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This is American Model Builders 725 The Pickle Works Kit. Laser cut kit. G. R. Dill & Sons Salting Station. The inspiration for this laser-cut kit comes from Paul Larson’s “Pickle Works” article in the January 1955 issue of Model Railroader and David Leider’s “Building a Pickle Salting Station” article in the March 2009 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman along with numerous prototype photos and personal recollections of individuals who labored at these salting stations. Typical of trackside salting stations operated across the US from the late 1800s through the 1960s, the G. R. Dill & Sons facility, affectionately known to the locals as the “Pickle Works”, served two important purposes. The first was to receive and purchase cucumbers from the local farmers, salt them in brine filled vats, and eventually ship them out via the railroad to finishing plants. They also packed appropriate sizes and shapes of cucumbers in wooden casks as dill pickles, which were the only pickles actually made at this facility. Nonetheless, the preparation of a good pickle required the rigid regulation of the salt regularly fed into the vats of brine and the quantities of salt, spices, dill weed, and vinegar in the dill pickle casks. Its key features are: Peel & Stick windows, door, trim, and roofing material Custom scribed platform decking Tab & Slot wall and platform substructure assembly Laser-cut ladders and wheelbarrows Cast resin casks and cucumber loads for the wheelbarrows White metal scale Optional open vats with simulated brine Well-illustrated instructions Full color signage that includes a unique dill pickle shaped rooftop billboard. Dimensions: 16 long x 3.75 wide by 3 high Covered annex stretching 6.75 long Elevated shed 2.75 long Open platform 6.5 longCondition:
Factory New (C-9
)Operational Status: FunctionalOriginal Box:
American Model BuildersModel Number:
HO ModernModel Type:
The Trainz SKU for this item is P11644046. Track: 11644046 - FS - 001 - TrainzAuctionGroup00UNK - TDIDUNK ProductId: 11644046