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#21 Eshaver

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

Tom, given what M R C wants for one of those so called service stations , I know you and I can do much better . Even the totally out of scale gasoline pumps are a good scale foot too dang tall! I'll say it one more time to everyone ,

If anyone needs help doing a service station all ya gots to do is to P- M me !



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

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.

 

I like Joe's Garage, but where are you going to find a 54 Dodge with a mashed up door ??? The Stratocaster with a whammy bar can be found in the 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 kit..........people are either going to get that or not.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:59 PM

 

I like Joe's Garage, but where are you going to find a 54 Dodge with a mashed up door ??? The Stratocaster with a whammy bar can be found in the 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 kit..........people are either going to get that or not.

 

OR NOT!!!



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:06 PM

I like "B". This would be a fun build if I had any place safe to put it!



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:16 PM

Tom, given what M R C wants for one of those so called service stations , I know you and I can do much better . Even the totally out of scale gasoline pumps are a good scale foot too dang tall! I'll say it one more time to everyone ,

If anyone needs help doing a service station all ya gots to do is to P- M me !

 

I just bought 'em for the goodies. I have no intention of using the building portion. It's gatorboard for me! When I was a kid, there was a Texaco station at the end of the street. Leo's Texaco. It was a design "B" building. Diagonally across the street was a Sinclair. Down the street was a Phillip's 66. In the opposite direction was a Humble station. Past the Phillip's a ways was a Shell and Sunoco. None of them exist today except the Phillip's 66, which is now a used tire store. I suppose what I'm doing with the models to some degree is trying to hang on to a piece of all that. My kids can't miss what they never knew, but I suspect a lot of you guys do.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:48 PM

TOM- You are the best gas station diorama builder ever !!!



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:51 PM

 

I like Joe's Garage, but where are you going to find a 54 Dodge with a mashed up door ??? The Stratocaster with a whammy bar can be found in the 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 kit..........people are either going to get that or not.

 

 

 

OR NOT!!!

 

 

Frank Zappa.....Joe's Garage

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=_oH8u9PxWJo


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:40 PM

Design "B" please, pristine but used. Pumped gas in a design B style Texaco station in high school, supported my GTO's drinking habit!

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 03:37 AM

In 1988 I ran a Boron station that looked like A but in reverse with bay doors on the left. It was leveled after I left for a more modern building and Mini Mart. We were still pumping gas for everyone back than . We had the oldest pumps in the area  that standard oil still used. 

The Porcelain outside on B makes a fine looking station . My late friend had many panels that he was going to use for his office walls in his restoration shop . 

Enough rambling I vote for A if you are counting . LOL  I just wish I had pictures for you to look at. 



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

Scored a folder of a couple hundred vintage pics taken by a Texaco rep in Idaho in the forties. He had taken 2-3 shots of each station as well as bulk plants

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Edited by mk11, 01 August 2013 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:25 AM

I like them all... :lol:    Design B is cool.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:10 AM

For anyone really folowing this subject in an archtecturial sense, the second shot is what is refered to as a "Denver " style station. These predated the "Porclean " boxes by about ten years .


Edited by Eshaver, 22 July 2013 - 05:11 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:34 AM

 

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Ed,  Are you saying this is the "Denver" style?  



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:56 PM

 

 

Ed,  Are you saying this is the "Denver" style?  

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

INDEED !

 

 

Cool!  I've seen a few repurposed around the Mile High City, but never realized they were a specific genre or that they were a Texaco design.  Thanks for the info ~ it is very interesting!



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:58 PM

Decent pumps are hard to find in scale but these ones from Gearbox should look great once I find decals to Sky and Fire Chief-erize them...

 

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:26 AM

I purchased some of these years ago. They're still waiting for the station to be built.  $T2eC16F,!)cE9s4PsN+PBRTe,z1Ti!~~60_57.J$T2eC16d,!ygE9s7HKLOkBRT)o7jQH!~~60_57.J


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:11 AM

I like the B station.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:27 PM

Scored a folder of a couple hundred vintage pics taken by a Texaco rep in Idaho in the forties. He had taken 2-3 shots of each station as well as bulk plants

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I like this one. The clipped corner and angled pumps is a very unique feature.

 

Is that a Cadillac at the pumps? I can't quite see the hood ornament well enough to tell.

 

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:25 AM

Cool thread...I like B  then C after that.  Can you get plans for these anywhere?  or do you just have to build off pictures and reference stuff for sizes?