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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  2:46:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In those days many merchants lived over their businesses. that rear shot already looks like a model. This is going to be another realistic replica of the original, and of course, another MASTERPIECE from the MASTER'...


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  9:32:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Love the drug store project, but you already know that. Go for it!

While nosing around on Shorpy.com, which is a fabulous thief of time, I ran across this, and given your discussion on signs awhile back, thought you should at least see it. http://www.shorpy.com/node/23913?size=_original#caption

Have fun!

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/10/2018 :  07:18:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete and Ted, Thanks for your posts.
Pete, I never heard of the fire phone and horn but it sounds reasonable. In the case of the
drugstore in my memory, the firehouse was right across the street. and I agree about
Shorpy, I love it, and thanks for the link, what a GREAT photo which I saved.

Bob

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/10/2018 :  08:39:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

That drugstore is a great find. The building has nice proportions and details. What a model itís going to be!

Mike


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/10/2018 :  09:14:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Pete and Ted, Thanks for your posts.
Pete, I never heard of the fire phone and horn but it sounds reasonable.

Bob



Bob,

Think post-War, rural, small-town ("village" is more like it), west of Boston, America. The economy is ramping up, we're into yet another conflict in Korea, and the Baby Boomers are just hitting the schools.... "Three Musketeers" mentality prevailed ---"All for one, one for all"--- in the community, and everybody pitched in.

No 911 systems, as the Party Line was still in use, no Central Dispatch, no planned Fire Headquarters with Engine 1, Ladder 1, Hazmat 1, Rescue 1, a District Chief and the Chief of Department fronting on to Main Street and so on; the rig lived in a barn thrown up by the local carpenters in the 1920s. The rig of my youth was a 1925 American LaFrance Type 65 pumper that would throw a whopping 300 gallons per minute. Woo-Hoo. You could hear that thing coming for miles, too....

It was a simpler, quieter, more innocent time, and a great time to be a kid.

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/10/2018 :  2:59:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"It was a simpler, quieter, more innocent time, and a great time to be a kid. "

Boy, do I ever agree with that !!!

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/10/2018 :  7:47:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How true Gents. Kids of today will never experience the joy of enjoying their kid lives as my generation did....

On a happier note, that is a great picture Pete', and still standing in 2010.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/11/2018 :  08:20:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OK, I'm starting to work up some basic dimensions so that I can lay out the
structure sides. Usually when I start a structure I look it over and make a list of
all the parts that I will need to make masters for so I can cast them in resin. It
really looks like that will only be the windows for this build.

This will be a slower build because Fall in the Northeast means loads of outside work for
this old guy and the older I get the slower I get.

Carl, I hope you don't mind but I think this will be the ALESSI PHARMACY.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/11/2018 :  08:22:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, You and several others on this forum seem to be able to find other details about
structures in Shorpy photos. How do you do that?

Bob


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/11/2018 :  1:11:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, if you click on page the photo is on, there is usually more related details under the photo as you scroll down the page... as in the case with the photo Pete posted. This one has additional information. Not every photo will have additional info, but this particular one did...


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/11/2018 :  1:25:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ted, I did not see that. must be tunnel vision.

Thanks again

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/15/2018 :  05:04:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OK guys, I have started cutting out the sub walls for this old drug store. I am using
foamcore board which I will cover with thin (.005 or .010) sheet styrene. I do this because
I make all my details from styrene and that way I can bond any to the foamcore easily. It took me a
very long time studying those photos to understand exactly how the turret was
constructed but I think I have it now. Not as straightforward as it first looks. I will try
to get some photos in the next few days.

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Carl B
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Posted - 10/15/2018 :  08:06:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am honored for this building to be named after me Bob. Sorry I didn't respond sooner, some life was getting in the way.


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Pennman
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Posted - 10/15/2018 :  08:17:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Once again...the Master is at it! This looks like the right kind of project for a great modeler as yourself and a nice dedication to another fine modeler. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I will be following along.

Rich



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/15/2018 :  2:25:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds good Bob...I'm waiting to see this come to fruition. I need some RX filled...


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