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    • August 11, 2010 11:11 AM EDT
      • Burke, Virginia
         
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      I've planned for a fuel dealer for a long time, but had never got around to the details. I wanted a decent looking office but couldn't find a good prototype to copy. Then, inspiration struck! I had to wait for my Canada trip to get the pictures I needed, but I think it turned out nice. (There is a bit of selective compression, as I didn't have all the detailed measurements.) The happy owner inside....

      A view of the tanker side of the operations

      There's a coal shed on the other side of the track

      It sits between Salmons Produce and Matheson Textiles

      There's some other notable folks around...

      Even Lee got a job. He got rid of his chicken and now fills fuel trucks...

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    • August 11, 2010 11:54 AM EDT
      • South Central , PA
         
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      :)
    • August 11, 2010 12:07 PM EDT
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      NICE! Love the office.

      Damn, Bruce, you're making the rest of us look bad in comparison.
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    • August 11, 2010 12:18 PM EDT
      • Burke, Virginia
         
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      And a comparison photo...

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    • August 11, 2010 12:33 PM EDT
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      "Window Treatments" are better than any high-dollar interior decorator could ever do.
    • August 11, 2010 1:26 PM EDT
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      Sweet industry with friends. Nice job Bruce :)
    • August 11, 2010 1:32 PM EDT
      • Spokane Valley, Washington St.
         
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      I like it!
      Feel free to box it up and send it to me. :) :)
    • August 11, 2010 3:33 PM EDT

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      Really neat new industry Bruce. Looks great.

      Too that is a most clever technique Fr. Fred used on the prototype to cover his holy water still! :D :) ;) I do hope you will use all due caution when moving loaded fuel cars out of there.......
    • August 11, 2010 4:27 PM EDT
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      Looks wonderful, nice job..... My only question is ""Where's the Bheer machine??"" :)
    • August 11, 2010 7:35 PM EDT
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      Looks great.
    • August 11, 2010 8:37 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke said:
      Looks wonderful, nice job..... My only question is ""Where's the Bheer machine??"" :)
      Just inside the door, behind Fred :) Nice Job Bruce :)
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    • August 11, 2010 9:37 PM EDT
      • Curmudgeon at Large, Lynn Haven, FL
         
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      Excellent model Bruce! Great details and superb proportions.

      Curiosity, what is the base it is sitting on?

      Bob C.
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      We don't stop playing with trains because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing with trains.....

       

    • August 12, 2010 6:05 AM EDT

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      Excellent!
    • August 12, 2010 6:50 AM EDT
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      at first scrolling through the pics i did not notice, that one was the original building...
      it is a worthy neighbour for Salmon's.
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    • August 12, 2010 7:44 AM EDT
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      Thanks, guys.

      Bob, the base is 1/2" foam board. I'm not sure how well it will hold up outside at all. I put styrene around the edges and painted it; we'll see.
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    • August 12, 2010 9:07 AM EDT
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      First chuckle today!

      Great model.

      Did you get photo releases from Fred and Gordy??
    • August 12, 2010 3:13 PM EDT
      • Curmudgeon at Large, Lynn Haven, FL
         
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      Bruce,

      I like the look and thought it might be good for a project I am working on for my club. Thanks for the response.

      Bob C.
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    • August 12, 2010 3:31 PM EDT
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      I’ve sat in that that building for 20 years and never noticed it wasn’t all cinder block.

      Great job as always Bruce!
    • August 13, 2010 10:17 AM EDT
      • Ottawa/Nepean, Ontario, Canada
         
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      I'm honoured.........thank you, Bruce for modelling the old shop.
    • August 13, 2010 10:02 PM EDT
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      Nice job Bruce, you do put us all to shame! Well, speaking for myself anyway. :-)
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