HO 1:87 Earl’s Service Station
designed and produced by James and Anna Cleveland
Frenchman River Model Works
Earl was new to the growing town of Stinkwater Crik. He grew weary of working at the local Mercantile and was looking around for new opportunities to make his fortune. The mercantile sold everything under the sun including kerosene and gasoline. Amid growing concern over the safety of pumping and storing gasoline in general stores there was talk of dedicated locations to make gasoline available to the growing demand of automobile owners. Earl appealed to his uncle, Ebenezer (Ben) Spade, the owner of Spade Hardware. Ben decided to set his nephew up in business and so around 1920, Earl's Service Station was built as the first of its kind in the area.
Earl's Service Station is a stucco building built in the residential bungalow style popular in this time frame. This canopy style service station boasts 2 pumps and a retractable hose "Tireflator". This kit has a moderate level of cracks and character built into the castings. Earl's comes complete with 1 stucco addition and 1 corrugated metal addition to the original building making this ideal for an in-use service station from the 1920's up until the 1960's. It would be great as a derelict, abandoned throwback if modeling later than the '60's.
1 Resin Front Wall
1 Resin Back Wall
2 Resin Side Walls
3 Resin Stucco Addition Walls
3 Corrugated Metal Addition Walls
Resin Diamond Shingle Roofing Material
1 Resin Chimney
1 Resin Gas Pump Island
2 Resin Visible Gas Pump Kits
1 Resin "Tireflator"
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Actual dimensions are approximately:
5" x 3 3/4" footprint (More details coming soon)
This kit is expected to ship on or around January 31, 2024
Sale ends January 31, 2024