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

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

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Welcome to the gauge Frank

    Hi Frank, I just got notified of your post, Glad Val could help you out .
    I have only been her 23 years so BA must have gone in the 70s.
    So I phoned a friend:D

    British American Gas 88 & 98. May have been bought out by Gulf?
    Black and Green coloured stations?

    Good Train Shops should carry the decals or the next train show up your way should have them.
  2. DeaconF

    DeaconF Member


    Thanks Chris. You guys are great. Val hasn't responded yet. Untill I can track down signs or decals, my gas station will be on hold. Did I see a pic of yours with the old style pumps? Where did you get them. I have always wondered if you concider yourself prototypical. In other words if you see these pumps at a flee market and they are close to HO would you use them? thanks again Frank
  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Frank, The Station I put together at the start of this thread was for the Traction in Action Moduel That you can see on the Gauge. That was and is a 1940ish Lay out. And I wanted something that had survied from the early days of Gas stations.
    You can buy these old gravity pumps in most scales N and HO I know of.
    You should be able to pick them up at the train shows ya just got to ask the "good" venders not the junk ones:p
    OR search the web,,,, when my brain gets in gear I`ll post the makers name for the H O.:thumb: :rolleyes:
  4. hocaboose

    hocaboose New Member

    For many years the tyco people sold Pola buildings under their name. Look closely at an older Walthers in the pola section and you will find many of the tyco classics.

  5. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    I'm planning a gas station--it's a small Art Deco building a couple blocks from my house that was situated right on the rail line. Construction should be pretty straightforward--just some styrene and acetate for the windows--but getting the details lined up right will be a challenge. Now that I've pretty much finished my current project (a furniture store) the stage is set for the gas station...
  6. E Mo Ry

    E Mo Ry New Member

    Gas Stations

    Here's a picture of the Shell Station on my Eastern Missouri Railway (E. Mo. Ry.) layout. Hope it helps. I need to work on my lighting to get a more natural look.

    I'm new to the site, having taken a 4 year "forced hiatus" from modeling after moving from St. Louis to Chicago. Look forward to learning more here. Thanks.

    Attached Files:

  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Welcome to the gauge:D E Mo Ry

    That`s a neat Gas station:thumb: What Gauge is it??
    And how do you Like Chicago??
  8. E Mo Ry

    E Mo Ry New Member

    Thanks. I model in HO. We love Chicago, though we'll love it a bit more when it warms up (soon, we hope....):thumb:
  9. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    Hii guys, I like the thread. Petrol stations can really ground your era to the viewer - just like cars.

    Along this vein - does anyone know what brands of gas were sold in Colorado in the 1920s'?

    This is probably one for a D&RG nut :D
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Can`t say that I do neilmunck:(
    Re post the ? in the tec question post more people will see it there.:D :thumb:
    I`ll do some digging:cool:

    btw How did you come to model Colorado from Glasgow:D
    I am an expat from Manchester.
  11. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    Hi Chris,
    I started modelling generic Aemrican models about 10 years ago because at that time the British outline RTR stuff wasn't as good as the athearrn/IHC counterparts. Now there isn't much to choose between the offerings and I am becoming more interested in scratchbuilding locomotives but I have invested so much time and effort in my American stuff I'm keeping going with that.

    Until last moth I was modeling Louisiana in 1926 but it is so flat and I rather like mountains so I decided to change. I was looking on the web and found sites about the Colorado Midland and the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway. There is also a lot of information on these lines that can be accessed through the Denver Public Library web site so I decided to give this a bash.

    The main disadvantage I find is trying to get the background information. I could tell you who would sell petrol round here in the '20s but not in Colorado.

    By the way - you're a tram fan. Do you know the old Glasgow Corporation colour scheme? It's a real shame that went. The "Caurs" (trams) were really pretty.

  12. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Niel, Thanks for the reply ,, and yes I do remember the Glasgow colours. What have they change them to??
    I work with a few Lads from Glasgow at the Toronto Transit Commission,,TTC.
    Before that I worked for Manchester City Transport / SELNEC and then it change Back and Stage Coach Holdings Bought them out:(
    I worked the last few months on the double decker trolley out of Stepheson sqaure, up Ashton new road 216, , as a conductor July 1966 till December before they went to Oilers as we called them then. Came here Aug 1980. Drove the Streetcars and Busses now for 24 years. anyway:sleeping: enought of that.
    Hope to see some of your layout soon on the gauge matey:thumb:
    Again I will try and find the Gas used!!
  13. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    Unfortunately the trams are gone from glasgow now :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: all we have are buses.

    The buses that Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) ran were bright, bright :eek: orange with black bands at window level. The local trains were painted like that too. The trains were blue before SPT took them over and everyone called them "the blue train". Then they were painted flourescent orange but everyone still called them the blue trains :D

    The buses are now run by a private franchise who paint the buses white with purple at the bottom fading into pink and then white below the windows *yuk*.

    The trians are still orange but called blue though!

    I posted the question again on the general talk forum and Vic says gas was probably sold by Standard Oil, Deep Rock, CONOCO or Flying 'A' so that gives me a good start.

  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Re: Spitfire

    Hi Deacon

    Sorry about the lateness of this reply - I somehow unsubscribed to this thread and only saw you question now. Here is the BA website I got my info from.

  15. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    This is an old thread, but interesting for those starting a Lay out.
    Have you built a gas station yet?
  16. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    No, but I've got the Alder Models (now Surrey Custom Models - currently on hiatus) resin kit...! ;)


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