This is the Buck's Book Shop Kit from Smalltown U.S.A. 4-3/4 x 2-3/4'' 11.9 x 6.9cm - HO-Scale
Create a custom business district with these easy-to-build, plastic kits.
Feature a common front wall, which can be painted and detailed for variety.
Side walls feature different window and door locations, so models can be used on right or left corners, or in the middle of a block. Small size fits most layouts, and kits can be used in different time periods by adding appropriate signs and other details (sold separately). Parts are molded in appropriate colors.
This was one of the best HO models I have ever seen - handsome, detailed, and realistic. It looks great on my layout, adding old-school urban flavor, especially when placed between other brick buildings. Though the storefront decal reads Buck's Book Shop, the structure has a generic design and can be modified to represent any kind of store you need - pet shop, Masonic temple, union chapter, etc. (I added books to its front windows for extra detail.)
My only issue was the instruction sheet, which had a vague illustration and a few, random tips, but no assembly steps whatsoever. I put it together based almost purely on guesswork. Luckily, it's fairly straightforward! (The kit includes extra window frames, presumably so the building can be customized.)
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