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shark_jj

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Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:02:59 PM »
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I run the Copetown Train Show in partnership with Jason Shron of Rapido and Jason had samples of the Pointe St. Charles CN caboose as well as the new gondola's and bulkhead flats that will be coming through Prairie Shadows.  The prototypes looked spectacular with lots of underbody detail, low ride height, and Canadian prototype fidelity.  Here are copies of the flyer I picked up at Rapido's booth.







The flyer shows two additional versions of the caboose that until yesterday I didn't know would be available.  I ordered both the standard CN and International versions this morning. 

If you have an interest in these Prairie Shadows website is http://www.prairieshadows.com/index.cfm When I talked to Jeff this morning the gons and bulkheads should be up on the website within a week or so.
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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 02:14:15 PM »
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It's totally out of my prototype but I pre-ordered a caboose.  Can't wait to order the flatcars.
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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 02:20:33 PM »
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Who the hell is Ted. Jeff runs Prarie Shadows.

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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 02:34:48 PM »
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My bad, trying to do three things at once, correction made, thanks.

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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 02:36:24 PM »
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No problem at all. Jeff and I spent yesterday railfanning. Lots of trains - too bad not alot of sun.


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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 06:12:07 PM »
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I need to see a better copy of the artwork for the bulkhead flatcars - the green on the BCIT bulkheads looks way off.

I am looking forward to seeing these at Calgary Supertrain.


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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 06:15:35 PM »
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These are direct only, yes?


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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 06:39:18 PM »
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These are direct only, yes?


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No; I know that Credit Valley Railway in Streetsville, Ontario is taking pre orders for all Prairie Shadows products....
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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 06:42:51 PM »
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No; I know that Credit Valley Railway in Streetsville, Ontario is taking pre orders for all Prairie Shadows products....

Hmm...  How about American shops?

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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 08:13:14 PM »
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I need to see a better copy of the artwork for the bulkhead flatcars - the green on the BCIT bulkheads looks way off.

Here is a higher resolution copy...

http://www.cvrco.com/images/PrairieShadows/bulkhead1.jpg

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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 09:07:47 PM »
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How many years has it been since Rapido actually made an N scale product.  Loved the ones I bought but wow it seems like 2-3 years!
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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 09:29:57 PM »
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It's been a long while. It's almost been 2 years since Jeff got the original sample of the Point St Charles Van. I'm sure the Canadian with all it's intricate parts took alot of time away from these projects. The pace is for sure picking up as the 2 newest cars have only been on the burner for a short while.

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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 11:05:21 PM »
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What kind of trucks and wheels are on these?

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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2013, 03:40:31 PM »
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I talked to Jeff and I am advised that the trucks are new tooling in conjunction with the models and the wheelsets are yet to be determined.

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Re: Saw new freight cars from Prairie Shadow/Rapido
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2013, 04:28:22 PM »
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Now i have to look at the pic's of the TH&B gon I saw in Manistique back in '01, see if the numbers match.