Gino Pagliaro's Album: Charles Smiley's HO Layout

Wizard oil is an old time service station just inland, between Walnut Creek and Oakland in the 1950's! It is open day and into the early night, when the cool coastal fog begins its return into the Bay area! Modeled by Charles Smiley on his HO layout! Charles Smiley Writes: The station was built from an article in RMC magazine (July 1988). It was based on photos in a book called "Taken by the Wind". This model is bashed from two Campbells wood kits but it could be just as easily made all from scratch using Basswood.The kits were the Assay Office and the Clothing store crunched together. It was made for a diorama in a Lexan display box until I used it on my present layout. There is more at cspmovies.com


4 comments
  • Matt Burton
    Matt Burton Gino, these pics in your album are outstanding - Excellent inspirations! You have set the bar high.
    November 8, 2016
  • John  Warren
    John Warren outstanding modeling, very realistic.
    November 18, 2016
  • Paul Coats
    Paul Coats Excellent!!!
    November 19, 2016
  • Barry Kingsbeer
    Barry Kingsbeer Great modelling.
    November 20, 2016