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"THE WORKS": A COMPLETE STEEL MILL IN HO SCALE

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 effects.

The first cars in the series, a pack of three Hot Metal (Bottle) cars (932-3130), will be released in March. Another structure, the Coke Ovens and Quencher unit (933-3053), will be released in April, followed in May by a set of three Slag Cars (932-3140). The most impressive building--indeed the defining structure of the steel industry--the Blast Furnace with Cast House (933-3054), will be available in June. July will bring two additions: the Heavy-duty Crane (933-3150) and a three-pack of Coke Cars (932-3091). A fourth structure, the Electric Furnace, (933-3056) completes the ambitious package in August.

"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.

932-38** 55' Cushion Coil Cars with Round Hoods (DISCONTINUED)
932-59** 53' Thrall Gondolas (DISCONTINUED)
932-9146 40' Scrap Gondola (DISCONTINUED)
932-1335 US Steel F-M Switcheer (DISCONTINUED)
933-3142 Terex Truck
933-3141 Wheel Loader
590-1010064 Blast Furnace Crew (DISCONTINUED)
590-1010065 Electric Furnace Crew (DISCONTINUED)
590-1010066 Loading Crew (DISCONTINUED)
590-1010067 Steel Mill Day Crew (DISCONTINUED)
439-968 Maintenance Truck (DISCONTINUED)
439-969 1970s Narro Cab Flatbed Truck (DISCONTINUED)

Walthers is located at: Wm. K. Walthers, Inc., 5601 W. Florist Ave., P.O. Box 3039, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3039.



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