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Rapido FL9 in N announced
« on: July 03, 2014, 05:12:06 PM »
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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 05:17:24 PM »
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Cool even if I don't model NH.  Also, I didn't know that some had pantographs.

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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 05:20:54 PM »
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I think they were for the breaks in the third rail in Grand Central Station (long crossovers)

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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 05:27:03 PM »
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..... and from Jason, Dan, Bill, Janet and little ol' Puddy (The Rapido gang)... a Happy Fourth of July gift to our American modelling friends !

The FL9.....in N scale !



(Yes, there will be a modeller applied pantograph for those modelling the very early units !)



It's always nice when you can do something for PC fans.................. :trollface:



and of course the resident Conrail Queens haven't been overlooked............... :trollface:

Please see our entire announcement at: http://rapidotrains.com/fl9_n.html

and, once again, Happy July 4th from your friends at Rapido Trains Inc.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2014, 05:28:43 PM by Puddington »
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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 05:31:42 PM »
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No pantagraphs, the FL9s had third rail shoes.  The whole point of these locomotives is that they were dual powered - diesel-electric, and straight electric to be able to operate in tunnels with the diesel engine off.

Very nice addition to N scale.  Thanks Rapido!

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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 05:38:38 PM »
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No pantagraphs, the FL9s had third rail shoes.  The whole point of these locomotives is that they were dual powered - diesel-electric, and straight electric to be able to operate in tunnels with the diesel engine off.

Very nice addition to N scale.  Thanks Rapido!


Er...  Actually some did have pantographs - little tiny ones for overhead 600V (or whatever GCT) was.  Other NYC equipment had the same pantographs.  Frankly, I never would call them pantographs, more like roof mounted third rail shoes...

- Lou


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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 05:43:49 PM »
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Nice... Conrail one for me! I have no use for it other than "awesome".

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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 05:51:47 PM »
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I only have one question.

Once Bryan Bussey gets off the floor....

How will we be able to get this thread to 25 pages?

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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 05:58:33 PM »
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The area that I'm modeling is hundreds of miles from any electrified lines, but I doing some research to see if any FL9's came through this area on through-freights... If so I'll pick up at least one of them... pretty cool looking locomotives if you ask me.

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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 05:58:47 PM »
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Wow awesome!! I'll take a PC or PC patch.

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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 06:02:26 PM »
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HO LY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :o

BUYING!!!

Perfect power for Amtrak through Niagara Falls!

Just need the Rohr Turbo and I'm set!

As far as 25 pages.. Take this Feature quote:
"Micro-Trains couplers mounted at the correct height"

And replace with Micro-Trains with Rapido.
Then post the test shot on a Life Like Frame..

25 Pages... DONE.

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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 06:04:26 PM »
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I'll be in for an Amtrak or 2.
Will these have the HEP details that Amtrak had?
By the time I saw these in Albany it looked like every engine had major details changes from each other

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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 06:13:56 PM »
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WOOOT!

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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 06:36:14 PM »
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Back in the 90's IIRC , I saw a FL-9 at the Morris Park engine facility for a few weeks . Think they were used to haul the bi-level coaches till the new units came in from Super Steel . Found this on the interweb . Paint one up like this and I will buy it , please .



And a video
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A shot of number 301 http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirr%20dedicated%20units/LIRR301_FL9AC.jpg

A shot of number 302 http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirr%20dedicated%20units/lirrFL9-302-6-12-99brianwoodruffPortJnamed%20diesaloconnor.jpg

LIRR had 3 of them , 300, 301 , and 302 http://www.trainweb.org/locollection/Funit.html

It is not even a patch job , they bothered to repaint them from head to toe . Certainly to have a full offering of roads the used them the LIRR deserves your consideration to not be the unsung hero . PLEASE .
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Re: Rapido FL9 in N announced
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 06:55:27 PM »
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How will we be able to get this thread to 25 pages?

I know:  so this FL-9 will use the Walthers SW chassis? :trollface:

Seriously, cool prototype!