As I continue to dig through stuff, I try to put together where it came from. A couple days ago I was reassembling a 6562 Gas Stop Shop and I was trying to figure out why I had so many duplicate parts. I knew I had one because I have the box and instructions but wasn’t sure where I picked up a second one. After getting the first one complete, I got the second one as complete as I could. It is all there except for the tanker truck.
It turns out this incomplete set came from an eBay lot I won back in 2001. It was a pretty good haul of 9v Train stuff including parts from a 4564 Freight Rail Runner and a 4554 Metrostation. There were quite a few other goodies in the box but in the back of the third gallery image you can see the partial 6562 Gas Stop Shop. Ah-ha – so that is where is came from! In the image you can also see that it is missing the tanker truck too.