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Re: Horizon and Comet Cars in N & HO - Plus a lot more!
« Reply #90 on: June 18, 2019, 06:37:33 PM »
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@peteski
Those are Horizon Coaches.
The Amtrak California Dinettes were a relatively recent thing, being done to match the Comet IB delivery in 2013.
Before the F59PHi & the California Cars were delivered in 1994 there was no equipment specifically lettered for Amtrak California. The equipment you see in the photo is simply Amtrak lettered equipment being used on a Amtrak California service.

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« Reply #91 on: June 18, 2019, 10:32:23 PM »
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OK, thanks. I was confused because it seemed that your original reply was to jagged ben posting this photo (and to the commentary that followed):


So, Which cars are in the above photo (in Amtrak Ph III paint)?  Is is even Amtrak California, or some other train?  It seems that I might have misunderstood the entire discussion.  :facepalm:

Yes, you misunderstood everything.   :lol:  The photo above has (almost) no relevance to the Amtrak California paint scheme and none to the discussion of Comets.

To be fair, I both completely switched gears mid post ("But now to the Amtrak California scheme...")  and also let my own lack of knowledge about the Comets muddy the waters.  Also, although I was talking about the same/similar prototype train service throughout (Capitols and San Joaquins), it is more or less a total coincidence that the equipment represented by Rapido's new offerings has relevance to that service in two completely separate eras (pre 1996 and post 2013). 
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« Reply #92 on: June 18, 2019, 10:34:48 PM »
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Phew - thanks guys!
I should have just stayed out of the conversation, but I was curious as to why things didn't add up (to me).
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« Reply #94 on: June 21, 2019, 01:30:20 AM »
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I looked at the Rapido ad in the N-Scale Magazine and while they mentioned Boston MBTA as one of the roadnames, they only mentioned the GSI G70 (outside bearing) trucks.  But MBTA Comet cars have inside-bearing trucks.  Does that mean that Rapido did not tool up those trucks?  :x

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Re: Horizon and Comet Cars in N & HO - Plus a lot more!
« Reply #95 on: June 21, 2019, 02:29:46 AM »
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I looked at the Rapido ad in the N-Scale Magazine and while they mentioned Boston MBTA as one of the roadnames, they only mentioned the GSI G70 (outside bearing) trucks.  But MBTA Comet cars have inside-bearing trucks.  Does that mean that Rapido did not tool up those trucks?  :x



As per announcement:
https://www.rapidotrains.com/products/n-scale/passenger-cars/n-scale-comet-cabs-and-coaches

I hope they make them available separately so I can change out the ones on my Bachmann Amfleet cars. Also for the MBB cars.
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Re: Horizon and Comet Cars in N & HO - Plus a lot more!
« Reply #96 on: June 21, 2019, 02:04:22 PM »
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As per announcement:
https://www.rapidotrains.com/products/n-scale/passenger-cars/n-scale-comet-cabs-and-coaches

I hope they make them available separately so I can change out the ones on my Bachmann Amfleet cars. Also for the MBB cars.

Oh good! The ad on the back cover of N-Scale Magazine does not mention those trucks. I guess it is mainly for the Horizon cars.

Daniel, wouldn't the Kato's Amfleet trucks be better for retrofitting the Bachmann Amfleet cars?  The trucks used on Comets seem slightly different.  Kato sells the Amfleet trucks on their parts website, and I don't  think anybody (including home-brewed trucks) will come out with inside-bearing truck which rolls much better than Kato.
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Re: Horizon and Comet Cars in N & HO - Plus a lot more!
« Reply #97 on: November 09, 2019, 12:56:13 PM »
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When do pre-orders close for these (N Scale) and when is the ETA for delivery??? I looked through the thread...sorry if I missed it being mentioned...

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Re: Horizon and Comet Cars in N & HO - Plus a lot more!
« Reply #98 on: November 09, 2019, 03:52:36 PM »
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hi
if these from their recent email:

Remember the order deadline - October 31st! We will keep the online order desk open until we start production, which will be as soon as the final tooling revisions are completed.

Click here for more information on the original VIA F40PH-2D (1986-2012)
Click here for the Rebuilt VIA F40PH-2D (2010-present)
https://rapidotrains.com/products/n-scale/  for the LRC coaches and business class cars.

Get their info direct - Not sure any more of their 'register' addy, but sign up via rapido3@rapidotrains.com may help.
regards davew