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71044 set mod to generic train station

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I got 71044 set for myself and it looks great. However I felt like train station was half finished. Yes, it is build for play-ability, but looked half finished. Since I was never going to play with it and didn't really like all the Disney logos and associations next best thing I could think of was to modify it.

First thing the station was missing is, obviously, the back side. My idea was to use the actual train station which is located one of Disney parks, to build the missing back, but strip it from any Disney logos. Most of the build is quite easy since it replicates the portions of the existing set. However getting around to build those windows at the bottom floor was a bit tricky.

Last thing original set was lacking is a platform. There's nothing fancy here as it is built on top of two baseplates. These can be separated though, as well as the train station. This makes entire model to be easy to move in three pieces.

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This is my first train station. So I would be glad to hear reasonable suggestions how could I improve it or its surroundings.

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7 hours ago, zux said:

I got 71044 set for myself and it looks great. However I felt like train station was half finished. Yes, it is build for play-ability, but looked half finished. Since I was never going to play with it and didn't really like all the Disney logos and associations next best thing I could think of was to modify it.

First thing the station was missing is, obviously, the back side. My idea was to use the actual train station which is located one of Disney parks, to build the missing back, but strip it from any Disney logos. Most of the build is quite easy since it replicates the portions of the existing set. However getting around to build those windows at the bottom floor was a bit tricky.

Last thing original set was lacking is a platform. There's nothing fancy here as it is built on top of two baseplates. These can be separated though, as well as the train station. This makes entire model to be easy to move in three pieces.

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This is my first train station. So I would be glad to hear reasonable suggestions how could I improve it or its surroundings.

Potted plants, some trees set up in raised stone "planters," luggage, benches, lamps, a flag, a semaphore, or express mail winch, etc. Don't go crazy (there is such a thing as "too much"), but having too clean a setting is inaccurate:

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Edited by SteamSewnEmpire

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I think it looks great! You did a good job closing up the back. I agree with others, add some appropriate accessories on the raised platform. Replace a dozen or so random tiles with 2x2 jumpers, and start sticking stuff and minifigs on there. Ideas will come quickly from there. 

Edited by sed6
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Thanks for responses! One thing I'm still not sure if the height of the platform, which is 2x bricks + 1x plate + 1x tile (or 8x plates in total), is sufficient for passenger trains? I don't have any to test unfortunately.

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