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Now through December is the time you can find tinplate buildings in stores. The club I am a member of has a $100.00 limit on purchases without the club voting on the purchase. Because of this my tinplate layout doesn't have the **** Gate Bridge or many of the other classic tinplate buildings. I take advantage of this time of year to shop for cheap tin buildings for the layout.
Two years ago Christmas Tree Shops had a great selection. Last year all their holiday buildings were wood. Michaels had some great buildings two years. They had nothing last year.

I was able to buy a tin lantern from Lowes last year shaped like a church, I bought two of them and combined them to make one large structure. I bought a large tin barn from Walmart as well.Last year both Target and Kohls had a great selection of tin buildings.

The reason for this thread is to alert our fellow tinplaters where they can find tin buildings during holiday season. Thus far I have seen;
1) Target has their smaller tin Halloween buildings out. They are $5.00 each and yes just like all metal they can be repainted. I hope they have more tin buildings for Christmas.

2) Ollies has some tin buildings for $4.99. They are set up as lanterns but they can be altered.

3)Walmart already has a tin black metal church out for Christmas and I have bought one to repaint.

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Please add your tin building finds to the list.

Scott Smith

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Now through December is the time you can find tinplate buildings in stores. The club I am a member of has a $100.00 limit on purchases without the club voting on the purchase. Because of this my tinplate layout doesn't have the **** Gate Bridge or many of the other classic tinplate buildings. I take advantage of this time of year to shop for cheap tin buildings for the layout.
Two years ago Christmas Tree Shops had a great selection. Last year all their holiday buildings were wood. Michaels had some great buildings two years. They had nothing last year.

I was able to buy a tin lantern from Lowes last year shaped like a church, I bought two of them and combined them to make one large structure. I bought a large tin barn from Walmart as well.Last year both Target and Kohls had a great selection of tin buildings.

The reason for this thread is to alert our fellow tinplaters where they can find tin buildings during holiday season. Thus far I have seen;
1) Target has their smaller tin Halloween buildings out. They are $5.00 each and yes just like all metal they can be repainted. I hope they have more tin buildings for Christmas.

2) Ollies has some tin buildings for $4.99. They are set up as lanterns but they can be altered.

3)Walmart already has a tin black metal church out for Christmas and I have bought one to repaint.

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Please add your tin building finds to the list.

Scott Smith

Thanks for the info SS. I love this church, can't want to see it repainted.  I found a tin building via enabler "Papa" Eastman here that I repurposed as a large church on my Upstairs layout by adding some magnet signage.

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Only one of the area Walmart’s had these tinplate buildings. I bought the barn like that one last Christmas, the silos are a new item.0E8B04EA-A6C2-42E7-8AC4-F3B727AAF333What the heck are these suppose to be33BD54AC-14B9-44DF-9345-1BDB3264833DI was just thinking the other day how my life would be complete if I only had a tinplate building with feet and an oversized roof.

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Only one of the area Walmart’s had these tinplate buildings. I bought the barn like that one last Christmas, the silos are a new item.0E8B04EA-A6C2-42E7-8AC4-F3B727AAF333What the heck are these suppose to beI was just thinking the other day how my life would be complete if I only had a tinplate building with feet and an oversized roof.

Scott Smith

LOVE the barn and the tall silo!!! Are these better for O or Std. Gauge??

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