Get thee to a bus barn! The O gauge Bus Garage from Menards

Posted by Bob Keller
on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Menards is offering up a well designed vehicle maintenance shop that will ensure your 1:48 scale kiddies make it to school safely.

As any veteran of riding one of those slow, yellow greyhounds to and from school – and who might have left their textbooks on it, the only place you can retrieve it is (Dum-Dah) the school bus barn! Thanks to Menards, the kiddies can now see where their bus is maintained, cleaned, and just maybe where they can find that O scale text or homework assignment they forgot!

The no 279-4033 O Gauge Bus Garage is a nifty structure that appears to utilize some of the design elements of the no. 279-3057 Menards Power and Light building: A large skylight and clear windows with heavy panes.

 The interior is set up as a vehicle maintenance facility with floor mounted jacks, two vehicles in the shop, and nice rear decoration similar to that of the Menards fire station, with decoration printed on the rear wall, giving it a bit more depth. The right side of the shop has an interior office structure.

 Outside you’ll find two workers in an area enclosed by a fence, washing down a bus. Jack, of course, is supervising the whole operation!

The structure costs $99.99 plus shipping. Order online at and select free shipment to your local Menards store.

Staff figures, tool boxes and floor jacks are ready for duty. The wall decoration in the rear gives the structure plenty of depth and realism.

A peek through the skylight shows a clean, orderly shop. This is eye candy served up to visitors to your layout!

A room with a view. Dig that crazy emergency exit on those busses!

The clean-up crew works hard to get the bus ready for the next day's run!

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