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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/02/2015 :  6:34:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete, Greg, and Bill, thanks for your comments.

Greg - I already have a penny scale (look at page 90 of vol.2 and you will see one in front
of the candy store). I also have a nice full US map of Greyhound lines. I never thought to place
it as you suggest but it is a good idea, might just do it. While not a gumball machine that is
a penny Planters Peanut machine on the wall next to the cigarette machine.

I also made a rack of loads of 8 different chewing gum packs (another popular item back
then) but it turned out too big to put on that counter. Don't know if I'll use it al all.

Bob


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JeffB
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Posted - 07/02/2015 :  6:59:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks great! It's a shame there's no room for a pinball machine.

Jeff



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Ensign
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Posted - 07/02/2015 :  7:23:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, page 90 in vol. 2 is one page I'd sooner forget about, so it's no wonder that I forgot the nice scale that you showed us on that page.
And I saw that little Mr.Peanut on the wall, and thought it was a sign advertising the product, not thinking it was a little vending machine.
You always make everything look so easy, so I thought I would challenge you with the Greyhound map idea.
Once again you made that easy too! You have a map already showing Greyhound routes, and just never thought to use it.
It's hard keeping up with you sometimes Bob!

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/02/2015 :  11:07:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
indeed, I remember those 'Planter's peanut, nickle machines well. 5 cents and you got a handful of nuts,,,,,The days before the country went germ crazy. What a great build Bob'. Just
simply OUTSTANDING'....




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Mario Rapinett
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Lost for words... so I will just say




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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 07/03/2015 :  02:02:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your work is so amazing, Bob. What a great scene!


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Carl B
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Ditto what Frederic said!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/03/2015 :  07:55:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, If you are looking for something for that blank wall space, you can find lots of vintage Greyhound posters online, there might be one that fits.


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 07/04/2015 :  12:46:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow! This just keeps getting better and better!


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sgtbob
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WOW!! I want to thank Jeff, Greg, Ted, Mario, Frederic, Carl, Bill, and Ray for their comments
and input, what a great bunch of friends and modelers.

Greg, I must be loosing it, I used the US map of Greyhound Bus routes as most of the back wall of the ticket office.

I have been busy making 1/24 scale newspapers and magazines. All are 1941 versions authentic
to the time period of my railroad. Two newspapers are for sale, The Standard Times
which is the local paper and the New York Times for those who need the "big city" news and stock reports.

Will have a photo soon.

Bob


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sgtbob
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My foggy "plan" was to have a combination newspaper and magazine stand right next to the
coffee shop between the shop and the door, however, it turns out that there is not near enough room there for
what I want to make. Soooooo, reconsidering, I will make a smaller newspaper stand to go there
and a larger magazine stand to go in the far wall to the left. The fun of scratchbuilding, you never
know quite what you will end up with.

Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/04/2015 :  11:33:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"...you never know quite what you will end up with." sgtbob
Sounds a lot like my 1:1 house :)



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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/04/2015 :  10:16:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, the interior looks great. The amount of detail you put in is amazing.
I too think that a travel poster or US map on that blank wall would finish it off nicely.

The stand out detail for me are the pay phones.
They are a brilliant bit of scratch-building.


Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

Edited by - robert goslin on 07/04/2015 10:16:27 PM

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quartergauger48
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Bob, you are very welcome' I just love looking at your Greyhound Terminal. There is something about it that just makes me feel good. The doughnuts and coffee, the phones, benches, 'Planters, everything.
I just can't wait to see that red head again'.....




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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/05/2015 :  10:08:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, Rob, and Ted, thanks again for your comments. Sorry, I had to use that "open" space
along the back wall to fit in the magazine shelves. When you do selective compression to
make a structure smaller for layout use you do run out of space inside very quickly.

Here's the newspaper rack and magazine shelves.



Here they are installed.



Something to keep in mind. You are seeing the interior details like no one else will, they will be viewed through the windows.

Bob



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