Walthers Cornerstone Series®
For over a century, the gas works was a fixture of American cities and towns. Long before natural gas and electricity were common, these facilities generated "coal gas" to power street lamps, home appliances and industrial machinery. The gas was actually a byproduct, made by baking coal to produce coke. Running night and day, a variety of fascinating machinery and structures were needed, along with plenty of rail service.
After raw gas was recovered from the Coke Retorts, it was piped to the Gas Plant for cooling and cleaning. This required several pressurized steel tanks, each handling part of the process. As newer methods of producing and improving the energy output of the gas were introduced, the plant was modernized and larger tanks constructed alongside to handle increased production.
- Molded in four colors and clear plastic
- Ideal for steam and transition-era layouts
- Includes three-story brick building, gas washing tanks,
piping, interior roof support trusses, rooftop ventilators, realistic printed signs and complete instructions
Dimensions - 16 1/2" x 7 7/8" x 7 7/8".