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Howard Cohen

Member Since 05 Jun 2006
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In Topic: So what does one learn from building model cars? There was a time . . .

28 May 2015 - 11:35 AM

In order to have the names of the parts, the instructions would have to be in several languages...caused mostly by people who speak other languages :)

In the U.S., most of your packaging is English and Spanish. In Canada it is English and French. In Europe it is English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. In the Orient, it is various Asian languages. Maybe the kit manufacturers could add the names to their websites and we could print off the names in our favourite language :)

In Topic: Happy Birthday to Bob Dudek

27 May 2015 - 06:21 AM

Bob looks pretty good for 77 years old :)

In Topic: Hobbytown USA in Pineville NC

26 May 2015 - 03:23 PM

My friend and I looked at buying a hobby shop in Toronto 15 years ago as the owner was unsure about his health. It had a good location, lots of inventory and fixtures and a good customer base. We did some research and found out the rent, various utilities, stock, and staff would cause a break even if we were lucky. The owner had a full time job to support his hobby and that is what kept the store running. Then the owner changed his mind when he got a clean bill from the doctor. Running a hobby store takes a great deal of money and time and desire and I can't think of too many that stay in the family.

In Topic: Help! Travelling from UK. Which contest / show do I go to in the next year?

21 May 2015 - 02:57 PM

I believe that there is a swap meet at Englishtown NJ and some of us are hoping to attend next year on the Friday. According to Google Maps, it's about an hour from Wayne NJ. No racing, just a huge swap meet.

In Topic: Group 25 Dealership

21 May 2015 - 02:50 PM

Greg - side note...a few days after Ted passed away, his widow destroyed the funeral home. She hated it! I guess she saw it as a bad omen that people die. Ted always had a good laugh watching the people look at the funeral home.