rsullivan
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February 23rd, 2018, 4:15 am #21

We in the US have it lucky. Mr. Derek has to wait for his to re-enter Canada and go through the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)/Agence des services frontaliers du Canada—ASFC a second time. But consider poor Mr. Rodneilson and the others who reside in Australia, Europe, and other locations around the globe. They have to wait for the parlors to leave our continent and enter their continents, and probably another go around with customs for their specific country. Whew!
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February 23rd, 2018, 8:00 am #22

The delay to Canada from the U.S. is generally minimal. 

Derek Thompson
Toronto, Ontario

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Statkowski
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February 23rd, 2018, 8:48 am #23

For our friends in The Great White North, as mentioned, any border crossing delays are minimal.

For our friends in The Land Down Under, however, consider this:

From China to Australia is roughly 4,897 miles (7,887 kilometers);

From China to Canada is roughly 7,051 miles (11,348 kilometers), on to Massachusetts another 261 miles (421 kilometers), and on again to Australia some 10,099 miles (16,253 kilometers), some 17,411 miles (28,022 kilometers) in total, roughly.

Now that's a detour !
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rsullivan
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February 23rd, 2018, 9:40 am #24

The December 1927 issue of Along The Line, vol. 4, no. 5, shows the total track mileage of the New Haven RR was 5,387 miles. That appears to be the highest length mentioned in a quick review of my issues. That means that by the time the parlor cars reach the NHRHTA's receiving destination, they have traveled about 1.36 times as far as the total NH track miles. 

For Mr. Derek that means they will travel about 1.87 times as far as the total NH track miles. 

For the NH fans in Australia they will travel about 3.23 times as far as the total NH track miles. With the Earth's circumference being approximately 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 kilometers), the parlor cars will travel almost 3/4ths of the way around the world at 0.7 of the planet's circumference. 

We should probably check all of the journals for hot boxes upon arrival at the final destination for these parlors. 😆 (I remembered our "friend the paragraph" this time.🤔)
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Tom Lapt
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February 23rd, 2018, 12:31 pm #25

Got my shipping notice this morning.  :)  More incentive to get the new layout built!  (Still working on my roundhouse / turntable module).

Tom Lapointe
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February 23rd, 2018, 12:48 pm #26

Admittedly, it is curious that Rapido's offices and warehouse are located right across the road from my hobby shop, but I look at the passage of these cars sort of like what happens with NAFTA. They say that automobiles sometimes cross the border, back and forth between Michigan and Ontario, as many as seven times before completion (still wrapping my head around that). This transaction pales in comparison. Still.... I am at that hobby shop every second Saturday morning. Ah, well. 

Derek Thompson
Toronto, Ontario

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February 24th, 2018, 10:34 pm #27

Statkowski wrote: Any idea of what you're going to do with the plastic pallets?
No idea what to do with them...do you?
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February 24th, 2018, 10:53 pm #28

IMG_3067.JPG Results of today's "Packing Party" at the South Shore Model Railway Club....3 hours with 12 members and NO break!     Whew!
(FWIW: three more stacks of white boxes behind these.)

IMG_3090.JPG Dave "Mr. Amtrak" Clinton, Paul Beck, Richard Fleischer, Gordon Cochrane, Al Munn, Will Baker, Ed Sweeney, John Wilson, Paul Cutler III, Ed Bulman, Barry Doland and Brian Miller  ... "at your service" !
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February 24th, 2018, 11:25 pm #29

MRAMTRAK wrote: IMG_3067.JPGResults of today's "Packing Party" at the South Shore Model Railway Club....3 hours with 12 members and NO break!     Whew!
(FWIW: three more stacks of white boxes behind these.)

IMG_3090.JPGDave "Mr. Amtrak" Clinton, Paul Beck, Richard Fleischer, Gordon Cochrane, Al Munn, Will Baker, Ed Sweeney, John Wilson, Paul Cutler III, Ed Bulman, Barry Doland and Brian Miller  ... "at your service" !
Thanks guys,

Ed
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February 25th, 2018, 12:08 am #30

Note about mailing these boxes:

All of the pictured boxes will go out Monday, so you should have next week.   Excluded are large orders over 12 cars, as I have to find boxes large enough to fit the cars inside. Also excluded are the cars to be custom-named.  I had quite a few takers of this offer, and will be working on those next week, so a little more patience please.

Thanks to all you customers for helping to make this happen!  I think we have a good chance of seeing Diners and Grilles next because of the response to these Parlors but nothing is certain at this time, as a lot of preliminary work has to be done and decisions made by both Rapido and the NHRHTA.

Stay tuned!

Dave
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