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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2019, 05:11:24 PM »
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No probelm here with version 74.0.3729.169 (though it's not the latest).

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2019, 05:32:23 PM »
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According to Chrome:

This site can’t provide a secure connection
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ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH

Looks like that might be an isolated issue - not seeing it here on my end. Is it still giving you that message or is it working now?

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2019, 05:32:57 PM »
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Is there any information on the expected delivery timelines?  It would help me plan and budget.

Here's my problem - there's so much cool stuff that Rapido has announced recently that I would like!   Horizon cars, the Canadian, the F40s and even an LRC.   At about $70(US)/car it's pretty expensive stuff - I'm not complaining that this is unreasonable (it's very reasonable, based on what I've seen from previous Rapido products) - but I certainly can't afford it all at once.   

 I'd like to be able to estimate when I should expect to spend what for me is a substantial part of my annual hobby budget.
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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2019, 05:53:08 PM »
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Looks like that might be an isolated issue - not seeing it here on my end. Is it still giving you that message or is it working now?
Still getting that message.

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2019, 07:20:16 PM »
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I’m down for buying a set. I used to watch the 1990s PBS documentary “Last Train Across Canada” all the time as a kid, so I have very found memories of the pre-flag blue and yellow Canadian flashing across my TV screen while Gordon Lightfoot played in the background.


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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2019, 07:39:20 PM »
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To quote Jason, if we end up selling 5000 of them, there is a strong possibility!

I'm not sure if that's good or bad news but cool beans...

If I have some money left over after the Canadian (and Kato's 400) I'll have to pick up a few original scheme cars.

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2019, 10:58:08 PM »
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Well since I did take the Canadian Toronto-Vancouver in 1963, (returning on the Dominion,) I am definitely in for a set. Mind you I was 12 years old at the time, and don't remember much. All that said, the layout era I'm developing is 1950/60's CP freight block and script, but I'm sure I can fit in the CP Canadian.

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2019, 10:58:17 PM »
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Is there any information on the expected delivery timelines?  It would help me plan and budget.

This is cut from the email I got from Rapido today:

Quote from: Rapido
You probably know us well enough to recognize these delivery dates as "hopelessly optimistic."

Order Deadlines:

    October 7: N Scale LRC, N Scale F40PH-2D
    October 7: N Scale Rebuilt F40PH-2D, HO Scale RDC
    January 13: N Scale Canadian
    March 17: N Scale FP9A


Approximate Delivery Dates:

    March 2020: N Scale LRC
    May 2020: N Scale F40PH-2D
    June 2020: N Scale Rebuilt F40PH-2D
    July 2020: HO Scale RDC
    August 2020: N Scale FP9A
    September 2020: N Scale Canadian


So you have from now until next summer or fall to save your pennies for all of these models. No problem! 😄

« Last Edit: June 24, 2019, 11:01:40 PM by reinhardtjh »
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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2019, 11:13:50 PM »
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Most of my model railroad career has been dedicated building a decent model of The Canadian, and a layout to run it on, so this is big news to me. I'll probably be in for two sets, not to mention at least a pair of the FP9's. It'll be hard on the wallet well these come out but I've got at least a year. It's a lot of beer cans...

Years ago Mike McGratton dropped a broad hint The Canadian was a possibility, and I don't want to sound like my faith in him has dismissed over time, but its been a bit of a wait. On the other hand waiting for The Canadian has taught me a lot about patience. (Insert joke about how late the real Canadian usually is).

Anybody in the market for a bunch a cast resin Budd cars, from modified Con Cor shells?

And will Rapido follow what in remember to be their HO strategy and bring along the F9B in a couple of years?
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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2019, 12:38:51 AM »
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Wonderful releases . . . if you model CP or VIA.  Nothing for BCR so my wallet is safe.

Would have loved to see the Phase II RDCs in N Scale - never been done.


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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2019, 03:26:02 AM »
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Oh. I thought they were going to release a "Toronto Raptors 2019 NBA Champions" collector's boxcar.
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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2019, 09:11:10 AM »
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Huh?  I just clicked on the link in the post and it came up just fine in my version of Chrome. My version is "Version 75.0.3770.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)".

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2019, 09:34:06 AM »
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Oh. I thought they were going to release a "Toronto Raptors 2019 NBA Champions" collector's boxcar.
Seems odd to say this about a model railroad manufacturer of N scale locomotives and rolling stock, but to do that would mean they would have to invest $40.000 to tool a boxcar (seems weird, but I don't think they've ever made an N scale boxcar).  Maybe a Raptor's meat reefer?
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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2019, 09:37:16 AM »
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Super cool on the Canadian. 8)

Will parts be available for the FP9s? The winterization "housing" on the CN units look pretty close to the Wabash (GMD) F7s and I need one for an N&W unit.  :D

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Re: Big Rapido Announcement Today
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2019, 09:59:33 AM »
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@rapidotrains, @rapidomike, Quick question: will the Park cars have interchangeable drumheads, so we can use them on the Dominion too? I didn't see any mention of this, so was just wondering... :)
Because why not...