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Rapido Autoflood III Sample
« on: July 27, 2022, 03:25:07 AM »
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Re: Rapido Autoflood III Sample
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2022, 03:21:49 PM »
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Body mounted couplers maybe. Still, can't see a huge improvement over FVM - especially for the price.
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Re: Rapido Autoflood III Sample
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2022, 03:36:38 PM »
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I don't know the difference but FVM was a II, this is III

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Re: Rapido Autoflood III Sample
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2022, 03:54:17 PM »
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Depends on your era and locale, I suppose. Passed a BNSF train last week sitting east of Laurel (Montana) waiting to head into the yard. It was mostly III or later with a few (5% of the cars, perhaps less) being II or earlier.

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Re: Rapido Autoflood III Sample
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2022, 03:58:44 PM »
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Body mounted couplers maybe. Still, can't see a huge improvement over FVM - especially for the price.

They are different prototypes. FVM is the Trinity RD4, while the AutoFlood series was built by Freightcar America, and Johnstown America in earlier years. They are substantially different in regard to end slopes, ribs, and panels.

Both HO and N scales really need the Trinity RD2 and RD6. The Thrall Avalanche would also be a welcome addition as well!
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Re: Rapido Autoflood III Sample
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2022, 05:06:29 PM »
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