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N Scale - The TrainMaster - QK2N - Railroad, Coal Bunker - Railroad Structures

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N Scale - The TrainMaster - QK2N - Railroad, Coal Bunker - Railroad Structures

Brand The TrainMaster
Stock Number QK2N
Original Retail Price $12.00
Manufacturer The TrainMaster
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style TrainMaster Laser Wood Structure Kit
Prototype Railroad, Coal Bunker
Road or Company Name Railroad Structures (Details)
Reporting Marks Coal Bunker
Paint Color(s) Unpainted
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Craftsman
Kit Material(s) Laser-Cut Wood
Release Date 2020-08-01
Item Category Structures
Model Type Buildings
Model Subtype Railroad Structure
Model Variety Coal Bunker
Scale 1/160

Specific Item Information: Coal was often used in the heater of a caboose. This N scale coal bunker was a common site along the caboose track. Typically a gondola filled with coal was spotted next to the bunker. The coal was shoveled in using the “armstrong” method. The door on the side of the bunker is where the trainmen could go in to fill up a coal bucket for the fuel needed for the next freight run.

Footprint is 1 3/8″ x 3/4″.

Road Name History:
Railroad structures include but are not limited to stations, depots, yard offices, interlocking towers and tanks. A train station, railway station, railroad station, or depot is a railway facility where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight.

It generally consists of at least one track-side platform and a station building (depot) providing such ancillary services as ticket sales and waiting rooms. If a station is on a single-track line, it often has a passing loop to facilitate traffic movements. The smallest stations are most often referred to as "stops" or, in some parts of the world, as "halts" (flag stops). Stations may be at ground level, underground, or elevated. Connections may be available to intersecting rail lines or other transport modes such as buses, trams or other rapid transit systems.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
The TrainMaster is a kit manufacturer located in Fairlawn, OH. Here is how they described themselves:
At The TrainMaster we are dedicated to pursuing excellence and take great pride in our craftsman kits. We use the highest quality products and details, include thorough instructions with dozens of pictures, provide web-based support with how-to videos and offer world-class customer service.
Currently, Kits and QuicKits are offered in HO and N scale. Kits are limited production runs and offer all the materials and details needed to finish a scene. QuicKits are single structures that can be completed in an evening or two and allow the modeler to finish the scene with their own details.

Item created by: scottakoltz on 2020-08-27 20:21:46

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