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New release of Pullman Bradley Light Weights, otherwise referred to as Osgood Bradley Cars.

NEW SCHEMES — LV, SAL, SSW Daylight, SP TTG, SP silver, D&H, CN greens.

RETURNING SCHEMES — NH Hunter, NH New Image, B&M, LIRR.

The cars are IN STOCK NOW, in limited quantities!

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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 05:30:40 PM »
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New release of Pullman Bradley Light Weights, otherwise referred to as Osgood Bradley Cars.

NEW SCHEMES — LV, SAL, SSW Daylight, SP TTG, SP silver, D&H, CN greens.

RETURNING SCHEMES — NH Hunter, NH New Image, B&M, LIRR.

The cars are IN STOCK NOW, in limited quantities!

Those LV are tempting as I still have a Kato LV PA...
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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 07:15:11 PM »
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This is also being discussed here as well.   :)

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=45795.0

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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 08:21:46 PM »
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The cars are IN STOCK NOW ...
IN STOCK WHERE?


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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2018, 01:31:10 AM »
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The announcement just went out today, and I think dealers were informed of the impending release last week.  So they probably will start surfacing in a week or so.
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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 11:40:17 PM »
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My pusher has them in hand but unfortunately he is at a show right now somewhere in Jersey.  :(
 
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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2018, 10:29:51 AM »
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$50 for a N scale passenger car. What an amazing deal. :|
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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2018, 12:44:34 PM »
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$50 for a N scale passenger car. What an amazing deal. :|
If you're satisfied with just any N scale passenger car, then $50 can be considered a high price.
If you want an accurate "ready-to-run" model of a relatively uncommon prototype, and thus manufactured in a relatively small production run, then you pay that price.
One could argue it's remarkable that this model was made at all.

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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2018, 02:38:18 PM »
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MSRP for the Rapido HO cars is about $23 higher than N scale. 

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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2018, 03:20:07 PM »
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I look at it this way....
example 1-
For an MSRP of 36.98, I can buy an N scale passenger car with tooling from the early 1970s, that is 2 feet shorter than advertised (advertised as an 85 foot car, clearly 2 scale feet shorter than other 85 scale foot cars, just the coupler sticks out farther), inaccurate cast in interior, no flush windows, and a variety of detail inaccuracies.  Some cars in the series are mirror images (ie- backwards) from the prototype.

If I were to buy one of those, and fix it to the point where it was detailed even remotely as well as a Rapido, I would be spending more than the Rapido MSRP, and a whole lot more than I just paid for mine at MBK.  And many, many hours of my time, which does have some value, even if I am retired.

example 2-
car sides- $18 to $30 depending on the car
core- or some scrap car to use as core- $15
trucks- $7 (or thereabouts)
couplers- $3 (assuming I assemble my own)
interior- 0 to $10, depending on the car and state of my spare parts box
details- $0 to $10, depending on car
paint and decals- around $6 on average (most decal sets yield more than 1 car)
time- several hours to several days to several years, depending on the car and how many colors in the paint scheme and level of my patience.

So, I am happy enough to buy the occasional Rapido car.  Do I wish that Kato would do the GTW/CN International with a U4b as its next name train, with cars at 1/2 the price?  Sure I do.  What is the probability of that happening?  I figure approximately 1/(number of sub-atomic particles in the universe).
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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2018, 05:35:24 PM »
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I get a price of 48.99 at MBK

No question about nice cars. But I feel limits are being reached here. $200 for a set of 4 cars.

Shouldn't they have decoders for that much?

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Re: Rapido — new release of Osgood Bradleys IN STOCK, including CN!
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2018, 07:18:49 PM »
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I get a price of 48.99 at MBK

No question about nice cars. But I feel limits are being reached here. $200 for a set of 4 cars.

Shouldn't they have decoders for that much?

Kind of makes you yearn for less-detailed models for a more reasonable prices.  Especially when you are trying to acquire enough for a long train (like 11 cars) or for a fleet.  Kind of prices Kato charges for their passenger cars.
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