I am attempting to model a generic Ravenswood style of station. Right now all I have done is the railings and the canopy.
I have to say it was a pleasure working with Jimmy Simmons of Monster Model Works, the link to the website is Monster Model Works . I made drawings of the railing and canopy in Corel Draw 4 and Jimmy was able to cut the railings out of .020" laser board and the canopy supports out of 1/8" acrylic. I am looking forward to working with Jimmy again as it really was a pleasure working with him and the quality of the laser cutting was phenomenal.
The canopy supports (four for each side):
And the railings (all on one sheet):
And cut out:
I then add .080" Evergreen L angles to the top and bottom, and make the posts out of .100" square Evergreen styrene.
The below shows the before paint view:
Making the railing sections this way REALLY made construction easy! To complete the one platform took about 6 total hours, which for me is pretty quick.
Below are some more views of the station. I still need to add the stairways to the station house, which accounts for the large holes in the platform. I also need to add signs, advertisements and lights. That will "color" things up as right now there is a lot of white going on (and yes, its rather dirty and some rust is evident ... this is supposed to be pre-Brown line renovation) ...
I did a basic "tar paper" roof on the canopy (painters tape painted flat black.
Also, recently there was an accident on the Red Line where a train had an interesting splitting of a switch/tracks. I re-created the incident on the layout for accident investigation purposes ...
Luckily there were no injuries reported.