Any one got a gas station on there L/O??

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by interurban, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. Blake

    Blake Member

    Way cool Jon. That is one very nice gas station. Love the interior too.
  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    What a fined

    Wow jon you said it was a oldy and by jiminy you are right, being restored and in use??
    Is it far from you??
    Great photo`s matey.
    Did you find out the year of the car and tow truck did ya eh did ya:D

    Pant pant pant:D
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Re: What a fined

    It's not in use, but I see different cars in it from time to time. Nice 50's corvet (drool) sometimes, and sometimes, the dummy (the one in the piccy, not me), is posed working on a car. There is an empty mailbox labeled "take one". It was tempting to take the mailbox, but I thought if I waited, it might have some info in it later :)

    I could spit on it from here. Well, that would take hurricane winds to spit that far, but I could drive there in ten minutes.

    Ta. The inside shots are through glass with a lot of glare, and even with blocking the sunlight with both hands and running the X-700 with my feet, some still got in :D :D :D

    I want to say it was a 1929 B. The sign on the other door tells all. Too bad I didn't get a shot from the other side. The car I never saw a sign on it, but it might have plates reflecting the year, I'll look soon. I'll see what I can find out about the station too. I know it's privately owned as a hobby and dedication to the town for making the owner wealthy.

    ~jon hands Chris a paper bag to breath into, because jon won't need it until that vett reappears~

    The door on the photo'd side just says:

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  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Phew thanks jon, but er,,,,, a clean paper bag next time please:D :D musterd and ketchup did not """"do it ""
    Nice fined jon.
    Sweet talk the owner for a lookie inside.:p
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Wow Jon! It sure looks neat! I think I've seen an ho scale structure kit somewhere that has a similar false front brick profile.
    It seems to me it was one of the cheap plastic kits from Model Power, Life Like, etc. I think the cars and the tow truck are all Model A's
  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    a Find

    At the Toronto Christmas 2003 show I came upon this Model ;)

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  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I thought it was rather neat and as I just remembered it:oops:
    I thought it was time to post , it may help us model one:rolleyes:

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  8. George D

    George D Member

    This is a picture of a diorama I built several years ago using a City Classics kit. I did it to try some scenery techniques I wanted to play with. I’ll be tearing it apart and incorporating the gas station into a module that I’m now building.
  9. George D

    George D Member

    Here's another view.
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi George D, you did a great job on the Gas station, Glad the thread came back:D

    How big is the new Module?? H O ??
  11. George D

    George D Member

    Thanks Chris. The module is HO, 2x4 feet. The track is down and wired and I hope to have the ballasting finished tomorrow. I work in fits and starts – I belong to a model railroad club with a permanent layout that takes a lot of my modeling time.
  12. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    Old time garage

    this is the garage I wanted. A bit older with a lot more work to do:oops:

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  13. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    Mcleod Super Service garage

    and in case your wondering, it's not on the Ash Creek layout:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :oops:

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  14. David Rosser

    David Rosser Member

    Garage ideas

    There is another possible spot for a car/truck with the front end up on ramps and the feet plus legs sticking out from under it. We have a mobile home parked on a small lot away from the "nice houses" and the partial do-it-yourself mechanic under the pick-up truck looks just right. Dave
  15. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    ...<From George D. >... " I did it to try some scenery techniques I wanted to play with."

    Well, Geo...looks like you had an absolute rousing success. Any chance you'd like to share how you got that superb looking ground cover?

    Pleeeeease? :)
  16. George D

    George D Member

    Thanks for you comments, Steve.

    There are no special secrets. I started with a base of foam core. After shaping it, I covered some areas that were too rough with plaster impregnated gauze. The rest I left bare. Next came two coats of latex paint. I bought a gallon of an ugly brown from the sale shelf in the paint department at Lowes – just the right shade for a base color. It was flat, not gloss and it was cheap.

    After the paint dried I then spread matt medium over it and sprinkled on several shades of Woodland Scenics ground foam. Over that I put some course ground foam and foliage clusters to give it an overgrown look. The nice thing about ground foam, you can simply add more if you want to change anything. Each layer was finished with a good spraying of Scenic Cement.

    The dirt near the “pavement” came from my back yard. I sifted it through a piece of old pantyhose. A strong caution here, don’t use your wife’s new pantyhose. For oil stains, I added shoe dye diluted with alcohol with an eye-dropper

    The “concrete” is styrene that was scribed for the expansion joints, painted and weathered with chalks.

    Building a diorama is a great way to get comfortable with scenery work. I’ve since done a lot of scenery work on our club layout. I hope I’m not to getting too far off topic, here’s a picture of an area I did on our club layout.

  17. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Very nice George, thanks for the step by step.:thumb:
    Drew I love that gas station is that a kit ??
  18. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    Yes, it is a J L Inovative design called McLoeds Super Service!! I have there Sawpit store as well, it is like a old General Store. Have yet to put it together though!!

  19. DeaconF

    DeaconF Member

    It's a GAS

    Interurban: Do you remember if there was a Service Sation chain called "BA" in Toronto? If so do you remember what it stands for and would you know where I could get the logo? thanks Frank
  20. DeaconF

    DeaconF Member


    Spitfire - you have it - I've been looking all over the place for that BA stuff. It shows you how new I am. I left a reply to Interurban asking about BA - I have to learn to keep reading. Anyway Val - may I be so bold as to ask you where you got that BA sign? thanks Frank

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