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Horwood Brothers
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
Horwood Brothers About
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