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

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

  1. philip

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    great thread

    This is a great thread with a lot of variations of gas stations. I figured some one would have posted a picture of the woodland scenic gas station but no one has. Here's mine.

    philip:)

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  2. interurban

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    AH HA
    Thanks Philip, we were waiting for you to post the woodlands:D ,
    I have been looking at the kit, you did a neat job and a great setting for it.
    Did you find the constuction easy??
  3. philip

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    Well...as you know the kit is lead and some of the castings didn't fit very well. The chimney was totally off on the degree with the roof pitch. After a whole lot of filing it will work. The gravity pumps were very tough to assemble. The clear parts were different lengths..whole lot of filing and trueing required. The hoses were tough...just because of being so small. Overall the kit was great!

    philip:)
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Phillip,
    Happy to see someone else who doesn't mind a little challenge in their kits! :D :D :D

    As to your location "in a car, down by the river", a lot of my kitbashes were done in the front passenger seat of my car, in the parking lot, during my lunch hour.
    Oh yeah, nice work on the gas station!!
    Pete
  5. Russ Bellinis

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    Actually I think the metal parts are zamac castings, the same stuff Athearn uses for locomotive frames. It is a nice heavy metal, but without the health hazards of lead.
  6. philip

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    emailed woodland scenic

    Russ, I emailed woodland scenic and the answer is......primarily nickle and zinc...is that zamac? Thats according to Lee...who ever he is. The package says pewter. I still think it contains lead.

    philip :)
  7. Russ Bellinis

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    I'm not sure if pewter is the same as zamac. I'm sure it has no lead in it. I think anything containing lead is required to have the lead listed on the packaging because it is highly toxic.
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    Hi Guys, The packing says Pewter, in Canada, if there was Lead this Lot up here would`nt even let the LHS stock it.
    It only taked a child to start putting it in the mouth and all hell would let loose.

    And to think in the UK 45 years ago the cold water pipes in your house were all LEAD:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  9. philip

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    I guess the main thing is to keep the product away from children and wash your hands after handling. Russ ...Henderson, Kentucky has a plant that makes Zamac... just down the road a piece...I'll check it out later. I guess woodland scenic spin casts the products?

    philip:)

    Chris: My old house had the old lead pipes to. Copper and plastic now! I guess the damage is done:eek:
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    Chicago residential building code required lead pipe for the mains into the homes until the late 70's when fed law overroad it. I ben solderin cents I wuz 10 an no dain bramage! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  12. interurban

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    Hi jon Thanks for the site, that`s a good looking Gas station;)
    I have fixed ours on the lay out and will be doing some work on it on Friday . I will post an up date soon.:D ;) :p
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    No problem Chris. Gee for $8 unless I did my math wrong, I think you actually loose money if you don't buy one, even if it just sits unused :D :D :D

    Look forward to seeing an update sooooooon!
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    Gravity pumps

    Kettlestack, Spitfire and Interurben:
    There's a gas station with a gravity pump just outside Toronto. I don't know if it's operating, but the station's main pumps are 50s style with the round light globes on the top.
    (it's in Unionville, a block east from the main intersection.)
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    Hi David, that`s great news, as soon as I am able:D I shall grab a picture or three and post them. Boy o boy I car`nt wait.:p
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    Anybody got Gas

    Hi folks , Thanks to David we can post pictures of an old/new gas station in full use;)
    Here is the famous gravity pumps:)

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    Here she is again
    :p

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    And here are the other Working pumps.
    Cheers.:)

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    Wow! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    OK, Chris, how tall are you? Now you have to tell, you're the only height reference we have, unless you measured the pump. Hmmmmm? :D

    Neighbor's got a newer pump like they are using in front of the station.

    Check this out, maybe you see an old worn out sapphire piston, but I see an HO scale gravity feed gas pump! 1/8" dia. glass:

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  20. interurban

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    Hi jon,,I am 6 feet tall so work that one out:p
    They are big:eek:

    Help me jon cause I see what you see:eek: :eek: :eek: :p