JIm Beam Decanter full train set spotted in Chesterton IN.

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JIm Beam Decanter full train set spotted in Chesterton IN.
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Friday, September 01, 2017 1:03 PM

So I am sitting at Flannerys Bar in the Village of Chesterton IN which is S of South Shore Ogden Dunes Station and above the bar is a rare full set of Jim Beam Engine and Train Cars. I have also wondered why they would model "Central Of New Jersey" instead of a Southern railroad. They said it was made in the 1980s but I thought this was done in the 1970s

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/jim-beam-train-set

Prices range from 299.00 to 600.00

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, September 01, 2017 6:57 PM

That's amazing, I've been going to antique and collectable shows and have never seen the complete Jim Beam set.

Why'd they do the Jersey Central?  Just a guess, but at the time that set was made the state of New Jersey had a population density (average) of 1,500 people per square mile.  I suppose they figured there were bound to be some railfans in there somewhere.

Probably a few Jim Beam drinkers too!

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Saturday, September 02, 2017 1:32 PM

What scale would that be? G or Standerd?

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 5:53 PM

CandOforprogress2

What scale would that be? G or Standerd?

 

Well, it's not really either, remember those were liquor decanters and not made to run, they were strictly for display.  However, size-wise I'd say they're close to G scale.

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Posted by RobertSchuknecht on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 6:47 PM

They should have placed the tender behind the engine.

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Posted by samfp1943 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:37 AM

Firelock76

That's amazing, I've been going to antique and collectable shows and have never seen the complete Jim Beam set.

Why'd they do the Jersey Central?  Just a guess, but at the time that set was made the state of New Jersey had a population density (average) of 1,500 people per square mile.  I suppose they figured there were bound to be some railfans in there somewhere.

Probably a few Jim Beam drinkers too!

 

  I owned one some years back, and while on a long trip out of town, my son, had an [party with some 'friends'] occasion to break the seals and 'dispose' of the contents.  As the set was displayed in a glass case, it was several years before the 'damage' was discovered! Crying   Value at that point was zip....SHEESH!

Sam

 

 


 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:27 PM

Hi Sam!  I remember reading several years ago that supposedly collector decanters like that Jim Beam set or the Wild Turkey decanters were worth less with the liquor inside and the seals intact.  I think the article said liquor laws (state? federal? who knows?) mandated a certain price level with the liquor inside and nothing above.  They're worth more empty, or so the article said.

Then again, collectables like these are worth only what someone's willing to pay for them. 

Next time don't take chances, drain those things yourself!

PS:  The booze probably would have evaporated off by now anyway.

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Posted by Deggesty on Friday, September 15, 2017 2:55 PM

RobertSchuknecht

They should have placed the tender behind the engine.

 

Whoever set the cars up may not have known what a tender is?

Or, had brokenthe seals and disposed of the contents?Smile

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, September 15, 2017 6:29 PM

RobertSchuknecht

They should have placed the tender behind the engine.

 

Nope, that would make sense!  Laugh

I remember seeing ads for these back in the 70's and thought they were really beautiful.  Being a kid however once I found out they were filled with booze and couldn't run with my Lionels I lost interest in them.  Smile, Wink & Grin

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