The Boron Station kit from American Model Builders is based on the unique structures once standing at mile post 784.0 on the Santa Fe's Valley Division. The 14 x 24' frame passenger depot had been constructed in 1896 as the Kramer, California, facility, but moved to Boron, California, in 1941 in order to handle the large volume of borax shipping from the area during World War II. A separate 12 x 17' frame baggage room, built in 1900, was also moved to Boron from Kramer. The station was closed in 1982, the last operating agency between Barstow and Mojave, and in 1987 was moved to the nearby Twenty Mule Team Museum, where it currently remains on display. The baggage room, however, was left behind and continued to serve as a maintenance-of-way shed through the Burlington Northern - Santa Fe merger.
This laser-cut Santa Fe depot and baggage room feature prototypical board and batten architecture; tab and slot construction; peel and stick windows, door, trim, and shake style shingles; accurate bay window configuration; metal smoke jacks; cast resin swamp cooler (air conditioner); and full color signage. The assembled Boron Depot model measures 4 x 2-1/2 x 2" (with swamp cooler installed) while the baggage room measures 2.5/8 x 2 x 1.75" tall.