Based on the standard Pacific Fruit Express design, platforms of this type were in service from the late 1800s to the early 1970s. The kit includes of 6" 15.2cm long modules, but several kits (sold separately) can be combined to make a longer platform if desired. The kit also includes extra drop doors to model a two-track version. All parts are molded in gray styrene for ease of assembly. Plastic ice blocks and tarpaper for the roof are also included.