New place for go go juice

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Strthoky, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. Strthoky

    Strthoky Member

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    construction has started on a new gas station in my little yet to be named N-scale layout :)

    Now al the vehicles ( all 2 of them) :D :D Have a spot where cheap fuel can be had. The owners of "name to be announced" gas station warned area citizens that fuel spills may be hazardous to our fragile blue foam enviroment. But they assure us every precaution has been taken to ensure safe refueling :)

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    You really have a knack for modelling cement surfaces! I like the gas station. Did you scratch build the pumps or are they commercially made?
    Ralph
  3. Strthoky

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    the only thing store bought is the ford pick up :)
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    Love the pumps, can just feel them reachin' into my wallet.
  5. McFortner

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    I love the gas station. Looks really good. It reminds me of the AAFES station at Keesler AFB, btw.... :)

    Michael
  6. Strthoky

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    Progress

    here is some lazy saturday afternoon progress

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    With go juice prices like that, it's a small wonder you have even the one customer. Poor soul must wonder if he shoulda bought a Yugo:p Great job...
  8. Strthoky

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    yeah well since I am modeling current era... here in Michigan gas prices seem to get crazy lol just a year or so ago this is what they really looked like..


    I started throwing some details on the gas station.. those lpb's better bring a pocket full of l.p. quarters.... so they can inflate their non-inflateable tires :)

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    and incase they don't have a cell they can use the Ma Bell pay phone...

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    whew n scale phones have small buttons :D :D
  9. RailRon

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    Great modeling, Strhoky!

    I guess, the gas prices are per gallon. AND THEN YOU ARE COMPLAINING, shaygetz?

    Seeing those prices I just fumbled around a bit with my calaculator. Here in Switzerland you pay about 1 $ per LITER. (That's about 2.5 times your price!) :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Now I'm really considering to switch to 'Camel Juice Gas'... :D :D :D

    Ron
  10. shaygetz

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    Ah....we in Florida may not know howta vote using a punchcard ballot...but...we pay only a buck thirty four for our gas:p. And them chads make great ground cover to boot.
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Very nice mini scene Strthoky
    This would be a great addition to any layout.
    Now here in Canada gas is currently selling at 67cents per litre.
    That would come to about $2.68 per gallon so you can see our goverment taxes us to death here. The tax was supposed to be used for new highways and existing highway maintenance but when the government accountants get hold of it they put it into general revenue where the politicians spend it very wastefully. Why not. it is just public money isn't it?:eek:
  12. Strthoky

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    pump close ups..

    I will be re-doing the pumps as I grew inpatient painting with a toothpick. but these will work for now[​IMG]
  13. shaygetz

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    Re: pump close ups..


    I love it...back when I was in my teens, I used paper matches pulled from a matchbook and trimmed to desired width for painting finer details. The torn paper ends were soft, held paint well and were disposable---no thinner to buy. OOO brushes were expensive and I could buy a track switch or two freight cars with the money saved.