I'm planning on scratch building the Pennsylvania Railroad's Haverford station which is located along the original electrified portion of the PRR's mainline. While the station is currently in pretty bad condition (thanks septa), I want to date my model to how it would look between 1920s-1940s. (Here's a second modern-picture). Architecturally speaking, it is very close to Wynnewood Station. Several of the original stations (c. 1870s) were build in this same style including Narberth as well.
I'm not picky about all the tiny details, however I do want it to be a pretty good resemblance of the station. I'm a decent woodworker and was planning on making the walls out of 1/4" MDF and the roof out of balsa wood. The main station building will be my focus, then I will make the passenger shelters.
Somebody had recommended that I make the singles out of cheep sandpaper that has been painted black but wanted some more opinions on that.
Mainly, I wanted to pick everybody's brains on how to make the gothic stone looks on the facades of the building. I figure my best two options would be to either etch the MDF with a Dremel for the pattern or coat the sides in drywall plaster and carve it into that.
Any other advice would also be very appreciated!
I'll post pictures as I build; I plan to photograph the actual station sometime this weekend as well.