The C&EI station kit is no longer offered by the C&EI HS. The kit can still be ordered from HRM Laser Models at http://hrmlasermodels.com/.
The Chicago & Eastern Illinois Historical Society is offering a HO scale station kit by HRM Laser Models. This station is the standard station design built by the C&EI primarily on the Woodland cutoff line to Villa Grove, although similar stations can be found all along the railroad.
The kit features laser cut walls, windows, doors, and roof. The kit also includes laser cut shingles and a partial interior. The kit comes unpainted and will sell for $45.
We believe the original colors to be light green with dark green trim. Stations were painted white in the early 1950s. The kit comes unpainted. The prototype station had a tile roof, the kit will have a shingle roof.
Model and photos by David Forbes
Known C&EI standard stations were mostly built along the Woodland cutoff between Woodland Junction and Villa Grove in Illinois. Known stations include Allerton, Block, Bongard, Bourborn, & Ellis. Similar stations existed around the railroad including the depot at West Franfort, IL.