The CHEO Raffle Layout is an annual model railroad activity in which an MR organization volunteers to put together a layout that is raffled to raise funds for the Children's Hospital here in Ottawa. This year the St Lawrence Division of the NMRA is building a 7x4 ft HO railroad. We received donations from all over the world and locally to help us with the build. Structures, locomotives, rolling stock as well as scenic materials. I decided to take on the building of the station. It is a American Model Builders Craftsman Kit donated by a Railroad_line forum member from the USA.
The first pictures shows what you get in the box. The Springfield station is generic and has lots of character. The kit has shake shingle roofing, laser cut walls and floor. The windows, doors and trim are laser cut peel and stick. There is one metal cast chimney. There are puzzle cut corners for easy assembly.
To start with I stained the parts with water based woods stains. I mixed a Santa Fe red using raspberry and maple stain. The backs were done with black as well as both sides of the roof and floor. I used vanilla craft paint with a white wash stain for the trim. Here are the parts ready for the build. I think before I do that I will add some bragdons to create a weathered depth in the wood and some AI fro the grain.