AR Tower – HO


The AR Tower kit is based on the AR (“Allegheny Ridge”) Tower that still stands in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania at the summit of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s (PRRs) Allegheny Mountain crossing.  It was put into service on October 2, 1909 in an effort to consolidate the control of AR, UN, SF, and BF interlockings and was primarily used to protect the loop track for helper locomotives heading back to Altoona.  AR Tower was closed in 1995 when its operations became remotely controlled from Harrisburg.  The original flat roof of this tower was replaced by a hip roof in the 1960’s.  Both the flat and hip roof options and the Compressor Shed are provided in this kit.  A prototype Color Photo Sheet has also been included to be used as a reference for coloring and “modernizing” this structure.  The laser-cut self-stick “American Bond” brick and slate pieces featured in this kit are created from our Model Builder’s Supply Line styrene building sheets.  Our thanks to the Pennsylvania Railroad Historical and Technical Society for providing the prototypical information used to develop this kit. HO Scale Model Area: 7¼”(L) X 3″(W) X 4″(H)

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