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daniel_leavitt2000

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Re: N Scale Rapido RTL Turboliner
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2024, 04:40:30 AM »
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So all the trucks pick up electricity - and do nothing with it? Yikes. Who is designing these things?
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Re: N Scale Rapido RTL Turboliner
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2024, 01:41:08 PM »
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So all the trucks pick up electricity - and do nothing with it? Yikes. Who is designing these things?

I mean they help supply power to the coaches that are also providing power to the interior lightning...

But in all seriousness, while annoying its at least a easy fix more most people who know how to use a soldering iron. I plan to add the jumper wires to mine tomorrow.
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Re: N Scale Rapido RTL Turboliner
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2024, 04:50:17 PM »
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Rapido's wiring seems to address "lighting flicker" but not "motor flicker."

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Re: N Scale Rapido RTL Turboliner
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2024, 07:28:26 PM »
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Received mine. Have not cleaned my track in a while but the set runs great even at low speeds. There are class lights at the top of the powered car. The alternating strobe lights and class lights look great. The lower class lights of car at the rear end light up in red. In all, each powered car has 8 exterior lights and have lighted interiors in addition.

The sound is VERY well done, on par with the 8-40CM they released. The turbo sound is ear piercing after a while. Details are great and dont interfere with the operation.

I had a brief moment of scare when one of the powered sets would not sit flush on the track. Thankfully, removing the truck is a breeze (screw held at the bottom) and the wheel had to be removed and inserted back in.

Overall, a fine trainset and very nicely executed.

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Re: N Scale Rapido RTL Turboliner
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2024, 06:50:17 AM »
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Yes, I'm finding that it is very easy to dislodge the axles from the wipers - pretty much any downward pressure at all and they're popping out. Also, I'm not really sold on the flimsy plastic couplers. Most of the time they couple like they're supposed to, but it seems like there's always at least one car that doesn't want to cooperate. IE, push it together with another car and you'll hear the "click", but they don't actually couple. It's hard to see what's happening in there, but I'm guessing that one side or the other is bending out of the way instead of coupling. Kind of annoying, especially when you have to try over and over and wind up popping all the axles out.

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Re: N Scale Rapido RTL Turboliner
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2024, 10:19:37 PM »
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I just put my ohm meter on my set received yesterday. 
Both power cars show zero resistance between the front and rear truck on both sides.
The trucks are electrically connected, at least on my set.

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