Walthers Cornerstone HO Scale: Washington Salvage Yard - Kit
Build Scrap Metal Traffic on Your Railroad
The old sayings "everything old is new again" and "one man's trash is another's treasure" certainly applies to salvage businesses like the Walthers Cornerstone Washington Salvage Yard. Today, the range of man-made materials being recycled into new products is growing and includes all kinds of metals, rubber, plastics, paper and more. Combining office and a large work area into one structure, Washington Salvage is typical of the main buildings at many businesses, especially today's materials recycling facilities found in many communities. And, this combination of brick office and steel garage structure has been common since the 1960s, so your model could also serve as a county or city highway department garage, bus barn for a local mass transit authority, construction company offices, a railroad maintenance vehicle garage, truck or farm equipment dealership or any one of hundreds of similar businesses.
Scrap yards, the steel industry and economic markets are closely linked. The demand, and the price paid for scrap governs how long a yard will store or how quickly it sells its scrap. If demand or prices are low for any product, volumes for that product build up and the piles get high. When demand and prices rise, stored volumes are sold off quickly to generate a profit. Washington Salvage Scrap Yard is actually two businesses - an auto salvage business and a scrap business.
Washington Salvage Scrap Yard models include easy-to-build plastic kits like the main garage and office, as well as cast-resin ready-to-use scenery details like junk auto piles.
- Great headquarters building for metal processors or industries handling scrap steel
- Corrugated metal garage with brick office annex
- Great for use as a maintenance garage for railroad or industrial vehicles
- Easy-to-build plastic kit
- Molded in appropriate base colors
Main Building: 8-3/8 x 9-1/4 x 3-1/2" • 21.2 x 23.4 x 8.8cm
Scale: 8-5/8 x 1-7/8" • 21.9 x 4.7cm