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#161986 - Fri Nov 27 2009 04:55 AM Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
I just found this on Flickr when I was surfing their gas station pictures. This is amazing! Have a look. (copy/paste)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45518221@N00/sets/72157594304660679/


//Claes


Edited by Oldgas (Fri Nov 27 2009 07:24 AM)
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#161987 - Fri Nov 27 2009 07:23 AM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: fast66]
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Wow! That is almost unbelievable in the realistic details.
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#161988 - Fri Nov 27 2009 07:34 AM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Oldgas]
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Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
That is Awesome!!!! The Detail is Unbelievable on something that small!!!
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#161993 - Fri Nov 27 2009 08:45 AM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Esse's Garage]
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
If it wasn't for the background being cropped out, there are a couple pictures that look like FATW pix. Amazing!

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#161994 - Fri Nov 27 2009 09:06 AM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Maps for the memories]
eshaver Offline
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Loc: richmond , Virginia
That service station was featured in a Magazine called Fine Scale Moddeler by Kalm back publishging several months back . You should be able to get the Back issue from them . Ed Shaver
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#162001 - Fri Nov 27 2009 10:26 AM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: eshaver]
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
That is amazing!!!!!
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#162014 - Fri Nov 27 2009 11:24 AM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: gasoildude]
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i can`t imagine the hrs he put into that garage!! simply awesome.....
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#162028 - Fri Nov 27 2009 12:48 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: VEEDOL_AL1]
Rick Berrong Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 26 2008
Loc: dallas, georgia USA
OK I'm a modeler but how in the world do you get so much detail?!???!? When I saw the penny next to the tractor I was amazed at the size and the paint/weathering. Guy must have tons of patience and lots of time on his hands!

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#162046 - Fri Nov 27 2009 02:56 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Rick Berrong]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Rick, my thoughts exactly. Can't believe he can get such attention to the details using such a small sized "platform". Wait I've got it. He works in hollywood and the penny is really the size of a dinner table. Anyone buy that? grin

Thanks for sharing Claes!!
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#162051 - Fri Nov 27 2009 03:36 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Bob Richards]
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
I've had nmy eyes on that model for a couple of months now, glad you liked it :-) I dont know if it is photo shopped in any way.. but the details are truly amazing.

Btw, flickr has some 60+ pages of gas stations, many are very nice and some are nicely photographed or photo shopped also.

//Claes

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#162079 - Fri Nov 27 2009 06:47 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: fast66]
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
Hey Ed Shaver whats your guess on hours or life times it took to build it?

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#162102 - Fri Nov 27 2009 07:47 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: fast66]
huskybob Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
Wow....... that is truly in incredible model and beautiful workmanship.
With all his attention to detail I"m surprised that he let the tractor wheels and tires slide.

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#162108 - Fri Nov 27 2009 08:40 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: huskybob]
Rick Berrong Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 26 2008
Loc: dallas, georgia USA
What are you talking about Husky Bob???? The tractor is one of the most detailed parts including the wheels and tires. I can't believe how he got the rusted, weathered look. It even has oil stains around the oil pan! Unbelievable, the more I look the more I see!

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#162120 - Fri Nov 27 2009 09:39 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Rick Berrong]
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
It's a beautiful job but I was wondering about the tires too. Were hard rubber tires used on tractors between the time of steel wheels and pneumatic tires? I noticed the truck tires have tread or some what bald tires. I've just never seen hard rubber on a tractor?

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#162123 - Fri Nov 27 2009 09:46 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: hillsideshortleg]
Bob Richards Offline
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Loc: Longview, WA
I know they had hard rubber tires. As a kid we had an old,old Oliver and my dad would drive nails in the front tires to get steering traction.
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#162126 - Fri Nov 27 2009 11:50 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Rick Berrong]
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Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
Originally Posted By: Rick Berrong
What are you talking about Husky Bob???? The tractor is one of the most detailed parts including the wheels and tires. I can't believe how he got the rusted, weathered look. It even has oil stains around the oil pan! Unbelievable, the more I look the more I see!


Rick you are most probably right and I do apologize for jumping the gun on the Fordson.
Coming from a farming community the smooth wheels didn't look right to me as there is no way it could have pulled even a 2-bottom plow without losing traction.
Most of the old Fordson's I have seen have had steel wheels with steel cleats or lugs.
With that being said I have never seen one set up for industrial use which is what I would think this particular design was based on.

HSL I believe that pneumatic tires were introduced in the early 1930's and alot of the tractors with steel wheels were converted to rubber tires.

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#162158 - Sat Nov 28 2009 10:49 AM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: fast66]
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: Arkansas
If you like miniatures check this one out...new meaning to detail link

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#162178 - Sat Nov 28 2009 02:23 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: junkerjones]
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
That is amazing!! Im supprised that he put the steering wheel on the wrong side. LOL I would love to know how long it takes to do some thing like that

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#162193 - Sat Nov 28 2009 03:43 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: hillsideshortleg]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
WOW about sums it up. Note the rag on the seat of the tractor.
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#162210 - Sat Nov 28 2009 05:12 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Vermonter]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Can't be as tedious as building a ship in a bottle

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#162216 - Sat Nov 28 2009 05:40 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Dick Bennett]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
Gosh gang I would say easily a couple of tears on this diorama . Working in 1-48th scale is advantagous as I was at a local hobby shop today talking H O or 1-48th with the manager . Seems that a company now has Gulf , Sunoco , Clark , and Sinclair signs that light up using two A A batteries and look like neon signs !Theres also a Dr Pepper sign too. Im tolsd that the company , Model Power also sells a kit to possibly do your own sign . Now these signs arent exactly cheap . They run about 50.00 plus tax. They come with a skeletom frame to make a rooftop bill board .
I thought I was being unique as I want to add one of Dick Bennett's decals as a Bill board sign to my Amoco station ....... No , I got beat by somebody over in Asia building these electronic gadgets ! Ed Shaver
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