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Old 11-23-2011, 08:41 AM
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True-I went to Orange Blossom Hobbies in 1971. My sister lives in Miami. I (still have) a OBH Catalog from 1971-has all the semrocs in it; also cox mpc/avi, etc. Was at that time I got my 1st Camroc & centuri Hustler w 3 F engines.
I just did a double-take when I casually remembered going there then, and then it sank in that that was 40 years ago! This also got me thinking: Since the guys who ran Orange Blossom Hobbies did seem to be into collecting as well as selling (they had displays of 1940s-vintage model airplane engines, pre-slot car race cars, a big [apparently scratch-built] V-2 that pre-dated the Estes Maxi-Brute kit, and other display rockets), they may have salted away old kits and RTFs from Semroc, Cox, MPC/AVI, Centuri, Estes, and other model rocket manufacturers. It might be worth tracking them down to see what they might have; who knows, maybe you could even complete a collection of Semroc kits and accessories?
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:25 AM
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I just did a double-take when I casually remembered going there then, and then it sank in that that was 40 years ago! This also got me thinking: Since the guys who ran Orange Blossom Hobbies did seem to be into collecting as well as selling (they had displays of 1940s-vintage model airplane engines, pre-slot car race cars, a big [apparently scratch-built] V-2 that pre-dated the Estes Maxi-Brute kit, and other display rockets), they may have salted away old kits and RTFs from Semroc, Cox, MPC/AVI, Centuri, Estes, and other model rocket manufacturers. It might be worth tracking them down to see what they might have; who knows, maybe you could even complete a collection of Semroc kits and accessories?

Dont think so-Ive inquired about that place for years. Theyre gone. I do vaguely remember all tha stuff U mentioned-especially tha Chemistry Sets !
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:16 AM
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Dont think so-Ive inquired about that place for years. Theyre gone. I do vaguely remember all tha stuff U mentioned-especially tha Chemistry Sets !
Ah yes, they were the Gilbert sets, if memory serves. Since Orange Blossom Hobbies went out of business only about 10 - 12 years ago, the guys who ran it (many of whom weren't that old) might have kept some old rocket kits--that's what I meant about tracking them down, as they probably still live in town.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:11 PM
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Ah yes, they were the Gilbert sets, if memory serves. Since Orange Blossom Hobbies went out of business only about 10 - 12 years ago, the guys who ran it (many of whom weren't that old) might have kept some old rocket kits--that's what I meant about tracking them down, as they probably still live in town.

Sorry-really tired, make this short 4 now-Still got my GILBERT set-and came from there !! dan.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:58 AM
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Man, I would love to have one of those starter sets!










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Man, I would love to have one of those starter sets!..

Me too!

Thanks for the photos Danny. Sure some memories there.
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