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Date: 03/15/17 09:33
Small Town USA 1956
Author: spsniper

Just another day in 1956, small town USA!

Charles Smiley's Ho layout



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/17 09:33 by spsniper.






Date: 03/15/17 09:44
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: Dilworth

very nice



Date: 03/15/17 09:45
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: CPR_4000

How about that big console photograph (Hi-fi set?) in front of the RCA store!



Date: 03/15/17 10:22
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: SPDRGWfan

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> How about that big console photograph (Hi-fi set?)
> in front of the RCA store!

My parents had a set like that; looked like furnature.  Two doors on the front opened up and it had a speaker in one side and a space for LP records to be store.  On the top, one side opened which had a turntable/phonograph.  I think they still have it.  It had a "mate" speaker cabinet for stereo sound (other channel).  As a kid I used to listen to Disney story's on that thing while the album had pictures from the movies inside.  Times sure have changed!

Cheers, Jim Fitch.



Date: 03/15/17 10:40
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: binder001

Very nice!  I like the radio dealer especially.

Gary B.
Waverly, NE



Date: 03/15/17 13:01
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: chakk

The pooch is listening either to his master's voice, or the GE P30CH over at the railroad tracks.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 03/15/17 14:51
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: BostonMaine

Very well done.
 



Date: 03/15/17 16:33
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: dgraves

That layout certainly captures the feel of small town America in the 50's.



Date: 03/15/17 20:10
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: DTrainshooter

"Tubes tested free"  What's a tube ??

Ha ha, I sold thousands of them as an RCA parts distributor back in the day when you fixed your television rather than throw it away !



Date: 03/15/17 20:17
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: atsf5701

When I was maybe 4 or 5, I remember going to the store with my Dad and my Uncle to get TV tubes. They tested several and bought a few. We returned to my Uncle's house and he fixed their TV!

I thought he was the smartest man ever. When I became an adult, I realized I was right. He was an electrical engineer that later specialized in microwave data transmission.



Date: 03/16/17 08:16
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: ntharalson

dgraves Wrote:
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> That layout certainly captures the feel of small
> town America in the 50's.

Except, nitpick alert here, NO people.  

Overall, nice scene and details, especially the stereo.

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 03/19/17 07:40
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: navarch2

chakk Wrote:
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> The pooch is listening either to his master's
> voice, or the GE P30CH over at the railroad
> tracks.
>
> Posted from iPhone

Here is 23 foot high. fiberglass  "Nipper" atop the former RTA Distributors building on Broadway in Albany, NY....I first saw this huge dog as a little kid when riding the bus from Troy to Albany with my dad to pick up his paycheck on Wednesday nights at the NYC Albany station...

Bob




Date: 03/19/17 07:40
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: navarch2

VERY nice work on that town scene.... Bob



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/17 07:43 by navarch2.



Date: 03/19/17 17:51
Re: Small Town USA 1956
Author: agentatascadero

With that for the 50,000 watt radio KGO, does anybody remember when it was "Rock N Roll with K--------GO"?, I figure this must be a California community.  That background could be the Santa Cruz Mountains.
      It may not be a very prosperous town, though, with that ancient cop car in photo 1.
AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



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