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P40Power

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Im starting to put alot more senery on my layout and I need a small Plexiglass Amshack to serve as my Pittsfield, problem is that I dont think anyone makes them. But would any of you guys know of any company that would make something like this, I know its a long shot. If not I could always make my own, or at least TRY to. Thanks for the help!
 

Viewliner

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Walthers did make them, but now retired them. I did recently find one in a local hobby store that I bought. I would reccomend either trying your local hobby stores, try at a train show, or check ebay periodically.

Good Luck. B)
 

P40Power

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I know Walthers made a model of a big Amshack like the old Albany-Rensslaer station, I have it on my layout and it serves as the Albany Station. What I was looking for is one of the small Ambooths, the ones that are all plexyglass and are about the size of a bus shelter. Theres a million of those little Ambooths around. Has anyone ever seen the Pittsfield Amshack? Im still working on getting some pictures of it, and Im hoping to get a sign from the Amshack when they take it down when the new station is completed.
 

Amfleet

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I tried searching Walthers to see if they had a bus shack you could have coverted with into an Amshack by adding a few signs and what not, but the didn't. You could try kitbashing or taking some bulk parts to build one. This is when I find the catalog to be helpful as searching the internet for specific parts kind of gets to ya.
 

P40Power

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tell me about it Amfleet, the walthers internet search system really fustrates me, it never seems to get me what Im looking for. For example I was also looking for a very average rail bridge, like the one that crosses over a road right by the Pittsfield station, it almost looks like a highway bridge (the road bridge parallel to it looks exactly the same) its one of those average green panel sided bridge, Its a bad explination but Im sure there are a ton of them around. I couldnt find anything close on their website. I think Im gonna kitbash the Amshack tho! Thanks for the thought though Amfleet!
 
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