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"POPS" Texaco Complete 11/02/09

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I guess its close enough to call Complete:

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Ron , I still fail to see how you are going to heat the place in the winter time . Where you have the tire changer , there should have been a Utility room . I know what working in such a place is all about too. I worked in a fprmer Texaco/ Fina station with no heat in Dallas Texas once . Never again , I beleive that was the fomation of several of my current health ailments I suffer from today . Ed Shaver

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Pretty cool!

Tell me about your sources for stuff like the phones, the toilets, the vending machines, etc. There are so many cool scale items there... where did you get them all from?

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Excellent job Ron. It will be cool to see this one up close and in person at Atlanta. It will also be cool to have two good sized dioramas on display there with the one that I just finished. Can't wait.

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Great job Ron. There will always be things you'll see after it's done that you wish you'd done but that's why they say dio's are never done. I love the Vespa scooter. When I was a teen there were at least 6 of the Allstates from Sears runnin around town. Those things were a blast to run around on.

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Thanks for the comments guys. Wayne look me up at Atlanta. Chuck and I are both bringing Dios. Should be some good eye candy in the Dio Section.

Harry, to answer your question:

I used 2 MRC Texaco stations with the tools ond accessories that come with them.

Rest room sets, pay phones and ton of other goodies came from Scale Models By Chris. He has a lot of cool dio stuff from tools all the way to cardboard boxs.

Scale Equipment LTD supplied a lot of the smaller detail items, desk sets and such,

Fujimi Garage & Tools supplied tools and accessories.

I bought a Great Garages kit years ago and it had tons of good detail items in it.

Figures:

Tamiya Campus Friends

" Rally Mechanics

Fujimi Figures and interior sets

" Drivers Figures

Alot of stuff was Scratch built, Tire Machine, Work Benchs, Lights, Electrical Outlets, Meter box, Breaker box. just to name a few.

The Tree is a peice of California Silver Sage Brush with Woodland Senics detail foam added to it.

A lot of the items were collected over the years, I`m somewhat of a pack rat.

I enjoyed building it......well most of it........and hope everyone enjoys looking at it.

Ron Royston

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Thanks George. It was an honor to make the Top Ten.

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Is that the Revell or the AMT, are the wheels/ tires included? Alos great diorama, like steping into a time that I was never in.

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Is that the Revell or the AMT, are the wheels/ tires included? Alos great diorama, like steping into a time that I was never in.

nick, It is the AMT `60 chevy built box stock. Just junked up a bit.

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Hi Nick.......thats one cool old truck! nice work! that is the same truck i used for my junkyard truck build i did, it was warped and just not right. i was stuck with it so thats what i did with mine.......yours is a really nice build!

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what?!? no bell hose?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

looking real good ron, i still want one of those mrc kits.

what?!? no bell hose?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

looking real good ron, i still want one of those mrc kits.

Those kits are still around.

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Will you be adding on another "bay" if business picks up?

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Amazing work, awesome details Ron B)

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Very great job ! I like it... ( I've got that kit )

In my opinion, it just miss weathering on the walls, especially where there's the junkyard :)

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Nice!!

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This dio has so much going on that it takes a ton of studying. Very well done and an inspiration to get me to make another dio. Wish I had more room.

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Great layout.

I like how you used the figures.

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