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krob

Member Since 30 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Mar 18 2008 12:09 AM
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In Topic: January 1986

15 March 2008 - 12:57 PM

I bought my first stereo and turntable at Pacific Stereo in 1978.

In Topic: Toy Stores

09 December 2007 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE(Ghost Writer in Disguise @ Dec 9 2007, 12:02 PM) View Post

I remember the Toy Chest. I remember driving past the Toy Chest but never getting to stop; I always wondered what it was like in there. Of course, many of those trips past were trips to Tolson's Modelcraft. I wonder if the helpful guy there may have been Charlie Jetton, who worked there while in college. At Tolson's you could bring in your old choo-choo stuff and sell it on consignment.

There was another store that I visited only once or twice on NE 28th, A & A Hobby Center. They had a lot of early HO stuff the like of which I never saw anywhere else.

I honestly do not remember any downtown hobby shop yet I do remember a huge B-36 hanging over someone's door. Could it have been at one shop and later at another? I just remembered another one ( but not its name ) and it seems like it might be the one where I saw it: on highway 80 next to Donn Heath's gun shop there was a hobby shop that specialized in military model kits, no trains. Owner was a bit of a of a jerk. Later, when Heath built his new store across the road, the hobby shop moved there too. They had an M5 tank parked out front. I'll bet I'm not the only one who remembers that.


I do remember that tank outside the hobby shop on Highway 80. I think I went there maybe once.

In Topic: Can You Believe We Demolished This for our City Hall?

09 September 2007 - 06:52 AM

QUOTE(Atomic Glee @ Aug 13 2007, 02:45 PM) View Post

Yeah...this was not a good trade for the soul-sucking Soviet bunker of City Hall.


yeah. . .well put!

In Topic: KFJZ - The old KFJZ

27 August 2007 - 11:30 AM

Larry Shannon
Mark E. Baby
Dave Tucker
George Nolan to name a few at KFJZ . . .

and does anyone remember at KXOL . . .K.C. and Ducky on-air duo? . . . I think Ducky was some english gal if my memory serves. . . .

I can remember attending a Heights pep rally in the parking lot of KFJZ back in 1973.

In Topic: Postcards, Pt. 5 - Medical Arts Building/Burnett Park

30 April 2007 - 09:21 AM

I remember being there with my dad the Sunday morning the Medical Arts Building was demolished