In the previous posting, nothing was said about the roof and rafters. This detail helps mark the structure as belonging to a railroad. Railroad companies often built toward the 'heavy duty' side.
Here is the track side of the modified Plasticville depot. When I 'topped' the walls, the space above the bay window had too many seams to try and match the stucco wall panel, so it was done by covering it with thin, scribed styrene to represent vertical wood sheathing high up, under the eaves and out of the weather. Also I erred on the height of the doorway steps along the bottom of the structure. They ae 1/4" high. An added 1/8" step at the rear door and the platform surface will make the trackside thresholds even with it.
Smaller stations often had oversized framing and heavier construction than commonly used for similar sized structures. Most small suburban stations built in the 1900's were not much bigger than a typical house, but they often were built with much heavier materials.
This was not done for bragging rights, such as exaggerated, temple-like terminals built in larger cities. While spending the money to initially build these stations heavier, the idea was to get it built to last.
Here is how I framed the roof, with 1/4" x 1/4" styrene. 12 x 12 rafters would not usually be found in such a small building, except for a railroad. Often such framing supported heavy, slate roofing - to last 100 years or so. Notches were cut into the tops of the back and front walls for the crossties. Rafter extensions and their angle bracket supports on the side walls were fitted up in a jig, then cemented to the building.
The jacks, or corner rafters, were glued to the underside of the roof. These help the roof stay in place on the depot.
The stucco areas were painted with linen color artist's acrylic. The brick panels got a wash of white acrylic to highlight mortar seams. The same white was used on the rafters, window sills, corner edging, top girts (they hide the upper wall seams), lintels and upper bay window areas. Weathering of accumulated soot was done with chalks.
More about details next time,