Ice House & Icing Platform
||N Scale Supply
From the 1880s to the 1970s,
ice-cooled reefers were a fixture of railroading. Solid trains raced
across country with their perishable loads. Supplying ice for the cars
in transit was a huge industry. Railroads built ice houses and platforms,
like this kit, about every 250-300 miles. Here, entire trains could
be serviced and on the move in minutes.
This complete kit includes a detailed Ice House, based on a prototype
in Antigo, Wisconsin, plus a modular Icing Platform, from a Pacific
Fruit Express design. Lots of add-on details, including an optional
platform roof (used in warm areas to shade ice and slow melting), roof
vents and ice blocks are included.
Picture Courtesy of Walthers
Finished Ice House
measures 6-1/2" x 2-7/8", icing platforms measure 9-7/8"
x 7/8" each.
- Two icing platforms can be built
with or without canopies
- Icing platforms can be placed
end-to-end or on two tracks
- 24 Ice blocks add a touch of
- Includes realistic decals
to N Scale Supply catalog page for : Walthers Cornerstone