HO Scale kit of the Babcock Coal & Coke Company Tipple
This tipple was built in 1926 by the Kanawha Manufacturing Company in Sewell, WV. Sewell was located on the New River, along the C&O Railway main line between Thurmond and Fayette. Sewell served as a junction point between the Manns Creek Railway, a 3’ narrow gauge railroad which brought coal down the mountain from Clifftop and lumber from Landisburg, Between the tipple and the river there were 193 coke ovens that were in operation until 1956. The town lasted about a decade and a half after the ovens shut down, and the last resident moved out in 1973.
This kit has a footprint of about 8” X 14”. This kit contains 620 laser-cut parts, 42 3D printed parts, and 240 Tichy NBWs (Nut-Bolt-Washers). This is a limited edition series. There will only be 250 of these made and each kit is numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity.