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#1 1955chevy

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:37 AM

We are building a Texaco Service Station for the Shearwater Aviation Museum Model Car Contest
We are the Halifax Area Automotive Modellers.
This is it so far.

Station as planned

#1 service truck
#2 owner's drag car
#3 car getting gas
#4 static '47 Chev
#5 Car being repaired - should have hood up, air cleaner off, mechanic leaning over fender.
#6 Car being repaired - this one will be up on the hoist, with a mechanic underneath. Maybe getting new exhaust, or a brake job.
#7 Another car getting gas. Should have a driver as there was no self serve in 1968!
#8 static vehicle - I thought another drag car would be appropriate. The hood could be up/off with either someone working on it or a couple of people just looking.
#9 static vehicle - this could represent a worker's car
#10 car getting air in tire or on jack with one wheel off representing getting a tire fixed. Should have a figure doing the job.


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A few pics of the station - early.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 08:24 AM

Uh Vaugn , ya'all realize those M R C pumps are exactly a scale foot too tall . Heres a picture of what a REAL Wayne #555 is supposed to look like :

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Heres a former "Teauge" style Texaco station too :

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If you have further questions please let me know . I was the photographer for the book Check the Oil by Scott Anderson in 1983 Ed Shaver

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:28 AM

I did not know that. Thank you for the advice - they are already painted and decalled.
I have a million questions. This is my first diorama and I learned a lot these past few months.
I want to do it right and accurate but I do not want to be too anal about it, if you know what I mean.
Plus I want it finished and I am under the gun for time.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 11:47 AM

You should stil be able to take it off the bottom without much trouble to bring it into scale! I believe it would be well woth the time and effort tohave it correct! B)

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:12 AM

Johnny , took de woids right outta my mouth !!!!!!!! You are de man today ! Ed Shaver

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:45 AM

Thanks guys, I will chop off 1'-0" from the bottom right.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:18 AM

Cool huge project!!!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 01:00 AM

Great project

Here's some pics of my family's Texaco....Mostly from the 70's and 80's.

Redmond's Service and Towing

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 01:34 AM

Nice start there! Keep at it....

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 12:54 AM

Update with more pics

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I made a holder with wood base to hold walls while I painted both sides at once

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:10 AM

WOW!!! Looks great! Where did you get the candy machine at? Mark :unsure:

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:33 AM

Hey Mark
Thank you for your comments
Most stuff came from Scale Models By Chris


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Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:00 AM

glad ya like that candy machine, im quite familiar with the guy who mastered/molded that '(wink wink nudge nudge)

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:43 PM

Looks like a nice start you've got.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:00 PM

Hey Jeff!... The candy machine is SWEET! Mark :D

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:13 AM

1968 Texaco Service Station at the Shearwater Aviation Museum Model Car Contest

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 12:29 PM

Have any more pictures of that wrecker?

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:26 AM

I am sorry I do not have any more pics of the tow truck.
The Texaco station was a club build, six members of the club
made models. I should have taken pics of all the models.
I will ask those modellers to bring their models to the next meeting.
I will take more pics and post them.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:14 PM

I am sorry I do not have any more pics of the tow truck.
The Texaco station was a club build, six members of the club
made models. I should have taken pics of all the models.
I will ask those modellers to bring their models to the next meeting.
I will take more pics and post them.

ok thank you.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:48 PM

Awesome job you guys. Thanks for sharing your photos and link to the candy machine.