There are many ways to bring life to a station scene. MIKE WILD offers 10 top tips to make your layout’s signature location stand out from the crowd.
Above: Detailing makes an important difference to a model railway. The platform ends at Grosvenor Square are starting to take shape here with parcels, benches, lamps, signage, people and more.
Choosing the right lamps can make a huge difference to the look of a station scene. Our first choice is DCC Concepts’ working lamps with Grosvenor Square using its Great Western Railway coloured gas lamps. The manufacturers range include swan neck and oil lamps too, all available in a variety of regional colours. If these are too much for your budget, then Gaugemaster supplies a similar range while there also station lamps available from manufacturers including Train Save, Wickness Models and Layout 4U. If you are looking for non-operational lamps, the world is your oyster with Hornby, Bachmann, Peco and many others producing designs to suit different periods and tastes.