Fire Tower Kit – N
Fire towers have been part of the American landscape since the early 1900’s. Rapid deployment of these towers occurred during the 1930’s when 100’s of them were erected for the United States Forest Service (USFS) by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). By the 1960’s, improvements in satellite tracking and aircraft technology made most of these towers obsolete.
This kit was designed based on USFS standardized plans and specifications from 1938 that were used in the construction of steel towers. Ironically, many of these steel towers were manufactured by the Aermotor Company which was known for their windmills as represented in our “Wind Mill Water Pump’ kit (SKU #96707).
This photo-etched stainless steel kit can be built up to 100 N-Scale feet tall (approximately 8”) without the need for special tools or solder. It features a dozen c-thru stairways with fine railings & wood textured platforms, a 10′ x 10′ cabin with panel & rivet details, hip & flat roof options, window visors, radio antenna, directional peak vent, laser-cut 2″ x 2″ ‘concrete’ base, and full-color illustrated instructions.