Twin Whistle FDNY Engine Company 5 Firehouse

FDNY Engine Company 5 Firehouse
By Twin Whistle Sign & Kit Company
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Since 1992 Twin Whistle Sign & Kit Company  have manufactured products for hobbyists, collectors, and model railroaders. Our products have won convention competitions and many of our models are in museums and on professionally built layouts. Check out our building structures, kits, and accessories.

Once again, our friends at Twin Whistle Sign & Kit Company presents us with another "S scale" firehouse, this time from FDNY Engine company 5. 

This is the third "S scale" firehouse produced by Twin Whistle Sign & Kit Company.  Previous releases include a generic New York, New England, and FDNY Squad 18 fire houses. has already done a short article on their FDNY Squad 18 Firehouse.  All of these structures will hold 1:64 scale models.

The real firehouse is located at 340 East 14th Street, Manhattan, New York City and is the oldest active firehouse in New York City. One of the oldest photos of the firehouse is a photo of members and Engine 5's steamer in front of their quarters taken in the mid 1880's. 

According to Allen Goether, owner of Twin Whistle Sign & Kit Company, "I’m interested in the historical aspects of firehouses, particularly New York firehouses. This firehouse is a natural for us to build, and for me personally to design to scale. I first saw the façade on a on this You Tube video, and it grabbed me right away. The firehouse, built in 1881 according to records, has been active and modified through the years, but retains the original external architecture.  Some buildings just move me. These folks who either work there or have been there in the past are heroes. This is a beautiful museum quality S scale kit based on FDNY Engine Co. 5 firehouse. This unique model has laser-cut alderwood and basswood 2nd and 3rd stories and a resin cornice and doorway. The door goes up and down. The roof is removable."

The kit footprint: 10 3/4L x 4 3/4W x 9 1/2H and comes with:

  • Removable Roof ;
  • Styrene Engraved Walls ;
  • Door Slides Up or Down ;
  • Engraved Plaques ;
  • Set of Lockers;
  • Plaques;
  • American Flag.

S Scale Price built: $159.00
S scale kit: $82.95

HO scale will be available on September 1, 2011.

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