Monday, November 5, 2012

Skyline #M3 Freight Shed

Toys & Stuff has been covering the tin-litho buildings produced by Skyline in the late '40s early '50s for use on 3-rail O-gauge layouts.  Today we look at the #M3 Freight Shed.  It measures  4" (10.2cm) D x 14" (35.6cm) L x 4 1/8" (10.5cm) H. Enjoy!
My sample had very loose upright columns and it was a challenge getting the thing to stad fairly straight for the photographs.

That piece of metal you see hanging beside the middle column is actaully a 'U'-shaped channel which holds the wiring in place for the light fixture located in the roof. There are little 'wings' at the top and bottom meant to fold over onto the column to hold it in place, however mine was old and worn out and I was afraid to bend them any further for fear of breakage.