Coal Bunker



  • Dimensions can be found in the datasheet at the bottom of this page
  • Prepared for lightbulbs
  • Walls are not translucent
  • Model is made from recycled high density cardboard
  • Realistic colours
  • Material is colored through and through and does not fade easily
  • Already lightly weathered
  • Parts fit  0.1mm accurate


More information

Background information:
At every yard where steam locomotives spent the night was a coal bunker with, in this case, an attached barn for twigs and easy combustible material present. Firing up a steam locomotive was in fact almost never done with coal alone.
This bunker was built with a temporary purpose. Built around 1880, it was no longer in active service in 1904.
The Waalwijk station changed around 1890 from a terminal to a through station, therefore functions such as the coal park had to be moved to the nearby city of 's-Hertogenbosch. After all, it could all be more large-scale and more efficient, for example with a crane instead of the shovel and a hand-driven conveyor belt.

Architectural details:
The building consisted of a wooden frame with wooden paneling. The struts served to guide the lateral force to the ground, so that the walls would stay upright if the bunker was full of coals and fagots.
Pavement was constructed around the bunker. Tiles were laid in the bunker, so that the remains of coal could be used. Furthermore, a paved surface was useful when the bunker had to be replenished.


Measurements at scale 1:160 (N)
c.a. 185B x 53L x 23H mm.
Measurements at scale 1:87 (H0)
c.a. 340B x 97L x 42H mm.
Measurements at scale 1:220 (Z)
c.a. 135B x 39L x 17H mm.
Number (kits) per package


Manual with tips, building description and photos
explanation with tips, descriptions and photos