Hillview Volunteer Fire Department Kit O
... Laser-Cut Wood Kit
While not as common as they once were, buildings similar to our Hillview Volunteer Fire Department engine house could be found all over the country. This small two-story frame building, based on a structure in central Illinois, is just large enough to hold the community's pumper truck downstairs and has room for an office and storage area for miscellaneous fire fighting equipment. Since volunteer departments were usually composed of local citizens who held regular jobs, it was not necessary to provide sleeping quarters, although in a larger city setting the upstairs would have been used for this purpose. Instead, in some small towns, you might find the city hall or a meeting hall in the upstairs area.
As always, our O scale kit is made up of precise laser-cut materials that assemble into a 7" long x 5" wide x 9" tall structure. The kit features Tab & Slot constructed walls with pre-milled clapboard siding, Peel & Stick windows, doors, and trim, hexagonal type roofing shingles, and a white metal chimney. Hillview's unique and large Queen Anne style windows offer a view inside the second story, which includes a floor for those modelers who enjoy detailing the interior of our building kits. An external staircase with railing provides access to the offices above while our custom printed full color signage offers several decorating options. Perfect for modeling a large city or a small town fire department, kit #152-471 is a great addition to any O scale pike.
Built-up, the O scale building measures 7 x 5 x 9".