FIRE STATION NO. 9 BY MENARDS
Price: $109.99 Stock no.: 279-5927 Features:Helicopter with rotating blades, two moving fire trucks, five figures, and an illuminated American flag. Illumination/animation requires 4.5-volt power supply nos. 279-4050, 4061, or 4062, sold separately. Website: Menards.com/Trains
This is Menards’ second entry in the O gauge fire-fighting game, and it’s the most elaborate yet. Fire Station No. 9 is a stylish, modern three-bay building that will keep your train town safe.
OPENING THE BOX
From the ground up, this is as nice a contemporary building as any offered by Menards. The design has brick wall texture with beige architectural accents. The three vehicle bays (one is closed) have two modern trucks positioned inside. The left stall has a ladder truck; the right stall has a pumper. The ramp has concrete texture with safety stripes along the edges. A firefighter in full gear is standing on the ramp, and of course Jack the German shepherd is nearby, eager to hop on a fire wagon!
When the accessory is not powered, you’ll barely notice the three LEDs above each bay. But when you apply the power, ka-bam – they begin flashing red!