The Station Platform No. 156 was another carry-over from the pre-war period and was produced from 1938 until 1942 during this era. It was illuminated by two No. 50 6-8 volt screw base lamps hooked up in series, and has a Bakelite painted roof and base, and die-cast metal uprights. Available during the post war period in 1948 and 1949, there are no known variations of this platform.
The pre-war versions of this platform have the upright posts painted GRAY, while the post war versions are painted SILVER. Also, the pre-war copies have roof finials for these posts that have been blackend, while the post war versions have nickel plated finials.
These platforms came with four advertising signs. These signs are identical on both sides with the exception of those that advertised Lionel Construction Sets. See No. 157, No. 256, and No. 356 for accessories that use similar signs.
Dimensions: 12 inches long, 3-1/4 inches wide, 5-1/8 inches high.