Walthers Cornerstone Series®
When steam ruled the rails, the coaling tower was a familiar sight at every engine terminal. Some also stood alone on main lines, ready to service passing trains that might require refueling along the way. While early designs were made of wood, later models were made of fire-proof concrete. Hoppers of coal would be spotted for unloading above a covered dump pit. Lifting machinery hauled the coal to the top, where it was stored in the bin. Gravity and positionable chutes took over, delivering a steady stream of coal into waiting tenders below. Many of these durable structures outlived their usefulness, but proved too expensive or difficult to tear down. A few still stand, stripped of their steel hardware, a monument to days gone by.
- Molded in two colors of plastic
- Ideal for steam-era layouts
- Accepts Code 83 and Code 100 rail
- Includes covered pit, machinery house, lifting equipment, positionable chutes to serve two tracks and realistic decals
Dimensions - 4 1/8" x 6 3/8" x 11".