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One of the oddities of this building that the gauge of the roof and walls is much heavier metal than anything else I have xperiences.

I think the use of heavier gauge steel of the roof and walls that the OP notes, further points to this being homemade by a skilled craftsman.   The train companies of the prewar era tended to use lighter gauge metal, which was easier to work with and less expensive.  A heavier gauge of steel would have been more costly (which would lower profit) and be more difficult to work with.

I think that looking at the construction (from the inside of the building) would provide more information.  I did note that there appears to be a rivet or screw at the center of each end wall (between the upper and lower windows), which may be attached to some sort of bracket inside.

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