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N Scale - Showcase Miniatures - 1100 - Commercial Structure - Commercial Structures - LEE KING RADIATOR & MUFFLER REPAIR SHOP


Production Type Regular Production
Stock Number 1100
Original Retail Price $36.95
Brand Showcase Miniatures
Manufacturer Showcase Miniatures
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Showcase Miniatures Structure Small
Prototype Description Commercial Structure
Road or Company Name Commercial Structures (Details)
Road or Reporting Number LEE KING RADIATOR & MUFFLER REPAIR SHOP
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Moderate Skills
Kit Material(s) Laser-Cut Wood
Release Date 1995-01-01
Item Category Structures
Model Type Buildings
Model Subtype Commercial
Model Variety Auto Repair Shop



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Specific Item Information: LEE KING RADIATOR & MUFFLER REPAIR SHOP on ROUTE 66 - It was simply two lanes of concrete and blacktop connecting the Midwest and the West Coast but it became a cultural icon. Nothing brings back nostalgic All-American emotions of days gone by like the historic Route 66. Gas Stations, Motels and Eating Joints, both utilitarian and whimsical, competed for highway traveler’s attention and much needed dollars, not realizing that they would create a legacy that would far outlive most of them. And, beginning with this kit, custom care for your means of transportation is considered. LEE KING is well known for his expertise in the hole patching business for well worn automobiles. His motto is “If it holds something, it’s eventually gonna leak.” After many years working in auto repair, Lee has found that mufflers and radiators seem to come in the shop most often. Now he specializes in covering all issues for “both ends” of your car. Kit includes: precision laser cut parts including peel-n-stick backed windows, pewter metal casting details, high resolution graphics, easy to assemble tab and slot construction and detailed instructions. The finished structure measures approx. 3.0" by 3.0" Model built by Raul Perez. Raul also created simulated arc welders in each of the shop floor service pits with warm-white LEDs in the shop and office that dim when each of the welders come on. Maybe Lee King should consider upgrading his incoming AC service panel to better manage all the power that those arc welders use.

Model Information: Precision laser cut parts including peel-and-stick backed windows for easy assembly. Pewter metal casting details.

Road Name History: Commercial structures are any buildings or other man-made structures whose principal purpose is trade. These can be high-rise officer towers, gas stations or fruit stands. Any structure where end-user customers come to buy things from sellers of that product or service are consider commercial structures.

This group will therefore include quite large as well as quite small buildings. Models of these buildings might be kits or pre-assembled. They might be painted or undecorated. They might come with a host of accessories and figures or they might be fairly Spartan.

Brand/Importer Information: Founded by Joe Warren, in Cherry Valley, California, in 1995, Showcase Miniatures manufactures high quality cast pewter metal, etched brass, and/or laser cut wood model railroad structures, vehicles, and accessories in HO, N, and Z Scale. Moved to Tuskegee, Alabama in 2012, Walter Vail is Showcase Miniatures current owner and product designer. In developing new products, Walter employs different methods such as hand sculpting and the use of 3D computer software. Crafted by a master modeler, who has had his scratch-built science fiction models featured in Kalmbach Publishing's FineScale Modeler magazine, and previously designed products for businesses such as C-in-C Soft Metal Castings, FASA, GHQ, and Ral-Partha Enterprises, the high quality detail exhibited in every Showcase Miniatures product is certainly not a coincidence.


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