Construction: Topley Dale station renovation

Platforms looking empty, tired signage or just needing a little maintenance. MIKE WILD offers 10 top tips to breath new life into any station scene no matter how big or small.

Topley Dale
Above: Stanier ‘Duchess’ 4-6-2 46225 Duchess of Gloucester rolls into Topley Dale with a rake of carmine and cream coaching stock. The new detailed station has plenty of life without being overdone following its refresh. Read our review of this new Hornby ‘Duchess’ on pages 82-83.

STATIONS ARE often the focal point of our layouts and whether you already have one or are in the early stages of building a new scene, we are here to help you make it the best it can be. We have covered platform construction in the past, so in this feature we are going to focus on the details that can transform bare stations into an environment with realism and life.


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