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American Model Builders N Scale LASERkit Series - Latest Releases
Add realistic detail to a rural scene along your railroad with this laser-cut kit of a tradtional gambrel-roof barn, plus a silo with shed. Barn features full roof rafters, optional rooftop cupola, hexagonal shingles, hoist rail, pre-cut clear glazing for each individual window sash, and both ground level and hay loft doors that can be modeled opened or closed. The Farm Silo includes cast resin dome and one-piece body with unloading chute as well as plastic filler tube and laser-cut wooden access ladder. The Silo may be finished as either a wood or concrete structure. Assembled Barn measures: 5-3/8 x 3-1/2 x 3-1/4" 13.6 x 8.8 x 8.2cm; Silo measures: 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 4-1/2" 6.3 x 3.8 x 11.4cm. Please note that animals and scenery are NOT included.
Country Barn with Silo
ITEM # AMB-530 -

LIST: $69.95

#625 G.R. Dill & Sons Salting Station Kit

The Details: 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.
Originally built along railroad sidings in an age before refrigeration and good roads, salting stations had tall platforms constructed around the large wooden vats to facilitate the loading of the pickle and tanks cars that would transport the brine stock to the finishing plant. A roof was placed over the more frequently used vats, but quite often, the vats were left exposed to the elements. Also usually present was a simple shed, which provided ample space for an office desk and the storage of the salt blocks and other ingredients used in making the brine.

When ready, the pickles would be netted out of the vats and hauled in wheelbarrows up wood planks to the tops of the waiting cars and unloaded. The brine solution would then be hand pumped out of the vats into casks, which in turn would be dumped into tank cars. Eventually conveyors and electric pumps were employed to load the pickles and brine
A great small industry to add to your layout, our new kit conveys the early appearance of these salting stations with its 100% laser-cut real wood construction right down to the 20 brine vats, which display individual wood planks and banding. Made from quality birch plywood and basswood, the modeler will easily be able to obtain that stained weathered look of the prototype facilities. Furthermore, the modular design of the kit, which includes the open platform with vats and freight car loading point, elevated shed with covered deck, and the annex platform with roof, affords the modeler relative ease in placement of the structures on their layout even on curved sidings.

Kit No. 625 features everything the discriminating craftsman has come to expect from a LASERKIT® including 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 scale, optional open vats with simulated brine, well-illustrated instructions, and full color signage that includes a unique dill pickle shaped rooftop billboard. As shown, the G. R. Dill & Sons Salting Station measures 9” long x 2” wide by 1.5” high. MSRP $84.95

G. R. Dill & Sons Salting Station Kit
ITEM # AMB-625

LIST: $84.95

#620 Farm Silo w/Shed

This new offering from American Models Builders LASERKit division features:

  • Incredibe Engineering & Detail
  • 100% Laser-Cut Wood Shed Components
  • Tabbed & Slotted Shed Construction
  • Peel & Stick Windows, Doors, Trim, Roofing Paper
  • Cast Redin Dome, 1-Piece Silow
  • Includes Laser-cut Window Glazing
  • Laser-cut Ladder and Plastic Filler Tube
  • 2.5" Long x 1.5" Wide x 4.5" High
Farm Silo w/Shed
ITEM # AMB-620

LIST: $29.95

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#603 Switchman's Shanty
#604 Transfer Building
Switchman's Shanty / Miner's Cabin kit
ITEM # AMB-603

LIST: $12.95

Transfer Building Kit
ITEM # AMB-604

LIST: $69.95

#605 Sonny's Shack (2/Pkg)
#606 Farmer's Grain & Stock Company
Sonny's Shack (2 bldgs/kit)
ITEM # AMB-605

LIST: $24.95

Farmer's Grain & Stock Company kit
ITEM # AMB-606

LIST: $34.95

#607 Santa Fe Standard 1 Story Depot
#608 Single Stall Engine House
Santa Fe Standard 1 Story Depot kit
ITEM # AMB-607

LIST: $49.95

Single Stall Engine House kit
ITEM # AMB-608

LIST: $29.95

#610 Country Grain Elevator
#611 Hitzeman's Feed Mill
Boston & Maine Yard Office Kit
ITEM # AMB-609

LIST: $19.95

Country Grain Elevator Kit
ITEM # AMB-610

LIST: $32.95

Hitzeman's Feed Mill Kit
ITEM # AMB-611

LIST: $32.95

#612 Two Story Depot w/Square Bay Window
#615 A.C. Brown Manufacturing Company
Two Story Depot w/Bay Window Kit
ITEM # AMB-612

LIST: $29.95

A.C. Brown Manufacturing Co. Kit
ITEM # AMB-615

LIST: $64.95

#616 Oil Derick
#618 Illinois Central Type A Depot
#619 Country Barn Kit
Glenwood #2 Oil Derrick
ITEM # AMB-616

LIST: $52.95

Feeder Barn Kit
ITEM # AMB-617 - Shown above in set #614

LIST: $19.95

Illinois Central Type A Depot
ITEM # AMB-618 

LIST: $32.95

Country Barn Kit
ITEM # AMB-619

LIST: $44.95

#621 Silex Grain Elevator Kit
#622 Dill's Market
#623 Corydon General Store
Silex Grain Elevator Kit
ITEM # AMB-621

LIST: $32.95

Dill's Country Market Kit
ITEM # AMB-622

LIST: $15.95

Corydon General Store & Post Office
ITEM # AMB-623

LIST: $29.95

#627 UP Style One Story Depot
#635 Ellington Mercantile
Union Pacific Style One Story Depot Kit
ITEM # AMB-627

LIST: $39.95

Ellington Mercantile Kit
ITEM # AMB-635

LIST: $29.98

#636 Springfield Cafe Kit
#638 Springfield Depot
Springfield Cafe Kit
ITEM # AMB-636

LIST: $19.95

Springfield Depot Kit
ITEM # AMB-638

LIST: $36.95

#640 Two Story Farm House w/Porch
#645 Nine Mile House & Tavern
Two Story Farm House w/Porch Kit
ITEM # AMB-640

LIST: $34.95

Windsor Hotel Kit
ITEM # AMB-643

LIST: $39.95

Nine Mile House & Tavern Kit
ITEM # AMB-645

LIST: $39.95

#650 SP Combination Depot w/Dock
#651 Alton Elevator w/Office
SP Combination Depot with Dock
ITEM # AMB-650

LIST: $74.95

Alton Elevator w/Office Kit
ITEM # AMB-651

LIST: $34.95

#653 Hinkle Mill Kit
#676 Southern Pacific Type 22 Depot
Hinkle Mill Kit
ITEM # AMB-653

LIST: $84.95

Southern Pacific Type 22 Depot
ITEM # AMB-676 

LIST: $99.95

#691 Crossroads Church
#693 McCormac's Dry Goods Store
Crossroads Church kit
ITEM # AMB-691

LIST: $15.95

McCormac's Dry Goods Store
ITEM # AMB-693 3" L x 1.5" W x 1.75" H

LIST: $15.95

#698 Company House, 3/Kit
Company House, 3 per kit
ITEM # AMB-698

LIST: $24.95

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