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CB&Q HO Structure Kits

Links to specific structure type listings:
Last Updated 3/22/2021

Depots Towers
(Coaling & Interlocking)
Roundhouses Other Structures
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Location Builder/SKU Photo Description
Monmouth, Illinois Vilas County Lumber Company
VCLCO Monmouth Depot

Kit plans for this unique Passenger, Freight and Express depot is being offered in HO scale. Plan-Set includes: 7) 13ʺ x 19ʺ super B size drawings with full size templates and 20) 9½ʺ x 13ʺ super A size booklet pages of construction steps with a material, weathering and tool lists. These may be purchased two ways - an emailed pdf you can print or pre-printed and mailed via USPS.

Link to Vilas County Lumber Company

Omaha, Nebraska Walthers Cornerstone
Walther Union Station

Union Station -- Kit - 19-3/4 x 8-1/4 x 7" 49.3 x 20.6 x 17.5cm

Link to Walther's Kit

Trenton, Nebraska

Lines West

Frenchman River
Frenchman River's Trenton Depot

This kit is based on a standard CB&Q Depot design built in 1886 and although in a state of disrepair is still standing in Trenton, Nebraska, complete with its original stamped steel shingle roof. The Frenchman River kit includes both the signalman’s bay window and the addition so that you may model an early or later version of this classic depot. Examples of this depot were found in many small towns along the Lines West right of way.

Link to Frenchman River's Kit

West Burlington, Iowa

Q Connection/ American Model Builders

Kit 157

AMB West Burlingotn Depot

Kit No. 157 
A typical small wooden depot similar to many found on the Burlington, this laser-cut kit features board and batten construction, peel and stick windows and doors, rolled roofing, and cast white metal chimney. Dimensions are 8" long x 4" wide x 3" high.

Link to Q Connection Kit

Link to American Model Builders HO Structures

Whitehall, Illinois

American Model Builders

Kit 144

AMB Whitehall Depot

Kit No. 144
Designed from a depot located at Whitehall, Illinois. Board and Batten siding with operator’s bay. 100% Laser-cut wood with layered, Peel & Stick window and door assembly and tabbed and notched walls and roof pieces. A great depot for any layout. Assembled kit measures 11.5" Long x 3.5" Wide x 3.5" High.

Link to American Model Builders HO Structures

Towers- Coaling & Interlocking:

Location Builder/SKU Photo Description
(later CB&Q)
Coaling Tower
Gillman City, MO

Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City (later CB&Q) coaling tower located at Gillman City, Missouri.
Kit designed using QO&KC drawings.

Walthers Cornerstone SKU # 933-2922
Kit - 7-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 10-5/8"
19.1 x 16.5 x 27cm

Link to Walthers Kit

Wood Tower

Burlington, Iowa

Q Connection/ American Model Builders

Kit 160

Wood Tower

Burlington Interlocking Tower Named "Wood Tower" by the Q, the structure stood at Burlington, Iowa from 1892 - 1959. The kit features an intricately detailed L - shaped staircase. 6"L (with staircase) x 1.75"W x 3.5"H.

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Link to American Model Builders HO Structures


Type Builder/SKU Photo Description
3-Stall Roundhouse Walthers
3-stall roundhouse

Three-Stall Roundhouse -- Kit - 14 x 14-1/4 x 4-11/16" 35.6 x 36.2 x 11.9cm

Link to Walthers Kit

Other Structures:

Type Builder/SKU Photo Description
Single Stall Dry Closet

Q Connection

single stall dry closet

Prior to the advent of indoor plumbing, the CB&Q had many of these "Dry Closets" AKA Outhouses, for use by customers and employees. The Single Compartment version could be found at many small depots

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Double Dry Closet

Q Connection

doubnle stall dry closet

Prior to the advent of indoor plumbing, the CB&Q had many of these "Dry Closets" AKA Outhouses, for use by customers and employees.  The Double Compartment Dry Closets were more commonly found a passenger depots.

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Massey Instrument Houses
Q Connection
massey concrete instrument house

When the Burlington wanted something to last, they had it made out of concrete! These small, yet ubiquitous concrete instrument houses (also known as signal houses or signal shacks) were no exception, many still serving today on the BNSF! Used system-wide, these virtually indestructible buildings housed electrical signal equipment and were often found near grade crossings. Q Connection is offering a kit of the 6' 6" x 9' 6" version. 

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Standard Tool Houses

American Model Builders

Kit 163


Perhaps the most common structure found throughout the CB&Q system, this Sectional Tool House design dates back to 1929. Almost every section gang had at least one of these to house their tools, handcars or their speeders. Quite similar in appearance to Tool Houses found on other roads, examples of the original CB&Q Tool House still exist to day on the Burlington Northern - Santa Fe. Features all laser-cut parts, Peel & Stick windows, doors, and trim, and parts for building a traditional set-off. Two complete kits per box. Each measures 2" L x 1 3/4" W x 1 1/2" H. (Includes 2 Tool Houses).

Link to American Model Builders HO Structures