Converting an American station for a British layout

Looking outside the usual sources for a building can reap big rewards. TIM SHACKLETON explains how Grosvenor Square’s imposing terminus building came into being using an American outline kit as the basis.

It was obvious from the start of this project that Grosvenor Square needed a station building reflecting the perceived importance of the city it served. We also wanted something that made a strong and dynamic visual statement on the layout. After considering any number of possibilities, we found the solution in the huge ‘Cornerstone’ range of ‘HO’ (3.5mm:1ft) scale structure kits from American company Wm K Walthers.


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