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.....
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!
1968 Texaco Service Station
Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:36 PM
Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:18 AM
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 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!
Posted 18 June 2010 - 06:38 PM
Posted 20 June 2010 - 09:07 AM
Posted 13 August 2010 - 05:13 PM
(i built that one)
Posted 21 August 2010 - 04:09 PM
Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:00 AM
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