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Started by Grumpy468, July 07, 2020, 11:38:04 AM

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Grumpy468

Quote from: Len on November 24, 2023, 10:13:23 AMLoving the look of the weathering on your layout. Except for that soda machine. It looks like something found under a pile of junk in the back of a barn on the "American Pickers" TV show. Not something actually in use in the era represented.

That style, with the vertical window stack on the right, was manufactured by Vendco. It came out in 1951, when Coke-Cola finally lifted the 'nickle a bottle' price cap. Prior to that the window stack was on the left. Both styles, with minor differences, were also offered to other drink makers.

The problem is, by contract, the location where the machine was placed had responsibility for maintaining the outside of the machine in good condition. Or at least wiped down of extranious dirt, etc. Some places went so far as to actually wax the outside, as if it were a car. At any rate, if the outside paint was damaged in any way, a replacement machine was supposed to be requested. Unless the distributor had gone out of business, in which case there would be no product available for it, the machine would never be allowed to get into that condition for use by customers.

I don't count rivets, but I did work in a vintage vending machine restoration shop a few years ago. And your "machine' just struck me as wrong. But then, it's your layout. So whatever.

Also, if it's a Coke machine the top should be white:


A Royal Crown (RC) machine of that era would be overall yellow and a Dr. Pepper machine would be a light lime green.

Len

Well it is my layout, and it only has to meet my approval not yours? I could care less what you have to say. Happy Modelling.
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trainman203

Those kind of coke machines, juvenile delinquents used to pop the cap off of a bottle while in the machine, let it pour into a cup, and finish off was left in the bottle with a straw.

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trainman203

I believe that a cold bottle of Coca-Cola out of a machine was either six cents or $.10 at the time.

Len

Quote from: trainman203 on November 24, 2023, 07:27:56 PMI believe that a cold bottle of Coca-Cola out of a machine was either six cents or $.10 at the time.

Through 1950 Coca-Cola was capped at 5 cents a bottle. The cap was lifted in 1951, after several lawsuits, and almost immediately the price jumped to 10 cents.

Len
If at first you don't succeed, throw it in the spare parts box.

Grumpy468

Quote from: trainman203 on November 24, 2023, 07:27:56 PMI believe that a cold bottle of Coca-Cola out of a machine was either six cents or $.10 at the time.

I remember getting a drink and a chocolate bar for $.25 the drink was 15 and the bar was 10 It was A Canadian thing, back in the late 70's an independent company started Pic a Pop. was not bad, but didnt last.
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Grumpy468

This picture was taken in 1971, by a fellow writing a book about depots in Western Canada. The 3 kids in the picture are Me my sister and cousin, and or family dog. We lived in that station from 1967 till 1976.

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jward

That must have been a wonderful childhood. My dad never wored for the railroad, but we often visited the towers and stations on the various railroads we came across in our travels. Railroads were incredibly friendly back then, and you could often find an otherwise bored operator in an out of the way location who would tell you tales of the railroad. I think most of them were glad for the company on an otherwise lonely job.
Jeffery S Ward Sr
Pittsburgh, PA

Grumpy468

Started on a long empty stretch. added marker posts, and scenery.














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Grumpy468

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Ken Huck

Like them signs, Sheldon.  All those 'little' details really bring the entire scene together.


Ken

Grumpy468

Thank Ken. I am going to make a few more. It is such a long area, I don't want to over do it. Same with vehicles on the road. Less is more can always add more scenery.
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Grumpy468

Made a dozen trees today, clipped tiny branches from shrubs and glued branches together. First attempt, and they are more flat by design to fit a certain area.








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Grumpy468

Moved some things around on the layout, I am moving the power centre to the front industrial area. Drew it out on the table with pencil crayons, I allowed for a 2.5inch road. Have different types of power poles towers etc for transitioning. We have a few big substations here I can go look at for ideas.








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