Lastly is a wash pit. Amongst all of this, are accessories found in service stations of the era. Gasoline pumps, a lubricator pump, oil and tire racks, tire air pump, an identification sign pole, and three attendants in various stages of a pose. The base was made to look like green tiling. That's okay for the office and bathroom, but not for the work area and especially for the outside of the building.
Can you imagine what it would be like for a real car to drive onto a surface like that with it raining? So I painted the outside area of the station footprint in flat black to represent an asphalt parking lot. The garage floor a flat grey to look like concrete.
When the toy was first made, all of the accessories were molded in one color. I like detail, so I painted each piece and added period decals where appropriate. Plus I put magnets on all the bottoms but the gas pumps, so one could move them around and not having them tip over or "walk" should the station get bumped. His would be a fantastic toy for a collector of 1:43 scale vehicles to display some or all of their collection. I have added a few of my own vehicles to demonstrate my point.
They are not included in this sale. A great item for the "Baby Boomer" who remembered his or wanted one. The item "Vintage MARX Pressed-Metal Lithograph Gas/Service Station withDetailed Accessories" is in sale since Sunday, September 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Play Sets".
The seller is "lakefxs" and is located in Liverpool, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.