Buildings & Towers (Page 7 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 accessories #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
page 6
                           #779 through #799 are on this page
                           #23586 through #23796 are on
page 8

Unless otherwise specified, the pictures on this page are from the collection of The Upstairs Train.
#779 Oil Drum Loader on an unpainted light tan plastic base made in 1955 and 1956.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)

A pre-production prototype of the #779, on a black painted sheet metal base, was made in 1955.

The earliest Oil Drum Loaders,  made in 1955, came on a gray painted plastic base.
#785 Coal Loader made in 1955 & 1956.
Because the #752 tended to spray coal all over the place, Gilbert came up with an all new design.
(Photo courtesy of
#787 Log Loader made in 1955 & 1956.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)
Mine is the reproduction of Gilbert's #787 Log Loader by Mike's Train House (MTH).
The little man in the blue overalls rides the carriage down under the building, picks up a log, carries it up over the waiting #914 log car, dumps it in the car, and returns for another log.  Here's a little closer look:
After a spin around the layout, the #914 log car tips up and dumps the logs back under the log loader so the process can be repeated.
#788 Suburban Station made in 1956.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#789 Station and Baggage Smasher (the operating baggage man) made in 1956 & 1957.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)
#792 Passenger Terminal made in 1954 thru 1956.
In 1954, it was sold as part of the #795 Union Station and Terminal set,
but was also sold separately for people like me who wanted a bigger terminal.
#793 Union Station with tan-painted or tan plastic walls made in 1955 & 1956.
In 1954, it was sold as part of the #795 Union Station and Terminal set,
and as part of the #794 Union Station set.

#794 Union Station made in 1954, comprising #793 Union Station and
two Street Lamps (one with mailbox and one with fire alarm box) out of the #778 set.
#795 Union Station and Terminal made in 1954.
#799 Talking Union Station (similar to 793) made in 1954 thru 1956.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)
The back of the Talking Union Station ...                                        and its player.             
(Photos courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)

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