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Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« on: June 16, 2016, 02:52:20 PM »
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Rapido has announced a commemorative gondola for our late, great friend, Pud. They are donating 100% of the proceeds to an education fund for his son Sam, and I just wanted to get this out here for the Asshats should anyone, and I assune it will be more than a few, wish to buy a pair. I know I sure will.

http://rapidotrains.com/mike-mcgrattan-gondola/
« Last Edit: June 16, 2016, 04:48:51 PM by GaryHinshaw »
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 03:00:28 PM »
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@rapidotrains

It is incredible to see an employer take care of their employees in this manor,
especially in this day and age. I'm a little bit speechless.

Thank you for doing this for Sam, and I'm certain Mike would have been overcome with emotion knowing this.

He related to us many times how he was treated as family at Rapido... I say you just proved it... 
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 03:21:52 PM »
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Not affiliated with them, but Rapido is a different kind of company, and Starfleet Captain Shron is a different kind of boss.

Just ordered my pair.
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 03:38:09 PM »
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Can you check the link? I'm getting a 404.
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Found the direct links in the Rapido newsletter.

Helping Mike's 12-year old son with his future schooling is a great cause. And what's impressive is that all of the purchase price is going to the cause, not the small percentages that most charities operate.
Here's a clip from the newsletter:


"To commemorate Mike's contribution to our great hobby and to help his family out, we are now taking reservations for a Mike McGrattan Memorial N Scale Gondola. Jeff Arnold at Prairie Shadows has generously donated the use of his 52'6" Canadian gondola tooling.

100% of the money raised from sale of the gondola will be put into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for Mike's son, Sam. When he goes to college, those funds plus interest will be given to him to help fund his education.

The price of the N scale gondola is $35 plus shipping. If we can sell 500 gondolas that means Sam's RESP will have a starting value of $17,500. There are two numbers available.
"

USA:
http://rapidousa-com.3dcartstores.com/Rapido-Mike-McGrattan-Memorial-Puddington-Valley-Lines-Gondola-in-N-Scale_p_147.html

Canada:
http://rapidotrains.3dcartstores.com/Rapido-Mike-McGrattan-Memorial-Puddington-Valley-Lines-Gondola-in-N-Scale_p_148.html
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 04:32:34 PM »
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Forwarded your announcement to Facebook places he frequented.

Wish Rapido took PayPal.   :(

They may have to wait for me...

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 06:25:29 PM »
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Got the news letter today and ordered. One of the best n scale purchases I've made.

Major props to Rapido for helping Mikes Family.

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2016, 06:46:26 PM »
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Ordered both road numbers. I wish my boss was one tiny fraction the awesome that @rapidotrains Jason is.
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2016, 11:22:00 AM »
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There should be no option for any TRW member not to get one, might as well delete your account if you don't  (no peer pressure)  8)

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2016, 12:43:50 PM »
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Ordered.  Since Mike modeled 1973, I'm going to make mine nice and 70s-looking with ACI label, COTS, and wheel inspection dots for my early Conrail roster.
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2016, 12:59:26 PM »
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Yeah, I haven't decided which era to place it in as of yet.  Conrail 1980 probably makes better sense than New Haven 1956.
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2016, 02:38:21 PM »
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Just placed the order. Hopefully TRW members are showing strong support for this noble cause!

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2016, 04:22:09 PM »
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Thanks for the support everyone. It's very much appreciated.

We do indeed take PayPal. Just send us an email.

-Jason

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2016, 09:38:41 PM »
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Thanks for the support everyone. It's very much appreciated.

We do indeed take PayPal. Just send us an email.

-Jason

Outstanding. Order forthcoming!

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2016, 03:42:45 PM »
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I tried to order but couldn't get past the shipping options. No shipping option for the Netherlands 😩

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2016, 08:53:15 PM »
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@nstars if you can't get it worked out with @rapidotrains , I'm willing to act as an intermediary.
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