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Specter3

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Need a gas station circa 1935.
« on: February 23, 2012, 08:28:31 PM »
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I need a small roadside gas station from 1935 or so. Specifically a couple of pumps for that period. Anybody know of a suitable model or parts off the top of their head?


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Re: Need a gas station circa 1935.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 08:50:47 PM »
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There are several. Blair Line, DPM (Gold series, expensive), JL Innovative Design, Miller Engineering, and Showcase Miniatures all have kits or built-ups that would work for '35. I'm trying to recall who had pumps as detail parts, but am drawing a blank.
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Re: Need a gas station circa 1935.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 09:01:51 PM »
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Take a look at the Radtke's filling station by  Depots by John
http://www.depotsbyjohn.com/images/catalog/N6012.jpg
http://www.depotsbyjohn.com/kitspg3.html
I have this kit, and it is very well done.

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Re: Need a gas station circa 1935.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 07:07:10 AM »
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I have 3 gas stations on my layout.  My favorite was initially sold by Wheel Works;  I think it is still available.  It is ME65-139 Micro Engineering Gas Station.  The very same small station.

Woodland Scenics has a built-up one that I think is also nice, however it has too much detail so I removed some of the cluster from mine.

Walthers has a kit, but it is more of a forties or early fifty version similar to what I remember as the Standard Station in my home village.

The Radkte filling station seems great for 1935.
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Re: Need a gas station circa 1935.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 07:40:53 AM »
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Thanks for the replies. That ME station is the right look, just needs different pumps. I have looked at stations from the usual suspects and most are a little more city type stations than the country style that I have in mind. Kind of like the small crossroads general store that put in a tank and a pump or two when more of them new fangled vehicles kept showing up. I am hoping to find a pump like this for a particular project. My time period is mid 30s but apparently this pump dates a bit earlier.



Thanks.
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Re: Need a gas station circa 1935.
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 08:11:00 AM »
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Railway Express Miniatures has the gas pumps you want in a detail set.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/623-2181

As far as a small town stations?

Blair line - http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/184-81

Or you could combine the detail parts set above with Earls Oils from Bar Mills - http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/171-801 for a more rustic look.
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Re: Need a gas station circa 1935.
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 10:49:17 AM »
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I need a small roadside gas station from 1935 or so. Specifically a couple of pumps for that period. Anybody know of a suitable model or parts off the top of their head?

While I can't tell you where to get parts I can suggest where to get some great images of service stations for that era...A fellow named Tim Muir builds virtual models of the Pacific Electric. He has created some awesome models, including scenery items depicting that period.
They include photographs...





and screenshots of virtual models...





Go to
http://www.elvastower.com/forums/index.php
and search for MUIR...

I know they are virtual, but there are ways you can print out the items for mockups or cardstock models. I use printouts of virtual models I made on my Allegheny Eastern. In this mock-up of Altoona the white building is a quick and dirty copy of the virtual Altoona depot modeled from photographs of the real building...



There are literally thousands of these models available for free at sites that cater to train simulator fans. Another site you can try is Train-Sim.com.

Frank Musick