- Depots By John announces the release of their newest kit

 HO141--Radtke's Filling Station in HO scale
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It is based on a prototype built in Zachow, Wisconsin by the Wadhams Oil Company in 1930. One of its features is a Spanish tile roof, found on most of their other filling stations also. 

About 1939 it became a Sinclair station and around 1950 adopted the Mobil brand. This kit captures the essence of those times, where the gas tank was filled, the oil was checked and your windows were cleaned--by an attendant! Maybe you even bought a soda for a hot summer's day trip. 

$55.95 + $5.00 Shipping. 

(This kit has been previously released in N scale.)

Depots by John
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Milwaukee, WI 53221

- Depots By John is announcing the HO release of our Midwest Interurban Terminal (a pdf document), based on the North Shore Line depot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is Now Available! Send an email to depotsbyjohn@wi.rr.com  to order the Terminal.

Custom Builder

  • Depots By John is a custom builder of miniature structures usually, but not limited to, model railroad scales O, S, HO and N.

  • Clients submit plans or photographs for a free estimate.  Cost of the structure is based on construction hours plus materials.

  • Depots By John structures are museum quality and have been featured on model railroad layouts in the United States for over 20 years.

Kit Manufacturer

  • Depots By John manufactures over 50 easy to assemble model railroad kits and scratch-building parts in O, S, HO, and N scales.

  • Kits can be shipped internationally.  Advance payment is required.

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The Zachow Historic Project

A direct link to the official Zachow history website

Announcing the Opening...

The dedication of the "new" Zachow C&NW depot in Shawano will take place on Saturday July 13, 2013. It will feature a scale replica of the town of Zachow circa 1949. The location is Heritage Park just west of downtown Shawano and north a couple of blocks on Franklin Street.

Read More by Clicking Here Zachow Depot Opening.

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