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Needham Meats Reefer in HO?

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Needham Meats Reefer in HO?
Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:21 PM

During my days of employment many years ago I would often pass by the former NYC main line just east of Cleveland (Collinwood Yard) on my way in to work and look for railroad activity.

On one such occasion I saw a train stopped for fuel and amongst the rolling stock were several refrigerator cars in this spiffy blue paint scheme:

 needham_meats by Edmund, on Flickr

I filed the mental image away thinking, someday, I'd like to have a model of such a car. So, I found one by Intermountain in a yellow motif but, so far, in HO, I haven't found any in the blue regalia.

 Needham_meats by Edmund, on Flickr

Does anyone have any recollection of the blue paint scheme ever available in HO in something just a tad more detailed than a Tyco or AHM model? It seems like it would be a popular item, sort of a modern-day billboard reefer. Short of that, were decals ever made commercially?

*[edit] Well, insert foot-in-mouth!

I just did another quick search and came up with an Intermountain model with the blue scheme!

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/ho/html/45523.htm

DunceIndifferent

 

Thank you, Ed

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, July 29, 2019 8:17 AM

Looks like it addresses the detail issue, too!  Smile, Wink & Grin

Wayne

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Posted by wjstix on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:35 AM

May or may not be up to your standards, but Athearn offered the blue version about five years ago:

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH86051

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:54 AM

Thanks for the replies, gentlemen. I'll keep an eye out for the earlier release of the Intermountain car. Sometimes the hunt makes the challenge fun.

Regards, Ed

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Posted by Autonerd on Sunday, August 04, 2019 11:39 PM

Yes, Intermountain. Zientek Hobbies in Chicago has a bunch of the blue cars. Check your personal messages.

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