The model's footprint is a modest 7-3/4 inches wide, 4-inches deep and 5-inches high. The station platform has wood texture, add-on figures, and detail pieces. The station has a green, yellow, and white paint scheme. The roof has shingle texture and the. The station has a decorated base.
The structure has both a side plug-in and a pigtail plug that drops down from inside the building. For illumination the station requires a Menards 4.5 volt power supply, Menards SKU# 279-4061, 279-4062, or 279-4050. You may wish to consider the 8- or 9-piece Plug & Play accessory kits (SKU# 279-4035, 4681) and to serve multiple structures and vehicles. All are available separately.
At last, even the smallest O gauge railroad can have a realistic train station. The Melrose Park Train station is a credible duplicate of a railroad structure at a commuter stop or a very small town. The station could be at a whistle stop that flags down trains when needed, or a village with more traveling milk cans and mailbags than citizens.
The depot is a small enough to imagine a ticket booth, office, and maybe some chairs inside. The platform hosts a few travelers (a man, woman, and child), a stationmaster, and of course, a dog! You'll find a garbage can by the door and you'll see four boxes positioned for loading. The street side finds a hand truck ready for use.
The building has yellow siding, eight-pane windows, and doors with two windows and a transom. The station name, Melrose Park, is affixed to two sides of the station.
The platform is raised, and the base of decorated with simulated grass. The right side of the station is decorated with a tree and a shrub.
Even the smallest O-27 layout has enough room for this neat little addition to the Menards building line. Have a larger layout? Tuck this one in at a remote location to service your city's commuters.
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