Photo of actual completed station. Seth Lakin photo.
Photos and plans of these
stations, originally erected from 1890 to 1910 (with some still in use), reveal
three major size variations in this architectural style. The placement of
windows and doors sometimes varied within each size. Covered porticoes and
alternative operator’s bay arrangements were also noted. The basis of
this kit will is the largest size
variation, but Seth produced a modified LS&MS station from the kit. Overall length has been shortened.
Given that brick stations were erected in larger commercial centers,
their footprints and construction costs were larger than most, and this kit
will reflect that. Hence, before tooling up another model, we are trying
to assess your interest.
The N-Scale architect is offered a laser-cut HO
model that includes the roof dormers, operator’s bay, and walls with decorative
brick and stone courses.
The stonework is custom 3D printed
"castings", while the brick courses are laser-cut into the sides. The resulting 3D walls will readily accept washes for brick and stone
color, mortar lines, and weathering.
A trimmed down two-bay
building is 10" x 3".