Z Scale Building - Hardware Store - PRE-CUT Card Stock (PAPER) Kit BBZ1

St Catharines, ON, United Kingdom ends 2019-10-15 05:19:28


Please take your time reading the details in full so there are no surprises when you receive your order. This is a card stock model.  It is NOT card board, metal, plastic or wood.

This listing is for ONE (1) Z scale hardware store "Busy Bee Hardware" modeled after the actual store located in Detroit, Michigan.  Now permanently closed since 2017 I believe, it originally opened in 1917. 

This cardstock paper kit features a small rooftop access point, air conditioning unit (for more modern layouts) and two options for the billboard to fit retro and modern times.  I did my best as always to bring this kit to you at a reasonable price, however you may see it is slightly more than my average cost for a kit with the more complex features such as the billboard.
But I guarantee as always you will be satisfied or your money back! 

I used a much thicker card stock (120 lb) for the billboard stand for extra strength.  Unfortunately this means it's too thick for the printer so it comes in plain white.  If you want to paint it, I suggest testing your paint on the scrap pieces on the parts sheet.  NON-Water Based paints would most likely be best.

This is a card stock kit. Very detailed and low cost alternative to populating your layout with structures.   Over 55 images were used to create the building texture you see here.  Uniquely paced shadow effects to increase the 3D effect of a 2D image.  The pictures displayed here show the model assembled with score lines touched up with paint.  The models still look great without touch-up.

No cutting is required! Easy easy easy!!

All pieces come pre-cut with perforated folding areas. You do not need a ruler or scoring tool to make fold like most other kits (but a ruler will make it easier). Our production process takes all the guesswork out for you! Only a narrow pair of tweezers (not included) to help with placement of some parts.  A fine tip brush and paint (not included) can be used to conceal perforation makes if desired (see picture).

Cover Stock is a form of thick PAPER. This is NOT a wooden or plastic kit.


I design all of my kits with simplicity in mind when it comes to assembly.  They are not intended to complete with laser cut wood/card , brass or injection molded kits with many parts.  The majority of my kits can be assembled in less than 1 hour.

Unsure about card stock models? No problem. If you are buying from us for the first time, you can return your first purchase no questions asked if not satisfied, even if you have already assembled parts. And we pay postage. (more details below)

Paper specifications: (please pay attention)

  • 80 lb or 216 gm2 Smooth Finish Cover

  • similar to greeting card thickness


  • One (1) Hardware Store only.  Additional models shown are for display purposes only.

  • Two options for billboard
  • Rooftop Access
  • Air Conditioner if you choose to have a more modern look.
  • Window Shades
  • Assembled dimensions  - SEE PHOTO with dims.

-simple assembly required. Glue not included. SHIPS VIA STANDARD LETTER MAIL - NO TRACKING in a 6x9" kraft (yellow) envelope.  I will always upgrade to parcel w/tracking when combined postage exceeds that of letter mail for your region/country. 

Assembly time is as little as 45 minutes with experience paper modelling for the set. A very basic instructional diagram sheet will be included. Very easy!!

This is a model kit and once assembled properly it will resemble the one pictured here.
  No additional scenery shown is included

Any questions ask me please!

All our items are proudly produced 100% in Canada with 100% USA materials.

Satisfaction no-risk guarantee for First-Time buyers with us:

We guarantee you will be impressed with the quality of our items otherwise you send it back to us no questions asked at our cost and full refund (shipping terms agreed prior), provided this was your first time purchasing with us.



  1. Shipping discounts for multiple items are applied automatically when you checkout from your shopping cart.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REQUEST A NEW INVOICE BEFORE PAYMENT I MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER MORE SHIPPING DISCOUNTS ON LARGER ORDERS.

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  3. I cannot combine shipping costs if you purchase items individually, sorry.

  4. If this does not work for multiple items, use “buy it now” for each but do not complete payment. We will send combined invoice when you are finished shopping.

How We Ship:

  • Kits / Reliefs – Regular Letter Mail – No tracking, buyer assumes risk. No Insurance.  Ships in a 5x9" yellow kraft envelope.

    • Contact us for a tracking quote (Min $10 for Canada / $17 USA / $20 International.

  • Assembled Models

    • Canada – Canada Post Regular Parcel

    • USA – Tracked Packet – up to $100 CAD insurance.

    • International – Small Packet International Air

International Buyers – Please Note:

Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying


  • Accepted at buyers cost of shipping unopened/undamaged from original shipping condition if:

    • Not satisfied with quality, purchased in buyers error. Refund will not cover original shipping fee.

  • Accepted it our cost both ways if:

    • There was an error in the listing or the item is not as described in the listing.

    • the item is defective / damaged in a way which prevents assembly or a lighting feature is DOA.


I would prefer to receive payment within 5 business days via PayPal.

State of AssemblyUnassembled Kit
Country/Region of ManufactureCanada
Material80 lb cover sstock
Building TypeHardware Store
UPCDoes not apply


CAD1.85 | Estimated delivery after 2 business days