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Date: 04/12/21 00:26
You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: MrMRL

Custom assembled/painted/decaled Walthers HO scale Cornerstone "Hole-In-One" Donut Shop, Model Tech Studios 3D Printed Pigeons.

Mr. MRL ~ good'nuff for the birds...




Date: 04/12/21 00:30
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: MrMRL

Still looking for a decal sheet that closely matches the prototype Randy's Donuts...


 




Date: 04/12/21 00:36
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: MrMRL

& yeah, the birds in Inglewood, CA really do roost on the donut.




Date: 04/12/21 03:46
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: needles_sub

Never could understand  about Randy's Dounuts. Sometimes the line is thirty to fifty people. I bought a dozen of mixed dounuts, and they tasted like normal dounts. There is also a big donut in Gardena on Western Ave.. The pigeons are a great touch. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/13/21 17:49 by needles_sub.



Date: 04/12/21 04:12
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: SPDRGWfan

needles_sub Wrote:
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>  The pigeons are a great
> touch. 

And they pigeon excriment gives the appearance of the powdered sugar per the title of the topic!

I've never been a huge donut fan.



Date: 04/12/21 04:59
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: Lighter

Wow! there's really a prototype for that hut!



Date: 04/12/21 06:29
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: ChrisCampi

Very good. Donuts are my kryptonite. 



Date: 04/12/21 07:35
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: Streamliner

The "BIG-DONUT DRIVE-IN" that became the original "Randy's" was located at the corner of Manchester and La Cienega in Inglewood, CA, very close to the Los Angeles border.  Here is a photo.  I grew up a few miles from there and remember riding my bike up to the window to get a donut.  In the 1960's, there were several Big Donut locations, but the only one remaining today is this one.  Now, as I understand it, Randy is actually building a new location in Orange County, complete with a newly constructed "Big" donut feature.

As for the donuts themselves  I was never that much of a fan of Randy's.  Give me a Winchel's any day of the week.

Hope you are all doing well,

Allen Drucker



 



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Date: 04/12/21 08:27
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: spsunset

HO scale Cornerstone "Hole-In-One" Donut Shop, Model Tech Studios 3D Printed Pigeons.



Date: 04/12/21 12:39
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: PHall

Streamliner Wrote:
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> The "BIG-DONUT DRIVE-IN" that became the original
> "Randy's" was located at the corner of Manchester
> and La Cienega in Inglewood, CA, very close to the
> Los Angeles border.  Here is a photo.  I grew up
> a few miles from there and remember riding my bike
> up to the window to get a donut.  In the 1960's,
> there were several Big Donut locations, but the
> only one remaining today is this one.  Now, as I
> understand it, Randy is actually building a new
> location in Orange County, complete with a newly
> constructed "Big" donut feature.
>
> As for the donuts themselves  I was never that
> much of a fan of Randy's.  Give me a Winchel's
> any day of the week.
>
> Hope you are all doing well,
>
> Allen Drucker
>
>
>
>  

Winchel's = production line donuts with very little taste and the worlds hottest coffee.
I perferred to get my donuts from the Helms Bakery truck.



Date: 04/12/21 14:11
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: SPDRGWfan

Winchels.  That's a blast from the past.  I'm trying to remember the last time I've seen one of those.  Maybe few if any since leaving the west coast.

Did you ever visit my uncles Taco Bell on Sepulveda Blvd in Van Nuys just south of Mission Hills?  His was there from 67 -87.  When the 20 year franchise was up, it had to be demolished as any new franchise would require a dining room and drive thru.



Date: 04/12/21 19:39
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: Streamliner

PHall Wrote:
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> Streamliner Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The "BIG-DONUT DRIVE-IN" that became the
> original
> > "Randy's" was located at the corner of
> Manchester
> > and La Cienega in Inglewood, CA, very close to
> the
> > Los Angeles border.  Here is a photo.  I grew
> up
> > a few miles from there and remember riding my
> bike
> > up to the window to get a donut.  In the
> 1960's,
> > there were several Big Donut locations, but the
> > only one remaining today is this one.  Now, as
> I
> > understand it, Randy is actually building a new
> > location in Orange County, complete with a
> newly
> > constructed "Big" donut feature.
> >
> > As for the donuts themselves  I was never that
> > much of a fan of Randy's.  Give me a Winchel's
> > any day of the week.
> >
> > Hope you are all doing well,
> >
> > Allen Drucker
> >
> >
> >
> >  
>
> Winchel's = production line donuts with very
> little taste and the worlds hottest coffee.
> I perferred to get my donuts from the Helms Bakery
> truck.

I would agree with you, but there are decades separating the two.  I was referring to Randy's, which is currently in business.  You are referring to our beloved Helms Trucks, which I believe, disappeared around 1969. 



Date: 04/12/21 19:41
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: Streamliner

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> Winchels.  That's a blast from the past.  I'm
> trying to remember the last time I've seen one of
> those.  Maybe few if any since leaving the west
> coast.
>
> Did you ever visit my uncles Taco Bell on
> Sepulveda Blvd in Van Nuys just south of Mission
> Hills?  His was there from 67 -87.  When the 20
> year franchise was up, it had to be demolished as
> any new franchise would require a dining room and
> drive thru.

Mission Hills is a LONG way from the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles that I was raised in.  Sorry, never made it out there.



Date: 04/12/21 20:39
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: skinem

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> needles_sub Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >  The pigeons are a great
> > touch. 
>
> And they pigeon excriment gives the appearance of
> the powdered sugar per the title of the topic!
>
> I've never been a huge donut fan.
 But there are a lot of donut fans that ARE HUUUUGE.



Date: 04/12/21 23:45
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: johnsweetser

needles_sub Wrote:

>I bought a dozen of mixed dounuts, snf they tasted like normal dounts.

What does "snf" stand for?



Date: 04/13/21 17:49
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: needles_sub

johnsweetser Wrote:
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> needles_sub Wrote:
>
> >I bought a dozen of mixed dounuts, snf they
> tasted like normal dounts.
>
> What does "snf" stand for?


Should be "and". Fixed it.

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Date: 04/13/21 17:51
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: needles_sub

Streamliner Wrote:
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> The "BIG-DONUT DRIVE-IN" that became the original
> "Randy's" was located at the corner of Manchester
> and La Cienega in Inglewood, CA, very close to the
> Los Angeles border.  Here is a photo.  I grew up
> a few miles from there and remember riding my bike
> up to the window to get a donut.  In the 1960's,
> there were several Big Donut locations, but the
> only one remaining today is this one.  Now, as I
> understand it, Randy is actually building a new
> location in Orange County, complete with a newly
> constructed "Big" donut feature.
>
> As for the donuts themselves  I was never that
> much of a fan of Randy's.  Give me a Winchel's
> any day of the week.
>
> Hope you are all doing well,
>
> Allen Drucker
>
>
>
>  


Still a big dounut in Gardena, CA.

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Date: 04/13/21 19:29
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: atsf121

Dang Robbie, that looks amazing!

My favorite donut place that my in-laws introduced me to was Stan’s in Westwood. Unfortunately they closed last year. And I remember Winchel’s, used to be one across from my high school in Northern California.

Nathan

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Date: 04/14/21 12:58
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: Matt_Gidley

Cool! Winchelsis old school too.  Used to have one is San Joser I'd go to.  Lou's Donuts in San Jose is still the best donut Ive ever had.  Not sure if they're still there.



Date: 04/14/21 14:35
Re: You want powdered sugar on that donut, or sprinkles, or both?
Author: PHall

There's still some Winchell's around, just not as many as there was before.
The one at Chicago and University Ave in Riverside, CA is still pumping out their artery cloggers!



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