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#1 Repstock

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:15 AM

I'm thinking of building a Texaco station, but I'm having trouble settling on a design. They all have pros and cons. Which design do you prefer?

 

Design A

Iconic, but kind of done to death.

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Design B

A little different, still has iconic elements, but hard to research.

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Design C

Can not be used pre-60s, but would be different, more one-of-a-kind.

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Edited by Repstock, 20 July 2013 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:17 AM

Design A isn't showing up.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:32 AM

I worked in "B" but it was reversed with the bays on the right due to corner location.

 

Remember "C" in the 70's late and into the 80's they were already turning the shop bays into mini marts and going to self serve.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:32 AM

I like pie.

 

Also, of the B or C that are visible, I prefer B. You can still see these in some locations, too.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:45 AM

Design A isn't showing up.

Should be fixed.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:50 AM

Should be fixed.

Still not showing.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:52 AM

Tom, the "Mattawan style was actually a re design on the old "Teague Porcelain box" from 1932. These roofs were a in expensive way to overhaul these stations in locations that weren't in the really Prime areas . The re design work came about as a result of Lady Bird Johnson's "Highway beauty campaign of 1966. I can P-M you some specifications of Texaco stations that were of a "Ranch Style " similar to the Shell oil Ranches and a few of the Union 76 remodels of 1967-69. You have a good starting point taking on such a station as Pure , Shell, Esso- Exxon was doing a lot of re modeling during this time .



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:03 AM

I like C. A slightly run down version with some late 70s cars would be cool.

I have been on the road a lot lately and ran across a gamut of old service stations from Oregon to Arizona. If I had the time, I would have loved to get pictures of the old, run down stations in Nevada.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:19 AM

I like B

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

A still not showing up Tom. I really like C myself.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:52 AM

I would like to see "B" but weathered and run down a little bit, maybe with the Texaco signs painted over or faded. Some derelict cars/trucks in the lot and the bays heavily soiled and cluttered.

 

Maybe you should build the shell Tom and send it to Dr. Cranky for weathering! :D



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:29 AM

Still not showing.

Is design "A" showing now?



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

Design A is showing now. Although simplistic compared to the others, I think it's popularity would be based on that. The simpler design would be easier to duplicate and would not distract the eye from any cars added to the dio. Just my opinion.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

Design A is showing now. Although simplistic compared to the others, I think it's popularity would be based on that. The simpler design would be easier to duplicate and would not distract the eye from any cars added to the dio. Just my opinion.

Thanks. Your avatar is a bit...unsettling...



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:39 AM

Thanks. Your avatar is a bit...unsettling...

:lol:  :lol:How's this one? :D  



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:55 AM

This kit is very close to design "A".

 

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In one of it's releases, I do believe it even had Texaco markings.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:51 AM

Yes it did. I have one down stairs in the Texaco livery.One  day I will build it.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:57 AM

Yes it did. I have one down stairs in the Texaco livery.One  day I will build it.

 

Thanks, I thought it was a Texaco before it was Joe's.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

:lol:  :lol:How's this one? :D  

Ah, much better!



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

Yes it did. I have one down stairs in the Texaco livery.One  day I will build it.

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Here you go. The Texaco issue. That metal "paneling" you can see inside the bay is just how all the interior garage walls were covered in the '60s Texaco near me.