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Texaco station in 1977

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  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Central/Eastern Europe
Posted by felhasznaaloo on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:55 AM

Repstock

There is a used car dealership across town that looked familiar. After checking the county auditor site, I discovered it had indeed been built in 1968 as a Texaco station. I visited it and measured everything. The exterior had no tower and the cladding had been covered, but the garage area still had the cladding and Texaco colors. Having used the measurements to create drawings, I added the missing pieces by studying photos. If you want something extremely specific, usually you have to make it yourself. I have a friend who intends to build a Gulf station.

Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up That's the way to do it! I really like and (although this may sound silly) respect this project. Regards, Csaba

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    August, 2013
Posted by dcat1999 on Monday, March 03, 2014 9:13 PM

Don't forget to add the air hoses across the gas pump lanes so the cars make that "ding,ding" sound to get the attendant's attention. One of my first jobs as a teenager was working in one of these old gas stations. It was a Standard station, but your Texaco station brings back a lot of memories. Keep us posted on this build and the trip down memory lane.

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    April, 2009
  • From: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posted by oldscalemodeler on Monday, March 03, 2014 6:22 PM

Very clean, and very precise looking. I remember those Texaco stations fondly, although I usually bought my gas at the dinosaur station. I'll be following this one.

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    February, 2009
  • From: Galloway, Ohio
Posted by Repstock on Monday, March 03, 2014 6:00 PM

There in a used car dealership across town that looked familiar. After checking the county auditor site, I discovered it had indeed been built in 1968 as a Texaco station. I visited it and measured everything. The exterior had no tower and the cladding had been covered, but the garage area still had the cladding and Texaco colors. Having used the measurements to create drawings, I added the missing pieces by studying photos. If you want something extremely specific, usually you have to make it yourself. I have a friend who intends to build a Gulf station.

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Central/Eastern Europe
Posted by felhasznaaloo on Monday, March 03, 2014 3:33 PM

Repstock, are you saying you're scratchbuilding this, measuring by photographs? If so, WOW. I'd really like to build the same... Regards, Csaba

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    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Monday, March 03, 2014 1:57 PM

Very impressive building skills so far...Bow  There are numerous websites that sell accessories for 1/25  scale gas stations and repair garages. It all depends how much money and time you want to spend.  Please keep us updated on your  gas station.....

Dennis

 

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    November, 2013
Posted by fifer on Sunday, March 02, 2014 6:02 PM

LOL Yep, they are sometimes that way.

MIke

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote ‘happy’. 
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
-- John Lennon

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  • From: Powell River, B.C.
Posted by CLASSIC770 on Sunday, March 02, 2014 5:21 PM

I'd heard about 'You can trust your car to the man who wears the star."  But it never made sense to me - The local sheriff was an idiot when it came to cars!

In the frozen land of Nador, they were forced to eat Robin’s minstrels. And there was much rejoicing. 

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Posted by fifer on Sunday, March 02, 2014 5:14 PM

Yep , "You can trust your car to the man who wears the star".

Great Job.

Mike

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote ‘happy’. 
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
-- John Lennon

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    March, 2008
  • From: Powell River, B.C.
Posted by CLASSIC770 on Sunday, March 02, 2014 4:54 PM

I'm there, big guy.  I gotta favorite this build.  Kids, BITD, this was a gas station.  No convenience store, best you could do was a pack of coffin nails(to roll up in your shirt), a warm soda, and a 'pine' air freshener(that ALWAYS gave me a nasty headache).  Oil in metal cans.  You sat in the car, whilst fresh-faced attendants pumped the gas(a kid's first real job), checked the dipstick, wiped the windshield, and gave you a complimentary glass or item of silverware free("Please sir, oh we beseech you, good sir, to buy our gas!")  Plus, they worked on cars!

Anyway, this is an inspiring first look!  What brand of fuel?

In the frozen land of Nador, they were forced to eat Robin’s minstrels. And there was much rejoicing. 

  • Member since
    February, 2009
  • From: Galloway, Ohio
Texaco station in 1977
Posted by Repstock on Sunday, March 02, 2014 3:45 PM

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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