Well, somehow, I managed to fake out Santa one more time. Sure, I "said" I had been good but... well, if he would have talked to my wife... let's just say there might have been some differing opinions on just how "good" I have been.
Nonetheless, he came through for me again this year and delivered a building I've been looking for for quite some time. I should rephrase that a little... the building has been available for a long time but yours truly didn't really want to part with the $$$ to get it.
For the longest time, Walthers has been one of the largest wholesalers in the model railroad industry. They are well over 75 years old now and have been supplying kits & supplies to model railroaders from their Milwaukee, Wisconsin, headquarters. For many years, those headquarters were located in this three story building that sat at 1245 North Water Street. So the building has some historical significance to the company in addition to being a nice looking structure suitable for a model railroad with a time frame after the turn of the century.
I don't want to take anything away from the structure as it is nicely painted & detailed and has been well assembled. But personally, I would have preferred a kit to do that kind of work myself. Nonetheless, Santa brought was available and I'm pleased to add it to the downtown section of my layout.
Don't be shy; share with the rest of us what the jolly old man from up north brought for you this Christmas! Of course you have been good; all model railroaders are... : )
Until next time...