Chimera Hobby & Games
Al’s Repair Inc.
Currently owned and operated by:
Edith E. Kimbrough
on Highway 32 S. by the Dairy Queen
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Charles PassingJuly 5, 2017
July 5th, 2017 Charles Kimbrough passed away from complications from cancer passing on the business to his daughter, Edith.
A&E Railroad was formed
A&E Railroad was formedMay 25, 1992
1992 marked a new direction for Al’s Repair Inc. with the formation of the A&E Railroad, a division of Al’s Repair Inc. The new division was intended to be a special order model train store only but quickly developed into a full line model train hobby store. Since then, he had phased out all lawn & garden and chainsaws and the servicing thereof.
Alfred Kimbrough Passing
Alfred Kimbrough PassingMay 25, 1988
In 1988 Al died, and Charles continued the business.
Computer DivisionMay 25, 1983
Then in 1983, he formed the Computer Division to sell and service computers and accessories.
Inventory ControlMay 25, 1978
In 1978 we introduced computers into our operation for inventory control.
A Son comes home.
A Son comes home.May 25, 1977
In 1977 Charles Kimbrough retired from the navy and came into the business.
FoundedMay 25, 1969
Al’s Repair Inc. was founded in 1969 by Al Kimbrough as a small engine repair shop. He gradually expanded it to include sales and service of chain saws, outboards, lawn mowers and small engines.