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I am a huge LIRR fan and found this in a collection purchased by my LHS B and F Hobbies in Wakefield, RI.  I had been looking on Ebay and always thought the prices were too high, but I found this at a great price and scooped it right up.  I've visited the real Jaws III at the Greenport LIRR museum too.

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@A.J. posted:

I am a huge LIRR fan and found this in a collection purchased by my LHS B and F Hobbies in Wakefield, RI.  I had been looking on Ebay and always thought the prices were too high, but I found this at a great price and scooped it right up.  I've visited the real Jaws III at the Greenport LIRR museum too.

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What a great find. I'm on LI and never found a model of Jaws anywhere.

Enjoy.

@A.J. posted:

I am a huge LIRR fan and found this in a collection purchased by my LHS B and F Hobbies in Wakefield, RI.  I had been looking on Ebay and always thought the prices were too high, but I found this at a great price and scooped it right up.  I've visited the real Jaws III at the Greenport LIRR museum too.

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Excellent Find! And I can (occasionally) relate to a better price than anything on da bay!

George

@RonH posted:

Going back to John EK post on the 5700 series woodside reefers. Yes it can be a gateway on collecting. I ended the complete series along with doubles and triples. Just love them and it started in the 80’s when they were release. There are many of them that were sold in sets and not at a individual item. Had to look for set break ups. These can be found at reasonable prices and I think the first 6 that came out had sprung trucks and the others did not. This 5700 series also had work and tool cars in the series. Keep looking as they can be had for low prices😊

The first cars in the series, numbers 5700 through 5707, were known as the "Turn of the Century" Reefers and all eight have die-cast sprung trucks,   The Railway  Express reefer, number 5709 has plastic trucks.

I purchased these cars back in the eighties, IIRC, several were purchased on closeout, at that time the weathered cars were not very popular and dealers wanted to get rid of them.



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Picked up a 4-pack of NVOS (New Very Old Stock - 1999) NYC Reefers yesterday. They are really beautiful, and really heavy. According to the boxes, they are “Phenolic Cast Reefers” and there are little tags on the bottom that say they are made in Korea!!!

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I know I’ve said this before, but I’ve really got to stop buying trains... many more additions to my NYC Freight train and the engine will be kissing the caboose

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@Apples55 posted:

Picked up a 4-pack of NVOS (New Very Old Stock - 1999) NYC Reefers yesterday. They are really beautiful, and really heavy. According to the boxes, they are “Phenolic Cast Reefers” and there are little tags on the bottom that say they are made in Korea!!!

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I know I’ve said this before, but I’ve really got to stop buying trains... many more additions to my NYC Freight train and the engine will be kissing the caboose



Very nice Paul. We use phenolic counters in our science labs. I can personally attest to it's weight. Heavy stuff for sure.

As to the stop buying trains comment.....I have no comment.

@franktrain- what a great score. They look like they were well cared for.

@Mark Boyce posted:

Not that picture worthy, but I found one new MTH AIU at the Monroeville Greenberg Show today.  I’ll need another one, but one was all they had left.

I just ordered one from Mario's Trains. Might want to check and see if they have any more in stock.

I haven't built my layout yet so hoping these will be available in the future (I know the TIU isn't going to be available in the future - replaced by their wifi-based TIU).

@paulp575 posted:

I just ordered one from Mario's Trains. Might want to check and see if they have any more in stock.

I haven't built my layout yet so hoping these will be available in the future (I know the TIU isn't going to be available in the future - replaced by their wifi-based TIU).

Thank you, Paul…I’ll take a look.  I was going to get them locally, but he hasn’t received any

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