The first building I created was the passenger depot. It is loosely based on the one in Ypsilanti. For now I'm going to keep the basic look but I think I want to paint it and make it look more realistic.
Sturgeon Falls was established in 1855. Like many towns in Michigan it was in response to the lumber boom. As the forests were depleted, they were converted over to farm land. The first train passed through Sturgeon Falls in the 1870's, like many of the trains at the time, it was run by the Michigan Central Railroad. The passenger depot was built in 1885.
A shot of my small rail yard. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with the switcher though. I like my layout so far though.