And behold! The quickest build I've ever done to this point!
Plus there's some lore to go with it, that I came up with as I made it.
There is a World War 2 pillbox stood by the road entrance to the yard at Kelsby station. It was built in 1940 on the request of the ever-cautious Edward Sr., the 4th Baronet Bradleigh, then CEO of the KLR, to protect the station from any invading force who may wish to capture the railway (though why any invading Germans would want a railway that runs from the middle of nowhere to the outer edge of nowhere is still a topic of much debate). Shortly after it was built his then 7-year old daughter, future KLR CME Emily Bradleigh, along with her younger brother Edward Jr., painted a wooden sign reading "Kelsby Station" in crude bright red letters and hung it in front of the embrasure pointing out into the road, replacing the hand-carved sign that had been destroyed for the pillbox's installation. Edward Sr. was charmed, but not overly impressed and removed it.
Following the War the pillbox sat on the corner and simply rotted as there was no real reason to restore it, until 1980 when Edward Jr., by this point the 5th Baronet Bradleigh and CEO of the KLR and apparently remembering fond childhood memories with his older sister, had it restored in full, its door painted vibrant green to match the woodwork of the KLR's buildings... and a sign, painted by his own children much in the same vein as the one he and his sister had made so long ago, was placed in the same place. This sign remains, in memory of both Emily and Edward Jr. who have both since passed but were so influential to the railway as a whole for much of the 20th Century. Colloquially known as "The Slab", the pillbox continues to greet those entering the station at the start of their journey along the KLR, its welcoming green door and charmingly childlike sign flying amusingly in the face of the reason it was built.
Edited by RedGemAlchemist, 27 March 2018 - 16:34 .