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A place of repose: Trinity Church from Menards
In most small towns, not too far from the train station, the Town Square, and city hall you'll probably find a church. In good times and bad, churches are focal points for community members to worship, to celebrate, and commemorate life-changing events. They are also a setting for repose, where you discard the tasks and challenges of the day, and think about greater things. Every city or village can use a spot such as this.
The Basics: This is a fully assembled resin-like structure set on a grassy green base with trees, figures, and church signage. It is 18 inches high, 15 inches wide, and 7 inches deep. The building features multi-pane windows on the front and sides. A large cross adorns the steeple.
You will need the Menards Plug & Play 4.5 volt power supply, sold separately. Check Menards SKUs 279-4361, 279-4362, or 279-4050. You may wish to consider the 8- or 9-piece Plug & Play accessory kits (SKU 279-4035, 4681) and to serve multiple structures or vehicles.
Why you need this: The Trinity Community Church is a universal ecclesiastical structure that would look right for a layout set in New England to a scene at a North Dakota crossroads. The building has a design that could be contemporary for any layout built modeling railroads from the 1920s to today.
The building has a foundation with a texture of brown stone. The building has red brick texture construction rising two levels plus the steeple. The roof and gables have deeply-cut shingle detailing.
The right and left sides of the church have two multi-pane windows. On the front, however, you'll find four seven-pane arched windows on the ground level. Above the arched double door entry is a grouping of three nine-pane windows.
The top level features three gables with eight-pane windows and a five-pane window on the steeple. The arching of the window frames and the variety in numbers of panes makes the lighting quite striking!
The church itself is recessed from the front of the base. This allows the grassy lawn to seem very welcoming and tranquil. The white church sign has the inscription "PRAYER: The Best Wireless Connection."
The steps in front of the doors and walkway are ripe for you add your own figures of parishioners arriving or departing, or even setting up a wedding party.
Two figures are engaged in an animated discussion and Jack is on hand to keep the church mice at bay!
The Trinity Community Church is a great addition to any train town, and adds another element of realism to your O gauge community.
Shipping Dimensions: 16.90 H x 12.80 W x 8.90 D
Shipping Weight: 5.0 lbs