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Old 01-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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I was in Chicago recently, and I happened to stumble upon a place called Grayland Station located about 20 minutes from the major hotels. I stepped into the small shop, and my mind was instantly blown away! From floor to ceiling, jam packed in every nook and cranny, were boxes upon boxes of planes. I did not grab a picture inside, but it was awesome. Anyone who has been there will know what I mean. But, the thing about this place is not the number of planes, its the way that they are organised! Essentially they are all stacked up in plastic containers, one on top of the other, without any clear organisation system. However, it was a whole lot of fun to go rummaging through all the containers, finding old, long sold out models that probably have not seen the light of day for years! Here is what I picked up. I could not find any 1:400 KLM 747s, 767s, or 777s as I was hoping to find, but the models are so well tucked away in that place that I would have probably passed one 10 times without knowing it! (If anyone is in there and sees one, let me know )

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This one has slipped away too many times!!

I did find one KLM

Sorry for the crappy pics. I need a new camera. BAD.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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Love that NW Airlink Shorts.

I'll have to check that place out sometime when I'm in the area. Their webpage doesn't really list the inventory, which is probably why some good stuff is still buried in those piles you speak of.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Yeah, it's worth a trip. I actually flew up a few times to visit him when I had non-rev benefits.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:41 AM   #4
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I've dealt with Grayland many many times via the web and their service is excellent.
Highly recommended retailer.
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He had a model of the Inflight 200 BOAC 741 at one point and I bought it (over the phone from the UK no less).

I waited, and waited.... and waited.

He had forgotten about it and promised to send it, so, I waited, and waited... and waited.
It never arrived (and we are talking months here*), so I eventually got a refund.

Whoever bought it, I just hope they appreciate it!!

* - I know I have been slow in the past, but nothing on that scale!!
I wondered if he had actually sold it and forgot.
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dealt with them once on ebay, didn't quite like it. I'm sure they can't keep track of everything but the model I bought, a dragon Wings F-16 wolfpack was very very used. It had scratched up canopy, glued in parts, missing parts, a thick layer of dust...etc.

I returned it for a full refund but then a day later, I see it once again on ebay...same pictures and everything even though I was told they didn't any more in stock? Strange....did he just resold the broken one I sent back? Who knows....

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