"Back Road Buildin's" Thrasher Bros. Warehouse Kit Thomas Yorke/Scale Model Masterpieces O Scale
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"Back Road Buildin's" Thrasher Bros. Warehouse Kit Thomas Yorke/Scale Model Masterpieces O Scale

$129.89
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Part Number:SMM9147

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"Back Road Buildin's" Thrasher Bros. Warehouse #1 Kit

Now available with Tar Paper Roof & Lots of Options including Corrugated Roof! "Brand New in O Scale!"

  The "Thrasher Bros Warehouse #1 is typical of many frame warehouses around the country. The prototype for this kit is structure is still standing today (built pre-1911) and may be visited in Micanopy, Florida just east of Gainesville, Florida and Interstate 75. (See history below)

  The original Thomas Yorke patterns feature more than 750 individual shingles on the front wall and thousands of "nail heads" impressed around the pre-distressed siding. The building rests on masonry piers, but the huge "Coca-Cola" decal billboard sign is what brings this gem to life.

  The detailed plans and instructions guide the modeler through the assembly and include complete Doctor Ben's painting and weathering techniques and information. This kit includes Grandt Line plastic details, Kappler scale wood, Doctor Ben's Corrugated roofing, and Scale Model Masterpieces/California Freight details. Foot Print: 8-1/2" x 11".

  Thomas A. Yorke Enterprises/Scale Model MasterpiecesNeed more warehouse space? Also available is the "Warehouse #2" kit for a little larger complex. Add the "Warehouse #2" kit (select above) which is similar in design to "Warehouse #1" modeled after the prototype in Micanopy, Florida. This easy to build cast Labstone structure has a shingle roof and sits on eight concrete piers.

  Like the "Warehouse #1" kit, the detailed plans and instructions guide the modeler through the assembly and include complete Doctor Ben's painting and weathering techniques and information. This kit includes Grandt Line plastic details, Kappler scale wood, Doctor Ben's Precision Shingles, and Scale Model Masterpieces/California Freight details. Foot Print: 3-1/16" x 5-1/8".

  Also available you Pick & Choose the Roofing Material and *Lots* of Options including Corrugated Roof Material, Extra Detail Casting Sets, Warehouse Kit #2 kit, Doctor Ben’s Weathering Stains & Solutions, & Much, Much More!

Thrasher Bros Warehouse History

The Thrasher Bros Warehouse, located on Cholokka Boulevard at Early Street, was constructed circa 1890.  It was served by a branch of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad until the 1950s.  It has two wide service doors with loading platforms.

This plain warehouse has Gothic Revival influence with the original wooden shingles covered by a tin roof.  There are hand-scrolled wooden purlins under the eaves on both sides with the original red paint still apparent.  The warehouse is a wood frame building with horizontal siding and a patterned shingle design in the west gable.  The warehouse retains the original cashier's cage, sealed room for seed storage, and even a little of the original pipe which carried carbide gas to the hanging brass light fixtures.

The warehouse was used by J.E. Thrasher, Sr. as a part of the general merchandise business that he opened in 1896.  The warehouse itself was used primarily for housing all types of farm equipment, hardware, lumber and supplies, and was part of a three-building quadrangle.  Adjacent were lots for livestock and a livery stable.

When his store building "uptown" burned in 1911, J.E. Thrasher, Sr. moved his groceries, furniture, and dry goods into the warehouse and operated his business there until he completed the two-story brick building in the next block.

Today the property is owned by the town of Micanopy and is the home of the Micanopy Historical Society Museum. The warehouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. {Micanopy Historical Society}

Typical of all Scale Model Masterpieces / Thomas A Yorke Ent.  Structure kits, the  main walls, brick pillar supports, & miscellaneous detail parts are all cast high-quality LabStone.

Would you like this Kit built in another color or configuration to fit your layout?

 

  We can do that for you. Please contact us directly for details!