Whether you use these N scale stands to represent the sale of newspapers, flowers or food, they work in equally as well in small towns and big cities.
This is a three part set featuring 1 large, Victorian-style newsstand based on a Manhattan prototype, 1 smaller run-down newsstand based on a Harlem prototype (designed to fit against a wall) and 1 double-seat bootblack (shoeshine) stand based on vintage blueprints.
Models arrive as unpainted, semi-transparent plastic and are connected via a sprue. Simply cut the parts from the sprue, clean them following our Special Product Care instructions, paint and weather.
IMPORTANT: Carefully cut the sprues off of the models using a very sharp (new) hobby knife on a hard, solid surface -- do not attempt to cut sprues on a flexible surface or with no support at all. Give the model walls connected to the sprue you're cutting as much support as possible to prevent flexing, which can lead to cracking.
Built in 1912 at the Pennsylvania Railroad Altoona shops, the prototype battery-powered tractors served the Pennsylvania Railroad in Baltimore, MD and Jersey City, NJ, moving box cars in narrow city streets where standard locomotives could not be used. This model represents the switcher as it appeared from about the late 1920s to the early 1950s. The switchers before and after this time period featured different wheels and tires. Modifications in the mid-1950s also included conversion from electric to gas, when a large exhaust pipe was added to the roof. These tractors were often seen caked in heavy layers of dust, mud and grime, especially on the wheels and spokes.
Learn more about the prototype at http://prr.railfan.net/RubberTiredSwitchers.html.
Instructions available at http://www.americanarchetypemodels.com. Wire handrails and other small details are not included, but the instructions explain how to add them.
Used to enhance the acoustics of a live band performance and protect band members from weather conditions, bandstands can be found all around the world in city parks or other public gathering places. The design of the American Archetype bandstand is based on the combination of several prototypes, including bandstands in New Orleans, LA, Boston, MA, Providence, RI and Pawtucket, RI. Its general style follows bandstands that were designed in the early 1900s–most of which are still in use today. Instruction sheet available at http://www.AmericanArchetypeModels.com
Used to enhance the acoustics of a live band performance and protect band members from weather conditions, bandstands can be found all around the world in city parks or other public gathering places.
The design of the American Archetype bandstand is based on the combination of several prototypes, including bandstands in New Orleans, LA, Boston, MA, Providence, RI and Pawtucket, RI. Its general style follows bandstands that were designed in the early 1900s–most of which are still in use today. Instruction sheet available at http://www.AmericanArchetypeModels.com
Two kiosks (1 entrance and 1 exit). Additional photos coming soon. The American Archetype subway kiosks are based on the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) cast-iron prototypes used in New York City from the early 1900s to the mid to late 1950s. These served as covers to New York's subway system stairwells and used a domed roof for entrances and a pyramid roof for exits.
The kiosks were most often placed inline within 50-100 feet apart on city sidewalks, usually with the entrance in front of the exit and both facing the same direction.
A modern, double-width replica is in use today in Manhattan's Astor Place, although this replica is painted a much brighter green than the kiosks' original olive drab color.
NOTICE: The top finials of the kiosk models are extremely fragile. American Archetype has taken every measure to protect these delicate pieces but cannot guarantee that they will arrive intact and not damaged by processing and shipping.
If finial pieces are broken or not present, the models will not be replaced. In this event, the modeler may replace the finials with approximately 14 scale inches of .015” brass wire. A small bead of CA glue at the top of the wire can represent the finial top.
Modelers should be extremely careful in handling the kiosks to prevent finial breakage. Also note, none of our finials were broken in shipping or normal handling.
Instructions and printable glazing (window) template is available at http://www.AmericanArchetypeModels.com.
American Archetype's 92-piece cemetery set gives you the foundation pieces needed to complete an entire graveyard scene or fill an empty lot. A graveyard can work on your layout in an open rural settings or nestled between high rises or next to a church in the big city.
Included are 4 mausoleums and 88 individual gravestones, with gravestones connected to a carrier sheet. Each gravestone simply "snaps" off of the sheet by bending it back and forth with your finger (of removing with a hobby knife). The bottom of a stone can easily be cut flat with a hobby knife on a hard surface once it's removed (if necessary).
Using an airbrush, our sample models were painted with a black base coat followed by an uneven coat of Reefer Gray. Models were then dusted with various shades of black, brown, tan and gray weathering powders. Finally, a light airbrushed dusting of Reefer White was applied to bring out detail.
Is your N scale city or town ready for fire, crime or other emergency?
This set of 12 emergency call boxes is based primarily on the pole style of a police call box from Newark, NJ. The set includes six police call boxes (rounded rectangular box) and six fire department call boxes (angled box). The boxes themselves are based on the dimensions of vintage Gamewell call boxes, popular across the US.
Models arrive as unpainted, semi-transparent plastic and are on two separate sprues for easy painting. Simply paint with appropriate colors (typically blue for police and red for fire) and weather. In our samples, we used Conrail Blue and Pacemaker Red following by a heavy dusting of blue and red weathering powders, respectively. It's easiest to paint and weather the models on their sprues and cut them off with a sharp hobby knife.
N Scale (1:160) model railroading details and scenery accessories.