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How do you think these cars are made Ed ? Rapido is not blindly making these cars in hope that they might or might not sell. That business model died years ago in this industry. All the cars are pre-order - if the magic pre-order number is not met, then the cars are not made. Period. That's why we offer them as a pre-order item & not an off-the-shelf-item. We do order about 50 units-or-so extra for shows etc. but that's it. Those we burn though within 90 days.nhhe52 wrote: “You see, you need to actually sell the cars in order to at least recover the investment in tooling & manufacturing. Which is also the reason why we do pre-order instead of just manufacturing them & hoping they sell....or not.“
John: Why the snarky remark. Really? They need to make money?
You say “we”. Are you a stake holder in Rapido?
I have not seen the Demo unit tank so I really cannot comment. Rapido so far is planning on 3 different tank types for the first run. There might be more if they are needed. I'm sure if you ask really nice, Rapido would likely offer you on of the other styles once the units are released. I do know that the NH RS-11 will be "as delivered" in the first run.NHJJ4 wrote: John, I am not sure about the size of the tank on the Demos But 2 of the 3 have the smaller tank Ah La Atlas # 701 & 701A Don't have many roof shots but # 701B had the larger ( NH Style) tank And a Steam Generator and there were 3 Demo units. Don't know about Through Steam lines on the other 2 but then ??
Well Eric, on the plus-side of things you do have till about this time next year to save-up so that you can buy 2 or 3 Reserve them before October!).Vandibe wrote: Before this thread takes a nasty turn...
I’m trying to figure out if I can afford to order 2 or 3....sooo excited! Was just eyeballing a junk RS-11 on eBay the other day thinking, “yeah, I can kit bash- scratch-modify that into a prototypically correct NH RS-11”... [insert eye roll here]
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