This is going on one of my Gn15 dioramas.
As a celebration of my wife's Grandfather's history, I started building a model of Ernie's Filling Station. The prototype is somewhere in Ohio and sometime in the 1930s. We aren't sure of either. But, here is the prototype. This will be a fun project. Those pumps are the ONLY ones I've ever seen that are that tall. Ernie was six feet tall, and is standing beside one of the pumps. There's a regular and ethyl pump and lots of details to model. (That IS her grandfather standing in the pic)
The prototype... this is the only photo we have of this station. I do have pictures of two other stations he owned, so I'll post them in the prototype section sometime.
Here is the rubble from construction. I used Model Builder software to 'build' Ernie's station. All I had is the above photo and the software. Some online images of surfaces plus the ones in the software were used. Foam core board and 110 pound paper and an inkjet printer made this a quick build. I wanted to finish it today, but I wore out. I had to shovel snow (coming down fast now) and haul in some firewood too)
I used rubber cement and ordinary straight pins (sewing notion type pins) to assemble the cut foam core and rubber cement to attach the printouts.
Here is Ernie talking to one of his friends after the walls went up. Hopefully the roof will go on tomorrow. I plan to model the roof supports and the island in Model Builder too. When this is complete, I'll upload the building to the Model Builder site. (normal words... I'm just a happy customer, no connection to the software outfit)
I'll be printing extra trim pieces for the corners and I have printed extra windows already. These will be used to 'build up' the corners and windows for depth. I'll do this with the front door too.
I'm having FUN!