The kit comprises a coaling stage, water tower with crane, and a hoist for loading the coal. This model and the Engine Shed kit (Ref 522) make a good starting point for any layout in need of steam engine facilities. The Pecoscene Real Coal range (PS-330 -332) provides the perfect addition, as do the Pecoscene Ash and Cinder Scatter Materials (PS-320 - 322). An Inspection Pit (Peco LK-56/156) was also a common feature. Supplied with pre-coloured parts although painting and/or weathering can add realism (See the Pecoscene Weathering Powder PS-362 Coal Dust); glue is required to complete this model. Footprint: 140mm x 80mm
Recommended to be used with:
Ratio 00 range of Building and Accessory kits
All 1:76 Scale Model Railways and Modelling projects
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Ratio Scale Models was started in 1950 by Jack and Dev Webster, producing fine coach kits made from sheet plywood pressings in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. They commenced manufacturing plastic kits in 1959 and the name was changed to Ratio Plastic Models. The factory was moved to Goring-on-Thames in 1961, and to Sturminster Newton in 1972. As the range continued to grow, they moved to larger premises in Buckfastleigh in 1986. Ratio was sold to PECO in 1996; production now takes place at a new factory in Buckfastleigh, along with the Wills and Parkside ranges.