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Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« on: June 02, 2008, 06:56:26 AM »
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Got an email last night that Rapido will move their passenger car line into N scale.

Their HO cars are stunning, though many of the paint schemes offered are not on the correct floor plans of the cars. Each modeler will need to decide if they are particular about how close they are to their prototype.

Pennsy modelers can find model vs. prototype info here...

http://kc.pennsyrr.com/model/
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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 07:09:25 AM »
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Jerry: What scale/what are you modeling these days?  Conrail?

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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 08:15:21 AM »
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Operating on three other railroads right now, as I deconstruct the PRR Eastern Region. I've sold off all my N scale brass, about half of the locos, and about half of the rolling stock.

Will likely be building in HO... PRR at Lewistown. But that's at least a year off.

I did retain my N scale Penn Texas passenger train and have ordered a Broadway Limited... for use with the local NTRAK group.
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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 08:37:28 AM »
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At $47 a pop (list) I'm glad the WM bailed out of people moving before my era!  Sheesh!

But consider the prototype fidelity!  Now you too can loose money on passenger operations!

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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 09:42:36 AM »
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Those HO rapido cars are incredible. If the N ones are 75% as nice, well, I might have no excuse not to add some MORE AMTRAK stuff to the roster.

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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 09:49:04 AM »
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The Rapedo products are based on Canadian National prototypes ( wow, something based on a Canadian prototype eh ?) and are outstanding - Jason (the owner) is a "train nut" so he's going to do his best to make em right - I'm looking forward to this new series of cars - if they follow the HO model, the coach and cafe-bar will be the first cars... wooopppiieeee !
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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 11:42:16 AM »
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I would have to agree that the HO Rapido cars are real nice. I was able to pick up some D&H cars for another forum member and I almost kept them for myself( I don't model D&H, not that there's anything wrong with that ;) ).

If the N scale versions are just as nice and the fact that they are delivering different roads, not just talking about it, I would get some I am sure.

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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 11:52:32 AM »
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I don't care how many "bogus" schemes they do, as I'm sure Rapido will release all the correct schemes as well.  No worries there.  Even on the fantasy cars, Jason has made a concerted effort to get the colors correct, and pick the closest possible car names/numbers. 

This can only be a good thing.
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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 04:38:36 PM »
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Great news! The price is high, but as a Canadian modeler, I'll take the hit for some nice CN/VIA coaches.

FWIW, the test shots show a blue Via, green/gold CN, and a light green/dark green NP. The PWRS website lists these roadnames:
Amtrak (Phase 1)
Baltimore & Ohio
Canadian National (1954 Scheme)
Canadian National (Wet Noodle)
Chicago & North Western
Erie-Lackawanna
Great Northern
Milwaukee Road (1950 scheme)
New York Central
Northern Pacific
Pennsylvania
Southern Pacific
Union Pacific
VIA Rail Canada
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Link to the PWRS page:
http://www.pacific-western-rail.com/announcements/view.php?ID=574
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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 06:32:17 PM »
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This is some sweet news!!!!!!!!
Now if they would just do the Steam Generator car. ;) ;)

Here's a link to the announcement on there web site.
http://rapidotrains.com/telegraph9.html

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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2008, 06:46:16 PM »
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Wow, I didn't realize they're doing coaches!

I'll take a couple with some MARC decals. I'd also go for one in PC green too. Those are awesome.

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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2008, 07:00:48 PM »
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I think I need new underware.

Those shots are N scale? I'm in SO much trouble between these and the newsprint cars.

Lets hope they cover CR OCS cars and Comet II cars.
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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2008, 08:49:41 PM »
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This is some sweet news!!!!!!!!
Now if they would just do the Steam Generator car. ;) ;)

Here's a link to the announcement on there web site.
http://rapidotrains.com/telegraph9.html

Jon


They are doing a steam generator car in HO so we can hope......I made my own several years ago but would be willing to part with some dollars for one of theirs when available.....

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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2008, 06:54:51 AM »
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This is some sweet news!!!!!!!!
Now if they would just do the Steam Generator car. ;) ;)

Here's a link to the announcement on there web site.
http://rapidotrains.com/telegraph9.html

Jon


jeez, I guess they don't think anyone in N has a class J 4-8-4 ...

http://rapidotrains.com/scl04z.html

they'd be the 1st to get N&W red close to being right if they did it ...

well, the site asks for input, so I sent this off to them:

Hello,

Welcome to N scale! You may want to consider bringing this road name to N scale, as there are now countless numbers of the beautiful newly re-tooled Bachmann N Scale N&W J 4-8-4's out there with absolutely nothing decent to pull behind them:

http://rapidotrains.com/scl04z.html

Almost a sure seller!

Thanks for listening!

Mark
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Re: Rapido - New Player in N Scale Varnish
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2008, 08:52:21 AM »
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Our new HO Scale "Oh, So Steamy!" Steam Generator Car actually generates a steam effect and expels it through the "blow down valve" on the bottom of the car. Hook it up behind your locomotives, turn on the steam, ease the throttle, and watch as steam wisps out from underneath your passenger cars, just like it did on the real thing. The steam is non-toxic and actually cleans your track! And unlike most smoke-equipped steam engines, the steam fluid will not leave a yucky residue all over your layout.

Wonder how this works....:)
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