Menards 279-5370 M&M's Warehouse Background Building O Gauge

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Designated fitter: The M&M Warehouse Background Building

The basics: This is a low relief, space-saving building designed for locations unsuitable for a full-size structure. The warehouse is a fully assembled and decorated measuring 15 inches wide, 10-5/8 inches tall, and 1-1/8 inches deep. Five decals are included for use with a sign above the office. The warehouse is illuminated and designed for use with the Menards Plug & Play system.

The facade has a pigtail plug for use with a Menards 4.5 volt power supply, Menards SKU 279-4061, 279-4062, 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 and vehicles. All are available separately.

Why you need this: This background building is the first in a new series of flat structures from Menards. Every layout has those hard to fill spots where you lack room for a building ? but you want something more than a blank wall. This Warehouse fits that requirement. While it has a modest width, the secret is that it is a mere 1-1/8 inches deep!

This makes it ideal for the edge of your bench work, helping disguise a range of objects like a basement support or a water meter! You could even sit it on the edge of your layout next to a siding to add an extra industry to your railway.

The fully assembled and decorated structure has simulated vertical steel slats, a wide loading dock, two doors, and a central office. The office has a door and two windows and a printed interior. Since this is where the company brass can be found, you?ll find a ?Safety is Job 1? sign above the doorway.

Above the office is a large space for a sign. Five different company banners are included. You can fly the flag of M&M candy, Menards, Railway Express, Schneider Transportation, and Whirlpool. The decals may be used with the no. 279-4289 Plug & Play Billboard, and its 26 decals can be used with the warehouse.

Using the Schneider sign, this would be a good companion piece with the no. 279-5098 Schneider Freight Building

The design of the structure allows you to screw it down to your tabletop, or simply let it stand free on the table. This makes it easier to relocate on a whim as your train city prospers and changes.

The Warehouse will appear right at home with your other Menards buildings, and the flexibility with the decals allows you the freedom to squeeze multiple warehouses on your layout, but each with unique brand signage.


  • Fully assembled
  • Prelit with over 15 LED lights, including 2 blinking red warning lights on the top
  • 1-1/8" profile fits almost anywhere
  • Backlit sign holder with 5 interchangeable decals!
  • Decals include: M&Ms, Menards, Railway Express, Schneider and Whirlpool
  • Compatible with decals from our Lighted Billboard (SKU# 279-4289)
  • 4.5-volt pigtail connection. Run your wire straight down through your table or run the pigtail out from the back
  • Approximate Power Draw: 620 mA
  • Requires 4.5-volt power source (sold separately, Menards SKU# 279-4061, 4062, 4050)
  • 15"W x 1-1/8"D x 10-5/8"H