Texaco station in 1977

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The real station was located a few blocks from where I grew up. It's in 1/25 scale. the walls are gatorboard covered with .060 styrene. It's hard to photograph white in normal room conditions, but here goes...

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Looks great already...

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I like it! I tried to get my first job at a Mom and Pop owned Texaco in the Fort Washington, MD area back when I was in high school a year earlier. This'll bring back some memories! Ya gotta put a couple '60's/'70's cars with that dio when you get done with it------Pinto, Vega, maybe a tired, beat up Corvair? :D

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Very NICE, looks great!! :)

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I like it Tom!....looks real good. :)

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Except for being flipped it is laid out just like the Texaco station where I had my first job in 1968. You can trust you car to the man who wears the star.... The big red Texaco star !! : )

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ooh yeah nice !!!!!!!!

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This is awesome!! Nice work!

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Looking good already.

Another work of art on its way.

Charlie Larkin

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awesome!

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Looks good! This should be spectacular when it's finished!

Sam

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This is developing very nicely!Great corners and everything looking symetrical.Are you working from photos or memory?Be sure to post your progress photos for the rest of us to enjoy!

Just a hint,For more contrast in your photos hang a dark colored bed sheet on the wall behind it.

Edited by misterNNL

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You're off to a great start. I'll be watching this one

David G.

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This is developing very nicely!Great corners and everything looking symetrical.Are you working from photos or memory?

There is a used car dealer across town that is using this style of building. I checked the county auditor site, and their building had been built in 1968 as a Texaco station. I visited the dealer and he allowed me to measure and photograph the building. After creating drawings form the measurements, I used photographs to return the appearance to original. The tower part was not present on the dealership, so I guesstimated it's dimensions using photographs.

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WOW. NICE

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Added lights under the overhang...progress continues slowly. Sorry for poor photos, but it gives you the idea...

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Amazingly good, Tom. I love your work- true excellence.

Charlie Larkin

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Off to another great start. I love the lights.

Mike

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Looks really nice

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stunning !

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This is awesome!

Gives me ideas for my own station (Exxon).

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Tom - this is excellent. The layout and floor plan is just like the one in my hometown in southwest Iowa owned by a friend of mine's dad. We spent a considerable amount of time there as kids but that was long before 1977. :D

Looking forward to following along on this journey.

Edited by gasser59

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I love it ,a great start going to look excellent !!

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Ok I'm curious....

Do you have any in progress Pics?

Looking awesome :D

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Some progress has been made. the little tower is pretty much done. I've started painting some walls. The color is DupliColor white acrylic lacquer.

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