68559Announcing the Start of a Whole New Z Product Line
- Oct 31, 2011It has arrived! The first kit from the TownBuilder System collaboration:
Plain Jane's Thrift Store. How did we come to choose this modest little
storefront? We had two primary motives. For starters, we didn't want to
go overboard with our first kit, since this was a completely new
venture into new territory. Likewise we wanted a relatively simple kit
for modelers, since we're introducing a somewhat unusual style of
constructionthat being mixed media.
At the same time, we clearly wanted to demonstrate the strengths of this
approach to kit design, so there's some really nice brickwork featured
on the otherwise ordinary building face. And details abound, from the
cut granite wall caps to the fancy window cornices and sills; from the
scuppers and downspouts to the electric meter. Not to mention the
fully-decorated window displays! We also provide the builder with some
choices; an alternate sign turns it into Top Drawer Athletics, and
there's even alternate window decorations.
Of course, this is just the beginning. We have so much more in store for
Z Scale, because each month will bring a new TownBuilder System
release. By this time next year, you'll have an entire Z Scale town at
your disposalhence the name of our product line. So watch this
space to see what Stonebridge Models <http://www.stonebridgemodels.com>
and NZT Products <http://www.nztproducts.com> have in store for you!
TBSZ-0001: Plain Jane's Thrift Store
Introducing the first in a series of Z Scale classic American downtown
structures from the TownBuilder System, a collaboration of talent
dedicated to bringing you the finest kits possible. Plain Jane's Thrift
Store (a.k.a. Top Drawer Athletics) is not based on a specific single
prototype building, but is instead representative of timeless
architecture unique to Anytown, USA.
Featuring authentic styling and exceptional brickwork, this lighted kit
is highly detailed yet easy to build, requiring no special tools or
skills. Everything you see in the photos is includedright down to
the complete window displays!
Exploiting the salient qualities of different media, this hybrid kit is
comprised of super-detailed first-generation high-pressure resin
castings, molded in a rich brick color, plus precision laser-cut
windows, doors and other parts. Together these high-quality components
produce an outstanding structure suitable for a foreground location on
any layout. Check out the copious detailing: the wall caps and front
window sills have a remarkable cut granite texture; the back wall
features scuppers and downspouts, electric meters, and a (non-working)
light over the door. Plus, you have your choice of two signs and two
sets of window displays. We believe it's the most detailed kit of its
kind in Z Scale, all at an affordable price.
Assembled size: 1.24"w x 1.8"d x 1.6"h (31.5 x 46 x 40.8mm)
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