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 blackened, while the post war versions have nickel plated finials.
Dimensions: 12 inches long, 3-1/4 inches wide, 5-1/8 inches high.
The Station Platform came with four advertising signs. These signs are identical on both sides with the exception of those that advertised the Lionel Construction Sets. Below are the signs that we know about. If you know of any other signs that were used we would like to hear from you. Please use the link at the bottom of this page.
See No. 157, No. 256, and No. 356 for accessories that used these signs.