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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:12 AM

Hey Tom...WOW!!! I like it!

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:42 AM

Although we didn't have any Clark stations in SW Iowa where I grew up, I worked at a Pester Derby that was almost identical to these Clark stations. I'm really enjoying watching this build and will be anticipating more updates. Great job so far.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

Wow, the oil cans are great!! The buildings look good, too!

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:48 AM

Brad, you had the old Derby brand , a Large star with the word Derby in the middle , share a shot with us ! Ed Shaver

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:42 AM

Great station, and great seeing you here if you are the Tom I think you are. ;) Great pics so far, and yes, that is a quite a size difference between the 2 stations.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:34 AM

Great station, and great seeing you here if you are the Tom I think you are. :rolleyes: Great pics so far, and yes, that is a quite a size difference between the 2 stations.

Mike


It was great seeing you at the IPMS show. I hope things have vastly improved for you since our last conversation. Thanks for the welcome, I think I may just settle in here. Your avatar makes me cringe, my friend.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:14 PM

I thought that was you. Things have got better. I got a job at Kenworth. Bad part is we will need to move closer as it is an hour (60.2 miles) drive. Still have the Bells Palsey, even after almost a year. It is great to see what you are working on! Hope you like this avatar better.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:13 AM

I thought that was you. Things have got better. I got a job at Kenworth. Bad part is we will need to move closer as it is an hour (60.2 miles) drive. Still have the Bells Palsey, even after almost a year. It is great to see what you are working on! Hope you like this avatar better.

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Great news about the job! New avatar is less startling, but I'm surprised it isn't a Mopar!

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:48 PM

I haven't really seen mention of this, but most Clark stations were offset from the fuel pump islands, never square to the pumps. And the long billboard was usually on the side of the property the station was on. Does this make sense?

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:41 PM

This is sure bringing back memory's. If I could type faster I have a hundred stores from when I worked at a Clark station. We had a cigarette rack left of the door with a floor safe under it and candy bars to the right of the door. Keep up the great work this is a very fun build for me to watch.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 04:26 PM

Posted Image Posted Image Air compressor kitbashed from compressor in 1/24 Texaco station kit.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 04:32 PM

Posted Image Posted Image

After gaining access to an old station, some of the details have been cleared up. Other details will reflect what others have told me.

These items are made primarily from .040 styrene. The water heater is a stack of 1/25 wheels covered with .015 styrene.

More to come.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:07 PM

Nothing there but brilliance...

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 07:48 PM

Furnace,water heater and plumbing look great. This is going to be an awesome Clark station.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:39 PM

VERY impressive! Tom, your building skills are beyond description good.

Thank you for sharing this great work with us.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 10:23 AM

WOW! Tom.... VERY NICE!!! I use to live within 1 block of a station like that one...very nice work!

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 01:37 PM

Holy Smokes! This is KILLER!! :o

Great work so far.... Really, REALLY great work, Tom! The sign, the oil cans, the compressor, water heater & furnace, the bricks...heck, THE WHOLE THING looks awesome!!!

This station is gonna be a real treat when done. I can't wait!

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:55 PM

Wow! That furnace and water heater are incredible! B)

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 09:41 AM

Love the HVAC system, but why Bryant? lol its going to break down. Should go with Goodman or American Standard. jk Do you have a step by step on the unit and plenum? and the other stuff?

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:29 PM

Love the HVAC system, but why Bryant? lol its going to break down. Should go with Goodman or American Standard. jk Do you have a step by step on the unit and plenum? and the other stuff?


The heating & cooling system is worthy of a build page all by themselves... :) B)