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Walthers Cornerstone 933-2903 | Modern Coaling Tower | HO Scale

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Based on an Ogle design, the Walthers Cornerstone Modern Coaling Tower will be a focal point in any engine terminal. As larger engines entered service, many railroads found their older coaling towers couldn't handle the increased demand. By the 1920s, railroads began contracting with outside firms to build new coaling towers. Concrete was the material of choice as it was easy to use, affordable, fireproof and weatherproof. Towers like this were built in yards at servicing facilities as well as along the mainline to refuel engines on the road. This plastic model features realistic concrete walls plus detailed chutes and mechanisms. Like the prototype, it can serve three tracks at once, making it an ideal choice for maximizing service in minimum space. The same sturdy construction that made these towers appealing to railroads also made them hard to demolish. With its metal parts removed for scrap, the Modern Coaling Tower could still be standing in a contemporary scene, a reminder of how things used to be.
  • Based on a typical North American railroad structure
  • Serves three tracks
  • Includes coal delivery shed
  • Loaded with separate details
  • Includes decals signs
  • Molded in appropriate colors

 
Measures:

  • Tower: 8-5/8 x 8-3/4 x 12-1/4" or 21.5 x 21.8 x 30.6cm
  • Dumphouse: 8-5/8 x 1-3/8 x 1-3/8" or 21.5 x 3.4 x 3.4cm
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SKU: 933-2903

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    Description

    Based on an Ogle design, the Walthers Cornerstone Modern Coaling Tower will be a focal point in any engine terminal. As larger engines entered service, many railroads found their older coaling towers couldn't handle the increased demand. By the 1920s, railroads began contracting with outside firms to build new coaling towers. Concrete was the material of choice as it was easy to use, affordable, fireproof and weatherproof. Towers like this were built in yards at servicing facilities as well as along the mainline to refuel engines on the road. This plastic model features realistic concrete walls plus detailed chutes and mechanisms. Like the prototype, it can serve three tracks at once, making it an ideal choice for maximizing service in minimum space. The same sturdy construction that made these towers appealing to railroads also made them hard to demolish. With its metal parts removed for scrap, the Modern Coaling Tower could still be standing in a contemporary scene, a reminder of how things used to be.
    • Based on a typical North American railroad structure
    • Serves three tracks
    • Includes coal delivery shed
    • Loaded with separate details
    • Includes decals signs
    • Molded in appropriate colors

     
    Measures:

    • Tower: 8-5/8 x 8-3/4 x 12-1/4" or 21.5 x 21.8 x 30.6cm
    • Dumphouse: 8-5/8 x 1-3/8 x 1-3/8" or 21.5 x 3.4 x 3.4cm

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