Merchant's Row I - Kit - 11 x 5 x 4''

This is the HO Scale Merchant's Row I - Kit - 11 x 5 x 4'' from Walthers.

Walthers Merchants Row I - Kit - 11 x 5 x 4 HO Scale Model Railroad Building #3028
 Walthers # wrr3028
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Walthers Item # wrr3028
Specifications :
  • Walthers Product Number: 933-3028
  • Walthers Catalog: 2015 HO, page 445
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Spotlight Review

This town was fun to put together a lot of painting , but that was fun . if you prep the pieces they fit together great . the signs were kind of a pain , because of my big hands , but i got them . i mounted it on foam board to give the side walk some height . all around a good product fun to put together and reminds me of my Grandparents home town . It came with decals for the signs but i opted to hand paint

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  • City models made easy! This kit brings together five different stores in one structure at a dynamite price.
  • Often just a few blocks away from the railroad tracks, the business district is one of the most important parts of any small town or big city.
  • This unique kit combines five stores with one space-saving structure that fits on almost any size layout. Add your personal touch with paint and the full-color decals to create a one-of-a-king model for your steam- or diesel-era scene. 11 X 5 X 4" 27-1/2 X 12-1/2 X 10cm.


  • Walthers Product Number: 933-3028
  • Walthers Catalog: 2015 HO, page 445

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"Be prepared to do a lot of painting"
Grant S. (North Carolina)
This is a deceptively simple model. Deceptive because it is pretty easy to actually build, but if you want it to look anything like the picture on the box be prepared to do a lot of painting. The parts are high quality and free of flash, mostly. They are straight and fit together well. The rooftop sections do have some flash that needs to be filed or cut off. The instructions are poor. The first step tells you to glue the window glass in - Arrghh!! No, don't do that! Paint all the walls first, in fact, do everything else first and glue the windows in LAST. An experienced modeler knows that, but a beginner might not. Generally you always want to paint first. In this model, however, I recommend building all the roof details before painting. I used a variety of techniques to paint this, including some spraying, but mostly brush work. Washes, dry brushing, Tamiya weathering powders and Roberts Brick Mortar Formula all came into play. Truth be told, I was never so happy to finally be finished than with this building. It does look great, though, and will occupy a prominent place on my layout (once I get it done!).

"Quality building kit"
couchouse (Iowa)
Building fits in great with my small town layout, not too difficult to assemble in just a couple of hours. Love Walthers products and have several on my layout.

"A highly detailed build"
I started by painting the brick and cement with spray can paint. Masking between each coat adds to the time required. The trim and wood is hand painted with cheap acrylic paint. Mortar was added using Robert's Brick Mortar. At this point 2 dull acrylic clear coats were applied to protect the finish. For window glass I used a Microscope cover glass cut to fit. Noting looks like glass better than glass.Shade and blinds were then added from City Classic. Then I added signage, also from City Classics, to the front of the stores directly to the glass. Judicious application of Tacky Glue was used to hold all of this in place. When dry the glue is clear.I used City Classic Picture Windows to make four of the stores look like they are fully functional businesses. These are backlit with LED's to make them stand out more.The fifth store is detailed with Model Tech Studios Soda Fountain Counter and 2 customers and an employee. This store is lit with a LED. All LED's are in series except for the one in the restaurant which is parallel to the other four, and all are controlled with a SPST switch. Since the back of the building is visible it is painted and detailed. I added a Tichy Train Fire Escape. Everything was given two coats of India ink and alcohol wash to dull it down A fun build even with all the colours used on the front. Went together well with the sides fitting well and easy to make it square.

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