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Question: 1950s Service Station Interior

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Question: 1950s Service Station Interior
Posted by KenCalgary on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 6:26 PM

There's a really cool service station in town (sadly closed) that I might attempt for a diorama. It was a Texaco station with a bay on each side of the central office.

What I'm wondering is whether anyone has photos of the interior of a 1950s station including for example the service counter area (e.g., did it have shelves, etc) and the bays?

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 7:06 PM

Sounds like you need to talk to Ed Shaver as he is the "gas station guru" and he does frequent this forum from time to time.

High octane

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    October, 2006
  • From: Fargo ND Up on the frozen prarie.
Posted by mercman1953 on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 8:07 PM

Here's one I did in 1/87th scale.

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i8.photobucket.com/.../shop001-2.jpg

 These may help a little.

I remember when I was younger Bob"s Standard the men's room was in the station, and the ladies room was outside. Also he had a candy rack, some glass display cases, ice cream cooler, plus all of the oils, and hoses, and such you would ,find.

Like someone else mentioned Ed Shaver is the gas station guru.

Mercman
  • Member since
    June, 2010
Posted by eshaver on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 6:10 AM

uh , jus got an e-mail as to someone needing me .

Ed Shaver

See ya on the road folks

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