Crossing Shanties (set of 2) HO
Boston & Maine Crossing Shanty.
As long as there have been crossing gates that have needed lowered and
raised manually there have been crossing shanties for the men that have
manned the gates. This kit is based on the shanty shown in the photo
above. This particular shanty dates back to about 1910 and is (was)
located on the Boston and Maine Railroad in Winchendon, MA on a branch
line that ran from Worcester, MA to White River Junction, VT. These
types of shanties can be found pretty much on any railroad around the
This kit can be built up with several variations. With the
awnings on or off, with the side box on or off. If you leave the front
of the box off it can be used for wood storage (as in the photo) or with
the front on as a coal bin or tool box. Maybe, in a warmer climate, you
wouldn't even need a stove pipe. Or the pipe could come from the side
wall rather than the roof, using the elbow of the pipe.
This kit features:
- Supplies for two crossing shanties
- Laser cut wood (Easy assembly!)
- Peel & stick shingles
- Mold injected windows and doors
- Shades printed on the acetate windows
- Several metal castings including 2 crossing tenders!
- Simple step by step instructions
- Proudly made in the USA
This kit contains small parts and is not intended for small children.