The 1:1 Stone Ave. station is located in La Grange, ILL on the old CB&Q line and is on the National Register of
Historical Structures. This scratch-built 1:64 model of the station was created by Best of Show from elevations provided by
Steve Doyle, of the Pines & Prairies S-Scale Workshop, who commissioned the model's creation as the center-piece for his
Minneapolis-area layout. Almost totally built from styrene, the model includes interior incandescent lighting, fiber optic
exterior lighting driven by LEDs, Grandt Line windows and doors, BTS self-adhesive roofing, Kappler lumber around the
platform perimeter, Plastruct styrene brickwork for the station and platform, and custom-engraved cathedral stone for the
open-air atriums and buttresses. All brick and stone work are mortared, and the model was weathered with chalks.
*Photo by Ken Zieska
This reproduction of the Glade Creek Grist Mill, an actual working grist mill in West Virginia,
was scratch-built by Best of Show Model Builders using Kappler lumber.
This model was judged Best in Show in 2002 at the NASG Cleveland convention.