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#1 Phil Hackett

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:10 PM

I just ran across this video on YouTube and don't have the time to view it yet (47 minutes). So, I'll post the link to share with the members here:

 


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 06:11 PM

Thanks for posting Phil, 

 

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 08:35 PM

That was very interesting; not much at all in the way of slot cars, but very well done and informative just the same...

 

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:36 PM

Phil, thanks for posting that.   Great to see more of the unsung heroes that created so many good times for us boomers.     Also it clearly shows the fate of hands on hobbies as us boomers got older.    It would have been nice to see slots given a few minutes and to see a similar history of AMT.   


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Posted 13 March 2020 - 01:22 PM

My uncle was the head accountant for Tech-Ohm, in Astoria, NY. Their main business was wire wound ceramic resistors, many in the kilowatt range. A small segment of their business was to build the controllers and power supplies for the Aurora HO line. I used to go once a year with some friends to do inventory counting. This was back in the late 60s. I remember the molded controllers with the little steering wheel. They also wound the transformers for the power supplies. It was not fun having to count-by weight- thousands of laminations and bare ceramic shells of resistors.
But we would make almost $100 fir 3 days work.

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