Ok I wanted to have a VIA Rail station but wanted something modern. Most VIA stations in small towns have been shut down or put into portions of buildings. When I saw the Kato-Faller North American Station I thought that would be a good start. I didn’t need the island platforms, just the main station because my fictional town of Jamestown gets (almost) one VIA rail train a day just like the BC North Line. [On the BC North Line VIA runs Wednesday, Friday and Sunday east; Monday, Thursday, and Saturday west; and Tuesdays off in Prince Rupert.]
After building the main station I added some figures and a few candy/pop machines picked up off of The Detail Depot on Ebay. Instead of decals for the VIA Rail sign I cropped an image off the internet, adjusted the colours and then printed it onto a sticker. The same tactic was done for the “Jamestown” signs as I didn’t want to use the decals that came with the kit. The roof does not look attached because it isn’t. I was, and still am, contemplating lighting the building so left the roof loose for the moment. I ordered some Microscale VIA rail engine decals and I will decorate the windows with VIA logos and Canadian flags to give the building a more realistic feel. I really like the fake curtains in this kit and think it does add a lot to the realism. The station only looks unlevel as the table it is sitting on is hand-scraped.