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Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« on: August 21, 2015, 07:17:42 PM »
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The September-October N-Scale (back page) and N Scale Railroading (page 13) have ads showing test castings of a LW Baggage-Express "Coming Soon"!  Has there been an announcement or prior discussion of these that I have missed?
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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 10:49:07 PM »
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Well...... I guess the cat is out of the bag..... not nearly as earth shattering as a K4 but we are pleased to bring out a 73' smooth side express baggage car with some interesting twists.... Two body styles will be offered; a standard car and a end door version. Cars will come with either four wheel trucks (inside or outside swinghanger, as appropriate and an all new Commonwealth style 6 wheel truck not previously available in N scale.

A selection of roadnames will be available, four road numbers of each including NYC, PC, ONR, CN, Central of Georgia and many others.

Test casting will be shown at Portland next week and full detail will be announced.

More head end is always ok..... with me anyway.
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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2015, 11:19:00 PM »
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Sneak peaks?  Hints on prototype #s or classes? 

I would expect that the car will be popular with CN modelers- the only CN cars I can think of are the WoT cars, which (from comparing mine to photos are close, but I am guessing not really precise scale models of CN cars).

First end door car out there, AFAIK, so that one should be pretty popular just based on that feature- as it could be combined with available sides to make end door cars for a lot of roads.

And the more car styles, the better.  The one thing that mail and express trains had in common was the lack of uniformity.

As a personal favor, please don't deliver on the same day the MT single window coach arrives.
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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2015, 08:28:20 AM »
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Yes!...any hints on prototype?...
NYC 9100 series perhaps?...
...and will the trucks be available separately?
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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2015, 09:20:18 AM »
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Our friend Puddington said something about end doors- so I think it might be this-
http://algomacentral.railfan.net/images/AlgoCenRy/AC_308_Steelton_9_11_1983.jpg

which according to the Jerry's Passenger Car Photo site is ex CN 9228 (which CN renumbered to 9600 at some point)

CN had a ton of cars that were similar-identical to that car, but without the end doors as well.
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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2015, 10:13:22 AM »
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End door...

Hmmmm... anything is possible.............
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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2015, 10:14:45 AM »
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Yes!...any hints on prototype?...
NYC 9100 series perhaps?...
...and will the trucks be available separately?
Bruce

Yes; the trucks will be sold separately..... ;)

Very similar to the 9100's...
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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2015, 10:45:35 AM »
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More baggage and express cars are always welcome. Wonder whether the NYC car(s) will be TTG or solid gray?  Whatever, I am interested in all the color schemes as these cars roamed.......

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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2015, 11:44:59 AM »
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Oh great!  Now that I've accumulated enough Walthers baggage cars (at a blowout price) for the American Freedom Train I will be modeling, you come out with a more accurate car for probably 3x the price!  Thanks a lot Rapido!  :trollface:

Now I'll have to decide if the accuracy trumps cost of the new cars, or do I just stick with Walthers.  :|
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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2015, 11:58:49 AM »
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Hmmmm... anything is possible.............


WAS RATHER HOPING FOR THIS..............


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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2015, 12:36:18 PM »
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Well; it's a decent starting point for a bash or, for some percentage of modellers, close enough.... at least it has an end door.... :D
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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2015, 03:25:00 PM »
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Are you going to do shadow line cb&q like you did in ho?
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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2015, 05:28:05 PM »
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You can count me in, especially if you have some UP.  They had baggage cars with 6 wheel trucks, so this is great news. I will probably get some extra six wheel trucks if they will fit some of my existing cars. WOW, great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2015, 06:27:01 PM »
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Shadowline Burlington? could this be possible? ;O)))

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Re: Rapido LW Baggage-Express
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2015, 06:30:40 PM »
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You can count me in, especially if you have some UP.  They had baggage cars with 6 wheel trucks, so this is great news. I will probably get some extra six wheel trucks if they will fit some of my existing cars. WOW, great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bruce Stikkers
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Bruce - the UP 6 axle cars were 85' long and disc brake.  Kato has the Union Pacific Prototype baggers covered.

This Rapido car fills a large gap in many ways.

I also am hoping for CB&Q in silver, shadow lined, and Pullman Green - they could also do GN green and orange, as well as Northern Pacific as all these cars had the double doors at one end.

Puddington - I sent you a PM earlier today about another Rapido topic.

Thanks!

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