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Pennman
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  5:08:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes Sir Eee Bob, building to honor Fred, is an excellent choice. A model built for an excellent modeler and built by another excellent modeler, the best of both worlds coming together.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  05:15:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry, Rich, and Ted, thanks for your comments.

I took a note pad and just started quickly writing down every small business I could
think of and in very short order I had a list of 54 names, all had to be in existence in 1941.

Just for the sake of argument, here they are:

Antique dealer, appliance sales & repair, art gallery, automotive parts, bakery, bar,
bicycle sales & repair, book shop, butcher shop, candle shop, cigar shop, clothing store,
coal & oil, coin or stamp dealer, coffee shop, co-op laundry, craft shop, dentist, doctor,
dry cleaner, eye glass shop, fish & chips, florist, fresh seafood market, fruit market, furniture
store, furs, gift shop, grocery store, gun shop, ice cream parlor, lawyer, locksmith, news &
magazine distributor, outfitter, paint store, pawn shop, pet shop, photography shop,
plumber shop, pool hall, private detective, pub, radio repair, sewing machine sales &
repair, shoe store, sporting goods store, stock broker, tailor shop, tattoo shop, toy
shop, travel agent, vacuum cleaner sales & repair, wine shop.

Of these I have already done 19 at least once.

In addition, I had to think about not only the outside but what I could do for an
interior. Nothing really hit me and then I thought of a project I have been thinking
about for years and I have chosen the business. However, I must first check with
Mr. Terrell to see if he wants his name associated with it.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  05:51:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's the skeleton of the new structure in foam core. That space for a store front in the front and a loading door in the back.

Bob








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potsy
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  07:53:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sure what ever you decide to do it will
be excellent !!

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Guff
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  10:47:14 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
WOw! Your construction crew put up the shell in record time! Must have a good construction manager!
Dave


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Terrell
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  10:52:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am truly honored, Bob.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  11:11:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mark, Dave, and Fred, thanks for posting.

With Fred's permission I can now announce the construction of "F.W.Terrell Mfg Co. c.1860.
Makers of Toothpicks". This is a significant company which by 1941 had become a mechanized
giant in industry. In the days of early dentistry they supplied a valuable much needed product.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  11:21:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Even though a mere shell at this stage, your latest has great potential. Terrellís already enhances Alessiís. The neighborhood continues to improve.

Mike



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  12:07:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I never doubted you wood come up with another winner of a business. No nitpicking needed on the building's purpose, you can really sink you teeth into this one :)


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  12:43:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike and Bill, thanks for posting.

My first thought was to make this a total spoof, maybe turning each toothpick down from a single
log, but as I dug into it I found that it really is an amazing production. I will have to make up
most of the machinery but the process is TRUE, and Terrell's Toothpicks are TOP of the LINE.

I find that the use of the toothpick goes back through ancient times and there is even
evidence that the cave men used them.


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Orionvp17
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Bob,

Should this be the Home Office and Retail Space for "fresh native toothpicks?"

The saws, lathes and such necessary to do a Good Job with the process would create enough noise, dust and vibration to make Mrs. Alessi most unhappy, and that would be very Not Good.

It's a thought....

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  2:15:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete, While the office is open all day along with shipping and receiving, manufacturing is only done on the night shift.

Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  2:39:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


What could possibly go wrong with that???

Pete
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sgtbob
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Guff
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Bob,
I like the toothpick idea for a building. Definitely a unique and one of a kind business. I look forward to your creation of another winner!
Dave


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