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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2023, 02:20:38 PM »
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Painted unlettered! Great for a freelanced short line or regional. Maybe they will offer some painted unlettered rebuilt Alcos and geeps if they do those in N scale. These really look amazing.
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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2023, 05:27:39 PM »
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Heh heh heh, Anus Vans.

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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2023, 11:05:18 PM »
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Nice, but the Soo is a superfoob!

Still a fan of the company.
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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2023, 11:35:41 PM »
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Nice, but the Soo is a superfoob!

Still a fan of the company.
TC

Would be a cool head canon if the Soo bought some cabooses from big brother across the border!

The CP vans ran from Emerson to Glenwood in runthru service, at least that's some Soo line goodness!
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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2023, 07:37:59 AM »
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I’ll be going for a CP and ONR for sure. 

As seems to so often be the case, I purchased an Atlas ONR caboose at a train show just 3 weeks ago, and installed my own track-powered led lighting in an old CP caboose just a few days before this announcement.   The Rapido offerings will be SO much nicer though!

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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2023, 02:45:37 AM »
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I’ll be going for a CP and ONR for sure. 

As seems to so often be the case, I purchased an Atlas ONR caboose at a train show just 3 weeks ago, and installed my own track-powered led lighting in an old CP caboose just a few days before this announcement.   The Rapido offerings will be SO much nicer though!

Thank you for your sacrifice  :D

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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2023, 12:15:31 AM »
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I ordered a pair, a plane red one, and one of the ONR one, eventhough I dont have any use for an ONR one...
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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2024, 08:06:05 AM »
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They have are arrived at Rapido. Expect to see mine in a week
Let us see how they look and run. :)
« Last Edit: February 19, 2024, 09:09:28 AM by Narlie »

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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2024, 09:10:26 AM »
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Looks like they are almost completely sold out at this point. Maybe that means Rapido will make more N scale?

I want my chlorate hoppers dammit.
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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2024, 10:22:00 AM »
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I'm a little late to the party. Are they only selling these direct?

Edit: a little googling answered that question.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2024, 10:36:34 AM by Peter Amling »

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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2024, 01:49:57 PM »
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Looks like they are almost completely sold out at this point. Maybe that means Rapido will make more N scale?

I want my chlorate hoppers dammit.

Technically the RDC was the model to determine their continued development of N scale models. Apparently the reserves on the RDC are encouraging.

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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2024, 10:48:15 PM »
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I preordered 2 cabooses from this run, an ONL one, and a white, undec. I thought I had ordered a red undec, but guess I accidently ordered the wrong one. Oh well. I'm still waiting for the payment e-mail from them.
As for the RDC. I ordered one also, just a undec, because all the roadnames they have don't really fit my stuff. I might order a BC Rail unit just for fun, have not decided yet.
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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2024, 01:47:45 PM »
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Preliminary observations have received 4 units.(2 CP ,1 Soo and 1 BC)
Caution access to batteries by removing cupola not easy!!!!
No batteries included. Type of battery not indicated in documentation.
Not sure I will use the lighting.

All units look good , roll well. One unit had an axel loose in box.

Dave B ;)

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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2024, 04:19:39 PM »
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Why do they insist on using batteries? It's not like there isn't an immediate, unlimited, and made-for-this-purpose power source right there.

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Re: Rapido N scale wide-vision vans
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2024, 04:23:32 PM »
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Preliminary observations have received 4 units.(2 CP ,1 Soo and 1 BC)
Caution access to batteries by removing cupola not easy!!!!
No batteries included. Type of battery not indicated in documentation.
Not sure I will use the lighting.

All units look good , roll well. One unit had an axel loose in box.

Dave B ;)

While I don' like paying for the lighting I'll never use, I appreciate that it's a battery that isn't included so I do not have to fret about removing them. Looking forward to my little fleet  8)