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thomasjmdavis

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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2019, 01:55:52 PM »
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Well, no complaints about this month's newsletter.  Even though these don't fit my layout timeline, good to see more passenger cars in N scale, and this should make a lot of folks happy.  And the method of the announcement is a HUGE improvement over hinting that in the next newsletter there will be a pre-announcement of a coming announcement of an announcement that will set the date of the announcement of......

Do I understand correctly from the newsletter that these are NOT included among the several preannounced announcements of the coming announcement of the greatest announcement of N scale Canadian railroad models ever announced? (Due on June 24)  The photo of the sprue at the end of the newsletter sure looks like underbody parts that I am hopeful will find their way under a model of a black and green car that does fit my timeframe.

Keep up the good work. 

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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2019, 02:24:59 PM »
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As an Amtrak California modeler I almost went bezerk with this announcement as I saw this!

https://www.rapidotrains.com/sites/default/files/2019/05/amtrak-calif-half.png

But I see no listing for a California model on the bottom.

Mike prove i’m wrong!

Paul

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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2019, 03:16:24 PM »
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Ok it looks like the Cal cars are in HO.  Why not N?

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« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2019, 03:23:00 PM »
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Well, no complaints about this month's newsletter.  Even though these don't fit my layout timeline, good to see more passenger cars in N scale, and this should make a lot of folks happy.  And the method of the announcement is a HUGE improvement over hinting that in the next newsletter there will be a pre-announcement of a coming announcement of an announcement that will set the date of the announcement of......

Do I understand correctly from the newsletter that these are NOT included among the several preannounced announcements of the coming announcement of the greatest announcement of N scale Canadian railroad models ever announced? (Due on June 24)  The photo of the sprue at the end of the newsletter sure looks like underbody parts that I am hopeful will find their way under a model of a black and green car that does fit my timeframe.

Keep up the good work. 

Tom D

@thomasjmdavis , correct. The June 24th announcement will be all-Canadian, and it's a big one :D Unfortunately, I can't go into specifics about the era of the products being announced.

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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2019, 03:30:15 PM »
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As an Amtrak California modeler I almost went bezerk with this announcement as I saw this!

https://www.rapidotrains.com/sites/default/files/2019/05/amtrak-calif-half.png

But I see no listing for a California model on the bottom.

Mike prove i’m wrong!

Paul
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Ah crap! I made a big mistake there.......I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but no Amtrak California in N scale.

Copy and paste is one heck of a drug I tell ya......

We decided to not go ahead with the Amtrak California dinettes because we don't anticipate much demand for them, but that could change if we get enough people asking for them.

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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2019, 03:45:40 PM »
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Quote from: rapidomike
.... The June 24th announcement will be all-Canadian, and it's a big one :D Unfortunately, I can't go into specifics about the era of the products being announced.

@rapidomike -  I cannot imagine what dire fate would await you if you spoiled the big surprise that Jason has been hinting at for a year.  At the very least your Tardis privileges would be revoked and you would not be allowed to play with the Turbo or drive the bus for quite a while....

If I don't get what I want on June 24, you guys will still make a sale, since I will need another bottle of CN#11 Green Proto-Paint to paint whatever I kitbash together in its place.
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« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2019, 03:48:43 PM »
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@pilpro

Ah crap! I made a big mistake there.......I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but no Amtrak California in N scale.

Copy and paste is one heck of a drug I tell ya......

We decided to not go ahead with the Amtrak California dinettes because we don't anticipate much demand for them, but that could change if we get enough people asking for them.


No!!!!!!!

Well I hope somehow we can get enough interest for a future release in N

Paul

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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2019, 04:25:42 PM »
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No EL/NJDOT cars???  Blasphemy!!    :D

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« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2019, 05:51:10 PM »
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Ho-li-fuk!  :D

I wont' even have to custom-paint them for MBTA.    :facepalm: Geez, you guys take all the fun out of modeling!  :D :trollface:

So, the Kawasaki Bi-level cars are next in line, rigth?  :trollface:
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« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2019, 07:01:06 PM »
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This is probably they greatest announcement in N Scale that I've enjoyed since I made the switch from HO Scale in 2007!  I had to preorder 2 NJ Transit coaches and 1 cab car.  In theory, I can run them with my Metro North FL9 and B23-7, but I sure would like to see the NJ Transit F40PH in N Scale.  One can hope  :D  Thank you Rapido Trains!

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« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2019, 08:06:26 PM »
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Ho-li-fuk!  :D

I wont' even have to custom-paint them for MBTA.    :facepalm: Geez, you guys take all the fun out of modeling!  :D :trollface:

So, the Kawasaki Bi-level cars are next in line, rigth?  :trollface:

You’ll still need to model the Easter egg F10s...

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« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2019, 08:11:38 PM »
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This has made my year! NJT uses the rebuilt Comet IIM as a mainstay on my local rail line and I am excited for these models! Will be pre-ordering quite a few from my LHS when I next get there.
This may make me pull the trigger on making a model of my local rail station in some form, most likely in the mid 90s, but the scene changed so little in 20 years I could in theory use it as modern.
Heck, my first ever railfan outing was to specifically catch a Comet IIM when they were rare on my line, now they are on every train...
Any chance we could see a NJT Comet II with the thicker stripe for the M version? Not sure what the exterior differences are between an unrebuilt coach and an M coach, cabcars had cab windows plated over and got converted to coaches.

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« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2019, 08:19:44 PM »
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You’ll still need to model the Easter egg F10s...

Don't think that I haven't contemplated it, and the F40PHs too.  :)

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« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2019, 08:51:12 PM »
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be still my beating heart.Yup this one will hurt the wallet for sure. Never thought I’d live to see the day we’d have MBTA flats and screamers.  :ashat:  :ashat:  :ashat:
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Re: Horizon and Comet Cars in N & HO - Plus a lot more!
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2019, 10:19:01 PM »
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And here I thought I was being restrained by not ordering any Metro-North FL9's when they were released, as there weren't any proper passenger cars for them to pull (or push, depending on which direction one is traveling).  :facepalm: Oh well, I'll happily make up for that error.

Also, while it's an HO announcement, I am happy to see the modernized FL9's make a comeback. Maybe they'll filter down to N at some point.

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