I would like to see your passenger station photos, both in your layouts as well as prototype. I removed many of my prototype station photos because they may be under copyright.

 

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

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Moonson posted:

Wow, Randy, those are super to see and save for modeling. Thanks!

FrankM

Frank:

Thank you. That was part of the purpose of this thread. The other is to see great models and station scenes that others have in their layouts.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

IMG_0400IMG_2396IMG_2400village stationI haven't done much with stations on my layout, not during any of its iterations since the original layout in 1995. I'm not sure why. Here is a small rural station that has remained on the layout, thoughfIMG_2428 [2), for all these years...

FrankM

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As stated before my hometown was served by five class-1 roads in the day.  Here are some pics I found of the B&O station.  Did a round from here to DC and later to Chicago on the Columbian most of the time in the dome car (first dome east of the Mississippi) at night,

Track-side

B&OStation #1

Parking lot/Entrance side

B&OStation #5

B&OStation #4

It was turned into a restaurant. 

Ron

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Here are the stations on my layout.

First, an overhead of my layout and where the stations are:

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The first is my Chicago Union Station - I made the station myself and my daughter helped me pick the people to put on the platforms...

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Here is my Chicago South Shore and South Bend station:

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Lastly, here is my suburban station:

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C&O Allie posted:

Here are the stations on my layout.

First, an overhead of my layout and where the stations are:

20180126_180452

The first is my Chicago Union Station - I made the station myself and my daughter helped me pick the people to put on the platforms...

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Here is my Chicago South Shore and South Bend station:

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Lastly, here is my suburban station:

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Though all of your stations are great, your Chicago Union Station is second to none! Bravo!

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

Thanks Randy.  I made the station out of Foam Board.  I found a picture online and then scaled it to fit my space.  The columns on the platforms I printed at work and the covers are floor boards I put on bent 90 degree angles to match the angle of the column.  Here are some more pics of the station in various build stages (and me making it):

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I grew up here in Springfield, Mo, home of the FRISCO. We lived only 2 blocks away from the Train Station. My dad worked in the dining car department of the Frisco. We would walk down to the station and wait for his trains to come in. If I was good, the gals in the Harvey House would give me a small coke while we waited. Here is the model of that station that is on my layout.

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Roger:

That is GREAT modeling! One question. Is the platform area that looks so much like old concrete made from Homasote? If not, what is it. It is a look I have been trying to achieve and have never succeeded.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

Randy,

If you are trying to simulate concrete texture on a model, a product called taskboard is easy to cut and use, takes glue and acrylic paints well, and looks right to me. Can also be used for concrete or asphalt roads. It is available on line or from the N-Scale Architect.

MELGAR

Randy Harrison posted:

Roger:

That is GREAT modeling! One question. Is the platform area that looks so much like old concrete made from Homasote? If not, what is it. It is a look I have been trying to achieve and have never succeeded.

Thanks for you good words. Several years ago, Jim Barrett did an article about using thin plywood from National Balsa Wood products. I forget what I used for thickness but it worked pretty well. Al Zomorski posted way back in 2012 that he gets his concrete paint by the quart from Home Depot. This is what I use all around the layout for concrete....looks good and is very cheap. See photo below:

Concrete Paint

This is ONE GREAT model railroad forum, I get any and all of my ideas for my layout from you all.

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Great thread Randy!!   I love seeing everyone's work and am learning so much from everyone! IMG_0153-2Commuter station MU cars overheadJPGEarly morning haze JPGIMG_0160-2

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Moonson posted:

IMG_0400IMG_2396IMG_2400village stationI haven't done much with stations on my layout, not during any of its iterations since the original layout in 1995. I'm not sure why. Here is a small rural station that has remained on the layout, thoughfIMG_2428 [2), for all these years...

FrankM

Frank, the minute detail that you display is incredible!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

MELGAR posted:

Randy,

If you are trying to simulate concrete texture on a model, a product called taskboard is easy to cut and use, takes glue and acrylic paints well, and looks right to me. Can also be used for concrete or asphalt roads. It is available on line or from the N-Scale Architect.

MELGAR

Mel, Best price I found for Task board is Dick Blick, art supplies.  Nice variety of sheet size and very economical prices.  I use quite a bit of it for sub walls, roofs, etc.  I'll have to try it for roads/sidewalks... 

 Quarter Gauger 48'

 

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