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Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and we must now note that these ARE NOT TOYS, AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN UNDER AGE OF 14. These products are Model Railroad Equipment and Accessories intended for use by adults.
Archistories
ARCHISTORIES products Feature:
• Ready to assemble kits
• Product images show the colors as supplied
• No additional color treatment is required
• Motor included (where applicable)
• Suitable for US & foreign dioramas
• Highly detailed designs
• Z scale 1:220
      (HO & N scale kits at bottom of page)
From the combination of advanced material for centuries cardboard and innovative laser technology applied our artists Kits result of outstanding quality for highest demands - carefully and expertly designed, accurately and with great attention to detail.
The material we use is far superior to the widespread notions of carton: Colour fastness, exceptional surface textures, realistic colors and a high quality feel are some distinct advantages of this precious material. In addition, we work only with the professional architect software ArchiCAD, advanced control algorithm and precision lasers. So we guarantee consistently high quality series to our customers.
Zscale Monster Trains is the Exclusive US Distributor of Archistories Z scale, N scale and HO Scale Products
Locomotive Shed 'Zollern colliery' Kit
#ARC-101101   Locomotive Shed
• Dimensions:
    100mm L x 36mm W x 45mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $54.95 retail ea. • $43.96

Z scale 1:220
The locomotive shed of Zollern shows through its steel truss construction with Ziegelausfachungen (brick infill) a typical motif of the New Objectivity in industrial buildings of the early 20th century.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 4/5
     
Extremely delicate window bars, a barrel roof with detailed flue and the hinge-mounted entrance gate to meet even the largest locos in the smallest scale.
Repair Shed "Depot Torrnstein" Kit
#ARC-102121   Repair Shed
• Repair Shed "Depot Torrnstein"
• Dimensions:
    151mm L x 86mm W x 63mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $70.95 retail ea. • $56.76

Z scale 1:220
This two stall repair shed 'Bw Torrnstein' shows a number of features that are typical of Prussian railway architecture, complementing in a most harmonious way the other buildings of this series.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
A number of extremely delicate segmental arch windows, hinge-mounted gates and fine roof structure make the repair shed 'Bw Torrnstein' the climax point of each depot. Also known as the engine house, distance between track centers 50mm.
Interlocking Signal Tower "Torrnstein" Kit
#ARC-107111   Interlocking Tower
• Interlocking Tower "Torrnstein"
• Dimensions:
    61mm L x 24mm W x 41mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $44.95 retail ea. • $35.96

Z scale 1:220
The interlocking tower 'Torrnstein', with its space-saving design, fits well with the cramped conditions between tracks. Above the substructure of brick rises the fully glazed wooden construction, the lever Bank.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 4/5
     
The upper floor is accessed via a lightweight filigree steel stair case and can be illuminated from above. Plenty of details to make for a lively effect with the interlocking tower "Torrnstein".
Water Tower "Bw Torrnstein" Kit
#ARC-112111   Water Tower
• Water Tower "Bw Torrnstein"
• Dimensions:
    40mm L x 40mm W x 91mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $51.95 retail ea. • $41.56

Z scale 1:220
The water tower 'Bw Torrnstein' can be added harmoniously with the other very striking Prussian railway buildings such as an Engine House, Interlocking Tower, Gantry Crane, Railway Workers House and more.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
A distinctive steel water tank with circulating catwalk and ventilation structure rests on a two-story base with arched windows and fine sandstone elements.
Gantry Crane "AW Lingen" Kit
#ARC-114111   Gantry Crane
• Gantry Crane "AW Lingen"
• Dimensions:
    74mm L x 55mm W x 84mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $60.95 retail ea. • $48.76

Z scale 1:220
Located within depots, on the main and branch lines or as a port facility, the extremely delicate filigree gantry crane along the lines of 'Lingen' offers a creative high point on each diorama. The crane can be arranged in multiple positions by rotating and sliding cab with its effective crane boom fascinating imaginations. Supplied with bins.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Brass Axles
• Rotating and Sliding Cab
• Difficulty: 4/5
     
Station "Torrnstein" Kit
#ARC-108131   Station "Torrnstein"
• Dimensions:
    150mm L x 60mm W x 57mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $78.95 retail ea. • $63.16


Z scale 1:220
Platforms can be extended with: #ARC-115131 Platform Set
A particularly Prussian influenced style and facade with large-scale brick masonry. Large windows with a subtle arch motif surround. The building is also well suited as a local court, post office or other large important structure by using without the platform. This station is not only great for German dioramas but also Eastern Europe, Swiss and Austrian dioramas.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Interior
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
Representative of the large footprint train station building 'Torrnstein'. Packed with detail from the gabled arrangement of three building sections, an elevated two story central portion and a station clock in the main gable typical of the style.
Platform Set Kit
#ARC-115131   Platform Set
• Dimensions:
    198mm L x 40mm W x 26mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $37.49 retail ea. • $29.99

Z scale 1:220
Platform set with railing elements for easy expansion of the products: Station 'Torrnstein' (Art. 108131) and Station 'Wolkenstein' (Art. 116131), consisting of an extension of the platform and two central platforms with canopies on a solid support structure.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 3/5
     

One of the central platforms has a staircase.
To attach LED lighting, cables can be run and hidden in the Holhräumen roof racks.
Station "Wolkenstein" Kit
#ARC-116131   Station "Wolkenstein"
• Dimensions:
    150mm L x 60mm W x 57mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $71.95 retail ea. • $57.56


Z scale 1:220
Platforms can be extended with: #ARC-115131 Platform Set
A kit particularly suitable for dioramas of South German facade design with color replicating slightly varying plaster surfaces. Large windows with a subtle arch motif surround. The building is also well suited as a local court, post office or other large important structure by using without the platform. This station is not only great for German dioramas but also Eastern Europe, Swiss and Austrian dioramas.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Interior
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
Representative of the large footprint train station building 'Selva'. Packed with detail from the gabled arrangement of three building sections, an elevated two story central portion and a station clock in the main gable typical of the style.
Roundhouse "Bw Torrnstein" Kit
#ARC-112121   Roundhouse
• Four Stall Roundhouse
• Dimensions:
    238mm L x 125mm W x 62mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $104.95 retail ea. • $83.96

Z scale 1:220
The Roundhouse can be extended to any number of stalls by purchasing #ARC-113121 (below) with two individual add-on stalls per kit. An exceptionally elaborate facade design with impressive entrance gates, fine window bars and many charming details designed into the popular 'Bw Torrnstein' roundhouse. For a fascinating focal point, add this structure to your layout. Please refer to the dimensioned drawing in the product gallery.
Kit includes:
• Designed for Marklin turntable #8998 / #89982
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
     
#ARC-113121   Roundhouse Stalls
• Dimensions:
    124mm L x 125mm W x 62mm H
• Includes two add-on stalls
• Unassembled kit
      $36.95 retail ea. • $29.56
Roundhouse Add-On Stalls Kit:
• Designed for Marklin #8998 / #89982
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Will extend #ARC-112121 by two stalls
• This is not a standalone kit
• Difficulty: 3/5
Locomotive Shed Kit
#ARC-113111   Locomotive Shed
• Dimensions:
    82mm L x 51mm W x 44mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $52.95 retail ea. • $42.36

Z scale 1:220
Another structure with the typical characteristics of Prussian style industrial architecture from the late 19th century. This locomotive shed is adorn by details such as horizontal gable statements and brick friezes. Add this kit to your complex of other Archistories structures sold on this page.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
Locomotive maximum width of up to 17mm.
A very delicate lattice making up the panes of the arched windows, a hinge-mounted entrance gate and truss interior of the building provide fascinating details in the highest precision. Located on the side of the locomotive shed is a single story office space.
Railway House "Frye" Kit
#ARC-402111   Railway House "Frye"
• Dimensions:
    44mm L x 41mm W x 40mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $44.95 retail ea. • $35.96

Z scale 1:220
Here we have a turn of the century structure, quite frequently encountered in northern and central Germany, constructed of typical red brick architecture. Also known as a captain's house, this term goes back to the protruding upper center portion of the brick structure revealed through the roofline.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
This product can be used multiple times, varied by swapping the gable walls.
The prototype of the kit was built circa 1894 in Emsland Lingen and exists to this day. In the back yard could be found pigs or chickens for self-sufficiency of residents.
Detached House "Svensson" Kit
#ARC-403111   Red House
• House "Svensson"
• Dimensions:
    46mm L x 38mm W x 36mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $37.49 retail ea. • $29.99


Z scale 1:220
This kit is available in four colors (403, 404, 408, 409).
The house 'Svensson' shows typical features of a traditional wooden house, inspired by 16th century Swedish architecture. While the wood paneling received the falun red color, building edges, window frames, shutters and railings were accented with white paint.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Interior
• Difficulty: 2/5
     
This product can be used multiple times, varied by swapping the roof surfaces.
In contrast to the rather spartan historical models, the 'Svensson' has white painted shutters and an attractive yet effective entrance roof (a romanticized detail with the model) as it is to be found in Germany, frequently today.
Detached House "Johansson" Kit
#ARC-404111   Green House
• House "Johansson"
• Dimensions:
    46mm L x 38mm W x 36mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $37.49 retail ea. • $29.99

Z scale 1:220
The house 'Johansson' shows typical features of a traditional wooden house, inspired by 16th century Swedish architecture. While the wood paneling received the understated and elegant-looking dark green color, building edges, window frames, shutters and railings were accented with white paint.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Interior
• Difficulty: 2/5
     
This product can be used multiple times, varied by swapping the roof surfaces.
In contrast to the rather spartan historical models, the 'Johansson' has white painted shutters and an attractive yet effective entrance roof (a romanticized detail with the model) as it is to be found in Germany, frequently today.
Detached House "Karlsson" Kit
#ARC-408111   Yellow House
• House "Karlsson"
• Dimensions:
    46mm L x 38mm W x 36mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $37.49 retail ea. • $29.99

Z scale 1:220
The house 'Karlsson' shows typical features of a traditional wooden house, inspired by 16th century Swedish architecture. While the wood paneling received the understated and elegant-looking light yellow color, building edges, window frames, shutters and railings were accented with white paint.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Interior
• Difficulty: 2/5
     
This product can be used multiple times, varied by swapping the roof surfaces.
In contrast to the rather spartan historical models, the 'Karlsson' has white painted shutters and an attractive yet effective entrance roof (a romanticized detail with the model) as it is to be found in Germany, frequently today.
Detached House "Hanson" Kit
#ARC-409111   Blue House
• House "Hanson"
• Dimensions:
    46mm L x 38mm W x 36mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $37.49 retail ea. • $29.99

Z scale 1:220
The house 'Hanson' shows typical features of a traditional wooden house, inspired by 16th century Swedish architecture. While the wood paneling received the understated and elegant-looking light blue color, building edges, window frames, shutters and railings were accented with white paint.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Interior
• Difficulty: 2/5
     
This product can be used multiple times, varied by swapping the roof surfaces.
In contrast to the rather spartan historical models, the 'Hanson' has white painted shutters and an attractive yet effective entrance roof (a romanticized detail with the model) as it is to be found in Germany, frequently today.
Windmill "Marienfehn" Kit
#ARC-703141   Windmill "Marienfehn"
• Dimensions:
    32mm L x 28mm W x 70mm H
        (LxWxH without wings and applications)
• Unassembled kit
      $70.95 retail ea. • $56.76

Z scale 1:220
The windmill ‘Marienfehn' is the oldest and most popular mill design. It is a highly detailed statue of a windmill whose example, one of the quite rare' right turners', once stood in Toftum auf Foehr. Of course this windmill kit is also equipped with a high-quality drive, allowing for a realistic slow and smooth rotation of the fine mill wings. A solid substructure, large-scale wood engraving and a lot of fine separately applied details to make the windmill ‘Marienfehn’ into a universal eye-catcher. ARCHI STORIES products do not require additional color treatment. The product images show the colors as supplied.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Micro drive
• Two diodes
• Detailed soldering instructions
Watch the video!
Archistories
Requirements:
• Simple soldering skills, *Please note our safety!
• Ordinary solder equipment
• You will also need thin stranded wire
    (we recommend individual wire with 0.8 mm diameter)
• Difficulty: 4/5
     
Water Tower "Sanders-works" Kit
#ARC-707131   Water Tower
• Dimensions:
    44mm L x 44mm W x 90mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $44.95 retail ea. • $35.96

Z scale 1:220
This water tower is quite easy to build and you will fit right in with your layout. The intricate water tower 'Sanders-art' will be a great fixed point in your industrial ensemble. It is also well suited for US dioramas.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• High-quality real wood
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
Located at the base of the water tower is a maintenance cottage that leads to a circular stairwell, all in the center of a complicated filigree supporting structure. On the top rests a water tank with real wood paneling and weathered 'Sanders' lettering.
Working Pits "Bw Torrnstein" Kit
#ARC-801131   Working Pits (3-Pack)
• "Bw Torrnstein"
• Dimensions:
    86mm L x 8mm W x 7mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $27.95 retail ea. • $22.36


Z scale 1:220
Set of three attractive laid out inspection pits with brick side walls.
A great addition to your locomotive sheds and or roundhouses.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 2/5
     
The tracks run along the frame.
The pits are embedded in the ground level and the threshold band stick out separately along the length of the pit.
Water Mill "Moosbachtal" Kit
#ARC-705141   Water Mill "Moosbachtal"
• Dimensions:
    46mm L x 44mm W x 62mm H
        (LxWxH without bar and waterwheel)
• Unassembled kit
      $71.95 retail ea. • $57.56

Z scale 1:220                         • Not for use with real water
Water mill in the valley of Moosbach. Whether set into a romantic scene (almost hidden in the bushes) or exposed on the side of a river, the 'Water Mill in Moosbachtal' will always be a tranquil spot. Your guests will have plenty of detail to take in! Detail from the fine Fachwerk (timber frame w/ infill) construction to the included micro gear driven, slow turning, mill wheel. The kit is built over a foundation of natural stones (engraved into the base) and topped off with a tile roof. The numerous lovingly crafted details will bring real life to your dioramas. ARCHI STORIES products do not require additional color treatment. The product images show the colors as supplied.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Micro drive
• Two diodes
• Detailed soldering instructions
Watch the video!
Archistories
Requirements:
• Simple soldering skills
    *Please note our safety!
• Ordinary solder equipment
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
Water Mill "Biberbachtal" Kit
#ARC-706141   Water Mill "Biberbachtal"
• Dimensions:
    46mm L x 44mm W x 62mm H
        (LxWxH without bar and waterwheel)
• Unassembled kit
      $71.95 retail ea. • $57.56

Z scale 1:220                         • Not for use with real water
Water mill in the valley of Biberbach. Whether set into a romantic scene (almost hidden in the bushes) or exposed on the side of a river, the 'Water Mill in Biberbachtal' will always be a tranquil spot. Your guests will have plenty of detail to take in! Detail from the fine Fachwerk (timber frame w/ brick infill) construction to the included micro gear driven, slow turning, mill wheel. The kit is built over a foundation of natural stones (engraved into the base) and topped off with a tile roof. The numerous lovingly crafted details will bring real life to your dioramas. ARCHI STORIES products do not require additional color treatment. The product images show the colors as supplied.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Micro drive
• Two diodes
• Detailed soldering instructions
Watch the video!
Archistories
Requirements:
• Simple soldering skills
    *Please note our safety!
• Ordinary solder equipment
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
Items listed below are HO scale and N scale (NOT Z scale)
Some customers model more than one scale and have requested these HO and N scale kits
N scale   •   Locomotive shed "Zollern"
#ARC-103122   Locomotive Shed
• N scale
• Dimensions:
    136mm L x 50mm W x 60mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $54.88 retail ea. • $43.90

N scale 1:160
The locomotive shed of Zollern shows through its steel truss construction with Ziegelausfachungen (brick infill) a typical motif of the New Objectivity in industrial buildings of the early 20th century.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 4/5
     
Extremely delicate window bars, a barrel roof with detailed flue and the hinge-mounted entrance gate to meet even the largest locos in the smallest scale.
N scale   •   Water Tower "Bw Torrnstein"
#ARC-109122   Water Tower
• N scale
• Water Tower "Bw Torrnstein"
• Dimensions:
    58mm x 124mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $56.20 retail ea. • $44.96

N scale 1:160
The water tower 'Bw Torrnstein' can be added harmoniously with the other very striking Prussian railway buildings such as an Engine House, Interlocking Tower, Gantry Crane, Railway Workers House and more.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
A distinctive steel water tank with circulating catwalk and ventilation structure rests on a two-story base with arched windows and fine sandstone elements.
HO scale   •   Garden shed "Nico Spilt"
#ARC-402104   Garden shed "Nico Spilt"
• HO Scale
• Dimensions:
    36mm L x 28mm W x 31mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $16.36 retail ea. • $13.09

HO scale 1:87
This small garden house has a permanently flexible door.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 1/5
     
Built as a tribute to the great railroad photos archive of Nico Spilt that you can visit at: http://www.nicospilt.com
HO scale   •   Railway House "Frye"
#ARC-406114   Railway House "Frye"
• HO Scale
• Dimensions:
    175mm L x 110mm W x 102mm H
• Unassembled kit
      $56.20 retail ea. • $44.96

HO scale 1:87
Here we have a turn of the century structure, quite frequently encountered in northern and central Germany, constructed of typical red brick architecture. Also known as a captain's house, this term goes back to the protruding upper center portion of the brick structure revealed through the roofline.
Kit includes:
• High-quality, colored, rigid cardboard
• Difficulty: 3/5
     
This product can be used multiple times, varied by swapping the gable walls.
The prototype of the kit was built circa 1894 in Emsland Lingen and exists to this day. In the back yard could be found pigs or chickens for self-sufficiency of residents.
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