WALTHERS OFFERS A FIRST IN MODEL RAILROADING:
"THE WORKS": A COMPLETE STEEL MILL IN HO SCALE
Milwaukee, WI--Wm. K. Walthers, Inc., announces the release of "The
Works," the first complete steel mill ever produced in HO scale. This
exciting series of products consists of four new buildings and three new
cars, all unique to the steel industry, plus a variety of additional
cars and accessories, and a full-color, hard-cover book outlining the
history of the industry and ways to model it. Components of the series
will be released throughout 1996 and will be available to consumers
through their local Walthers dealers. Never before has a company
release such a combination of rolling stock and structures. It is sure
to be a landmark in model railroading.
To start the series off, the first building, the Rolling Mill
(933-3052), will be released in January. This giant structure may be
customized in a variety of ways to stand for all types of modern
industries and to serve as a component of any HO layout. In February,
modelers will be treated to Dean Freytag's new book, The History, Making
and Modeling of Steel (933-78335). An expert on the steel industry,
Freytag guides modelers as they plan their own layouts. His
comprehensive book presents necessary but hard to obtain prototype
research, as well as ideas and advice on how to create realistic
"The Works" can easily provide the focus for an entire layout. But,
with its modular design, "The Works" also fits into a relatively small
space. And, since the basic design of steel industry buildings has
remained consistent since the 1920's, all or parts of the series could
be incorporated into any HO layout.
Other accessories include additional rolling stock, heavy equipment
vehicles, support vehicles and specially commissioned Preiser figure
sets of a loading crew, a steel mill day crew, and crews for the
blast and electric furnaces.
Regular hours are Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 9-1. Closed Sunday & all major holidays.
Summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day) Tues-Fri 11-6, Sat 9-1. Closed Sun, Mon & all major holidays.
5619 West Florist Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53218
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