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Texaco gas station from Greenlight with old Mopars

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Picked up this Texaco Gas station from Greenlight at the hobby shop and stocked with old Mopars.

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Nice little diorama with four interesting cars too. Are you planning on adding another building, or roads? This gas station could be the start of a project. My Hooper & Co diorama started out with just the building but then took off as something larger, and I don't see me ever finishing it !

David in U.K.

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Very cool....!  What scale is it...?

1/64th.  Greenlight makes a lot of neat stuff...the Mopars look like M2 and Auto World items.

 

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Kinda cool.....wish they had picked a more authentic style. Also how about 1/25 scale too...

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Thanks for the information Robert....I have to agree with Dan....I like his photo of one and 1/25th scale would be nice.  I need to get me one of those MRC gas station kits someday.

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Ed- That's a nice station, those Mopars look period perfect!  

Mark- I happen to be working on  one of those MRC stations. Those kits as they come are a little incomplete (no roof, interior or back walls). I'm trying to make one into a 2-bay, and I have made the baseplate larger as well ( by carving up two baseplates...).

 

 

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Bill...That is looking pretty cool to me....id like to do something like that as well beings I once worked at a full service station and ran the repair shop.  I know those station kits need walls,etc. but there a really good place for me to start at.

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Mark , you too David . the money you're going to waste on the MRC station can be well spent on enough Foam core to d something a sight more accurate and much better quality wise . Mark , I'm surprised at you especially because we have had this very same discussion on the phone as well as here . Ya'all wanna throw away a hunnert , fine .

I offered this very same plan to Greg years ago and I was ignored then and I have no doubt , I'll be ignored now too. Any time ya'all want me to do a tutorial on building small commercial buildings , let me know . I'm about to do TWO buildings in 1-24th scale for a invitational show in November 2018 . One is a three story Victorian built i 1906 , the other , a Triangular service station built 1921 .

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Eshaver,

the service station you have pics of here look a lot like the service station up the street from me that I am trying to replicate, the station was a Sinclair station from the late 40s I believe and was a 2 bay station, the bays were on the left side like your pics above, I think I saw somewhere on here a while back that you had blueprints or plans for several stations, would you happen to have plans or blueprints like the Sinclair station I am trying to build?

Thank you

Rod.

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i would love to see you do a tutorial on building small buildings like a small soda shoppe or drive in burger place

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Here is a picture of the Sunoco gas station I worked at in the early 1960's. This is where I met my wife. That's her 1964 Corvair Monza at the pumps. Check out the price of gas!!

The station had 2 bays and was a full service station in Detroit. Across the street was a Mobil station and way in the background was a Sinclair station.

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I was wondering what scale the gas station is too ?

David

It is 1/64 scale. Here is the matching Gulf station only I added Mopars from the late 60's and early 70's.IMG_2174.thumb.JPG.0b6becadb812e4d03071bIMG_2175.thumb.JPG.ff453748c261dc8d13c86

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This was the Sunoco station years later after it closed .5a0f972a5198a_Eds_Sunoco_station.thumb.j

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Mark , you too David . the money you're going to waste on the MRC station can be well spent on enough Foam core to d something a sight more accurate and much better quality wise . Mark , I'm surprised at you especially because we have had this very same discussion on the phone as well as here . Ya'all wanna throw away a hunnert , fine .

I offered this very same plan to Greg years ago and I was ignored then and I have no doubt , I'll be ignored now too. Any time ya'all want me to do a tutorial on building small commercial buildings , let me know . I'm about to do TWO buildings in 1-24th scale for a invitational show in November 2018 . One is a three story Victorian built i 1906 , the other , a Triangular service station built 1921 .

 

 

cool stuff on your site as well. Not sure I would be able to do it even if I had the instructions.

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Eshaver,

the service station you have pics of here look a lot like the service station up the street from me that I am trying to replicate, the station was a Sinclair station from the late 40s I believe and was a 2 bay station, the bays were on the left side like your pics above, I think I saw somewhere on here a while back that you had blueprints or plans for several stations, would you happen to have plans or blueprints like the Sinclair station I am trying to build?

Thank you

Rod.

Rod , no , I wasn't the one who provided the Blueprints . They were posted here in this area via another member . I'm happy to send tiy dimensions in a P-M . I tried several years to get people at the magazine to at least look at doing this station and was IGNORED .

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Hope you don't mind me chippin' in on this topic, but I totally agree with Ellen, in that making your own accurate buildings from foam core ( we call it foam board here in UK ) is far more satisfying than buying a ready-made scale model building. Having got to the stage where the building in my diorama is almost finished on the outside, I am now enjoying the process of detailing the inside space. Foam core is my material of choice to fabricate the walls and the sides of the staircase, and I am finding it such a wonderful material to work with. Watched a few videos to observe how model makers who know what they're doing tackle the design and build of a real building. I particularly want my Hooper & Co building to look exactly as it was in 1958 and this applies to the surrounding streets, vehicles, people and street furniture. Of course I understand that if someone wants to create a diorama in 1:64 or 1:43 or 1:76 scale, then maybe there are some good ready-made buildings available, unlike working in 1:24 scale.

David Watson

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David , I refer to Foam Core as Foam Board myself and Heavens no I love anyone like yourself who can add energy into a conversation ! With that said , I just want to caution everyone in that you need to be careful as to what adhesives one uses !

If you adhere something to the Paper face , no worries ! However , BE VERY careful in that any Cynoaccrainate glue , uh Super glue to you in Rio Linda is DEATH!!!! Use either White glue  or Epoxy . Now if ya'all need my help in doing small commercial structures like service stations and dines , let me know

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Around here the materials are not easy to find if one can..evergreen etc.  Some of you have more scratch building talent than others like me..I need a place or structure to start with and modify it into what I want it to be.  Ellen has been a great insperation to my ideas on building a diorama.  I think everyone would love to see any of your works or plans for them here.

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Thanks Ellen for mentioning the adhesives.... Only last night I super-glued two small pieces of foam board together to support a 3D printed street lamp. This was paper side to paper side, so I've survived! When I used contact adhesive with foam board I did notice that the core between the two layers was eaten away by the adhesive.... Yikes !!!

David

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On 11/18/2017 at 9:47 AM, Eshaver said:

Rod , no , I wasn't the one who provided the Blueprints . They were posted here in this area via another member . I'm happy to send tiy dimensions in a P-M . I tried several years to get people at the magazine to at least look at doing this station and was IGNORED .

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Hi Ellen,

Yes please PM me the Information.

Thank you

Rod

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