Murdoch17

Glenncoe modular 1890's railroad station - Disney (71044) inspired real world MOC

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This modular Victorian-era train station was inspired by set 71044, Disney train and Station. It now has a chimney flue featuring two fireplaces, freight area with dual sliding doors, and a loading platform five tracks long.

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The large clock on the tower is gone, replaced by a double sided, smaller version above the main door to the platform, while the word GLENNCOE (a slight misspelling of a real Missouri town... the real town only has one "N" in it's name.) goes above the right hand door, as this is the name of the station and the town it serves. Also in that general area of the model, you can see I removed the second floor balcony, as I thought it looked better being replaced by a window.

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The street facing portion of the station should have the year 1891 on the studs above the two main doors. (This was the year the 100% fictional station was built.)

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The upper floor features the station master's office with desk and telephone, along with a much later addition than 1891, a computer to track train movements.

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The lower floor features the cargo depot with opening mailbox, and passenger waiting room with ticket desk. Six public waiting chairs are also included on this level.

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The station comes in several large, easy-to-take-apart sections:

-tower roof
-second floor hallway roof
-second floor
-first floor

NOTES:

There probably was a station in Glencoe (the real Missouri town, not my idealistic version of it) at one point for the Missouri Pacific RR, though I doubt it was this fancy if it was there. The rail line passed through there from the mid-1850's to the mid-1940's, when it was moved to it's current alignment, and the old one abandoned to nature. However, a little 12-inch gauge ride on railway now calls Glencoe home, as it has since the late 1950's. This station (and any of my LEGO trains lettered for the Wabash Frisco and Pacific, the name of the small 12-inch gauge line) are a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the rail line that has had such an impact on me growing up.. and still inspires me today!

EDIT 5/17/2020: Added real world pictures!

As usual, comments, questions, and complaints are always welcome!

Edited by Murdoch17

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On 10/2/2019 at 12:56 PM, Carefree_Dude said:

I love how well you enclosed the model; I've been wanting to put a back on my disney train station 

Thanks! I just redid the model today to have a more modular feel, with removable roof sections. What do you think of it now?

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I love your addition of the big covered area, The arches fit really well with the building. I'm not sure how I feel about the canopy though; I don't think it matches the architecture of the building itself very well. Would it be possible to do a glass panel canopy? Or would that not fit with the time period that you are trying to meet? 

Also your station itself is just really wonderful. Despite it having a similar facade to the disney station, It feels like a completely different building; so far to the point that if you had them sitting right next to each other they would still look very different.

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Nice idea. A lot of stations have a covered area next to the main building. And you don't see it very often and is very tricky to do. I only feel that the covering is sticking out too much. It seems a bit too high with respect to the main building. Not sure how you can easily solve it though. Perhaps less curvature in the roof? Also did you consider the covering expanding on both sides of the building? It seem a little bit odd that the covering stops somewhere randomly along the main building.

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Revamped the first post, edited the heck out of the model to make it way cheaper, and got rid of the expensive train canopy... the model is about as complete as I can get without building in real bricks.

Any thoughts?

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Work In Progress Update:

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I've found 1,497 parts out of 2,024 bricks for the Disney / Barretts station project I started last week. These ones shown are all the ones left to order. (I found the previous 1,497 bricks in my own supply or from the last tan Barretts station.) These remaining 527 bricks will be ordered most likely in early April or late March when funds become available.

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On 2/29/2020 at 8:07 PM, Pdaitabird said:

The modifications look nice! It's a huge improvement on the official set. :thumbup:

Thanks @Pdaitabird! Here is another update on it:

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My brother is learning how to render in Stud.io, so he asked me for a couple challenges to test his skills. This time he took my 1890's Barretts railroad station (modeled after set 71044, Disney train and station) and rendered it. This is the final form of the station, with the regular-size door to the freight storage room replaced with a mailbox. I also moved the station onto base-plates with the five track pieces permanently attached to the platform side. The missing parts *should* be ordered next week or sooner.

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Well, it's taken a lot longer than I thought it would... but it's finally coming together!

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The remaining 390 parts to this Victorian-era model have been ordered, and letters to name the station "Glenncoe" have been scrounged from my supply. The station should be built hopefully soon, (within maybe two weeks or so) depending on the mail service. This project has been in the works since the Disney train (set 71044) was released in late August / early September last year, with me avidly collecting parts since February of this year. Above we see all those parts I've been able to find in my own supply.

Any thoughts?

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