Re: FW: Ron Sebastian - Des Plaines Hobbies
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Guys, It came to me as a shock. I would see Ron once or twice a month as I live in Racine and my modular clubs are in Illinois. As Michael said " well stocked brick & mortar store" , I ditto that. I still find things that are long sold out elsewhere. Always has the decals I need.
He will always be remembered
On Friday, October 4, 2019, 02:24:59 PM CDT, Charlie Vlk <cvlk@...> wrote:
Is the caption “I may be an actor on TV and the movies but in real life I am a Model Railroader?”
You are right about the magic; my post relating that Ron worked at All-Nations Hobby Shop in Chicago triggered several emails from ex-All Nations employees and a number of posts from Des Plaines Hobbies customers.
Somehow a package from Amazon arriving on the doorstep isn’t quite the same as dropping into your Local Hobby Shop (where, like Cheers, everybody knows your name!!) and bringing home a new treasure when all you went there for is to pick up the latest MR or a bottle of paint…..
I have already commented on the sad loss of Des Plaines Hobby's Ron Sebastian, but today recalled a photo my cousin took of me during the Chicagoland RPM weekend a few years ago. It was taken at Des Plaines Hobby, and illustrates the magic a well-stocked "bricks and mortar" model railroad hobby shop can still invoke for a life-long hobbiest like myself. Ron was the magician who created that magic. He and his like are sorely missed.