailed "concrete"
storage silos, a small office with attached scale platform area,
oil tank and other details to build a complete scene. And like
the prototypes, the buildings are easily arranged to fit in odd-shaped
Typical of facilities commonly seen
in the US from the 1920s to the 1960s, it can be built as a free-standing
business. Many fuel dealerships were often operated by the local
lumber yard or grain elevator, opening additional industrial ideas
for using other Walthers kits and accessories.
Coal Bunker measures: 5-3/8" x 2-1/8" x 4-7/16",
Office/Scalehouse: 2-7/8" x 1-3/4" x 1-3/4", Oil
Tanks: 13/16" diameter, Pump House: 3/4" x 1" x