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Jig This wood and cardstock jig is very simple to assemble.
Use this jig for constructing stairs for use with any of the
older LVM kits or for building stairs for your own model. The
kit does not contain any stair parts but will enable you to assemble
stairs of any length.
Station This kit builds a compact branch line station
that has everything. A shingle roof, cast double hung windows,
a cast doorway into the ticket office, a freight platform and
cast freight door, and a cast chimney to make it attractive and
easy to build. Seven different station names are supplied. This
station only occupies an area 6" x 8" including the
roof overhang and the price is right!
Gallon Water Tank A highly detailed, wooden water tank
found on all railroads. This kit makes a high or low tower for
S or Sn3. The unique method of applying tank bands simplifies
assembly and prevents them from dropping down due to temperature
changes. Both plastic and metal castings make this into a beautiful
model. Occupies a 5" square area.
Ton Wooden Coaling Station For mainline, branch line,
or small engine terminal. Fits into a 3.5" x 7" area.
Northeastern wood parts, metal window castings, and very thorough
instructions with many drawings make this nicely detailed kit
easy to build. Give your hopper cars a perfect destination.
Bova Wholesale Produce This trackside cinderblock building
handles wholesale produce and sells to smaller markets and grocers.
A good destination for your refers and express refers. Two freight
doors on the one side and a door in front for unloading and loading
cars and trucks. Truck load at the platform in front. Building
occupies an area 4" x 12 1/4". It has a refrigeration
unit located on the flat roof. A tapered tin roof with rain gutters
and downspouts covers the rest of the building. All parts are
precut wherever possible making for easy construction.
Gate Each kit has enough castings, wood parts and eye
pins to make one pair of old style wooden gates up to 30 feet
in length. Printed black-and-white stripes are made to be glued
on for your convenience. These gates can easily be made operational
and they balance in any position.
Utility Pole Kit The kit includes 12 crossarm castings,
wire, 6 poles, 2 light reflectors, 2 transformer castings, 24
climbing spikes, and the necessary instructions to make any kind
of pole you desire.
||Cross Arm Castings This is a set of 12 crossarm castings, as included in LVM06.
||Transformer Casting This is a single transformer casting, as included in LVM06.
||Light Reflectors This is a single light reflector, as included in LVM06.
Canning Co This is a brand-new canning company. It is "L" shaped,
stands 8 1/4" high, occupies an area 12" x 16",
and can be used with one track into the building and the truck
loading platform as shown, or with a short track paved over alongside
the truck platform for trucks to load and unload. This is a brick
and concrete building with modular type construction. There is
a large water take on the roof. There are several colorful signs
to choose from: Continental Canning Co. (red, white, and blue);
Coca Cola (red and white); Corrugated Box Co. (green and yellow);
and Toledo Tires (yellow, orange, and black). There is a corrugated
platform roof above a concrete loading platform. All parts precut
wherever possible. A good destination for referrers, stock cars,
Milling Co Unlike the towering grain storage silos typical
of the Midwest, this building can be found along almost any siding
in a small town or village, or on the outskirts of a large metropolis.
The prototype received various grains by boxcar or covered hopper
which was stored in the silos and processed to mixes for use
on the farm or in homes which was packaged and hauled away by
truck or boxcar. Model takes a space 5.5" x 17". A
sheet of colorful printed signs comes with this kit. Most of
the parts are precut to size for easy assembly. There are 31
window, 2 door, and two large loading door castings supplied.
Give those airflow hoppers and your boxcars a destination to
be assigned to.
Tower This is a model of the U.S. Telescopic Water Column
made up of three pewter castings: a spout and its support, the
valve shut off wheel, and a base. When assembled, these are mounted
on a brick and cement foundation containing a drainage and grading.
The soout can be swivlled out over a locomotive tender. Easy
House We have brought back a bigger, better, locomotive
house. This 21 1/2" long cinderblock and concrete building
can be a diesel house, a locomotive works, a car repair facility,
or even a factory, depending upon your desires. It is 10 inches
wide, has 5 1/2" track centers (for use with AF) and stands
8 5/8" high. The four door openings measure 4 1/4" high
by 3" wide. There is a 17 inch long work platform inside
between the two tracks with steps on each end. It is constructed
of Northeast precut wood, card stock, printed cinderblock, and
printed transparent windows.
Breaker The first of three kids which build a complete
coal mining facility but this is all you really need to represent
your mine. It consists of a hardwood floor, N.E, corrugated siding,
printed Windows, pre-drilled foundations, and heavy card roofs
all precut to make assembly easy. Choice of five mine names.
Model uses 10" x 12" area and fits two loading tracks
on 3" centers. Resourceful modelers can make this mine operable
to load their hopper cars.
Head For those who want a complete model, this is the
super detail kit. It is the entrance to a slope mine where coal
is brought to the surface. A covered conveyor and tower join
this unit to the LVM14 breaker. Dummy coal cars, track, electric
locomotive, overhead wire supports, a large transformer, and
utility poles make this model extremely realistic. It covers
an area 6" x 20". The step-by-step instructions are
illustrated throughout making this kid very easy to assemble.
A large three-quarter view drawing shows all details clearly.
tall building with its towering steel guyed stack and connecting
water tank really completes a mining facility. Its purpose is to
make electricity to run pumps, the mine locos, and all the machinery.
It takes an area 3.5" x 13" and could be used as a factory
powerhouse. All three mine kits can be assembled to occupy an area
15" x 40".
Jones Coal Co. A duplicate of a real Allentown coal
dealer's facility with changes made for compression and convenience.
Metal window and door casings are used in the attached office
building. Signs are furnished or you can substitute your own.
A wealth of drawings and step-by-step instructions make this
easy to assemble. Takes an area 6.5" x 12".
House Even after the days of steam there wasn't a town
or city that did not have a freight house along its railroad
tracks. Your piano, carpet, bicycle, or Sears Roebuck order usually
had to be picked up at the freight house. There was no UPS delivery.
This model occupies an area 5" x 14". Cast double hung
windows, doorway, and roof supports make it easy to assemble.
It has a shingle roof and a large platform. The platform roof
and roof end fancywork give this building a lot of mid-Victorian
grace and beauty.
Crossing Shanty As a companion to our LVM05 crossing
gate here is a unique tower which exudes railroad flavor. It
will only need a 2 inch square area and stands tall at 4 1/2" to
the roof peak. All cast windows and stairways make this a joy
to assemble. Now you can complete your crossing protection.
Pillar Crane This little workhorse makes an ideal companion
to the LVM18 freight house, a warehouse, or an unloading platform.
It consists of seven detailed castings and has three different
types of cab to choose from. It is an exact 3/16" scale.
The entire unit swivels upon the base. Add fascinating detail
to your layout for a few bucks.
Water Tank This is a model of a tank once used on the
Reading Railroad at Gordon, Pennsylvania, which was supported
by a circular brick and stone base which probably housed other
materials used on the railroad. The model has a cast spout, turnbuckles,
and window. Northeastern stripwood and card stock parts make
this tank easy to construct and results in a very attractive
Ton Concrete Coaling Station More massive and more modern
than our wooden coaling station, this giant could be found in
engine terminals and along mainline junction points. It has four
coal chutes and two stand pipes. It takes an area 6" x 8" and
stands 15 inches high at the hoist tower. Designed for 3 inch
track centers with the coal unloading track 5 inches away from
the one track. Windows, doors, and pulley wheels are all cast.
Everything is precut wherever possible to make for easy assembly.
An eye-catching piece of scenery for any model railroad.
Houses Now, only S has a kit to build rowhouses similar
to those found in towns and cities in the Northeast and in other
sections of the US. Kit includes 12 door, 42 window, 4 canopy
supports, 4 chimney castings, and nine Grant line posts and 8
railing castings. All wood and card stock parts are cut to size
wherever possible. Brick in shingles are supplied by Model Hobbies.
Possibilities are numerous. Two units together for a longer row.
A bay added to the end home, or a barber shop or hair dresser
with a sign. A row of garages, backyards added, or windows arranged
to suit needs. 11" x 7" area required.
Switch Tower Signal towers were erected at yard entrances,
crossovers and crossings to throw turnouts and signals, send
up orders and otherwise expedite traffic. The upper floor houses
the levers to accomplish the above, and the lower floor was used
for battery, tool, and parts storage. It was a very necessary
building for any railroad before centralized train control came
into use. This model requires an area of 3" x 5.25".
It contains 21 double hung window, two door, and three smaller
rear window castings. All parts are cut to size as much as possible.
Oil Depot Since the 1920s, oil has been pushing coal
into second place and the railroads have played an important
part in this changeover. Home heating oil, various gasolines,
drums of oil and grease, were distributed to local dealers. This
model is perfect for use on steam or diesel era layouts and its
equally at home in a large city or a small country town. The
bulk oil depot is condensed to conserve layout space, but is
so designed to allow the model builder to add more or larger
tanks to suit his needs or space. Extra piping can also be found
in your own close closet in the form of heavy clothes hangers.
This model is assembled upon a 6" x 26" piece of 1/8" thick
hardboard or masonite to make it easier to move to its location
on the layout. This hardboard is not furnished due to its large
size. All other parts are precut to size wherever possible. Window
and door castings make assembly easy. The emblems and various
signs are furnished in bright colors. The instructions contain
many drawings to simplify construction and there is even a large
section explaining how to enclose your depot with realistic looking
Lumber Co. This old lumber storage shed and its attached
office can still be found today in almost every small town or
large city. It will provide another destination for your flat
cars, gondolas, and boxcars loaded with lumber and other related
products. It takes a space 6.5" x 11.5" and even sports
a radial saw and saw table. Attached office can be located on
either end or behind the shed on either end. At least four lumber
piles are included with the kit. Lots of detail. All parts are
Station Tower In the days of steam before CTC control,
when telegraphers, towers and a dispatcher controlled the traffic,
a unit such as LVM31 was a busy place. This model takes an area
5" x 10". It contains 28 double hung windows, one freight
door, and three door castings. Whenever possible, parts are precut
to exact size and many are color-coded to make them easy to identify
where they are used in assembly. This station is good for use
along a branch line, Main line, or situated near the lead track
into a yard complex. Bay and station roof end are decorated with
a sunray design.
Ton Coaling Tower A 94' high round concrete coaling
tower with covered loading track. Services three tracks. Has
lots of detail including the coal loading car and all ladders,
stairs, and platforms. Takes an 8.5" x 11.5" space.
Design for 2 3/4" track centers with a coal unloading track
5 inches from the outside track. Can easily be changed to use
with 3 inch track centers. All parts are precut to fit wherever
Lift These forklift trucks can be found almost anywhere
there is an industry or on any freight loading platform. Fork
lift actually raises and lowers. All the parts are precut to
size with only a small amount of shaping necessary. Good companion
to LVM18 and LVM07 or any truck unloading scene. Kit also includes
enough precut wood parts to make three pallets.
Wagon We still see these little wagons around stations
in terminals being unloaded or loaded with mail bags, suitcases,
boxes, parcels, and various other items hauled by baggage or
express cars. All parts precut, and wheels rotate. Colorful with
green body and red wheels.
Loader These endless conveyors can still be found in
any respectable coal yard fulfilling their job of loading coal
from bin to coal delivery truck. Easy to build in one evening.
Can be used around LVM17.
Box Co. This 6 1/2" high factory has an impressive
water tank and colorful sign. The office end has a loading platform
for railroad cars and trucks. It can be All brick, or brick with
concrete reinforcing posts and windowsills (painted gray instead
of covered with brick paper). Takes an area 8.5" x 19".
All the wood parts are precut wherever possible. Interior of
the factory has a silhouette of various machinery in case you
wish to use interior lighting.
Cement Co. Bulk cement plants furnish the materials
used in making concrete such as sand, crushed stone, and cement.
It is all stored in silos and fed by gravity into the mixing
hopper on ready mix cement trucks. This model takes a space 8
1/2" x 11 1/4". A good source of revenue for your railroad's
covered hopper cars. All parts are precut wherever possible and
lots of drawings added to the instruction sheets to make for
easy assembly. The sign is also furnished.
House A very detailed replica of the B&O sand house.
Base is heavy card stock overlaid with corrugated and 1/8" sheath
stripwood sheet. Sand was dropped into reinforced storage bin,
conveyed into tower house, heated and fed to loco domes through
a spout. Takes up an area of 6" x 3 1/4". Parts precut
House A brick building as used by small railroads or
branch lines to house their steam, diesel, narrow or standard
gauge locomotives. The building takes an area 6.5" x 19".
It can be all brick or the vertical and horizontal braces can
be all concrete. It is made up predominantly of card stock, Northeast
strip wood precut wherever possible, covered with stone and brick
paper overlays. Tracks are on 3 inch centers. The LVM02 water
tank and LVM11 water column would be good companion kits.
Ice Co. The end bunkers in all refrigerator cars had
to be filled with ice to keep the contents from spoiling. Build
this icing platform to take care of your reefers. All parts are
precut to size. Instruction sheet is loaded with drawings to
aid in assembly. Bud ice Co. takes up an area 3.5" x 39" and
can accommodate four reefers. Ice and loading chutes are included
in the kit.
Crane New York Central prototype traveling gantry crane
kit with revolving wheels. These cranes could move on their own
rails, straddling several tracks, and the winch house enabled
the operator to transfer loads from one railroad car to another,
onto a truck, or vice versa. They were used industrially or in
lumber or beam yards. Any flat rail yard should have one. This
crane requires an area of 10" x 12". All parts are
precut as much as possible.