NYCS/B&A ‘Standard’ Wooden Tower Kit – N


This NYCS/B&A ‘Standard’ Wooden Tower kit is based on a NYC&HRRR standard design that was used from the late 1800’s into the early 1900’s with several examples lasting into the 1960’s.  Variations of this design were used on the Boston & Albany and several New York Central System Divisions including the Harlem, Putnam, West Shore and Hudson.  This kit is mostly based on the as-built design of Tower 65 which stood in Chatham, New York.  Our thanks to Dan Seligmann and the New York Central System Historical Society (NYCSHS) for their research assistance.  The standard NYCS paint colors used on the N-Scale model is available from the NYCSHS (  This kit features step-by-step text supplemented with in-progress construction photos and a full set of elevation & plan view diagrams.  The kit structure is fully supported by an interior wall system (no strip wood needed !) and the exterior shake shingles are applied as a single self-stick laser-etched piece rather than tedious strip-by-strip application. N model measures 3¾”L X 1½”W X 2″H.

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