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Texaco station in 1977

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I can tell that you love what you are doing, to put so much into every piece, produces a truly amazing diorama - your work is super inspiring - thanks much for sharing

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I'm taking a short break from this project and actually building a car. In the meantime, I built two Engine testers, one of which will be in my Texaco station.

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OMG this work is amazing, The Sun machines are great, I wonder how many here remember a dwell tach?

greg

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How on earth do you achieve such incredible detail..........????

Tony

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How on earth do you achieve such incredible detail..........????

Tony

He's got a shrink-ray!

David G.

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I learned scope diagnostics as an apprentice on a machine like that. You do outstanding work...

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Hi Tom,

Just out of curiosity, will this masterpiece have both a self service and full service island?

I love the tile and wainscoting in the restrooms. The towel rollers really set the whole thing back in time!

Looking awesome!!!

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Always nice to have the real building to work from, photos, measurements and permission. The design is quite classic as there were a few of these 'gas stations' here where I live, all gone now. The roof is a point where most diorama builders go astray, but you have nailed it. Keep going, this is going to be great.

Cheers Eh!

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Incredible build all around- very inspiring!!

I have to build another model of Sun engine testor for my project as well- you've set the bar pretty high for that one; now I have to make that piece a project all to itself!

Mark

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Incredible realism in every item!Please consider doing some tutorials for the pump handles and the roll up doors.Thanks for sharing.

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Wow Tom! That floor plan and facade is the same as the Getty station my family once owned! That one probably started out as a Texaco station.

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Have you done any work or completed this masterpiece? I bet you are going to make the bell work

greg

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Have you done any work or completed this masterpiece? I bet you are going to make the bell work

greg

Thank you! I haven't worked on it since the last pictures. I've done a few cars, and I've completed plans for the Rockford Files trailer. The Texaco station needs work on the roof sections, there is much painting involved, and my garage (I have no paint booth) is really cold right now. The station is so large that a base is out of the question right now. If my kids eventually find residences of their own, I'll take over the basement and finish all the buildings I've started. When it warms up, I'll get back on this and at least get the building done.

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