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#162126 - Fri Nov 27 2009 11:50 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Rick Berrong]
huskybob Offline
Veteran Member

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]
junkerjones Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: Arkansas
If you like miniatures check this one out...new meaning to detail link

#162178 - Sat Nov 28 2009 02:23 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: junkerjones]
hillsideshortleg Offline
Petro Enthusiast

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

#162193 - Sat Nov 28 2009 03:43 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: hillsideshortleg]
Vermonter Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
WOW about sums it up. Note the rag on the seat of the tractor.
Wanted: Original Jenney Gas, Husky, Marathon, and Frontier Globes

#162210 - Sat Nov 28 2009 05:12 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Vermonter]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Can't be as tedious as building a ship in a bottle

#162216 - Sat Nov 28 2009 05:40 PM Re: Amazing Gas station in Scale 1/48 [Re: Dick Bennett]
eshaver Offline
Veteran Member

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
see ya on the road folks !

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