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QuicKit #2: Coal Bunker

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


Coal was often used in the heater of a caboose.  This coal bunker was a common site along the caboose track.  Typically a gondola filled with coal was spotted next to the bunker.  The coal was shoveled in using the “armstrong” method.  The door on the side of the bunker is where the trainmen could go in to fill up a coal bucket for the fuel needed for the next freight run.  This important support building looks complex with its interlaced corners but actually builds quite quickly.  Click here for QuicKit pictures or “how-to” videos.

This kit includes color-coded stripwood, board by board construction, a pre-cut door, door handle and roofing material.  Footprint is 1.25″ x 2.5″.

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Product Description

QuicKits are small, single-structure craftsman kits that build quickly, usually in one or two evenings.

Details are included which are pertinent to the structure itself (like a door or window).  The modeler is free to add more details and people as desired.

QuicKit Highlights

  • Single-building crafstman kit

  • Laser cut wood and precision stripwood

  • Details included pertinent to the structure

  • Thorough instructions with photos and templates

  • Painting and weathering tips

  • Photos and how-to videos on the web site to aid in construction

  • Unparalleled customer support

  • Additional details, scenery and people to be added by the modeler

Note: The design and production of this product is the intellectual property of The TrainMaster, LLC.  Any attempt to commercially copy and/or reproduce this product in any way will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of all applicable laws.

1 review for QuicKit #2: Coal Bunker

  1. 5 out of 5


    I like how you took a complicated building and made it easy to build. The template really made the difference.

    • :

      Thanks Kit! You’re right, the template makes the interlaced walls quite easy to put together.

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