Buildings & Towers (Page 6 of 8)
Gilbert made 62 distinct buildings and towers as listed on a little over seven pages of the TM Guide, not counting the variations on some of the 62.  Because there are so many, I have split them up over eight web pages:

Gilbert buildings    #50 through #167 are on
page 1
                           #168 through #273 are on
page 2
                           #274 through #590 are on
page 3
                           #593 through #755A are on
page 4
                           #758 through #767 are on
page 5
                           #768 through #774 are on this page
                           #779 through #799 are on
page 7
                           #23586 through #23796 are on
page 8
Because some of the Buildings & Towers (like those on this page) are also operating accessories, they are shown in both places.

Unless otherwise specified, the pictures on this page are from the collection of The Upstairs Train.
#768 Oil Supply Depot with Shell tanks made in 1950.
It's going to go right there in the last unlandscaped corner of my layout.
#768G Oil Supply Depot with Gulf tanks made in 1951 thru 1953.
(Photo courtesy of
Jacque Marsh.)
#769 plastic Aircraft Beacon made in 1950.  There were several variations.
(Picture courtesy of
Mike Battaglia.)
#769A sheet metal Aircraft Beacon made in 1951 thru 1957.
There were several variations: gray or dark gray-painted tower.

Colber also produced several much less valuable versions of the #769A.
#771 Stockyard made in 1950-1954.  It was sold as a set with the  #736 Operating Stock Car.
Like the #766 Guilford Station, the cows "walk" around their pens and go up the ramp into the livestock car
when you open the gate.  They leave the car through the other door after a ride around the layout.
(Photo courtesy of
Rob Renninger.)
#K771 Stockyard made in 1953-1956.  It is the same as #771 but was sold with the  #976 Operating Stock Car.
#772 plastic Water Tower built for A. C. Gilbert by Colber from 1950 thru 1952.

It was also made with a red base and a red or gray tank from 1950 thru 1952.

Colber made a dark green plastic version that they sold under their own name.
#772 Water Tower with checkerboard tank made in 1953 thru 1957.
It had a gray or green base and black or dark gray sheet metal tower.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)

#772 Water Tower was made for a short while in 1958 with checkerboard tank, black sheet metal tower, and white plastic shack with a red roof,
but it quickly became #23772.
The only way to tell the difference is to have the original box it came in.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#773 Oil Derrick made in 1950 thru 1952.
An extremely rare variation bore the Gulf Oil logo.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)

#774 Floodlight Tower made in 1951 & 1952.
All plastic with a square red base, silver-gray tower, and
four lights with black or silver sockets in each corner.  There were many variations.
Some towers came with a workman with wrench like the #773 Oil Derick above.
#774 Floodlight Tower made in 1953 thru 1957.
Irregular gray base with a red-painted sheet metal tower and
four die-cast light housings all pointing in the same direction.
There were several variations, especially in catwalk colors.

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