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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:19 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?

 

I have plans for "A" and "B" (I have access to remaining actual structures), but I haven't located a "C" design yet. For the last several years, I have been locating stations of the '70s, and with my eldest son, measuring them. These measurements are used to create an AutoCad drawing in 1/25 scale. So far I have done two Texacos, a Clark, a Shell, and a Phillips 66 station. 



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:30 AM

Tom, you jus gave out yer secret. Few of us have access to Auto Cad ....................



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:56 AM

Tom, you jus gave out yer secret. Few of us have access to Auto Cad ....................

When I worked for peanuts for a small robotics company, I had the program on my computer, and taught myself (with the help of a sympathetic engineer) how to muddle through it. One of the few perks of working there. To this day I think that company only existed as a shelter for ventures in which the owner was actually interested. 



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:25 AM

Dass O K , people tell me I do pretty good working off two dimensional photographs and then transposing into a 3- D building . You need to be in Norfolk Virginia October 26th to see my two newest I P M S weapons .................



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:45 AM

We still have a design A here where I live not a Texaco anymore now a Marathon and believe it or not they are full sevice pump your gas wash your winshield, check your oil just like back in the day!! :D 



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:09 PM

Ahh, "B" brings back lots of memories of vacations in the 60's. We would stop at Texaco's when possible because that was the only credit card my dad had.

 

I can almost hear the double "ding" as cars pulled up/away and ran across the black hose that alerted the attendants.

 

The "chime" of the pump as the gallons ticked away.

 

The "whine" of the impact wrench coming from the garage section.

 

Inside the office area the pleasant (to me) "aroma" of new tires.

 

You would also have to take advantage of the "free" road maps. One of each state or local region. Stations near sate borders were a bonus as they tended to have maps of several nearby states.

Surprisingly I don't ever recall anyone at the station questioning why my sister, my brother, and I each needed an armful of the same selection of maps. Wish I would have kept these as some have value in the collectors market.

 

Thanks for the memories!


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 02:58 PM

I've decided on option B. I've got most of the external scribing done, and I've started on the windows. This will be a long-term project. I'll post pictures when I get a chance. Thanks for your input!



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 02:59 PM

 

I have plans for "A" and "B" (I have access to remaining actual structures), but I haven't located a "C" design yet. For the last several years, I have been locating stations of the '70s, and with my eldest son, measuring them. These measurements are used to create an AutoCad drawing in 1/25 scale. So far I have done two Texacos, a Clark, a Shell, and a Phillips 66 station. 

I've since added a different Shell and Gulf.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:30 AM

Dass O K , people tell me I do pretty good working off two dimensional photographs and then transposing into a 3- D building . You need to be in Norfolk Virginia October 26th to see my two newest I P M S weapons .................

I have started the "B" design and am posting it in another thread. I was wondering...was this a "style" of station with a name, like the "Denver" or "Matawan"? I am curious to find out as much as I can about it. It's one thing to just copy the measurements off a building, it's another to really know something about it.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:00 AM

Tom, by 1940, Texaco was doing four porcelain boxes , A B C D . The Matawan came about as a result of Mrs Johnson during her husband's presidential term . The fences in front of junk years , Beautify America was kind of a collaboration between Shell Oil and her staff. It was the famous "Porcelain box"  that was a target . In Texaco terms , this was a "B " station , uh two bays , rectangle standard lot shape . Now I don't what questions you have pertaining to Texaco's buildings , I'll try and answer them in a P-M .