More Madness from Rapido Trains

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Rick Abramson
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Joined: 09 Mar 2003, 07:00

30 Jul 2017, 20:56 #11

I have a Hallmark RDC-4 that I painted in McGinnis colors..
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John Sheridan
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Joined: 23 Feb 2009, 20:07

31 Jul 2017, 12:29 #12

The Rapido RDC-1 model is light years above any of the previous brass and/or plastic offerings.  The RDC-2 & RDC-3 will keep that same level of detail & operation. 

It is amusing when I place my proto-2000 units next the Rapidos. The Pk2 units look like toys & all the flaws stand out like a sore thumb.

As with any project, the opportunity for follow-on versions depends on sales. If sales are good on these units (which they likely will be) then it is very possible we will see a RDC-4 in NH paint. If sales are outstanding, you might even see the RDC-9s as well.  

More New Haven coming folks. Its getting to the point of what hasn't been offered in NH paint is getting smaller & smaller. Right now we have in the pre-order list  RDC-2s RDC3s, EP-5s, SW-1200s,  Parlors & a few other things. 

You can all start lobbying for the Lima Switcher now  :-D
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DBrion
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Joined: 21 Jun 2006, 05:52

31 Jul 2017, 13:49 #13

John Sheridan wrote: The Rapido RDC-1 model is light years above any of the previous brass and/or plastic offerings.  The RDC-2 & RDC-3 will keep that same level of detail & operation. 

It is amusing when I place my proto-2000 units next the Rapidos. The Pk2 units look like toys & all the flaws stand out like a sore thumb.

As with any project, the opportunity for follow-on versions depends on sales. If sales are good on these units (which they likely will be) then it is very possible we will see a RDC-4 in NH paint. If sales are outstanding, you might even see the RDC-9s as well.  

More New Haven coming folks. Its getting to the point of what hasn't been offered in NH paint is getting smaller & smaller. Right now we have in the pre-order list  RDC-2s RDC3s, EP-5s, SW-1200s,  Parlors & a few other things. 

You can all start lobbying for the Lima Switcher now  :-D
Mr. Sheridan,

Does there exist a pre-order form for the HO version EP-5s?  I don't believe I've see it unless I missed it.

Thanks in advance
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John Sheridan
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Joined: 23 Feb 2009, 20:07

31 Jul 2017, 15:00 #14

DBrion wrote:
John Sheridan wrote: The Rapido RDC-1 model is light years above any of the previous brass and/or plastic offerings.  The RDC-2 & RDC-3 will keep that same level of detail & operation. 

It is amusing when I place my proto-2000 units next the Rapidos. The Pk2 units look like toys & all the flaws stand out like a sore thumb.

As with any project, the opportunity for follow-on versions depends on sales. If sales are good on these units (which they likely will be) then it is very possible we will see a RDC-4 in NH paint. If sales are outstanding, you might even see the RDC-9s as well.  

More New Haven coming folks. Its getting to the point of what hasn't been offered in NH paint is getting smaller & smaller. Right now we have in the pre-order list  RDC-2s RDC3s, EP-5s, SW-1200s,  Parlors & a few other things. 

You can all start lobbying for the Lima Switcher now  :-D
Mr. Sheridan,

Does there exist a pre-order form for the HO version EP-5s?  I don't believe I've see it unless I missed it.

Thanks in advance
Not yet as the model is still in design. 

Rapido hopes to have one ready before the reunion in September. 
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

10 Aug 2017, 21:57 #15

Since Mr. Clinton said the NHRHTA will not be offering the Rapido RDC-2 and RDC-3 for sale in the NHRHTA Sales Items listing, and based on comments concerning saving money on a previous thread, I asked John if he would consider taking pre-orders. He doesn't do a mail order business, just a brick-n-mortar hobby shop. He is willing to take pre-orders and ship the RDC's to the buyer. I'm passing this on since he is giving a 15% discount off the MSR price for both the DC/Silent and the DC/DCC/Sound versions. Of course anything shipped to a Kentucky address will have to add the 6% sales tax. If interested, contact me directly for the information since I'm not going to advertise for him on the Forum, just pass on the information to those who contact me directly. You should be able to send a message to me by email from my Forum id.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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Richard Abramson
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Joined: 04 Aug 2017, 21:23

11 Aug 2017, 10:12 #16

Dick:
I second the Lima switcher. I have the Alco models Lima. . .just not in the mood to start all the NH mods yet.
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

29 Aug 2017, 07:22 #17

Just received my September 2017 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman yesterday, and finished reading it from cover to cover. As usual, Rapido has two great full page ads taking up the front and back of the rear cover. On the inside of the cover is the ad for the Rapido mid-train dome car. I know that Mr. Rapido Bill does read the Forum, and probably read the thread by Mr. Rick Abramson titled "Here's a "winner" . . . about the various faux New Haven dome cars from the past. So, I was disappointed there wasn't a typically unprototypical faux New Haven mid-train dome car with some prototypical or unprototypical scheme for the tongue-in-cheek crowd.
I guess dedication to the faithful reproduction of the prototype down the the last nut and bolt on the interior and the correct colors in the US and couleurs/colours in Canada stops that kind of thing.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.   member #3967
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rapidobill
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Joined: 27 Jan 2012, 23:42

29 Aug 2017, 17:54 #18

We'll announce it at the reunion.... ;>)

Bill
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