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156 Station Platform

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Production: 1946 - 1949

History
The 156 Station Platform is a replica of a typical rural train station seen in America during the 1930s or early 1940s. It's compact size, simply design and quality craftsmanship has kept this accessory a popular item since its introduction.

For a small accessory, it has several nice features. The station is illuminated with two lights tucked under the roof, a picket fence between the roof posts -- which are fragile and usually found broken or damaged -- and four metal advertising signs. Locating any 156 with a complete picket fence and intact signs can be a challenging task.

Features
The 156 Passenger Station contains the following features: bakelite roof painted red, bakelite base painted green (several shades of green exist, with no difference in value), three silver roof support posts, two lights under the roof, two black plastic picket fence sections and four metal signs.

As for the metal advertising signs, there are several variations, some being rather difficult to locate. The advertisers include:

  • Baby Ruth Candy
  • Fleers Chewing Gum
  • Remington Shavers
  • Rival Dog Food
  • Sunoco Dynafuel
  • Sunoco Gas & Oil

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The approximate size of this station is 3.25" wide by 12" long by 5" high.

Only Known Variation - All 156 stations platforms have bakelite bases and roofs. The only variations are the metal signs mounted on the fence.  Pictured below is another sample station with different signs.

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