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The basics: This is a fully assembled and decorated operating accessory. The building has the standard side-of-the-wall power plug as well as a pigtail plug for feeding power from beneath the tabletop. Scenery details include turf, six bushes, two workers and Jack the German Shepherd. Exterior lighting is provided by over 33 LEDs. Twenty-six decals are included for you to name the business. The base is approximately 16 inches wide by 10-1/2 inches deep.
For illumination the structure requires a Menards 4.5 volt power supply, Menards SKU 279-4061, 279-4062, or 279-4050.
Why you need this: Drive through any industrial park and you?ll find a variety of businesses from metal fabricators, injection-plastic shops, aluminum rolling companies, and machine shops. The buildings may be new, but most are probably on their second, third or fourth proprietor. Few look like a tidy little shoebox, and what their business is may often be a mystery. The Multi-Sign/Purpose Building fits right into this scene because it is ready to become be any business that you need on your layout.
The building is designed with brown corrugated steel sides and a gray corrugated steel roof. There are eight windows (five large and three small). Six bushes and added turf accent the front and side of the property. Office entry is through a double-wide door. Two workers are chatting out front. You'll find a recessed truck loading dock with a gravel surface drive. Up behind the loading dock are two warehouse doors.
Some of the add-on detailing include an electrical power box on the side of the office and assorted warning signs placed around the structure. An exhaust stack rises up from the rear of the office, and two heating ducts come up and over into the elevated rear section.
The back of the structure is dual purposed: You can remove an insert and use it as a train siding or run-through, or just leave it in place and consider it a warehouse.
A bonus point for this structure is "naming rights." Above the office is a backlit sign onto which you affix one of the many included decals, or you can make your own. The 26 stickers included have 14 railroads (contemporary and classic), five businesses like Menards and Wally's Auto Salvage; six national brands like Pennzoil and Sherwin Williams; and U.S. Army Logistics Center to help accommodate your military trains.
A great power option is you can use the plug-in on the side of the structure, or the pigtail plug that allows you an invisible power link from beneath the table.
This is a distinctive building that is almost universal in scope as a trackside business, and looks right at home on a 1950s layout or one modeling today's railroading.
Dimensions: 16"W x 10-1/2"D x 8-1/4"H
Shipping Dimensions: 20.00 H x 15.00 W x 10.87 D
Shipping Weight: 5.75 lbs