Milwaukee, Wisconsin --- Walthers announces the release of new
Cornerstone Series® Background Building kits. Variety Printing Company
Ltd. building front and Centennial Mills Inc. building back are
scheduled for delivery in September, 1999.
At the edge of any model railroad, there's a space that represents where
the layout ends and the real world begins. Making the transition from
layout to backdrop has long been a problem with no single, easy
solution. New Cornerstone Series® background building kits provide a
quick solution to a long standing problem.
Based on popular Cornerstone Series® kits, these buildings give your
backgrounds three-dimensional realism. Combine multiple kits to make
backdrops extend onto the layout or to make buildings blend into
background images. These injection-molded kits feature actual parts from
Cornerstone Series® models with new side walls and roof parts which can
be thinned or angled to blend in with track and background angles. Just
slip them in between the track and backdrop to add depth to any
industrial scene. Use them with Walthers Instant Horizons for extra
The Variety Printing Co. Ltd. Building Front, 933-3161 $21.98, features
typical curtain wall construction with multi-paned windows, a prevalent
architectural style found in both the steam- and diesel-era. The front
wall of the structure features a pedestrian entrance, one side wall has
a truck loading door making this structure great along any industrial
street. The kit is molded in an appropriate base color. With several
kits painted differently, modelers can produce an entire industrial
district just inches deep. A single kit measures 12-1/4 wide x 1-3/4
deep x 6-11/16" tall and includes realistic decals for several different
Centennial Mills Inc. Building Back, 933-3160 $21.98, allows modelers to
squeeze in a rail-served industry along any wall or background.
Centennial includes the business side of a typical concrete mill as seen
in both the steam- and diesel-era. Box cars, airslide hoppers, pressure
differential covered hoppers and covered hoppers like the
Pullman-Standard 4427's are usually found on mill sidings. This kit
includes a loading canopy, dust collectors and realistic decals for
several businesses. When built, the model measures 10-3/16 wide x
1-15/16 deep x 8-7/16" tall; it can be angled or thinned to fit
Cornerstone Series® Background Buildings are available from Walthers
dealers. To locate a dealer use our dealer locator at www.walthers.com.
Contact Walthers at 414-527-0770 or write Walthers, PO Box 3039,
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3039.
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