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1/25 Zephyr gas station

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This is my first attempt at a simple dio. I stumbled across this Esso station and it became my inspiration to try to build something similar. This will be a Zephyr station, they seem to be uncommon and I wanted something different. 

More pix: http://public.fotki.com/fordflashback/dioramas/gas-station-1/

 

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I will follow this one with interest. 

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It has my interests....been wanting to build a gas/service station for some time being I had worked at one in the past.

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I'm going to follow along too.  I need to build a dio.

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Cool where did you get the pumps?

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They are a bit pricey :o Still may have to get some though :D

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Just happened to have this shot I posted on the H.A.M.B. - it's from Eaton Rapids, MI in 1960. Hope it helps.

 

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Just happened to have this shot I posted on the H.A.M.B. - it's from Eaton Rapids, MI in 1960. Hope it helps.

 

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WOW I wish I'd have seen that sooner! :)

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I built the sign today, turned out good. I printed the Zephyr signage on photo paper. The sign itself is sheet plastic with a foam core.

 

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I worked on the roof signage this weekend.............

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Ron, it's really taking shape.   Nice work!

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Very nice work...id love to do something like this.

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Glad I could help a little bit! Here's a thought: Have a truck pulling in carrying the new-style Zephyr sign while a 1/25 scale worker lights up a torch to cut down the weathered one... :D

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Glad I could help a little bit! Here's a thought: Have a truck pulling in carrying the new-style Zephyr sign while a 1/25 scale worker lights up a torch to cut down the weathered one... :D

Cool idea !

Nice work so far Ron, I like the new roof shape, keep it going

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Glad I could help a little bit! Here's a thought: Have a truck pulling in carrying the new-style Zephyr sign while a 1/25 scale worker lights up a torch to cut down the weathered one... :D

Challenge accepted! :)

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Fantastic work on the lettering and the store! 👍👍

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Thx guys! As if I didn't have enough to do, I'm doing two Zephyr trucks too. :)

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This is really cool and I'll be following along. Love the direction this is going. The new roof shape looks so much better for a Zephyr station.

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If you're still looking for toilet fixtures, here's a 1/24 set from eBay - sink, toilet, tub.  There are others available - 1/24 is half the regular dollhouse scale of 1/12, so some dollhousers build in that scale.  I've also seen these, or something very similar, in Hobby Lobby.

https://www.ebay.com/p/?iid=262202571588&&&chn=ps

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cool build !

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