Can someone identify the original manufacturer of this train station? I am cataloging my O-gauge collection but cannot find any information on this structure by way of website searches, etcStation

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I've seen the HO Woodland Scenics station. Don't recall ever seeing an "O" structure before

ADCX Rob posted:

"Lionel stores" have been known to sell THIS STATION.

Is that station O Rob?

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BobbyD posted:
Is that station O Rob?.

HA! Missed the scale, but it's definitely a "Dansbury Depot" clone of the Woodland Scenics N & HO stations. It may be an MTH version as I recall there being something about their outright copying of the Woodlands model.

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ADCX Rob posted:
BobbyD posted:
Is that station O Rob?.

HA! Missed the scale, but it's definitely a "Dansbury Depot" clone of the Woodland Scenics N & HO stations. It may be an MTH version as I recall there being something about their outright copying of the Woodlands model.

I asked because it is a really nice station and a friend has a bare spot! Thanks for your information.

     Amfleet25124- Kevin is correct. This is an O scale MTH station. It came in two different color combinations and Amfleet25124 is showing the two model numbers. As ADCX Rob remembers, there was some litigation between MTH and another manufacturer (Woodland Scenics?) who already had an HO model on the market that looked exactly the same. I believe the HO manufacturer called theirs the "Danbury Station."

   I have the color combination shown by Kevin. There are lots of details making it a very realistic model. The only thing I don't like about it is the roof. The roof is very shiny plastic and one day I will have to Dullcote it. In addition, I was always going to replace the plastic flooring with scribed basswood sheathing from Micro Mark.

  The fact that there was litigation may be why there aren't too many examples out there.

John

Thank you for all of the replies. The MTH model 30-9030 identified by Kevin is the exact match to what is on my layout. John is right about the roof with a glossy finish. But the model as a whole provided a good foundation to customize a nice looking station...it is a high attention point for visitors to my train room and serves as the major stop for the Polar Express, pulled by Lionel 6-11150 Legacy NYC F12e Ten Wheeler.

PE_Christmas Eve

 

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Mth Country Depot 30-90303

A long forgotten law suite by Woodland Senics against MTH for purportedly  copying their HO scale "Danbury Station" in O scale. (2008..I think)

The adjudication was such that MTH ceased production. They show up on auction sites occasionally

 It is a really nice station and somewhat scarce at times. "maybe?" a collectable in it's own right as is no longer MTH produced and Woodland Scenics only sells the HO version.

Very nice looking depot indeed, the added figures and other details really make it pop.

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