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Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:33:03 PM »
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Got a box full of Rapido 8600s today. Very pleased with these models. As with previous Rapido passenger cars, these have intricate underbody detail, free-standing grabs, etched end safety gates, and Easy Peasy light boards. Most of the models I acquired are in the New Image scheme with fixed steps and no skirts, along with a couple of oddball (in 1956) configurations, and some undecs that will be kitbashed into parlors, baggage cars, and grill cars or diners. These are must-have models for New Haven N scale modelers.

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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 10:26:28 PM »
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Quasi related but I own a few of the HO ones in MBTA and they are very nice. Quite a fleet you have there! Stunning cars.
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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 10:52:36 PM »
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MBTA cars had no skirts, correct?
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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 12:23:39 AM »
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Yes... I think the second car is one of them:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/mbta/mbta6148mla.jpg
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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 01:00:36 AM »
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MBTA cars had no skirts, correct?

Correct.  Thought Rapido had MBTA in this first release, but I may be thinking of the HO model.
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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 01:28:40 AM »
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Hmmm . . . I might pick up few of these and do my own decorating.
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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 02:19:10 AM »
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Whoop! Whooooop!
Never thought I would see the day..just been waiting 50years for these N scale models. Can't wait for mine to arrive down under.

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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2018, 02:29:15 AM »
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Have a few on order with BLW or Hogtrainz. Showing up any day now?
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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 06:07:06 AM »
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Those look really good 8)

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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2018, 06:43:50 AM »
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There went all of Bryan's tooling money for his next ESM project!  LOL  :D :D :trollface:

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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2018, 11:01:41 AM »
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Correct.  Thought Rapido had MBTA in this first release, but I may be thinking of the HO model.
MBTA cars are supposed to be in this release: https://www.rapidotrains.com/n-nh-8600-coaches-orders/

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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2018, 03:06:37 PM »
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MBTA cars are supposed to be in this release: https://www.rapidotrains.com/n-nh-8600-coaches-orders/

Cool!  Thanks! So I won't have to custom-paint them.  Somehow I totally missed these. I used to look at the BLW site for new product announcements, but . . . I don't like to be on mailing lists, or on Facebook.

But are these out or not?  The Rapido preorders are closed - will my "local" online dealer (like MBK) have them available?
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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2018, 03:42:56 PM »
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They are out and en route to distributors and dealers. Watch for them to surface in general within the next few days. MBK definitely will have them.
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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2018, 05:37:43 PM »
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But are these out or not?  The Rapido preorders are closed - will my "local" online dealer (like MBK) have them available?
You can order them now from BLW's alter ego: https://hogtrainz.com/NRAPIDO8600PASS.htm

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Re: Whoop! Rapido 8600s!
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2018, 05:38:50 PM »
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