Shop the Pig: Piggly Wiggly Store from Menards The basics: The O gauge Piggly Wiggly grocery store reproduces an icon familiar in small towns in the south and Midwest. The structures base measures 14" wide by 6-1/2" deep and features a front sidewalk and decorated interior. There is illumination from the front overhang, and the storefront sign has a steadily illuminated round pig icon.The chase lighting sequentially illuminates each letter and then flashes Piggly Wiggly. There are customers and carts inside the store and shoppers outside. Why you need this: Founded in 1916, Piggly Wiggly was the first self-service grocery store in the United States. Rather than have clerks taking items off a shelf for a customer, the customer could make their own brand selections and take his/her own basket to the checkout.
The iconic cap-wearing pig image is familiar in towns large and small, and there are currently 530 Piggly Wiggly stores in 17 states. The building design is timeless, fitting in from the 1940s through today. It is a standard shoebox design with a narrow overhanging marquee with the stores iconic pig clerk, and an illuminated store name.The windows and doors have trim simulating aluminum framing. The exterior has brick texture and the bricks are a cream color.
On the ends are signage for Piggly Wiggly and there are vintage advertisements for Tide Soap and Campbells Soup. The rear of the store has an employee door and two loading docks for truck deliveries. The store interior has printed walls with an extensive fruit and vegetable section.There is a free-standing fruit counter on the left side of the store, and a segment with cereal and soft drinks near the front window in the right side. Inside there are three shoppers with carts two standing near the fruit stand, and one by the soft drinks. A kiosk is by the front door with an employee ready to assist shoppers. Out front are two pedestrians, two gents engaged in a conversation, and a fifth figure paused in front of the blue mailbox. Youll also discover a mechanical pony ride and, of course, Jack the German shepherd, on the scene. The electric signage looks great. It highlights each letter of the stores name in sequence, and then flashes the name with all letters illuminated. The bright red letters are impressive in bright or dark room lighting.
Power requirement: For illumination, the store requires a Menards 4.5 volt power supply (see my other listings). Electronic Piggly Wiggly® sign with case lighting pattern and backlit logo. Prelit with over 30 LED light.
Fully decorated and lit interior with shoppers, produce, and multiple simulated grocery aisles. 10 figures including, 9 adults (3 with shopping carts), 1 child, and Jack the German shepherd. Vintage advertising from Tide® and Campbell's®.Sidewalk includes a coin-operated horse and mailbox, and the roof has two air conditioning units. Two truck loading doors and an office door on the back side. Approximate Power Draw: 1,200 mA. 14W x 6-1/2D x 5-1/2H. The item "Menards O Gauge Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store Building model train" is in sale since Thursday, March 14, 2019.
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