RadioRon posted:
Dave Ripp. posted:

Nice for a modern era layout.

Can't help wondering why people copy the complete original post just to make a comment.  

Dave, it's not to late; just go back to your post; and use the "edit" tab in the "take action" drop down menu in the lower right hand corner; i.e. the same drop down menu containing "reply with quote".

Carl

I love it.   I think it will fit very nicely in an early 60's setting.  Before there were malls there were shopping centers very similar to this one.  The only thing I would change would be the signage from DOLLAR STORE to WESTERN AUTO.  I'm ordering one now.

western auto

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TM Terry posted:

When can we order the strip mall?

Is it possible to receive before Christmas?

IMO, best building for my Christmas layout.

Hi TM Terry,

The strip mall is available now on our website. Here's a link.

It should give the approximate arrival date when you pick a shipping option. I hope this helps!

Thank You!
Mark the Menards Train Guy

Dad, the building looks good on the layout. But I agree with PLAY TRAINS. You have a real estate problem. All deliveries should be at the back. Getting back to what is important. Menards never ceases to amaze. This is one great building and nobody has made one yet. Kudos to Mark, Menards, the crew and dad...........Paul 2

So Cabinet Bob..,   If your layout is in fact an all Menards layout, where did the auto loader ramp shown in your second photo come from? I haven't seen that on the Menards site yet.   What are you hiding from us? Inquiring minds want to know.

luvindemtrains posted:

 There is even a Walmart in HO scale. Dave

Hmmm, a Walmart in O would take up most of the layout!

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

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Looks good Mark. 

Merry Christmas 

You would be hard pressed to drive 5 miles around  S.E. Mi.without seeing a Dollar Store/Dollar General/etc. ...middle class penny pinchers by the score 😁

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Dollar stores can be found in the less fortunate neighborhoods, a good fit for the skid row areas.

John, they're right, we were delighted to have a brand new Dollar Store as the centerpiece of downtown Paulden, AZ, and now we have an Ace Hardware too!

TM Terry posted:
John Pignatelli JR. posted:

Dollar stores can be found in the less fortunate neighborhoods, a good fit for the skid row areas.

Come on now! Dollar stores are middle class neighborhoods.

Yeah no kidding.

There's a Dollar Tree near me, in the same center as a new SuperTarget.  It's next to a Staples Office Supply, and there's even a Lowe's.      We are far from a "less fortunate" neighborhood.

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David

John Pignatelli JR. posted:

Dollar stores can be found in the less fortunate neighborhoods, a good fit for the skid row areas.

To be fair, the man said "can" be found not "only" found. The statement is true. None the less the product would be another great addition to any modern era layout. I plan to get one. Thanks Menard's!

Dave

Menards posted:

A Crossroad of Commerce: The O Scale Strip Mall Shopping Center. Shop Now>

Dimensions: 21”W x 5-3/4”D x 5-5/8”H

The basics: This is a fully assembled and decorated strip shopping center with five retail outlets ranging from food to appliance sales. The building has a 21- by 5-¾-inch footprint and the building is 5-5/8-inches tall. Stores have a color interior with ample interior and exterior lighting.

The front has a simulated concrete sidewalk with six support columns. Placed in front are 10 customer figures, a coin-operated riding horse, and Jack the German shepherd. The structure has a simulated tarpaper roof and four heating and air conditioning units decorating the topside.

The building is illuminated by 54 LEDs. This requires a Menards 4.5 volt power supply, Menards SKU# 279-4062, or 279-4050. You may wish to consider the 8- or 9-piece Plug & Play accessory kits (SKU# 279-4035, 4681) and to serve multiple structures and vehicles. All are available separately.

Why you need this: Gone is the shopping mall; the day of the strip mall has begun.

The style of this great new building is purely modern. This is an architectural design that you’ll find all across the country.

The building packs in five shops that provide a good cross section of the retail trade. The Chicago Burger Co. satisfied your town folks’ need for a tasty burger. Next door is the Candy Shop where you can get your fix of M&Ms or chocolate-covered peanuts.

The anchor storefront is the Dollar Store. The familiar store will attract the harried shopper who needs a convenient place to get paper towels and laundry soap without needing to fight the crowds at the Mega Market!

The two remaining shops are a boon to homeowners: Klearvue Cabinets for that kitchen renovation on the books, and a Whirlpool appliance store for all the major appliances your citizenry needs.

Each shop has a color cardstock interior matching the theme of the business: Restaurant, candy, a mini market, kitchen counters, and rows of stoves and refrigerators.

The shops have clear windows with bracing and doorways. The front walkway is simulated concrete. Figures are placed in front of the shops: Five women, four men, one tyke, and Jack the German Shepherd going on a walk. A salute to shopping center nostalgia is a coin-operated horse ride.

The support columns are painted to match the structure’s tan decoration. The end and rear walls are smooth, so you can place multiple strip malls in a row for an impressive shopping experience. The roof has simulated tarpaper covering. You’ll find four heating and air conditioning units spaced evenly on the roof. Lighting for the storefront signage and the stores themselves is covered by more than 50 LEDs.

The shallow depth of the building gives you flexibility in placement on your layout, and the styling fits right in with modern Menards buildings such as Starbucks, Taco Bell, and the County Hotel by Menards.

The strip mall shopping center adds another level of depth realism and texture to your O gauge railroad.

____________________________________________________

In case you missed it, I've included today's train email below.

If you want to receive these special offers and new product announcements, click here!

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Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

What you really needed in there, was to eliminate one of the shops, and put lease available call 800-555-1000 or something like that.

Bill

rtraincollector posted:
Menards posted:

A Crossroad of Commerce: The O Scale Strip Mall Shopping Center. Shop Now>

Dimensions: 21”W x 5-3/4”D x 5-5/8”H

The basics: This is a fully assembled and decorated strip shopping center with five retail outlets ranging from food to appliance sales. The building has a 21- by 5-¾-inch footprint and the building is 5-5/8-inches tall. Stores have a color interior with ample interior and exterior lighting.

The front has a simulated concrete sidewalk with six support columns. Placed in front are 10 customer figures, a coin-operated riding horse, and Jack the German shepherd. The structure has a simulated tarpaper roof and four heating and air conditioning units decorating the topside.

The building is illuminated by 54 LEDs. This requires a Menards 4.5 volt power supply, Menards SKU# 279-4062, or 279-4050. You may wish to consider the 8- or 9-piece Plug & Play accessory kits (SKU# 279-4035, 4681) and to serve multiple structures and vehicles. All are available separately.

Why you need this: Gone is the shopping mall; the day of the strip mall has begun.

The style of this great new building is purely modern. This is an architectural design that you’ll find all across the country.

The building packs in five shops that provide a good cross section of the retail trade. The Chicago Burger Co. satisfied your town folks’ need for a tasty burger. Next door is the Candy Shop where you can get your fix of M&Ms or chocolate-covered peanuts.

The anchor storefront is the Dollar Store. The familiar store will attract the harried shopper who needs a convenient place to get paper towels and laundry soap without needing to fight the crowds at the Mega Market!

The two remaining shops are a boon to homeowners: Klearvue Cabinets for that kitchen renovation on the books, and a Whirlpool appliance store for all the major appliances your citizenry needs.

Each shop has a color cardstock interior matching the theme of the business: Restaurant, candy, a mini market, kitchen counters, and rows of stoves and refrigerators.

The shops have clear windows with bracing and doorways. The front walkway is simulated concrete. Figures are placed in front of the shops: Five women, four men, one tyke, and Jack the German Shepherd going on a walk. A salute to shopping center nostalgia is a coin-operated horse ride.

The support columns are painted to match the structure’s tan decoration. The end and rear walls are smooth, so you can place multiple strip malls in a row for an impressive shopping experience. The roof has simulated tarpaper covering. You’ll find four heating and air conditioning units spaced evenly on the roof. Lighting for the storefront signage and the stores themselves is covered by more than 50 LEDs.

The shallow depth of the building gives you flexibility in placement on your layout, and the styling fits right in with modern Menards buildings such as Starbucks, Taco Bell, and the County Hotel by Menards.

The strip mall shopping center adds another level of depth realism and texture to your O gauge railroad.

____________________________________________________

In case you missed it, I've included today's train email below.

If you want to receive these special offers and new product announcements, click here!

____________________________________________________

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

What you really needed in there, was to eliminate one of the shops, and put lease available call 800-555-1000 or something like that.

I think the structure is wonderful as is, but perhaps providing the ability to change out store names and items might have been a nice touch. 

Menards!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

It's as almost as my post from June 21st for modern retail buildings was answered 

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...33#87732256113830933

Simply beautiful.  I need to buy a couple and learn how to kitbash so that I can have them with different retailers.

 

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