Gibley’s Furniture Co. HO SCALE
Fellow Bar Mills associate & modeler “extraordinaire” Jack Ellis came up with this design for use on one of his own award winning dioramas. He liked it… we loved it.
The approach to this building is unique, it has a modest footprint, some cool architectural elements, more than a smattering of modeling challenges, and a not-so-high price tag !
Whether next to the tracks or in the middle of a town this one just has the “right” look.
We kept ours “roadside” but a siding or spur could be used up against it to expand it’s architectural footprint.
This time around we’ve all but avoided classic “clapboard” construction, relying on the look of cedar shake shingles & batten covered “tarpaper”. A custom laser-cut store front & larger factory style windows are combined with traditional injection molded windows to help speed construction along.
Complete with several detail castings, some cool graphics, & even a sidewalk we only added a sprinkling of figures & a truck driving down the street to complete the scene.
If you were familiar with “Higgenbothom’s Coal”, “Pop Gracin’s Tire”, “American Seltzer”, “Hurst Boiler”, “Sokol’s” or “Schmidtchen’s” you probably have a good idea how our “1 of 500” series works… kits with a more modest footprint than our larger “Holiday-oriented” kits, but with all the detail. Yup, like the others before it this kit is destined to be discontinued down the road.
Anyway if you like a challenge (this one took me about 10 days of evenings to construct) and are looking for something out of the ordinary this may be for you. As usual we don’t include the figures or vehicles in the kit. Available only directly from Bar Mills.