Catch the 8:15 to Melrose Park

Posted by Bob Keller
on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Melrose Park station by Menards works well with a traditional O gauge layout and would look good serving your modern commuter line.

The no. 279-5551 Melrose Park station is a neat little gem that work as a small town depot, a flag stop station, or even a spot for your trolley car to stop.

This is fully assembled and decorated and it is wire for use with the Menards Plug & Play lighting system (not included). It has the key points we’ve come to expect from Menards structures: Shingle texture on the roof, board deck, windows with frames, and detail pieces. Melrose Park has a modest footprint of roughly 8x4 inches, a decorated base, additional figures and cargo loads, and Jack the German shepherd.

To illuminate the structure, or add a few illuminated vehicles from Menards, use the Menards SKU 279-4061, 279-4062, or 279-4050 4.5volt power supplies. You may wish to consider the no. 279-4681 9-piece Plug & Play accessory kits to serve multiple structures and vehicles. All are available separately.

This is one structure you probably have room for. With  a little more space than you would need for a boxcar, you can have a great little structure to help your passengers move down the line.

The station costs $49.95. Order online at WWW. and opt for free shipment to your local Menards store.

The track side features shipping crate, a trash can, a twin sided bench, and figures.

The decorated base has a tree and small shrub for a flash of color.Note Jack is on the right, on the street side of the building.

Posing the station with my no. 2018 and some 2400-series cars shows relative size. And yes, this is the train side (it is much sexier than the street side!).

A slightly wider view put the station size in perspective.

A side angle with my battered 218 and the train side.


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