January of 1995, Lilliput Lane was invited to create
a landmark miniature sculpture for the Disneyana Collectibles
Convention. The subject was to be Disneyland's Fire
Station 105, in honor of the park's 40th Anniversary.
Lilliput Lane's founder, David Tate, immediately phoned
to offer me the challenge.
visitors will find a gleaming century-old Fire Wagon
on display inside Fire Station 105 located on
Town Square. Further inside are four horse stalls and
a pole which is now sealed up. The pole once extended
through the ceiling into Walt Disney's apartment above.
Disney landmarks in wax allows the artist a great deal
of personal creative influence. Designing the back side
of building the public sees only from the front is enormously
satisfying. And I've placed resident Dalmatian attentively
at the front door while her five pup playfully romp
with the firehouse behind her back.
Station 105" is hand-crafted in Amorphite plaster
and hand painted in England. It was released in September,
1995 in a limited edition of 501 pieces (that's 105
in reverse). Release price was $195.00.
American Landmarks ARCHIVE
for complete list of all Ray Day sculptures created
for Lilliput Lane and Enesco