However, the little plastic people of Quinntopia had some issues. For one, they didn't like climbing all those steps to get to the station, and then have to go down a bunch of steps to get to the train. Is it too much to ask for an escalator-or an elevator? My response has always been that if its good enough for Kato (and, presumably, Japan), then it should be good enough for Quinntopia.
Another complaint the LPP ("Little Plastic People" from now on) have about the station was that they think that a modern, well-lit, central-city station should have something more of a grand entrance? My response has always been that art deco rail palaces are so 20th Century. And what's wrong with that really long stairway anyway?
Ultimately, I had to agree that the LPP had a point (which is one of the reasons its so hard to glue them down, another topic....), and that I really needed to do something about the downtown station. Then I came across this:
So that's what I did. I had to completely disassemble the 7510, and gave just about everything a new coat of paint. This meant that the Kato station needed a similar paint job; so they both went under the brush (or spray can to be more accurate).
From the street side, a new entrance with lots of light, and large lobby and (in my pretend world) and elevator to wisk the weary travelers to the overhead concourse: