@Chuck Sartor posted:
What I see is window cut outs are cleanly stamped out. How was this done home made? The green wire platform roof supports are heavy gauge wire, the circles are too perfect to be bent without machine help. The cream colored station paint was applied by a machine. If it was homemade, it would have been painted by hand. Also the patina and chips in the corners of station. I still say not homemade. Maybe Vollmer or Kibri. More picture would help. Underside of station and platform roof, inside the station building may provide more clues.
You seem to think that homemade implies using tin snips and no machine help. I am in no way implying this. I think whomever made this station had access to some sort of metal shop / machinery and was very skilled at metalworking.
I also don't think you can state from the pictures that the paint was applied by a machine. The paint looks very heavy/thick and the photos are not of sufficient detail to discern how the paint was applied.
As for patina, the paint is obviously original to the construction of the piece and/or is very old, so there is going to be patina, which really proves nothing about its manufacture.
You point toward Vollmer and Kibri as potential manufacturers, which seems odd, as these companies were not producing trains until the postwar era of the late 1940s or early 1950s, a time frame, which this station does not appear to have been made, as it is out of scale for that time frame and much too crudely constructed for models of that time.