Many of us have gas stations on layouts but what about where people buy their cars and trucks? If you've modeled a new or used car lot or auto showroom, let's see it! If it's a building like Walthers Krazy Ken's Car Town, show us how you detailed the showroom.  

ogaugeguy

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My lifelong best friend was a car salesman for several years. My first car was a 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix, which led to this mashup known as Reese Chevrolet Pontiac. For the interior, I just added some craft paper with a black and white checkerboard floor, and a couple of cars - A 1955 Pontiac Star Chief convertible, and a 57 Chevy Bel Air. There is a small lot to the side for other cars for sale. 

Reese Chevrolet & Pontiac

Scott

Nickel Plate High Speed Service

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I have several country store gas stations, one a tiny Plymouth dealer, but here is my 1940 Graham dealer, with two new '40's and a '37 Supercharged waiting for service.  This had been a Durant/Star dealer, defunct after 1932, and will need a new franchise after 1941.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

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                               Walthers Krazy Ken's Car Town cut up to fit in area

 

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Here is my Tucker dealership ( photos from 2015 ).   I loved the film " Tucker "!  Preston Tucker had some impressive ideas for auto design and was a man who was way ahead of his time.  I use this MTH car dealership as a tribute to the man and his automobiles. Too bad he was not able to continue in business, however,  Preston Tucker's dream lives on in Patsburg where Tuckers are selling through the roof! 

I removed the bottom of the building so I could install a Tucker Torpedo in the showroom with a salesman closing a deal with a customer.  That's Mr. Tucker in the dark suit standing in front of one of his fine automobiles.  IMG_0239IMG_0252Tuckers in showroomTucker salesman closes the deal IMG_0233Tuckers selling through the roofIMG_0358

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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trumptrain posted:Tuckers in showroomTuckers selling through the roof

Like how you have a "Tucker" on the roof, trumptrain. Is it the same scale as those on the ground? Also, from the photos it appears it's angled and not sitting directly on the surface of the roof. How did you mount it to look like that? Nice work! 

ogaugeguy

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 SIRT, great job of making the building smaller and the soda machine in front is a nice touch! The 1st photo looks like there's a photo backdrop on the building's interior rear wall. My Krazy Ken's Car Town only came with signs for the building's exterior and nothing for the interior walls to make them resemble the inside of an auto showroom. What did you use? I did a Google search for  pictures of auto showroom interiors but found nothing suitable.

ogaugeguy

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ogaugeguy posted:
 SIRT, great job of making the building smaller and the soda machine in front is a nice touch! The 1st photo looks like there's a photo backdrop on the building's interior rear wall. My Krazy Ken's Car Town only came with signs for the building's exterior and nothing for the interior walls to make them resemble the inside of an auto showroom. What did you use? I did a Google search for  pictures of auto showroom interiors but found nothing suitable.

Been so long and I make so much stuff I don't remember exactly. Probably painted card board and pasted on car related  signs and posters off the internet. I made colored triangle flags hanging across the interior which I hand cut and glued to a string. There are a few plant stands and a block of wood inside for a desk as well. Checkerboard floor might have come with the kit or I made that too?

I just love those types of buildings, wish we had more in O.

Here's a link to start the process - https://images.search.yahoo.co...iv-web&fr=ymyy-t

S.

ogaugeguy posted:
trumptrain posted:Tuckers in showroomTuckers selling through the roof

Like how you have a "Tucker" on the roof, trumptrain. Is it the same scale as those on the ground? Also, from the photos it appears it's angled and not sitting directly on the surface of the roof. How did you mount it to look like that? Nice work! 

oguageguy-  Thanks so much for your kind compliment!  The Tucker on the roof is the same scale as the one's on the lot ... 1:43 scale.  I placed The Tucker on the roof still attached to it's base. ( each of my 12 Tuckers came in separate clear plastic cases attached to bases )  I propped up the base using some bulsawood supports to give the car a nice tilt.  I also attached a fridge magnet Coke sign over the service garage door to help boost the late 1940's feel/appearance.  Of course the adjacent building has a Pepsi billboard, Coke's competitor. 

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

Putnam Division posted:

One successful business and one that has hit hard times.....

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Peter

Putnam Division (Peter), 

I had to do a double take when I saw your photo.  What are the odds that two people have a K-Line Ford Dealership next to an MTH Jahn's Ice Cream?

Ron

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"I'd rather be lucky than good"

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ogaugeguy posted:

Wow, Peter, talk about hard times! That's an understatement for Crazy Chris. Btw, is that the only building on the layout that was hit by an unsympathetic economic downswing or is there an entire area of town that's economically depressed?

It's from the theme of my modules on the group.....a "wrong side of town" industrial area where asthetics are the last thing on anyone's mind.......here are some general pictures of the area...

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Peter

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Ron045 posted:
Putnam Division posted:

One successful business and one that has hit hard times.....

Z0dslUzMS6mavA1nSTmSvw

Peter

Putnam Division (Peter), 

I had to do a double take when I saw your photo.  What are the odds that two people have a K-Line Ford Dealership next to an MTH Jahn's Ice Cream?

Ron

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That is something else......I have lots of Jahn’s memories from growing up in the Bronx in the 60s!

Peter

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