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Dinky tinplate Filling Station
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No: 4526   Contributor: Kevin Green   Scale: Unknown   Year: 2014   Manufacturer: Scratch built / modified
Dinky tinplate Filling Station

With prices for these lovely pre-war toys starting at several hundred pounds for a tatty example, I decided to combine the wonders computing with a bit of amateur tinsmithing. A few weeks ago, this was a cooking oil drum and a few photographs. By enlarging the photos to actual size, then sticking them to the carefully marked out, cut and folded and painted tin sheet, I ended up with this result, a lot cheaper than an original!
Made in December 2013 and photographed in January 2014
Picture added on 12 January 2014 at 08:36
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What a great job and very clever. I assumed the filling station was original and was engrossed in the fuel pumps of which I have a few, but never knew if they were complete. You should start taking commissions, you would make a fortune!

Added by Ray BENNETT on 12 January 2014.
Ray, thanks for your comments. As for commissions, I really wouldn't like to do this one again, I had several attempts at the folding until it came out somewhere near right. Now, if I had a folding jig....

Added by Kevin Green on 12 January 2014.
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