The new set provides replacement platforms with see-through grilles that precisely fit the plastic kit's parts. Replacement fine-scale fold-to-shape handrails are also furnished and are designed to fit the new brass platforms perfectly once the modeler pre-shapes them using the plastic rails as guides. Other parts supplied in this set include numerous fine-scale vertical ladders and valve wheels, all designed to replace the plastic kit parts on a one-for-one basis.
All the brass parts are clearly numbered to match the corresponding plastic parts they are to replace, so it's a simple matter of using the Walthers kit instruction sheet to assemble all the parts by simply substituting the brass parts for the plastic ones. This large set provides everything needed to completely equip one Walthers North Island refinery kit with a few parts left over. Modelers wishing to represent a more modern refinery have the option of substituting our No. 160-38 Industrial Safety Cage Ladders (sold separately) for the standard vertical ladders in this set. With either type of ladders being used, the final result will be an extremely well detailed model of an oil refinery worthy of a front-of-the-layout place on any N-scale model railroad.