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The following table lists HO scale models of Pennsylvania Railroad towers that have been produced. Not all models indicated are readily available.


Tower NameLocationHO Scale 
ALTO Altoona, PA

Scientific Models (MicroMark)

The N Scale Architect1

N Arch ALTO Tower 
AR Gallitzin, PA The N Scale Architect N Arch AR Tower 
BRICKER Bricker, OH Walthers #933-3554 pennsylvania railroad brick interlocking tower wflat roof 933 3554 big
BROWN (PRSL) Walthers #933-2982 Walthers PRR Tower
COLA Columbia, PA Mount Vernon Shops  
CQ On the Conemaugh mainline on Pittsburgh's (PA) north side. Walthers #933-2982 Walthers PRR Tower 
HARRIS Harrisburg, PA The N Scale Architect4 N Arch Harris Tower 
JACKS Mt. Union, PA Gloorcraft (out of production)
Mountaineer Precision Products (out of production)3
gloor craft prr interlocking tower 1 4a81970ae1ea2a6b3ffce1d854c2012b 
LEMO (J) Lemoyne, PA GC Laser Innovations
Model Tech Studios2
J Tower 
MAPLE GROVE   Walthers #933-2982 Walthers PRR Tower 
MG "Mid Grade" between Altoona and Gallitzin, PA The N Scale Architect N Arch MG Tower 
MO Cresson, PA American Model Builders mo tower
NORTH PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia, PA DESIGNDYNE on Shapeways Designdynne N Philly Tower
NP   Walthers #933-2982 Walthers PRR Tower 
OVERBROOK , PA Walthers #933-2982 Walthers PRR Tower 
ROCKVILLE Harrisburg, PA DESIGNDYNE on Shapeways Designdynne Rockville Tower
WINSLOW (PRSL)   Walthers #933-2982  Walthers PRR Tower
YORK York, PA Walthers #933-2982
Mount Vernon Shops
Walthers PRR Tower 
ZOO Philadelphia, PA DESIGNDYNE on Shapeways zoo
generic 1880's   InterMountain 84009tw 


1A review of the N Scale Architect ALTO tower model appeared in The Keystone Modeler reveals that this model is, unfortunately, oversized. The HO scale model was estimated to actually be closer to 1:64 with the N scale model having been scaled down from there. The model was produced by estimating dimensions from photographs, which is unfortunate, as the tower exists to this day.

2The Model Tech Studios model of J / LEMO tower is incorrect on several fronts. The cupola is oversized, the window count is incorrect, and the window style is incorrect. While it may have the "flavor" of this tower, those desiring accuracy should look elsewhere.

3Mountaineer Precision Products had claimed on their web site that this model represents WORKS tower, but it doesn't match photographs (though it is similar). They have responded by e-mail that it should be JACKS tower, not WORKS. MPP further claimed they acquired plans through the PRRT&HS but also acknowledged that they acquired them through a PRRT&HS member acting in an unofficial capacity.

4HARRIS tower was released as an exclusive release of Merchandise Service, former business of Jerry Britton. In 2013, Britton allowed The N Scale Architect to re-release the model.


GC Laser.


Model Tech Studios.

Mount Vernon Shops.

Mountaineer Precision Products.

N Scale Architect.