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Ensign
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Posted - 10/07/2018 :  11:57:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bob, wow what a fantastic collection of floating flotilla!!!
I can see why some of your beautiful ship models have ended up being in a museum.
That gives others a chance to see your very fine workmanship.
Thanks for sharing those photos with us!

Greg Shinnie



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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/08/2018 :  05:18:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fred, Ray, Rich, and Greg, thanks for your comments. I am starting to get some urges for a
new build and hopefully I will pull it together soon.

Greg- great looking deck!! Now put the big tools away for a while get get those modeling tools out
and fired up soon.

Bob


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Terrell
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Posted - 10/08/2018 :  11:25:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to the new build. Another Shorpy?


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  08:29:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell, No, I have looked through Shorpy for the building I want to do but nothing
"hit" me. Here's my story:

I have long been fascinated by old labels for foods, drugs, tools, anything, I just like
the old labels and I have collected quite a pile of them over many years. Last week I saw
a book advertised at Hamilton that is supposed to show old medicine products in full color.
That triggered my thoughts so I ordered it (have not received it yet). I started
thinking about an old corner drugstore that was near my home back in the 1930's, I think
he was in business from sometime in the 1920's through the 1950's and I do have a lot
of memories of that store. I found a photo of an old corner store that I have had on my
computer for years and don't remember where I found it but I think I will use it as the
basis for my next project. It might not be an exact copy but it will form a basis. I also
have a photo of the back of the store but I have to look for it.

More on that later.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  08:46:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This sounds like a Project! Looking forward to it!

Pete
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Ensign
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  09:28:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, we must be cut from the same cloth, I also have a old canning label collection.
I love the artwork & colours used on them, some of them are just beautiful.
I would be more than happy to photograph & share them with you if you would like.
I can hardly wait to see what your future shelves will be stocked with.
Also thanks for your kind words about my new cottage deck.

Greg Shinnie



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Carl B
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  09:40:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A drug store sounds like "your" kind of project to me Bob....


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Guff
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  09:41:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
I'm looking forward to your new corner store build. I understand the building urges. I can't wait to settle into the new house and start modeling again. Still going to be a few months so I'll take pleasure in watching your progress.
The ship builds are fantastic...thanks for sharing!
Dave



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  10:22:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

The corner drug store sounds perfect. It presents a lot of scope for an interesting and picturesque model.

Mike


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Terrell
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  11:31:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like a great project, can't wait !


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  12:27:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I appreciate every one of your comments.

This will be my starting point. I will not be trying to make an exact copy but it will be
close with much added.

Bob





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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  12:38:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I can't wait to see you make that cantilever window'.. There is something about those old structures that have that cozy look about them. That drug store took me back in time. I had relatives that lived above Ray's RX out in Long Island when I was about 9 or 10. Looked just like it.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  1:16:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ted, here's the other shot I have of it.



I may extend the side one more window because the drugstore I remember had a back storage
room (and that little window looks like a bathroom). These were not visible inside the
store but I must leave room for them. Then he had a soda fountain and penny candy case
along that left wall to the front window.

Like many other drugstores at the time he had a small magazine rack and then nothing but a
prescription counter and many shelves of OTC drugs, not all the departments like today's
drugstores.

Bob



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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  1:19:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I guess access to the 2nd floor was through that back room too because I don't remember any steps
inside or outside the structure.

I think the druggist lived up there.

Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  2:37:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking Good, Bob!

And if this serves a small town, don't forget the line for the Fire Phone in the building and the air horn on the roof!

I remember being in my little town's drugstore with my Mom and my little brother one morning when I was about four or five. The phone rang, and from the opposite side of the store, which was about that size, came a scream: "Fire Phone!!"

Mad scramble to get the phone, then came the air horn on the roof calling the volunteers, and shortly after that we heard the ancient rig fire up in the barn around the corner. Locals were jumping the rig as it came down the road.

Those days are long gone, now, but it is a great memory!

Pete
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