The easy-to-build WalthersTrainline Coaling Tower kit is a model of a classic North American structure used to load coal into the tenders of waiting steam locomotives. They were used across the continent on railroads large and small. The Coaling Tower includes a base that blends the hopper car unloading area and bucket lift into the ground surrounding the area. This model kit features plastic parts molded in appropriate colors so there's no painting necessary. Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions make assembly fast and fun for first-time kit builders or seasoned modelers.