Murdoch17

1920s Art Deco modular "Ironwood Union Depot" - 2150 / 8639 inspired station real world MOC

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This modular station was inspired by a long since expired Cuusso / Ideas project, (not mine), and set 2150 Train Station from 1996  while the clock tower is inspired by Big Bentley Bust-Out (from Cars 2 set 8639) from 2011.

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I added a removable six track long platform and put a luggage ramp from the street side for use by the wheelchair pieces LEGO recently made. By the way: the logo right below the clock is the official LEGO trains logo built in bricks, while the words in the center (just between the middle pillars) reads "Ironwood Union Depot" in printed 1 x 1 tiles.

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The street side of the station has been extended towards the edge of the base-plate, allowing for a more room (and more details!) inside the building. The year of the stations completion, 1928, is right above the main entryway.

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The lower floor has the central ticket desk, plus pizza restaurant (complete with opening oven!) on the right side with seating available on the left wing. These wings also allow for access to the platform under the twin canopies.

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The second floor has the switching control room and station managers office which floats inside the exterior walls on some tile-topped pillars. This assembly is barely connected to the build by two studs.

(NOTE: No stairs to the upper floor were made because that's how the official CITY sets are, so I didn't include any as I was going for an official LEGO set feel.)

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This a closeup of the four-sided clock tower and brick-built LEGO Trains logo.

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The modular station features two platform sections, two lower roof sections, one upper roof section, and the removable second floor on top of a cafe (with seating) on the lower level. The station platforms fit via Technic pins while the other sections attach via a few studs.

EDIT 10/16/17: Added new pictures of the revised station.

EDIT: 11/20/17: added revised photos in preparation for real life pictures come Christmas morning.

EDIT 12/31/17:

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 I just need two more letters and to cut up a 48 x 48 base-plate into 16 x 48 strips.... plus I need to build the platform on those strips.

EDIT 1/5/17: it's finally DONE in real life!

EDIT 3/19/18: 

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Added clock tower and brick-built trains logos, plus revised interior details.

Comments, questions and complaints are always welcome!

Edited by Murdoch17

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Nice station design. It reminds me of some of the older stuff in California. All you need are some palm trees and it'd really look right to me.

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On 6/17/2017 at 1:15 AM, Feuer Zug said:

Nice station design. It reminds me of some of the older stuff in California. All you need are some palm trees and it'd really look right to me.

Like this?

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I'm in the process of updating the pictures and your idea about the palm trees was too good to pass up. Thanks for the idea!

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18 hours ago, M_slug357 said:

I think it needs a more tropical color perhaps?

Could you please elaborate? I don't quite understand, as it's already got a lot of yellow with some green.

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Oh, for the actual building itself-- maybe add some lines of blue (if possible) to the exterior of the main building.

Also, maybe consider extending the height of the clocktower a bit? A figure can't see it from the opposite side of the station (if that matters)...

 

Just my thoughts

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On 6/22/2017 at 7:57 PM, M_slug357 said:

Oh, for the actual building itself-- maybe add some lines of blue (if possible) to the exterior of the main building.

Also, maybe consider extending the height of the clocktower a bit? A figure can't see it from the opposite side of the station (if that matters)...

 

Just my thoughts

I just replaced the clocktower with a attached two-sided hanging clock... I also added a dark bluish gray stripe to the roof to break up the monotonous new red colored walls. I also updated the ldd file / pictures to reflect these changes in the main post.

 

Does it look better to anybody?

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this is amazing, but it really needs a way to the second floor. (even a ladder from the outside would help :laugh:)

Edited by Hart New Bob

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On 9/22/2017 at 3:47 PM, Hart New Bob said:

this is amazing, but it really needs a way to the second floor. (even a ladder from the outside would help :laugh:)

i couldn't get a ladder to look good... I did add a cafe, though!

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Looks good. It reminds me of southern California stations. The palm trees and yellow color really make it work.

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42 minutes ago, Feuer Zug said:

Looks good. It reminds me of southern California stations. The palm trees and yellow color really make it work.

I think you might want refresh your internet cache... The station is now red and looks like this:

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sorry!

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Ah, ok. I didn't notice the edited date on the original post, so I went with the last picture in line. My mistake. Both color schemes look good.

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This model is the train station and is currently sitting in parts in one of my bins, waiting to be assembled on Christmas morning, so stay tuned for real life pictures on that day!

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NOTE: Another older station model is being disassembled for it's parts to be used on this project. That model hasn't been taken apart yet, but it will be. This picture shows only about half the parts needed.

Also, the first post pictures where updated and re-arranged.

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This railroad station is coming along nicely. I just need two more letters and to cut up a 48 x 48 base-plate into 16 x 48 strips.... plus I need to build the platform on those strips.27641173769_e12ecae794_z.jpg

Any thoughts?

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Looking good so far. The roof looks a bit bland to me. I would add some Snot-Style skylights. That would also make it more interesting for people to look inside to see what's going on in the station.

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23 hours ago, McWaffel said:

Looking good so far. The roof looks a bit bland to me. I would add some Snot-Style skylights. That would also make it more interesting for people to look inside to see what's going on in the station.

Thanks, I'll think about the skylights, but right now I've got this to worry about...

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I'm currently working in LDD on adding a train shed for the tracks next to my Art Deco train station. It will have to wait until next month (February) to be built in real life though.

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This giant train station (96 x 48 studs) is finally done in real bricks! Please see the first post for more pictures. :classic:

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Nice and big.

That's a proper station. I found the letters on the platform side a bit big and low. I expected some doors there, but that's just a matter of taste I guess.

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13 hours ago, Man with a hat said:

Nice and big.

That's a proper station. I found the letters on the platform side a bit big and low. I expected some doors there, but that's just a matter of taste I guess.

Thanks for your kind words! The doors to the platform are under the awnings, while the lettering was the best I could do with the pieces available. Thanks again for stopping by!

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BUMP / UPDATE:

The clock tower that I have added to this train station was inspired by set 8639, (Big Bently Bust Out from the Cars 2 theme) but using the Big Ben clock face from set 10253. (Big Ben) I took some windows out of the station to hook the tower into the station's walls for stability.

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As the station is already built in real life, this four-sided clock tower will be added on at some point this year. Oh, and the year 1928 is going where the old hanging clock was, as that is the year the station was built as of now.

Edited by Murdoch17

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Posted (edited)

Updated bump: Parts are now arriving, but one order will be late. The modified inside details and train logos will come later... I sadly ran out of funds. :cry_sad:

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This LDD screenshot is a stand-in till the real model gets finished in the next couple weeks. (I hope!)

Edited by Murdoch17

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Main posted revised 3/19/18: 

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Added clock tower and brick-built trains logos, plus redone interior details. Please see the first post for more of the updated pictures!

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