Gas Station Kit

This is an HO Scale Gas Station made by Bachmann.

Bachmann Gas Station Kit HO Scale Model Railroad Building #45174
 Bachmann # bac45174
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Bachmann Item # bac45174
Specifications :

Model Scale: HO

  • Bachmann Product Number: 45174
  • Walthers Product Number: 160-45174
  • Walthers Catalog: 2015 HO, page 497
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"Good for some places with some changes"
Under the long-running Plasticville name, Bachmann makes several kits of mass-produced buildings common in the railroad transition era, the 1940's and 50's. These are not craftsman kits, but used in the right way are an economical and quick way to set the stage for those who focus on right-of-way and trains. The kits are sturdy and simple, appropriate for young modelers. Many of the detail elements are a bit clunky and out of scale. Doors, for example, often measure a scale 4 feet by 9 feet, rather than a more realistic 3 feet by 7 feet. Orienting buildings with oversize doors on less visible sides is one option. Window mullions and muntins (the elements that divide glazing into sections) are too thick. They can be carefully filed to thinner profiles. With some adjustments and paint, this kit can become a convincing component in a group of commercial buildings. Addition of the car jack detail and the car is interesting. If you have more sophisticated vehicle models, you may want to use the one in the kit --it lacks glazing and trim and wheel detail-- as a wreck. Dent the fenders with some heat. Spray or rub on some rust pigment. Put it behind the building. I'm using this building next to a repainted Atlas Roadside Restaurant and a modified Plasticville Gas Station to fill foreground space in a 1950's San Fernando Valley, through which more attractively designed Lark and Daylight trains run on their way to more pleasing scenery in the Santa Susanna Mountains and along the coast.

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  • Easy to assemble building kit for use with HO scale layouts.
  • Snap-fit assembly (no glue necessary).
  • Realistic detailing.
  • Pre-colored plastic parts (white outside walls, red roof, red window grids, red car, white pumps).
  • Window decals included.


Model Scale: HO

  • Bachmann Product Number: 45174
  • Walthers Product Number: 160-45174
  • Walthers Catalog: 2015 HO, page 497


One Gas Station


"Excellent small-town-looking gas station"
Details are great Using with HO bicyclers with their pop machine beside this gas station

"Very good product"
It reminds me of a lot of the Plasticville kits out there so if you've owned one of those then you know what I'm talking about. If you've never owned one then here's the logistics; it's very simple to put together with a few snaps and optional gluing (which I recommend) a few stickers and you've got yourself a small town gas station. Buildings like these are also VERY easy to customize, by adding your own touches here and there.

"Gas Station Kit"
This snap together kit is a big surprise in a small box. I was really pleased with it. I built it in about three weekends, working a couple of hours at a time. Other than having to bash my own glass for Windows its a very nice kit. I took my inspiration for painting it from an old Sinclair gas station my dad used to frequent when I was a kid. I was also inspired by one of you contributors. Overall a nice little kit.


Recommended for ages 8 and over.

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