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 (choose your preferred style of gas pump) 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.
NOTE: Please select gas pump type before trying to add to cart.
How to determine type of gas pump:
Visible gas pumps were common in the 1920's-1930's and were still in use well into the 1940's.
Gas pumps with or without globes were common during the 1930's-1940's and were still in use until the 1960's-1970's.
1 Resin Front Wall with Columns
1 Resin Front Wall
1 Resin Back Wall
2 Resin Side Walls
3 Resin Stucco Addition Walls
3 Resin Corrugated Metal Addition Walls
2 Resin Portico Side Walls
2 Resin Diamond Shingle Roof Sections
1 Resin Chimney
1 Resin Chimney Base
1 Resin Gas Pump Island
1 Resin "Tireflator"
1 Resin Sign
1 Resin Sign Base
Corrugated Metal Roofing Material
Tar Paper Roofing Material
Laser Cut Window Glazing Material
Laser Cut Exposed Rafter Ends
2 Gas Pump Kits (choose option at before adding to cart)
Black and White Instructions are included
Actual dimensions are approximately:
4.125" Wide (Including side addition and roof overhangs)
2.375" Tall (includes the chimney)
*The designs, castings, and printed material are original creations and are copyrighted 2024 James and Anna Cleveland
This kit is expected to ship on or around February 29, 2024
Sale ends February 29, 2024