Your HO gauge storage solution: The American Materials building by Menards
The basics: The fully-assembled structure has four silos, two animated American Materials signs, exterior security illumination, maintenance men, and flashing red lights on the roof. The building measures approximately 3-1/2 inches wide, 3-1/4 inches deep, and 8-9/16 inches to the rooftop railings.
For illumination, the structure requires a Menards 4.5-volt AC adaptor (sold separately).
Why you need this: This new structure fits right in with the mission of your railroad - moving heavy cargo. The three-level building's finish is a dirty gray, suggesting it has been in business for a few years.
The first level is designed with a run-through for traffic or for installation on a siding and can easily accommodate HO gauge hoppers or gondolas.
Near the top of the first level you'll find two security lights on each side. A ladder runs up one side, stopping at the second level. A walkway and safety rails run around the silos and there is plenty of room for you to add additional workers.
The ladder continues up to the roof, where you'll find surface mounted ductwork, two workers, and a toolbox. The safety railing secures the edges. Just in case you have low-flying aircraft, there are flashing red LEDs on each corner.
The two animated American Materials signs are the building's standout feature. The brightly lit LED signs replicate an American flag waving in a breeze. When powered up, this will be easy to spot in any lighting!
But all your eggs aren?t in one basket. The design isn't limited to only to the concrete industry. The universal design makes this structure a good candidate for any trackside industry using aggregates. You'll find labels for cement, sand, fracking sand, gravel, coal, grain, and salt (Hello, Morton!). You can affix them to the silos to fit whatever scene you are creating.
In short, this is a compact structure with a minimal footprint, but which will stand out to all who visit your railroad.
Dimensions: 3-1/2”W x 3-1/4”D x 8-9/16”H
Shipping Dimensions: 8.90 H x 3.74 W x 3.27 D
- Pre-lit with 12 LED lights
- Two electronic American Materials signs with waving flag lighting pattern
- Includes 14 material signs (two of each material) to label your plant
- Roof with two workers and four blinking red LED lights
- Tunnel measures: 2-1/4"W x 3-1/4"H
- Limited edition
- Approximate Power Draw: 320 mA
- Requires 4.5-volt power source (sold separately, Menards SKU# 279-4061, 4062, 4050)