Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Fan's of "A Prairie Home Companion" will recognise the name. My friend Walt has always wanted to build something for my layout. He surprised me with this grocery store based on a real store located in scenic Marine-on-Croix, MN. Here's the model he built.
    Ralph

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Walt secretly enlisted my wife's help. She drove out to Marine and photographed the real store as a reference

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  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Here's Ralph's located next to Mea Cuppa Coffee and Susan's Quilts, across the tracks from the Cargil plant. Its great to have friends with talent!
    Ralph

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    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Great looking structures, Ralph!:cool:
    It's kinda funny, because I'm sitting here listening to PHC as I type this...(they re-broadcast the Sat night show here on Sun afternoon)
    Got any plans for a "Side Track Tap"?:D ;) :cool:
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Looks real nice Ralph! Unfortunatly I can't get Garrison Keillor's show here on the mountain unless the weather is just right.
    :eek: :mad:
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Nice looking store Ralph.

    Shamus
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  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Neat buildin' Ralph!
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That's a neat store that Walt built for you Ralph. What is it made out of?
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Robin, its mostly mat board. Walt scribed the lines for the siding and roof.