This model is based upon a prototype station that was built by Gustav Wilke (1853 - 1915) in 1888 for the International & Great Northern Railroad, at 3rd Street and Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas.
Demolished in 1955, the station's former site was turned into a parking lot.
Manufactured in the United States and packed in an open, very lightly shopworn white cardboard box; this unassembled C-9 condition craftsman structure kit is comprised of a three frets of photo-etched brass sheets (containing the station's structural components, seventeen figures dressed in 19th-century garb, a baggage cart, and a buckboard with a horse and driver), an acetate window glazing sheet that has been screen-printed to simulated the arched stain glass windows that were fitted to the prototype structure, pewter metal ball finial castings, copper wire, and an assembly manual with isometric drawings and written instructions.
Cyanoacrylate (CA) glue, five-minute two-part epoxy, paint, and common hobby tools are required for completion.
Assembled, this model measures 11-inches (27.94 cm) long x 4-inches (10.16 cm) wide.