Russ at N Scale Architect sent along pictures of his newest offering, Pattersons Pickle & Brine:

According to the kit description – 

Since the late 1800’s, commercial preserving operations such as those run by H. J. Heinz, L.C. Forman, Keokuk Canning and Hirsch Brothers depended on the railroads to bring their raw materials from the fields and their delicious products to market.  Our newest kit, ‘Pattersons Pickle & Brine’, emulates these turn of the century pickling plants that often found new life as distilleries, breweries and acid factories. ‘Pattersons Pickle & Brine’ features a laser-cut micro-plywood support system overlain with laser-cut self-stick stonework pieces, over five(5) dozen window, door and resin castings, and a full-color sign sheet of the most popular pickling brands. As with all of our kits, these high quality materials are complimented by our step-by-step instructions, in-progress photos and a complete set of scale drawings. This N-Scale kit (#10043) retails for $199.95 and the finished model measures approximately 8″L x 9″W x 4½”H. 
Modelers can infinitely expand their pickling operations with the companion ‘Pattersons Pickle Vat Expansion’ kit which provides nine(9) cast resin pickle vats with laser-cut wooden lid assemblies surrounded by a 3¼” x 3″ wooden service deck with open support frame structure and positionable stairway. Each ‘Pattersons Pickle Vat Expansion’ kit (#10044) retails for $59.95.  Both of these structures kits are available from local retailers or direct from THENARCH.COM
But wait there’s more… we’ve teamed up with James’ Train Parts of the UK to create 3-D printed kits of the specialized tank cars that supported these pickling operations !!!  Each of these N-Scale car kits come complete with 3-D printed parts, full-color illustrated instructions, photo-etched ladders, roof sign & stirrups, car weights, a choice of four(4) different decal & full-color roof sign sets AND Micro-Trains brake wheel, trucks & body mounted couplers.  Each decal & roof sign set is inspired by vintage pickling company markings and includes four(4) different road numbers. The ‘Enclosed Tank’ (#20098) kit retails for $39.95 and the ‘4-Tank’ version (#20099) retails for $43.95 exclusively at the THENARCH.COM.  Additional 3-D printing material options are available at our NEW Shapeways Shop:

Here is the full flyer:


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