1950's Retro Gas Station

imthatguy

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Hee hee! Amazing! At the G6 I went to this weekend, there's a whole, float your rig challenge. That would have been right at home.
 

Fourth Protocol

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Nice raft! A little water crossing with a shaky raft adds excitement to any trail ride:biggthumpup:

Thanks and yes it does ::2thumbs

This whole thread is cool. Just cool. Love it.

Was just wondering if it's too messy bcause I'm about to extend it. And thank you ;)

Hee hee! Amazing! At the G6 I went to this weekend, there's a whole, float your rig challenge. That would have been right at home.

I'd heard about this and it may even be what put the idea into my head!

So. Haven't turned the garage that started this thread into a scale garage as I'd intended. That garage is in fact in the garden letting winter do it's thing to it.

I need something for photos though, but want something a little more generic than a scale garage. Found an architecture model on Pintrest that kick-started the imagination. As these things do, it began with a delivery -

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Getting these :rage: barcodes off is a pain.

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Delicate...

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Testing it out. The idea is to be able to take photos of trucks anywhere with a neutral-ish background wherever I can find the best light at a given time of day.

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It's big :eek:

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That bridge was made using the same technique - which is called whatever it is you call the opposite of the beam-on-post technique.

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Up to date. working on the roof now.

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Fourth Protocol

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Amazing skills and always makes me smile when someone has a Wild Willy pitcrew.

They all thank you ::2thumbs

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I'm still in search of diorama nirvana :angel:

The gas station turned out ace, and after a year outside last year it's looking nicely (naturally) weathered. However it's big. And I have a large-ish house but with three occupants all wanting to home-office or -school I don't have place anymore. Ms. Protocol is a bajillion-dan karate black belt and has turned the study into her personal dojo/fiefdom.

I don't even go in there anymore in case nunchuck to the head... :blackeye:

Anyway and so my truck collection is scattered pretty much everywhere there's an unused spot - from in the bathroom...

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...to book- or DVD shelves...

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...on top of clothes cupboards...

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...to beneath the TV and in the basement. This madness has to end.

I started building a test shelf. Assuming this thing doesn't implode I want to give it a bit of an industrial feel so it'll be gray and wire with turnbuckles will keep it upright. Progress so far: started by chiselling holes for cross-bar/beam/things into four posts:

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Then waited for hooks, wire and turnbuckles to arrive. They arrived.

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The idea here is to make each shelf unique. Like one can be the raft I made. Another a bridge. And yet another a railway line that a Jeep happends to be displayed on..

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The wire and turnbuckles make it super stable, but I need more wire and turnbuckles for the sides, top and bottom before I can carry on.

That's it for now.
 

1786

New member
Enjoying the thread, Great work! would love to see the weathered garage. The Pandemic got me back into RCing
 

Fourth Protocol

V.I.P. Member
Enjoying the thread, Great work! would love to see the weathered garage. The Pandemic got me back into RCing

Thanks. I'll assemble the garage again when the weather's a bit better. It's still rather cold and wet here.

In the meantime the RC shelf is taking shape....

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The cross-bars for the middle three shelves are painted but drying. If it wasn't for all those cables this thing would simply implode.

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Hoping the cable cutter arrives today. The loose ends are annoying me even more than all the walking in Lord of the Rings.
 

Fourth Protocol

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What're the cables for?

The cables keep it together. No screws, no nails. The turnbuckles are there for both tension and alignment. The idea, as ever, was to make something unique. I will make another some day that's more compact, with more shelves in it. This thing still looks a bit brutish, I wanted something a little more refined but it's a successful test.

Great little display/storage cabinet "FP"
::2thumbs

Thank you Sir Beers ::2thumbs
 
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