Looking for Large Train Station

Randy Clark Jul 1, 2021

  1. Randy Clark

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    Are there any manufacturer of structures that offers a Union Station Classic Looking Train Station prevelant in the transition era?

    Have not foung anything in my searches yet. Any Union Station type Station (hopefully with a clock tower) would make me happy.
     
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    Long ago a few of the European manufactures (Brawa, Helgan, Rapido etc.) produced kits for some pretty big stations.
    It might take some work to "Americanize" them but it shouldn't be impossible.

    I don't know if those kits are still available and if they are be prepared for some serious sticker-shock.
     
  4. Randy Clark

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    I think I can work with the Walthers Station and Platforms. May look for a trainshed vs the betterfly platforms. I had a beautiful Station adn platforms that was kitbashed by a friend for me back in the 90's but that disappeared in a later leak in the lower floor. Ral shame too. It was nice and multiple level streets and arrival tracks.
     
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    Another vote for the Walther's station. My idea is to have 5 resident RRs at my Union Station (BN, CRI&P, GT, PC, and Turtle Creek Central). Each road will have a track for commuters and one for long distance trains. Will probably need two stations melded together.
    Like the idea of a trainshed, but it's like having a tunnel. How do you get in there when things get stupid ???
    DEFINITELY love the clock tower idea, but my clocks would have to work. 7:15 forever is something from Twilight Zone !!!
    I chose my roads so you can get ANYWHERE from my Union Station !!!
     
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  7. Hoghead2

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    thumbnail_20181227_201215.jpg The Walthers Union Station is a beautiful kit in terms of fit, function. Did one for a local club. Sprayed it in concrete finish with a light wash. Note, you would be best served to have a floor in the main hall to look in at. A buddy did me a printed photo tiled floor which I stuck some benches to.
     
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  8. Kurt Moose

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    Heck, build two of these 'end to end' as a huge headhouse, and have the tracks stub end into the back. Lots of those trains sheds needed as well. You'd need some serious room though.
     
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    Randy, Custom Model Railroads (CMR) has a large 2-story station, headhouse and platform shelter set that has been released recently and is available at major retailers. The CMR kit numbers are 098, 099, 100 and 101. - Tonkphilip
     
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  10. Calzephyr

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    Faller train shed.
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    Kibri Osterburken station.
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    Faller Bonn station.
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    Vollmer Baden Baden station.
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  11. Calzephyr

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    I have these kits... never got around to build them because they would not fit on my layout space.
    I do love the architecture of these buildings. I also have Walthers Union station... not built for the same reason.
     
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  12. Randy Clark

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    I've been looking at the space required and it is going to require some serious remodelling. With enough remodelling, I can get a couple stub end passenger tracks around 8' long and hopefully an REA freight depot.

    I NEED ANOTHER ROOM!!!
     
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