But first the story behind the Diner that came long before my version. It started out as a
Marx Trains accessory.
Marx Trains went out of business in 1974. Much of the Marx tooling was bought by K-Line Electric trains soon after. In the mid 1980's K-Line made some minor changes to the tooling and started producing this:
In the early 2000's the Diner again went through some modifications, producing this:
And that's where I come in. The main modification I did to the original shell was to add to the height of the doors. They were only six feet, it probably didn't matter, but I couldn't get past it. This meant removing the section of the molded-in base below the door openings and building new doors.
I then tore out the interior that was in the Diner and added my own interior walls.
And then it was on to scratch-building the interior details from many different materials.
Including the jukebox.
And, of course, that led to this.