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Billy Miner Brewing Co.
The Billy Miner Brewing Co. is a unique craftsman masterpiece...more
Horwood Brothers
The tire bell rings, the service attendant quickly throws on an ill-fitted jacket and cap...more
Delwins Boat and Net Storage
Fishermen have been coming here to "Delwins" for years, to store their boats and nets after the salmon...more
Dome Oil
RSM is bringing this rare gem to you in the new Diamond Series!...more
Whispering Falls
RSM is bringing this new kit to market in 2016
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Billy Miner Brewing Co.
The Billy Miner Brewing Co. is a unique craftsman masterpiece. This beautiful structure can be located along your mainline or waterfront scene. Serviced by rail, the switching possibilities are endless. Barrels, packaging and raw materials are arriving daily. Shipments of Billy Miners finest drafts and ales are loaded onto railcars and trucks to be delivered to fine establishments near and abroad, for all to enjoy.
The Billy Miner Pub is located in Haney, BC. The name is derived from the famous train robber William A. MacDonald, also known as Billy Miner. On Sept 10, 1904, Train No. 1, which had just left Mission Junction, was robbed. This was Canada’s first train robbery.
This craftsman kit includes many new white metal and resin castings. Custom windows made especially for this kit by Tichy, Mt. Albert Scale lumber, laser cut wood and more. To help you through the construction process, an 80 page manual with many photographs and accompanying templates. If you have built the first craftsman kit from RSM, you will know what to expect, a high quality detailed diorama.
Limited to only 300 kits
$245.00 cdn
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Billy Miner Brewing Co. History
This building still exists and operates to this day as “The Billy Miner Pub”. It is located on the Haney Bypass in Maple Ridge just off Highway #7. Built in 1910, it was first a Bank of Montreal building. Across the street is the Haney Railroad Station, owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Built by M.B. Charlton, it housed Port Haney’s first bank from 1911 to November of 1932, when it was damaged by fire. The bank was relocated to a new location on the upper Lougheed Hwy, and this building was than used for housing. Don and Bernice Gehring restored the building as the Billy Miner Pub, which opened up in 1981. They ran the establishment until 2001, when it was sold to new owners.
The name Billy Miner is synonymous with the famous train robber which held up the CPR. Train #1 on Sept 10. 1904, which had just left Mission Junction, located approximately 30 minutes east of the Billy Miner Pub. This was Canada’s first train robbery. There are many articles and web-sites describing his adventures in relation to this historical train robbery. The images above shows how the pub looks today and the inspiration for the model you are about to construct.
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Vogue Furniture House
The Vogue Furniture House shown here is a factory that makes and sells furniture.
The family-owned company has been in business for over a quarter century and produces some of the most beautiful pieces of furniture that have stood the test of time and gained the reputation for being the best and most sought after furniture in these parts.
The train delivers a load of lumber to the rail siding where it is off-loaded and stacked onto drying racks. Finished items of furniture are shipped to customers by rail or truck. About once a month a truck will arrive to empty the cyclone dust collector, a procedure that may require several trips on that day. There is a yard office and a small sign shop in the rear where a lot of the remnants of lumber are fashioned into signs. Nothing goes to waste here.
Our latest kit is composed of several structures for building a complete diorama. It is a complete industry that would fit into any era and setting.
Masterfully designed, it is created to be a quality craftsman kit. We have included new white metal and resin castings, along with our well-known instruction manual and templates. This furniture factory can be used for almost any other kind of industry.
Limited to only 300 kits
$325.00 cdn
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Vogue Furniture House History
This images used where retrieved from BC Archives online image gallery. I was searching the archives and came across this image. This is the only photo that shows Vogue Furniture in behind the Shell Service Station.
After some enquiries, I was able to find out that it was still standing. So we took a trip to Victoria on Vancouver Island. It is situated on the corner of Quadra and Yates. It is no longer a furniture store but a movie theatre. We took measurements and photographs, but I had to considerably condense the length of the structure as it would have been too large of a model.
The cyclone dust collector is still standing today as well. It is located in Surrey, British Columbia. It is just one of those structures that cried out to be modeled. The lumber shed idea came from a prototype I knew existed in the south end of Vancouver, B.C. It is located in the yard of Northern Building Supplies. They have been in this location forever. They also have water access to the Fraser River. Deliveries of lumber and material go out via waterways constantly up the coast to coastal communities and fishing lodges.
They have countless storage areas for lumber and misc. materials as shown by these images below.
Limited to only 300 kits
$325.00 cdn
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Horwood Brothers
The tire bell rings, the service attendant quickly throws on an ill-fitted jacket and cap, he runs out and pumps gas, washes your windshields, all around, checks your oil and fills the tires with air and makes sure the battery levels are good. Meanwhile, the locals gather to get the coldest Coca Cola in the neighborhood and whilst they wait to get their automobiles serviced by the mechanics they have come to know and trust. In 1927, not too long after Henry Ford revolutionized the auto industry, the Horwood Brothers on a hand shake, began the partnership with Shell Oil. Horwood Brothers
A long time friend of the Horwood boys, Larry Baker, seized the opportunity to make use of the extra space that was available. With his passion for the automobile and the life long friendship with the brothers, it was only fitting that he opened a showroom.Horwood Brothers
Time has stolen the service station, but here at RSM, we have captured it back in all its glory in this beautiful illuminated diorama. New with this years release is the optional lighting package, which uses LEDs by Ngineering and is sold separately. New custom windows made specifically by Tichy, and a wide variety of new white metal castings. Don’t forget the manual that we are famous for along with accompanying templates and drawings. We believe that Kit #005 is the best kit ever produced thus far by RSM. The Horwood Bros. will be limited to only 300 units, and once they are gone, they will have followed in the same path as the prototype, never to be seen again, but remembered.
Optional lighting kits are available at Ngineering
$295.00 cdn
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Horwood Brothers History
The Horwood Bros. service station was one of those structures that when I first laid eyes upon the image, I just knew this was going to be a RSM kit. I was searching in the historical archives of British Columbia online, when I came across the photos you see here. I was impressed with the architecture and all the design capabilities for a craftsman kit of such a rather large service station. It was on the same field trip to gather information on the Vogue Furniture kit, that we realized that a portion of the station was still standing along side the Vogue Furniture, as can be seen in the photo gallery. The L & L Baker dealership on the model is now a dry-cleaning business. You can see that they filled in the service bay door openings with glazing and passage doors. It was easy to scale to 1:87 as 75 percent of the original structure was still standing.
Another feature we added to the Horwood Bros. kit, is the option to break the main structure into three smaller separate buildings, each with their own unique style and the possibilities to make them into any other business and totally spread them apart from each other on your layout. The wooden laser cut wall pieces are included in the kit to allow for this if you so desire. The three separate structures and dimensions are shown on the footprint detail. The amazing thing is, combined as you see on the diorama, is all prototypical of the real thing.
Finally, as you may have noticed, we added lights. This brings the diorama to a whole new dimension. It looks absolutely amazing!
Optional lighting kits are available at Ngineering
$295.00 cdn
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Delwins Boat and Net Storage
Fishermen have been coming here to "Delwins" for years, to store their boats and nets after the salmon fishing season has ended on the Columbia River. Nets are drying on the racks, repairs need to be made and nets cleaned before they are stored in the upper level of the warehouse.
Boats of all sizes arrive and one at a time they get lifted out of the water. It's time to roll them into the storage area where any necessary repairs are made before they are stored for the season. The fisherman will bring in a variety of fresh fish they have caught. The fish are stored on ice and sold in the office. Locals arrive daily to get the freshest of seafood.
The sun begins to set, Delwins becomes a busier hub of activity during this time of day, fireflies are glowing as they hover over the tall grass. You can hear the whistle and rumble of a train as it passes nearby. Kids run and play amongst the junk piles and an abandoned boat, they have even been known to catch the odd fish right off the docks.
Optional lighting kits are available at Ngineering
Limited to only 300 kits
$320.00 cdn
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Delwins Boat and Net Storage History
I had first seen images of Delwins while searching online. These were the first I had encountered. It shows that it was still being used up to the 1970’s and is located in Brownsmead, OR, just a short distance from Astoria. It was strictly used for storage of fishing boats and netting. The boats that were commonly used along the west coast and seen in the photos are called Bowpicker boats. The name is derived from the method used for dropping the nets and retrieving them. All by hand, one man and from the bow of the boat.
The boats were lifted one by one with the boatlift, repairs were made if needed and then stored on the main floor. The upper floor was used strictly for the storing of nets. After the nets were cleaned, they were passed up through an open window on the upper floor. This window had a wooden roller on the outside to aid in the pulling in of the nets.
Optional lighting kits are available at Ngineering
Limited to only 300 kits
$320.00 cdn
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Dome Oil Co.
RSM is bringing this rare gem to you in the new Diamond Series! These will be a very limited number of small designs that will be available in both HO & 0 Scale. They will be just as rare as a dimond itself. Our first Diamond kit will be dome Oil Co., Takoma Park, in maryland in1921. A gritty diorama of the Petromleum age. A tanker car would arrive to fill the underground fuel storage tanks while sitting high above on a wodden trestle, and the vehicles would then be refueled with a gravity pump.
Initially, little more than a shack near a pump on a dirt lot. Bring yourself back to the time of when early stations provided basic services, such as lubrication and tire repair, sold oil and batteries. The building-type , which has become the cultural icon of the automobile age, is undoubtedly the gasoline (gas) station.
Limited to only 100 kits
$95.00 cdn
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Dome Oil Co. History
This was one diorama I knew I had to capture in HO Scale the moment I saw it on the www.Shorpy .com website, which is devoted to Historical Archive Photographs and is a great resource for ideas and inspiration.
I only had the photograph to work with, but because of its high quality and resolution, I was able to zoom in and pick up a lot of details in the image and figure out proper scale.
Limited to only 100 kits
$95.00 cdn