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#101 High octane

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

Hey Harry, you must be lovin' this Chicago winter this year. Looks like you won't be movin' out west after all. LOL!

#102 Joe Handley

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:20 AM

Don't know about Harry, but I sure ain't complaining :D

#103 Harry P.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:55 PM

It's been about as nice a winter as I can remember. Not much snow, temps way above average 9 days out of 10.

I love it!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

It's been about as nice a winter as I can remember. Not much snow, temps way above average 9 days out of 10.

I love it!


Easier to drive that Mustang when the roads are dry and clear, huh Harry?

We are getting a little snow and rain mix tonight here in Charlotte but it will be 60 degrees by Tuesday. I had to mow the lawn yesterday, something I never had to do in February when I lived in Illinois!

#105 High octane

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:07 AM

Must be tough mowing the lawn in February Steve, you know you could always move back to Illinois. LOL!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:36 PM

Rock Falls here!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

I'm from Waukegan

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

northwest side of the city, norwood park area kind of, crook county for sure guys, jeesh :wacko: im just glad they are lenient on our 1:1 hot rods otherwise i'd gtfo of this place. winters arent too bad lol makes you prepare for the worst no matter were we at!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:06 AM

Yea, we've discovered with the RC Rock Crawler stuff that the Cook Co. Park District doesn't have any issues with us playing on the rocks at places like Busse. Here in DuPage of you want to fly or run a boat, you have to buy permits (and you have to be an AMA member to get a plane permit), go to specific places, and don't you dar play with a car there and get caught by the wrong ranger! A friend of mine was threatened with a ticket and confiscation of the crawler (that topped out around 5mph) he was driving at the time. Luckily Kane Co. seems to be like Cook, I haven't even had a cop or ranger do more than wave let along hassle me on playing with my toys in their parks!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:30 AM

northwest side of the city, norwood park area kind of, crook county for sure guys, jeesh :wacko: im just glad they are lenient on our 1:1 hot rods otherwise i'd gtfo of this place. winters arent too bad lol makes you prepare for the worst no matter were we at!

Hey Beavis, I used to live near Lawrence & Naragansett back in the mid 60's and it's still a good neighborhood.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

oh yea high octane its still pretty decent, althought now that they leveled out the housing projects the mess is moving closer but it still aint bad, and joe, i pass busse everyday on my way to and from work. its a great little park. there is also a field by shciller park ( cumberland/irving) that is specifically fo the rc airplane guys, check it out

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

I've heard about the plane field, I just rarely make into Cook County, I'm usually bouncing back and forth between DuPage and Kane.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:54 PM

I've heard about the plane field, I just rarely make into Cook County, I'm usually bouncing back and forth between DuPage and Kane.


No reason to visit Crook County unless you absolutely have to.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:29 AM

I should be in Crook County sometime this week as I'll be on a "MISSION."

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:56 AM

"mission" you say? hmmm i love my little neighborhood as im walking distance from two really great hobby stores. used to have 4 regular spots i'd hit but two went out of business :mellow:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

"mission" you say? hmmm i love my little neighborhood as im walking distance from two really great hobby stores. used to have 4 regular spots i'd hit but two went out of business :mellow:


I'm guessing you must live near Ram and Chicagoland hobby then. I'm not too far from you.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:54 AM

yea ron, right in between, i also used to check out stanton ( AWESOME paint selection) and hill's hobbies in park ridge. too bad they're both gone now

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

I had to stop in River Forest today and stopped at Ram on my way home. I managed to pick up and AMT 1/16th scale '55 Chevy Nomad that was collecting dust. Now it can collect dust here. LOL! I remember and liked to stop at Stanton's very much.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

Stanton was the best around, great selection of aftermarket stuff and always lots of kits. I also used to like Zeinth hobby that was on Irving Park near Austin but they've been gone since about 94 or so. Do you guys know about the super secret hobby shop over on Belmont ?? I almost hate to mention it because I don't want everyone going there, talk about a selection of kits !!!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

Yeah Ron, I think I've been at Zenith before, and I do know of the hobbyshop on Belmont also. My mom lived on the NW side of Chicago untill she passed away so I'm familiar with a lot of the shops.