For years we have used the Plasticville Union Station with extended platforms as the main stop in our fictitious city of Christopolis. I wanted something with more detail to replace the  Plasticville Union Station and would come close to fitting the same footprint. The new Union Station is now well under construction. Here are some photos of the shell of the building and the platforms, to date.

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The station design is as fictitious as the city of Christopolis and, until recently, existed only in my mind. With the large, ached top windows from Grandt Line and the doors from the Plasticville Union Station, the interior will be very visible and will be detailed with a dispatch board, ticket windows and waiting area. Greek, Ionic columns will adorn the facade of the building. It is planned to paint the outside and inside walls of the station with a "Fleck-Stone" paint  I will be posting progress photos here as they happen.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

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John:

Thanks for the reply. In addition to the Grandt Line windows and Plasticville station doors, The materials I used to cover the wood for the platforms are embossed brick from Micro-Mark small tool company and embossed, flexible, random stone from Chooch Enterprises. See the photo below.

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The wooden trim on the building is from the Home Depot molding department.

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Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

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Looks really great Randy!  Yes, certainly keep us in the loop with your progress

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 

I did quite a bit more work on the station today, but nothing photo worthy. I spent most of the day at my musical instrument repair shop where I have my large table saw and scroll saw. I cut many small parts including "risers" for the columns in the front of the station as well as forms to bend small Basswood strips to form a border around my curved-top windows. I also cut two pieces of 1/4 luan plywood for the roof which will be hollow to house overhead lighting for the station. More photos will follow when I do something more visually interesting.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

More progress has been made. I cut and installed wood parts for the interior of the station. The ramp and raised walkway across the back of the building is for both passenger and baggage cart access to the raised train platform that will reside outside the side door of the station.

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The interior will also house a ticket office against the left wall and an information counter with a large dispatch board in the center in front of the elevated rear walkway.

Here are a few shots of the station with parts put in temporary placement to get an idea of how the finished product may look.

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When assembled, the entire building including the columns, will be primed with light gray primer and cover with two different types of Rustoluem, fleck-stone paint to simulate a concrete appearance. The columns are from the cake decorating section of Michael's Craft store. They are for the top of a wedding cake, but, serve wonderfully in O scale building.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

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George:

They come in 3 lengths. The ones I am using are the mediums. The short ones look a bit to stubby to suit me. They have all kinds of possibilities for scratch-building and Kit bashing.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

Terrific project, Randy; thanks for the photos and useful descriptions of your techniques and components--these are my favorite threads.

Suggestion:  Please edit your thread's title to include the date when you update the thread with photos and information.  It makes it much easier for readers like me to recognize your update posts.

Carl

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