Coaling Station 1976(1964) 1975(1971) 1957/45957(1981)
Freight Station LM3(1950) Station Platform 1200(1956)
Note - Early production LM3 has a thin roof slot for the sign, later production has a wider slot.
Early production box has a fold to display lid and graphics on the box bottom.
Early production base is darker marbled brown and did NOT come with a bench.
All LM3 roof signs are double sided.
1200 roof signs are usually folded over to produce a double sided sign.
Hobo Shacks 1627(1961)
Loading Platform 1620(1957) 1707(1964) 1809(1967) 1817(1971) 1952/45952 Loading Platform and Shanty(1980)
Note - early roof signs are fold over with tabs on the bottom to fit into holes in the roof.
1620 is the only correct box for marbled kits.
Early production colors were light gray and brown, later production was medium gray and brown.
All box issues came with 3 different carts.
Later roof signs are fold over with no tabs. The roof has a slot.
Some 1817 2nd issue box have a single sided sign with no lettering. The buyer was to write in the station name.
1809 box shows marbled station but the kit is NEVER marbled in this box.
Railroad Passenger Station RS7(1950) RS8(1951) 1616(1956) 1706(1964) 1813(1967) 1911(1971)
Note - All RS7 and early production RS8 kits have a hole, not just an indent for the chimney. They also have a darker brown marbled platform. The roof signs are often doubled sided like the LM3 used, the chimney is a long, square shank and always matches the walls.
All RS7 boxes have an insert and the box is taller then the RS8 box.
2 benches came with kits starting with the RS8.
RS8 1st box style box has the display type lid and graphics on the box bottom, 2nd box style has the display lid but a plain bottom, 3rd style has a solid lid and plain bottom.
1616 kits had brown roof with gray platform. roof signs often are the fold over double sided design, like the 1200 platform.
1911 kits often have roof signs with no lettering. The buyer was to fill in a station name.
Railroad Work Car 1625(1960) 1917(1974)
Note - 1625 gray wall kit comes with a gray smoke stack. No stack was made in maroon.
Signal Bridge SG3(1954) 1403(1956) 1632(1967) 1815(1971) 1952/45952 Signal Bridge and Switch Tower
Note - 1403 kit may include an SG3 instruction sheet.
Switch Tower SW2(1954) 1402(1956) 1631(1967) 1814(1971) 1952/45952 Signal Bridge and Switch Tower(1980)
Note - Early production colors are light gray and brown, later production are medium gray and brown.
Roof signs and smokestack always match the wall color. Sign are ALWAYS plastic with painted lettering, NEVER PAPER.
1814 kit has no slots in roof for signs.
Trestle Bridge BR2(1955) 1604(1956)
Union Station 1901(1956) 1958(1981) 45958TCA(1997)
Note - 1901 clock piece is molded plastic, 1958 is a sticker.
There are 2 different height 1901 boxes. The artwork is the same.
Watchman's Shanty 1407(1958) 1633(1967) 1816(1971) 1952/45952 Loading Platform and Shanty(1980)
Note - Early production colors are light gray and brown, later production colors are medium gray and brown.
Smokestack and front wall lamp always match the roof and base color.
Some kits have 2 locator pins for the gate on the base.
Marbled color kits are usually found in the 2nd OR 3rd style 1407 box.
Water Tank 1615(1957) 1916(1974) 1935(1980)
Note - Early production 1615 are light gray and brown, later production are medium gray and brown. All 1916 kits are medium gray and brown.
Marbled colors are ONLY in 1615 boxes.
Color of ladder and spout is usually the same as the tank top, but not always.