No. 122 Glass Dome Single Station   (Circa 1905-1923)

Circa 1903-1905 - Probably the earliest example of the single dome station. Note the one piece roof and the dark green posts which are 'usually' earlier than the brown.

Circa 1905-1907 -A somewhat later version that the one at the top of the page (note two-piece roof with strip in middle)

 

Circa 1907-08 - Two tone brick work and litho signs.

 

 

Note the green cast windows and the girder railing on the dome support.

Circa 1907-1908 - Early Dome on a somewhat later station, unusual to see silver windows, doors on these stations.

Note fluted streetlight to left - 1922 only

Circa 1908-1910 - This station is later than the one above it, look closely at the different roof with the plain strip holding the two sides together. Changes from the earliest version at the top of this page include multi-colored brick work and the signs over the door are now lithographed, but the most distinguishing characteristic of this station is the dome itself now has 12 panes of glass instead of the previous 32. The example above is light brown and maroon, the one below light green and dark green.

Hard to see the station through all those ugly Knapp cars, but notice how the blue stripe railing on the base matches the blue stripe roof connector, again this is the rare 12 pane glass dome.

Circa 1909-1910 - Although the picture above shows a double dome, it would appear to be of the same vintage as the single dome above it. Look closely this particular version has only 8 glass panes, it would appear that IVES only used the 12 pane design for a year or two.

Circa 1910-1912 - A little bit of everything, early station (pre-1910) with cast iron windows and two-tone green brick litho with an 8 pane dome and double-hex roof (post 1910).  If you look at the back below it has a base with three tan posts, IVES Miniature Railway Lines plates and a half-awning below the dome.

Circa 1912-14 - This one still has the lithographed roof hard to see through the glass but the ticket guy is facing left on this station - where he's facing to the right on the example below - we're not sure when the litho was reversed.

Circa 1920-1923 - Late features all away around - 2 benches, late posts, painted bases, roof and floor.

 

We think these stations with marble roofs were made circa 1919-23, but haven't been able to verify. Note that this one and one below have two chimneys.

The point of this picture is to look at the posts and that they come in different sizes. Note the glass dome off the picture to the left, it has the smaller posts approximately 5" while the station/dome has the longer posts, approximately 6.5". The smaller posts were earlier when Ives was making 0 gauge and 1 gauge. The longer posts came along with Wide Gauge, but as you can see from this picture, if you're going to put these domes on a wide gauge layout, you'd better give them a little more lift depending on what you're running.  

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