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#21 Modellpularn


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Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:36 PM

Yep, from the bottom. In 1/24 scale, 1 actual millimeter is the equal of one scale inch, (& close to it in 1/25 scale, but that Texaco station is 1/24), so you need to remove 12 actual mm from the bottom.

BTW Ed, thanks for that info, as I'm working on my MRC Texaco station! :D


Yeah, thanks from me too, I recently got the other version "Joe's service".... and I thought those gas pumps looked huge! Compared to what I'd bought some time before. A set of two pumps on a small island, cones and other stuff. But those pumps were replicas of 30's pumps. Guess they were more slender. I have some ideas to also build some gas station diorama, some day.....

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:18 AM

Hans, get ahold of Ed Shaver, here on the forum, the mans a walkin,talkin history book on old gas stations.
One of the VERY few Diorama builders who go that EXTRA mile to get you INTO their dio's. Plus He's just a nice guy ta boot!Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 10:37 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.

You and the other members of your club did and AWESOME job on that Texaco station!

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 06:38 PM

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!! I can only imagine the hours that you and your friends put into that diorama! A nice job and a lot of work. My hat is off to you all for your abilities and for seeing the project through. I too would like to see more pictures of the tow truck.. I'd love to do the same theme in a diorama but have the junk yard out back where the tow-ins are hauled in only to be abandoned by their owners who could not or would not pay the towing and storage. Every highway-side gas station has a fenced compound like that - don't they? :D

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 09:07 AM

Great Job! I prefer 20's 30's 40's and 50's Texaco stations but this is nice none the less.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 05:13 PM

Gee, That green merc looks awful familiar... :D

(i built that one)

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:22 PM

cool project. good work.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 04:09 PM

A question on the base. What was used? How big a platform? I'm looking at doing an early 50's Sinclair station, and doing it as decribed in a book (The Last Open Road). I just want an idea of space requirements.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:00 AM

The base is "mdf". Approx. 29" x 47"
I started with the MRC 1968 Texaco Station, using most of the parts.
I scratch build the walls, used Scale Models by Chris for the accessories.

Things I learned along the way.
Think of the end result. That is where is it going to be located - big area 29x47
(My wife does not want it in the living or family rooms.)

29 inches wide - doorways are 30 inches sometmes difficult to manage.

I would make components then pin to base. Tranaporting is alot easier. Along with storage if not on display
(I glued everything to the base)

Please send me a pm if you have any questions

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:50 AM