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Big Rapido Announcement Today
« on: June 24, 2019, 01:53:50 PM »
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Live on facebook in 10 minutes!!!!!

https://www.rapidotrains.com/content/facebook-live-event-june-24th-2019

Big Canadian N Scale announcement. Bigger than the turbo. Bigger than the GMD-1

The Canadian, now in N Scale - https://www.rapidotrains.com

N Scale FP9A
N Scale F40PH-2D (Original AND Rebuilt)
HO Canadian RDC 1, 2 and 3
N Scale LRC Coaches

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 02:12:06 PM »
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WOOOOOOOOOT!!!!! The Canadian!!!!!  :D :D :D :D :D :D
Because why not...

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 02:30:28 PM »
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I was SO afraid of that.  I built an approximate one out of Con-Cor Budd cars a while ago.  And of course, although they are offering a nice 10-car set, when I rode the Canadian in 1997 it was 19 cars!
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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 02:31:34 PM »
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Full-blown Canadian!  Sweet!
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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 02:54:47 PM »
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Damn guys.. sweet..

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 02:55:47 PM »
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@rapidomike

Does this mean commuter F40PH engines will follow at some point?

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 03:01:17 PM »
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@rapidomike

Does this mean commuter F40PH engines will follow at some point?
Like maybe a ski train?   :D
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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2019, 03:01:34 PM »
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Damn is right... Gonna have to save my pennys cause I could easily buy 4 trainsets.

The LRC cars are cool too, if they sell well would a N scale LRC be a possibility?

I would also be into N scale Canadian RDCs however I may be the only one there...
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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2019, 03:09:02 PM »
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Canadian is very nice.  But.... ran 500 miles north of my layout.

I do have a plausible use for the FP-9 IF someone can show me a photo of one in Michigan or Illinois (Chicago) PRIOR TO DEC 31, 1956.  I have plenty of photos of them in use on CN/GTW trains in the 1960s, but that is too late.  I have read that once in a while, CN diesels appeared on those trains in the mid 50s, but none that are specific on which diesels, and no photos of any CN diesels (the steam locos could not travel through the tunnel under the river at Sarnia-Port Huron).

Of course, if I win the lottery or discovered buried gold, I will rethink the Canadian.

In the meanwhile, I guess I need to see if I can find a source for the 4 sets of Athabasca sides I need for cars that never made it into the Panorama line.
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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2019, 03:15:54 PM »
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Canadian is very nice.  But.... ran 500 miles north of my layout.

I do have a plausible use for the FP-9 IF someone can show me a photo of one in Michigan or Illinois (Chicago) PRIOR TO DEC 31, 1956.  I have plenty of photos of them in use on CN/GTW trains in the 1960s, but that is too late.  I have read that once in a while, CN diesels appeared on those trains in the mid 50s, but none that are specific on which diesels, and no photos of any CN diesels (the steam locos could not travel through the tunnel under the river at Sarnia-Port Huron).

Of course, if I win the lottery or discovered buried gold, I will rethink the Canadian.

In the meanwhile, I guess I need to see if I can find a source for the 4 sets of Athabasca sides I need for cars that never made it into the Panorama line.

I completely agree with Tom. I'd love to own the Canadian if I happen to win the lottery and would also welcome any photos of FP9As in Chicago and or Michigan so I can add it to my collection. I'm more flexible on time, could go as late as 1958. 😉

If I get the chance to ride the Canadian, that would greatly increase my chances of wanting to purchase one.

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2019, 03:30:47 PM »
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Ah damn  :o  I bought an Intermountain FP9A CP Rail that I was going to strip and repaint for the Algoma Central unit I needed for a patchout job for the Gettysburg & Northern.  And now Rapido announces the FP9A, in Algoma Central, with the road number I need, #1755. 

Decisions, decisions....

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2019, 04:19:46 PM »
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Damn is right... Gonna have to save my pennys cause I could easily buy 4 trainsets.

The LRC cars are cool too, if they sell well would a N scale LRC be a possibility?

To quote Jason, if we end up selling 5000 of them, there is a strong possibility!

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2019, 04:20:41 PM »
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I completely agree with Tom. I'd love to own the Canadian if I happen to win the lottery and would also welcome any photos of FP9As in Chicago and or Michigan so I can add it to my collection. I'm more flexible on time, could go as late as 1958. 😉

If I get the chance to ride the Canadian, that would greatly increase my chances of wanting to purchase one.

Unfortunately for a lot of us, (myself included), riding The Canadian requires a lottery win too :P

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2019, 04:21:33 PM »
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We're having our big Canadian dealer open house today, so I will be answering any questions later this evening!

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2019, 05:06:29 PM »
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