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It's a bird.. It's a plane... No! It's Turbo Train!
« on: November 07, 2016, 11:45:21 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 12:02:25 PM »
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That's Jason keeping his promise to Mike. :D
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 12:06:53 PM »
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Look away Pete the panel lines will be too wide  :trollface: :trollface: :trollface:

*Joking of course, going to be an exciting model!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 12:18:25 PM »
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I've been a fan of this trainset ever since it was. Unlike the Aerotrain, it had a genuine chance to be a game-changer.

Frankly, I would buy a 3-car set in the USDOT/demo scheme. It is the only plausible... heck, even reasonable excuse to have one to run on my pre-Amtrak UP layout.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 12:31:08 PM »
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I've been told they got it up to over 200 kmh on the Kingston sub.  It also hit a truck at a grade crossing near here on the debut run  :facepalm:

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 12:34:00 PM »
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D#%n--There goes the value of my Bachmann set :D
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 12:43:20 PM »
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That is sweet for a number of reasons. Will be awesome!

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Re: It's a bird.. It's a plane... No! It's Turbo Train!
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016, 01:20:13 PM »
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If you go back to look at some of what was said about Puddy you will find where Jason mentioned that he promised him that they would do the Turbotrain.  This is a significant step up for N-scale, one that will likely be a huge hit even if they cost a bit more than typical models.  I'd like to believe that our friend is looking down with a smile and a tear...

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Re: It's a bird.. It's a plane... No! It's Turbo Train!
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 02:13:12 PM »
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Why waste their time with an N scale Turbo? I'm only going to buy like two or something. Hah, this is good news!
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016, 02:30:26 PM »
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I'll likely buy one in memory of @Puddington. And because it's cool.
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2016, 02:35:35 PM »
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I've been told they got it up to over 200 kmh on the Kingston sub.  It also hit a truck at a grade crossing near here on the debut run  :facepalm:

Didn't go anywhere near that fast on the Belleville Sub... detours.
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2016, 03:09:34 PM »
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Not my era, Not my railroad, but that is too cool not to have one.
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2016, 04:44:08 PM »
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Awesome news! As mentioned above, Jason promised Mike that he would come through with this project and It is nice to see it done so quickly. 
I'm not worried  about heavyily-engraved-details. I have done such a good job pounding that fact into the Rapido staff's heads that it just won't happen again. I also lowered my expectations - after all Rapido, MTL, and Kato are all separate companies.  :trollface:
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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2016, 04:57:11 PM »
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I remember hearing stories about planned tests out west (Calgary to Edmonton?) that were canceled due to the track conditions west of Hornepayne Ontario.
Does anyone know if there is any truth to this and if a trainset was actually sent west and turned around due to track issues?
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Re: It's a bird.. It's a plane... No! It's Turbo Train!
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2016, 05:05:02 PM »
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Aerotrain is more streamlined but only goes 20 KMH down hill with the wind up its a$$ .