Menards 279-3971 Watkins City Block O Gauge

Regular price $144.95

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Evoking the charm and simplicity of yesteryear, the O Gauge Watkins City Block provides a snapshot of a small yet lively city block. Rich with Midwestern roots, you'll find two iconic companies operating side by side. Founded just 25 miles apart, the J.R. Watkins® Company began in 1868 (Plainview, MN) by distributing homemade remedies, while the first Red Owl® store opened in 1922 (Rochester, MN), selling groceries to families. Take a gander at this detailed display and soak up the small-town mindset. Watch as two children eagerly await a ride on a coin-operated horse outside of the market, or catch a glimpse of a man who's mailing a heartfelt letter to his sister in Chicago while he's accompanied by his beloved German shepherd, Jack. On the outdoor terrace, three attorneys (with the sprightly names of Dewy, Cheatum, and Howe) celebrate another victorious litigation with the finest Cuban cigars in hand. After all, these lawyers are used to bending the truth a little. But then again, so is Auntie Agatha. On her way over to Grandpa's house, she can be seen leaving the Red Owl® grocery store with her "prize-winning" fresh-baked apple pie. It looks like Auntie Agatha has some explaining to do.

Dimensions: 7-1/2" W x 13" L x 8-1/2" H


  • Pre-lit, prebuilt, and ready to go
  • Exterior lit by over 30 LED lights
  • Features 2 Red Owl® and J.R. Watkins® lighted signs
  • Apartments with frosted windows with soft-glowing interior
  • Includes 9 O-scale figures (7 adults, 2 children), coin-operated horse, bench, garbage can, mailbox, a Dalmatian, and Jack the German shepherd
  • Vintage advertising on all sides
  • Limited edition
  • Approximate Power Draw: 650 mA
  • Requires 4.5-volt power source (sold separately, Menards SKU# 279-4061, 4062, 4050)


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