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I just finished remodeling my bathroom last year. The decor was based around a Texaco Fire Chief sign I've had for the last 40 years. As the last part of the decor I wanted a diorama of a Texaco Gas Station. Here is the concept.

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Texaco theme bathroom?   I have a tiny little bathroom on the main floor of my house, about the size of a gas station bathroom.  So I bought this reproduction sign. It's on the wall over the toilet.

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Hey Paul, where did you get the pumps? Did you make them or buy them somewhere(if so, where)?

 

P.S. I grew up in Sioux City, haven't been there in years.

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Rich, the pumps are models of Tokiem 39-L's . They're made by Gearbox collectables . I found them to be a bit small for 1-25th scale . I continue to make my own

 

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Rich, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Eshaver is correct they are gearbox collectables. My wife bought them for me several years ago. I do not know where, and she can't remember. I have seen them on EBay. As far as accuracy in scale i don't know, but they work for me for what i want to do. Hope that helps.

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2 hours ago, uncle potts said:

Rich, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Eshaver is correct they are gearbox collectables. My wife bought them for me several years ago. I do not know where, and she can't remember. I have seen them on EBay. As far as accuracy in scale i don't know, but they work for me for what i want to do. Hope that helps.

Paul , I deal parts for the Real deal still . The main body of the Gearbox is about 3 MM too narrow . I know that won't amount to a heck of a lot to most here , cause they don't know squat about gasoline pumps . I've spent nearly 50 + years dealing with service stations , pumps , their history and scouring the US for parts to rebuild them

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Update: Windows and door done. Getting ready to install , hope to have an update within the next few days. Can't upload pics right now. Will try again tomorrow. 

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Time for an update.  My time at the bench has been spuratic lately.  This is where I'm at. The siding is done. The garage doors and entry doors are installed.  The roof and the island are my next projects. Comments are welcome. It helps me see where I can improve or what just looks wonky to the average eye. Thanks for looking.

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Started on the interior of the gas station. I hadn't intended to get this involved, but it seems to have developed a life of its own. Your thoughts....

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Your interior work is shaping up nicely Paul, and this is what happens..... you get pulled in as the building evolves, and the diorama takes on a life of it's own. Before you know it, the building itself becomes a living thing almost. This is what I like most about constructing a diorama building, along with the photographic results of course.

David

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9 hours ago, Anglia105E said:

Your interior work is shaping up nicely Paul, and this is what happens..... you get pulled in as the building evolves, and the diorama takes on a life of it's own. Before you know it, the building itself becomes a living thing almost. This is what I like most about constructing a diorama building, along with the photographic results of course.

Thanks for the kind comments. It's amazing to me that dioramas never seem to be done. There's always one more thing to add.

 

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59 minutes ago, uncle potts said:

Thanks for the kind comments. It's amazing to me that dioramas never seem to be done. There's always one more thing to add.

 

That is what gives them life. It is coming along nicely.

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I don't see my diorama ever being completed, or finished..... instead I prefer to think of the project as something I can keep adding to or modifying as time goes on. Sometimes I sit and look at the diorama ' site ' while I am having a coffee, and some small detail comes to mind..... yet another idea that leads to further creativity. Also, there are some contacts I have who will occasionally send me information about an element of the scenario that might be worth considering.... maybe a new found photograph from the distant past.....

David

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I wanted to replicate security glass in the shop door. So I went to Hobby Lobby and got some lace type material and and applied it with Microscale clear gloss. 

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My wife tells me that the materiale i user is called Tulle. The smallest amount i could get was 1/8 of a yard, it will last forever.

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