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    • August 10, 2018 6:12 PM EDT
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
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      Barn's Texaco

      under the stars

      out back compressor and light switch

          Building was made using part of a Wells Fargo Pola build that had been damaged in a storm. The building actually supplied enough material to build this and 2 others. This is one of my first buildings that kit bashed, and at that time I had just gotten into LED's so this one is Battery powered. It has lights inside the building, 1 under the canopy where the pumps are and 1 each in the Texaco stars on the top of the building, and switch for same is just under the eve of the rear of the building which you can see just above the Texaco sign on rear of building. I changed the hoses on the pumps to a finer more realistic tubing. Funny thing that you can't see in the pictures but the 1920ish pumps have a EPA lead warranting. The roof I weathered like an old station that I remember that the owner had replace 1 rusted out roof panel( I get a lot of ? about why I didn't paint that panel, too funny., Side doors do open and station now has an old time coke cooler out in front, air compressor out backbarn's texaco and added old time decals.right side

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      This post was edited by Bill Barnwell at August 13, 2018 1:12 AM EDT
    • August 10, 2018 6:49 PM EDT
      • Marysville, Kansas
         
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      Nice looking station.  Way to save an old building.

    • August 10, 2018 8:05 PM EDT
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
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      Thanks, funny after I finished it I found a 30 year drawing that I wanted it to look like and I guess my memory isn't gone after all, Billdrawing

    • August 11, 2018 7:18 AM EDT
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
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      I wouldn't say it was an EPA placard, but those warning placards were on the old style fuel pumps.

       

      The station looks nice.

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    • August 11, 2018 8:55 AM EDT
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      hat, coat, door...

       

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    • August 11, 2018 2:36 PM EDT
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      My Dad worked at this one in the early 1950's when I was just a little squirt. It has now been preserved and is a small museum.

       

    • August 11, 2018 3:15 PM EDT
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      Real nice looking Texaco...  

    • August 11, 2018 3:26 PM EDT
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      These old stations are pretty cool, both prototype and model.

      Interesting that people don't seem to generally deduce that's probably a fresh replacement roofing panel.

    • August 12, 2018 2:10 PM EDT
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
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      history

      John Bouck said:

      My Dad worked at this one in the early 1950's when I was just a little squirt. It has now been preserved and is a small museum.

      now that is really cool, nice that they preserved part of history

       

       

    • August 13, 2018 1:13 AM EDT

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      Great job, Bill! Looks really good.

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