Price: $99.99 (no. 279-4494) Features: Fully assembled and decorated, six figures and Jack the dog, warning lights, animated sign, loading dock, and train run-through. For illumination the factory requires a Menards 4.5-volt power supply, sold separately. Website: www.Menards.com/Trains
The left side of the O gauge building has a stairway rising to a second-floor entry. The front has an office door and a recessed loading dock for truck deliveries and shipments. Also on the front are two large windows and an electronic sign with fun animation showing kibble pouring out of a bag into a dog bowl. The right side has two storage silos.
The dock is raised to truck-trailer height and has warehouse and office entries. Jack is on hand, looking for free samples of his tasty food.
The roof is corrugated metal and is a busy location as there are employees maintaining the equipment. This includes three vents, a dust collector, a propane-style tank, and a water tank (being painted). The water tank has one warning light, and the silos on the side have four.
The appearance and extra industrial features up top make this building a candidate for a creative conversion to another product or industry. But why bother? You can easily enjoy the Menards J. Shepherd & Sons Dog Food Factory as it comes, especially with its great illumination and live action sign. Besides, how many of you can truthfully say your layout already has a pet food manufacturer!
Come on, you know you need one. Otherwise, you may get caught barking up the wrong tree!