What kind of gas stations...

FriscoCharlie Oct 5, 2015

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    As beautiful as it is, this is not a functioning station. All of the accessories and clutter which should be there, is not. You can see inside the windows, it lacks the usual displays, signage, etc.
     
  2. BigJake

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    So, is it some other kind of business, or museum, or ???. That's a lot of money to put into it without some sort of return (or public funding, re: museum tourism bureau, etc.)

    I've seen restaurants in renovated gas stations before. In fact, isn't there a restaurant named "The Gas Station", or similar, in Austin or San Antonio?
     
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  3. Mike VE2TRV

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    There's a restaurant down the road a few miles from here that was put into a former garage. They were a repair shop, then a sound system installer. It's at the other end of a strip mall from the place I get my tires. One can fit a fairly large dining room in some of them.

    They just need that special "garage smell" cleaned out...:confused:
     
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  4. Shortround

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    Leave the lift in for special occasions.
     
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  5. BigJake

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    It would make a cool elevator!
     
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  6. Mike VE2TRV

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    Gives a new meaning to "raise your glass"...
     
  7. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The Mobile Pegasus hovers over downtown Dallas in a night time shot taken in 1942 by Arthur Rothstein. Sinclair also represented on the left.
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  9. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That photo just wouldn't be the same in color. Nice!:cool:
     
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  10. Shortround

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    Does anyone have pictures of tire valve covers? I remember there were a lot of them. I remember the Crown the most.
     
  11. Hytec

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    I Googled "Historical Tire Valve Caps Photos" and got lots of hits. These may be what you remembered.

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  12. Shortround

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    I think those are nice but Standard Oils were rounded and didn't have the brass threads. Mobil, Chevron, Co-Op and others also had them. There were also extensions for trucks and Mag wheels. I can't say why I acquired the interest in those but when I got my first motorcycle an then my first car I had to have them. But they usually found new owners.
    Thanks
    Rich
     
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    I went there (nice) but they don't have two items. The ones with the valve stem remover. Years ago a friend found how popular they were. All four were missing - along with the valve stems. :ROFLMAO:
    Also the adaptor needed for new bikes. They have different diameters. Metric!
     
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  14. r_i_straw

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    I had some valve stem caps that looked like miniature chrome plated lug nuts. They were stolen real fast.
     

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