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rocketman42

Member Since 18 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 16 2013 03:03 PM
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In Topic: Old dog struggeling to learn new tricks

15 November 2013 - 04:35 AM

Nice  to have a group of folks that are intrested in the same things that I am.I am the only model builder in this little village of 1400 really great people so having the modeling world at my finger tips is great.I have always said that if I ever lose either of my index fingers my typing ability would decrease by 50 %.


In Topic: Jaguar e-type Pardon the mess

14 November 2013 - 11:14 AM

Looking goog.A 1/25 scale dio gets really big really quickly dosen't it.


In Topic: SMBC Drive-in Diner

14 November 2013 - 11:09 AM

I might suggest that you place the canopy at a right angle to the building.Arranged as is it tends to look like a gas station.Cars at food drive ins tend to park in arching rows like at a drive in movie theatre.Nice start.Are you going to add more canopys later?


In Topic: 1925 Indian gasolins station diorama

13 November 2013 - 02:45 PM

ed....how would I find and read your PMs?I just realized that others may have done the same thing a wonder why I haven't answered. 


In Topic: 1925 Indian gasolins station diorama

13 November 2013 - 02:43 PM

Ed...I don't know what PM's are so I don't know wether I got them or not.As all of my refrence photos were taken well before the advent of color photography the color is all pure speculation.One small discovery was the availability of a reproduction decal on ebay that matches the Indian Gasoline logo on the main station sign out front and on the glass globes oddly mounted 14' feet in the air on top of the corner posts.Accoring to my recearch that particular logo was not used until 1924 thus giving me somewhat of a timeline for the pictures.

Of course everything in my refrence photos is varying shades of gray(40?)but there was some simarity in the gray shades of the trim and those of the company logo decal I bought so I picked a paint color close to the decal dark red and went with that.I considered blue and red  as the main colors,but with the off white stucco walls I thought that might not be the best idea.

I had to remember that in this little west central Ohio village with one traffic light there has only been one living person(now in his 90's)who has ever seen this station and that was in 1950 when he helped tear it down.I asked him what colors it was painted but he could not remember.

Other helpful factors in placing a time line were the presence of electric lights.Our village did not have public power untill 1922.The other was some info that I found while trying to identify the gas pumps.One of the gas pumps restoration guys I sent photos to indentified them a Bowser C3 and C11 models which were both evidently produced in 1915.Thus the probable original build date of 1915.

Building this was a lot of fun including the research.I feel like I am helping to presrve a piece of local history by creating it.