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N Scale - American Model Builders - 616 - Wood Oil Drilling Derrick - Undecorated

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N Scale - American Model Builders - 616 - Wood Oil Drilling Derrick - Undecorated


Brand American Model Builders
Stock Number 616
Original Retail Price $52.95
Manufacturer American Model Builders
Body Style AMB Laser Wood Structure Kit
Prototype Description Wood Oil Drilling Derrick
Road or Company Name Undecorated (Details)
Reporting Marks Glenwood No. 2 Oil Derrick
Paint Color(s) Unpainted
Ready-to-Run No
Series Name LASERkit
Kit Complexity Moderate Skills
Kit Material(s) Laser-Cut Wood
Release Date 1998-07-01
Item Category Structures
Model Type Towers
Model Subtype Industrial
Model Variety Oil Derrick
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Our N scale Oil Derrick kit is based on an article written by George Allen in the September 1952 issue of Model Railroader. The construction style of this Derrick with its wood framing dates from the late 1880s and was in use in areas of the country where lumber was still plentiful as late as the 1950s. Derricks such as this one could be found almost anywhere that oil was commercially produced in the United States: from California's central valley, to Oklahoma and Texas, and even up into central Ohio and western Pennsylvania. The Glenwood No. 2 Oil Derrick features 100% laser-cut materials, Tab and Slot design for ease of assembly, and Peel & Stick doors, windows, and decking. The kit includes platform with stairs, tower with Quadrupleboard, Crow's Nest, and ladders, hoist house, repair house, and storage shed. This intermediate level structure kit, when assembled, measures 4.125" long x 1.5" wide x 8.5" high.

Road Name History:
Although they may be molded in color, unpainted and unlettered, undecorated products are marketed to modelers who seek to custom decorate their models for private roads and/or road and/or company names that were not commercially produced by any of the major manufacturers.

Undecorated models are frequently also unassembled or only partially assembled and required modelers to be comfortable with glue, paint and sometimes solder in order to prepare their models for display. Materials for these models can vary but often include plastic, pewter and resin. Models may or may not come with decals or other decorations such as plastic signage, railings and ladders to enhance the appearance of the final product.


Brand/Importer Information:
LASERKITS are designed in a Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) program, then laser-machined at our computer-controlled laser workstations.

LASERKITS are cut and engraved from high quality woods (and occasionally styrene) with incredible precision and accuracy. The resulting edges are clean, need little, if any, sanding, and yield precise details, and exact-fitting parts.

There is no frustrating, time-consuming, board by board construction with LASERKITS. Side and roof pieces are tabbed and slotted, so no error can be made during assembly. Windows, doors, roofing materials, shingles, and trim boards are all laser-cut, and have a self adhesive backing which has been tested in the St. Louis summer heat and humidity, and found to hold under the most adverse conditions.

American Model Builders, Inc. 8229 Brentwood Industrial Drive St. Louis, MO 63144 Phone: 314-646-8588 Fax: 314-646-8583 Email: laserkit@sbcglobal.net

Item created by: nscalestation on 2017-01-04 16:44:42

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