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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2016, 04:22:02 PM »
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Order placed.  Better get to work on that load of Tim Horton's to put in it...  Or maybe cases of Maker's Mark...
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2016, 02:27:51 PM »
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Placed my order for one too!

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2017, 08:58:37 PM »
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The rear cover of the March/April issue on N-Scale magazine says that these gondolas are "In Stock Now".  When does Rapido expect to send them out to us.

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2017, 06:33:42 PM »
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When does Rapido expect to send them out to us.

Received Jason's latest newsletter and he states that shipment of the gondolas (those that are sold) will start next week!!!  Some lucky dogs (or should I say, asshats) will soon have them in hand and I look forward to seeing them.

Now for the rest of us (yes, I am included) there are still around 150 cars left so there is time to get money up to buy one or more.  Keep in mind that its going towards funding Puddy's son's education so it is a very, very important thing to consider.  So far over $12,000 has been set aside for Sam and I am sure that there will be some who would want it because it will be a nearly forever way to remember our dear friend... God knows it still brings a tear to my eyes when I think about his passing and do hope that at least one can be mine very, very soon so a shipment of aluminum ingots can be sent north (one of my freelanced shortlines services the former Carolina Aluminum plant, making such a shipment a natural).

To learn more about purchasing one click the link below...

http://rapidotrains.com/mike-mcgrattan-gondola

For any who are curious about what a shipment of aluminum ingots looks like the link below is to a video showing an R.J. Corman train hauling these unusual loads.  Heck, I won't even need a lid on the gondola since the weather doesn't affect them...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMPWeOAmiRE

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2017, 03:10:15 PM »
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My PVR gondola has just arrived!

Many thanks to Rapido and Prairie Shadow for this great initiative, enabling us to help support Sam's education.



Just in time too, there is a very important train coming my way shortly.
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2017, 03:47:06 PM »
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Just in time too, there is a very important train coming my way shortly.

That's awesome timing.  If you have time, consider making it look like an open air excursion car by loading it with benches and passengers and add it to the M3T.   :)

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2017, 04:19:17 PM »
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That's awesome timing.  If you have time, consider making it look like an open air excursion car by loading it with benches and passengers and add it to the M3T.   :)

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YES! That's an awesome idea.

I'll just have to see if I have enough people painted up (I usually buy bulk packs of unpainted Preiser figures... which saves costs, but takes a bunch of time to get ready). :facepalm:
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2017, 06:07:08 PM »
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Just put them in unpainted and call  'em naked tourists.  :scared: :scared:

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2017, 01:35:27 PM »
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@CNR5529,

Your open air excursion car created from PVR gondola No. 2016 came out fantastic.  So cool to see it tacked on the M3T.  Kudos!

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2017, 08:28:46 PM »
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Your open air excursion car created from PVR gondola No. 2016 came out fantastic.  So cool to see it tacked on the M3T.  Kudos!


Thanks, it was too good an idea to pass up!  ;)

By sheer luck Rapido accidentally sent me a second gon, also 2016, and let me hold on to it for photos over the weekend. The one being added to the M3T at the beginning is actually the second one...
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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2017, 05:35:45 PM »
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Finally was able to pull the trigger after a suspected chest freezer repair was able to be avoided.  Been having to wait a long time for this... so very happy that in a small way I am able to help Sam... definitely will be a treasured piece in my collection of equipment.  Miss you Mike!!!  Still very painful for me when I think about the friend we all lost!!!

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Re: Commemorative McGrattan Gon
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2017, 06:56:12 PM »
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Mine arrived today too. The 2016 road number. Now to figure out @Puddington would have weathered such a new gon, nevermind what load it would haul down here.
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