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TacticalPainter0113 Dec 2022 5:03 p.m. PST

I've wanted to add a small train station for my Second World War games set in the Far East in places like Burma and Malaya. I've used a basic MDF model intended for the Middle East but with a bit of modification there's no reason why it can't work in a number of locations from North Africa through to China.

There's a blog post following that build and a few other railway terrain pieces that you can find here Train Station for the Far East


dantheman Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2022 6:19 p.m. PST

Looks like the El Alamein station.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2022 8:56 p.m. PST

Nice work.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2022 12:51 a.m. PST

Actually, the train station in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, looked something like that when I was there in 2008.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2022 10:03 a.m. PST

I'm sure it is that model. I am using it jn 1/72 for an administration office in my South African campaigns/battles etc.

TacticalPainter0114 Dec 2022 1:17 p.m. PST

I'm sure it is that model. I am using it jn 1/72 for an administration office in my South African campaigns/battles etc.

This is the 1/72 (20mm). Rather than calling it the El Alamein station it's probably more appropriate to say the El Alamein station looks like one of these. I'd suggest the railway companies had a few ‘standard' designs for small stations in tropical/hot locations that were rolled out across the world (see the photo of the station in Malaya in the blog post, it's remarkably similar).

CeruLucifus18 Dec 2022 11:44 a.m. PST

Really nice cleanup of an MDF kit. Textured walls and pantile roof really fix it.

Of course your reference photo is completely different: wood siding with wood shingle roof, and square doorways not arched. But you knew that. And you've made a great model for wargames purposes.

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