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DATE 2000

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These
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Apple Storage and Packing Houses


would make very interesting lineside industries on your layout


In 1937 13,230,000 boxes of apples were shipped from the Wenatchee district which was 1/12th of the nations output!



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Some colorful apple labels.
An example of the colorful apple crate end label art included in the kits.


Apple Sore House drawings.
Line drawing of two-story Apple House Kit No. 611


Apple Sore House drawings.
Line drawing of brick Apple House Kit No. 612


Apple Sore House drawings.
Line drawing of concrete Apple House Kit No. 613


APPLE STORE HOUSES

WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON
THREE VERSIONS


Central Washington is known as one of the world's finest apple growing regions with its warm sunny summer, volcanic soils, and plenty of irragation. The Great Northern Railway recognized the opertunity and built a row of brick apple storage and packing houses at Olds Station near the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. Fruit grower cooperatives and private orchard owners built a variety of packing houses in the region as well, using brick, tile, stone, concrete and wood in their construction.

Hula brand apple crate end label, yellow. Tumwater brand apple crate end label, yellow.

My brick version is similar to the Olds Station faculity, and the concrete version is an adaptation there of. And for the bumper crop, we combine the two for a two-story brick over concrete version best built into a hillside (1-1/2" tall) along its length.

These unique buildings could be used on your railroad for a variety of other line side industries besides fruit. How about tabacco leaf warehouse in Wisconsin for instance? We found a photo which the two-story model could easily represent. There are lots of plausible uses. You can probably think of one for your model railroad.

Kits include my fine scale white Hydrocal wall castings and seamed metal roof constructed in styrene. Ten pages of step-by-step instructions including some delicious apple recipes.
You'll want to pre-heat your oven to 350° right now.


Hill Top brand apple crate end label, yellow. Hi-Buv-All brand apple crate end label, yellow.


NOTE: these models were unavailable for quite a while, however, we are just bringing them back out.
Please feel free to reserve yours today!


Each is 33' wide by 120' long in HO! (4-1/2" x 16-1/2")

The walls are of modular design and can be arranged as you like.

Apple Store House - 2 Story $125.00   BUY ME  
Apple Store House - Brick $80.00   BUY ME  
Apple Store House - Concrete $75.00   BUY ME  

My Apple Valley opertating display was a big hit at the 2004 NMRA National Convention held here in Seattle summer 2004 where I've placed all three versions. There was a lot of interest in the packing houses and we hope to have them available again shortly. Let me know if you are interested. Write to reserve.



100 APPLE CRATES

Oh, and I dare you to build an extra 100 apple crates (100 are included in each kit).
Includes full color apple crate end label art, stripwood and instructions.

Apple crate end labels, 1/87th scale.


100 extra Apple Crates   $10.00   BUY ME  


C. C. CROW   P. O. BOX 1427   MUKILTEO, WA 98275



Apple Store House - Brick version.
The single story brick version is most like the prototype at Olds Station.


Apple Store House - switching Orchard on the Swamp Creek & Western RR Club's layout in Edmonds, Washington.
The concrete model is seen in the background of switching Orchard
on the Swamp Creek & Western RR Association's layout in Edmonds, Washington...
That's the smaller Cherry Packing House with brick office building in the mid-ground.


Apple Store House - Concrete version.
Don't overlook the concrete version as it is uniquely appealing.


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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - for this model


ON-LINE HOW TO CLINICS

  HOW TO CLINICS  
Here are a bunch of my on-line how to work with Hydrocal mini-clinics. Each kit includes specific instructions of course- and there are lots of ways to do things, but here are my thoughts, tips and techniques.

  Coloring BRICK  
My traditional techniques for coloring and mortaring brick.

  Coloring STONE  
With a little practice you can color realistic stone walls. Here's how I do it.
What are we going to do now that Testors/Floquil has dropped their Flo-Stains?

  Coloring CONCRETE  
A little gray ink wash and some colorants. It's not that difficult.


SCRATCH-BUILDING STOCK

  Standard Common Brick- fine  
If you like to scratch-build or just want to practice before you do, check out my stock castings. These are the same building blocks I use to create my kits.

  Hand-Carved Stone-  
I have three different grades available. Use as retaining walls, cut them up for foundations, or make whole new buildings.

  Cinder Block Wall  
Mix it up a bit and you'll have an even more interesting building.

  Concrete Retaining Wall  
Whole 4" x 8" panels of the stuff. Use them for retaining walls, foundations, even make complete buildings like I have.


COMPLEMENTARY KITS

  The Safety Hook & Ladder Co.  
  Brick Firehouse  

How about this little two-story firehouse? It's the prefect introduction to Hydrocal brick structures. If you are afraid to tackle the larger kits why not start here? You will find that Hydrocal modeling is lots of fun and not that difficult to master.

  The Stone Shingle Mill  
is a great introduction to modeling stone in Hydrocal. This is one of my personal favorites, and indeed, one of my most popular kits.

  Orange Storage and Packing Houses  
A customer was considering using one of my apple houses for oranges. Why not? So I changed the artwork, recipies and labels-

  Fruit Storage and Packing Houses  
Here's a bunch of little ones. If you don't have the room for the larger ones- or do like I am doing, mix them all together and you'll have quite a scene.








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