Ok, I don’t think that I’m going to finish this project by September 15th, but I’ll post updates anyway. This scratchbuild is based on an old Erie RR station in Avon, NY. Today it houses a bar. We just bought a house about ½ mile from this station and I thought it would be a cool model. I’ve been having problems resizing my own pictures of the station, so here’s a link to some 1970s pictures. Basically the building is unchanged: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=pphhphoto&fileName=ny/ny1100/ny1189/photos/browse.db&action=browse&recNum=0&title2=Erie%20Railway,%20Avon%20Station,%20Railroad%20Avenue,%20Avon,%20Livingston%20County,%20NY&displayType=1&itemLink=S?pp/hhfield(TITLE+@od1(Erie+Railway,+Avon+Station,+Railroad+Avenue,+Avon,+Livingston+County,+NY)) The station sits on what used to be the Rochester Divison of the Erie Railroad, running from Corning, NY to Rochester, NY. Today it’s run by a local shortline called the Livonia, Avon and Lakeville RR. They make runs a couple of times a week, primarily agricultural products (corn and corn syrup being a big local product). The LAL has a website and there are several pictures of their locos (with a pretty cool black and goldenrod paint scheme) posted online: http://126.96.36.199/rochesterrailf/images/LAL/lal424.jpg http://www.tamr.org/Andy_Inserra/Images/006_3_1.jpg http://ny.existingstations.com/archive/196.jpg The station was built in 1875 or 1876. Up until World War I, it was primarily a passenger terminal. Avon had warm sulfur springs and in the 19th century was a kind of down-market Saratoga Springs, with numerous hotels and health spa resorts. There was a big engine service facility in town, including a small roundhouse and shops. All of that is gone now, but there is a cool feed mill complex that I may go photograph and model someday.