Many of these were built by modelers who sent us photos of their finished models. Others are photos we have taken ourselves over the years at train shows and conventions. We have attempted to credit the builders where possible. Please contact us if you know of an instance where someone has not been given proper credit for their work.
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Ron Mei of Pheonix AZ. sent in this photo of part of his layout with our Crafton Ave. Service Station.
Some of our downtown buildings from our Roadshow Layout.
David Evans sent in this photo and said, "I appreciate the extra parts you sent; they came in very handy. Definitely a fun project. About my sixth building after being out of the hobby for 40 years".
Emily Stepek of Rockville, MD assembled our N scale service station. The excellent painting and detailing of the structure and accessories make a great scene!
The super realistic photo was modeled and photographed by Rick Brockmeier of Fulton, MO. Rick is modeling Route 66 and "had to have this classic style." It's been slightly modified with a full interior and lighting. I can taste the burgers and fries already :~)
Here is another shot by Rick Brockmeier. Rick calls this pic "Feeding The Cat". Here, kitty, kitty.
This very neat model of a large Woolworth's was built by Mark Gugliotta of North Carolina using three of our Grant St Iron-Front kits. In addition to our kits, Mark built the modern storefront from Evergreen Styrene shapes. Mark tells us that he credits his wife, Amelia, for coming up with the cool storefront colors that capture the look of the 1950s. The large Woolworth letters were cut from a photograph Mark found of an actual Woolworth's store. The window signs were mounted between two thin sheets of clear plastic to hold them in place before gluing them inside the window openings.
As you can see, our Roberts Road Mobile Home also makes a great sales office for a used car lot. The only thing missing is a salesman in a cheap suit trying to make a deal with an unsuspecting customer!
City Classics kits made the cover of TV Guide in June of 2008! We were as surprised as anyone to look at this issue of TV Guide in the supermarket checkout line and see our kits on the cover! Many of the large buildings in the photo were kitbashed from our kits. Wish we knew more about that impressive looking city!