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Date: 12/02/19 12:37
Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: 90mac

So I got the long awaited model today and when I looked at it the model does NOT have the "As Built" twin Nathan K5H horns!
What a disappointment!
Rapido can't even get this right.
I immediately posted it on eBay.
TAH

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Date: 12/02/19 12:48
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: ChrisCampi

Oh No!



Date: 12/02/19 13:04
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: tehachapifan

Easy and cheap fix, no?



Date: 12/02/19 13:27
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: Hookdragkick

So you post it on eBay and won't mention the fact it doesn't have the correct horns? Way to "pass the buck" -- let it be the next guy's problem, right?  



Date: 12/02/19 15:14
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: swingnose

THE HORROR

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Date: 12/02/19 15:42
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: Coach_Key

90mac Wrote:
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> So I got the long awaited model today and when I
> looked at it the model does NOT have the "As
> Built" twin Nathan K5H horns!
> What a disappointment!
> Rapido can't even get this right.
> I immediately posted it on eBay.
> TAH
>
> Posted from Android

Might as well smash the thing to avoid the next guy from being just disappointed as you are.

I'm a bit of a rivet counter myself, but I wouldn't completely discredit an entire manufacture for something so minor it could be fixed in less than 5 minutes.
Ideal? No...but its way better than having to deal with mistakes other manufactures have made in the past. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/19 15:42 by Coach_Key.



Date: 12/02/19 16:01
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: TomG

WOW what a tantrum. A simple email to Rapido would probably produce a second horn. They really are good people. Drill a hole and stick the damn thing in. That's not even called modeling, its a simple process even a toy train player that has a Circle of track to see how fast things can go can do.
I could see the disappointment if there was some sort of mods that needed to be done, but this is just drill and stick.



Date: 12/02/19 16:31
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: Betsy

90mac Wrote:
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> So I got the long awaited model today and when I
> looked at it the model does NOT have the "As
> Built" twin Nathan K5H horns!
> What a disappointment!
> Rapido can't even get this right.
> I immediately posted it on eBay.

Sometimes, it's hard to tell, so I have to ask:  is this tongue-in-check?  If so, it's kind of funny, given all the angst, and well, complete hissy-fits about these models.  If not, well, over-reaction wold be a polite term.

Elizabeth



Date: 12/02/19 16:41
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: icancmp193

Betsy Wrote:
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> 90mac Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > So I got the long awaited model today and when
> I
> > looked at it the model does NOT have the "As
> > Built" twin Nathan K5H horns!
> > What a disappointment!
> > Rapido can't even get this right.
> > I immediately posted it on eBay.
>
> Sometimes, it's hard to tell, so I have to ask: 
> is this tongue-in-check?  If so, it's kind of
> funny, given all the angst, and well, complete
> hissy-fits about these models.  If not, well,
> over-reaction wold be a polite term.
>
> Elizabeth

Well, it IS out there on eBay, so perhaps your latter observation is correct.

TJY



Date: 12/02/19 16:59
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: BNModeler

Then try modeling it the way you want it



Date: 12/02/19 17:15
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: WrongWayMurphy

The one and only time I had an issue with a Rapido product and I returned it to them for repair,
Rapido threw in a bunch of cool extra stuff when they returned it back to me.  

Your loss that that you didn’t handle your issue politely and discreetly.

Rapido is to model trains as Gibson Thunderbird is to bass guitars



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/19 17:15 by WrongWayMurphy.



Date: 12/02/19 17:29
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: ATSF3751

Given the responses by fellow TO members, you don't seem to be gathering much sympathy. 
Still, I looked at the issue and it would seem to be easily fixed. You will probably lose $$ by selling on ebay.  



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/19 17:30 by ATSF3751.



Date: 12/02/19 19:45
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: bnsfsd70

This has to be satire, right?  RIGHT?!?

- Jeff Carlson

90mac Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> So I got the long awaited model today and when I
> looked at it the model does NOT have the "As
> Built" twin Nathan K5H horns!
> What a disappointment!
> Rapido can't even get this right.
> I immediately posted it on eBay.
> TAH
>
> Posted from Android



Date: 12/02/19 22:10
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: SP4360

Time to take up another hobby.



Date: 12/02/19 22:20
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: RailThunder

I've had two occasions with a broken horn on my F40PHs.  I simply drilled out the hole and installed a Cal-Scale brass horn along iwth paint and it looks fabulous.



Date: 12/02/19 23:16
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: RRBaron

> "the Rapido HO B36-7 reproduces all of the
> incredible features of the prototype to
> precision...  Because... we made a 3D laser scan
> of a real B36-7... so we could ensure that our
> model detail variations match the prototypes!"

I have many nice Rapido models and I have spotted a few annoying errors amongst them too. I think the issue is Rapido's over-the-top advertising. They may be better than any other model builder on a specific model, but no Rapido is not perfect and it would do well to avoid overstatement.   
>  



Date: 12/03/19 01:42
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: Lighter

-------------------------------------------------------
> Time to take up another hobby.

Sure, like photography - certainly no product bashing on photography forums!



Date: 12/03/19 05:33
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: sp8192

Yep...no sympathy here.   Buy 2 detail west K5H's and drill a hole.  Or buy undec and make it what you want!  MODEL RAILROADING IS FUN!!






Date: 12/03/19 07:50
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: EL-SD45-3632

Pick,Pick,Bitch,Bitch.....about horns and incorrect 6"step-well issues, buy a Cal Scale Horn and drill a hole insert it and paint the stupid thing and complaining about a 6" issue with the step-well that is not overly noticeable get over it! If it bothers you that much fix it or sell them. ALL everybody wants is INSTANT GRATIFICATION, in some cases you need to do some - GASP - MODELING, that is what a lot of us did thru the years that didn't have the choices we have today. Be HAPPY with what you have to choose from. I have kitbashed many engines over the years and enjoyed it. Well, I better stop before I dig myself even deeper in a hole....



Date: 12/03/19 08:08
Re: Rapido SP 7754 "As Built " Disappointment
Author: BAB

Oh such a nice way to greet a new item entering the market but hey this is train orders where the bitch and pitch are normal. Now that every one has griped about it go find something better for the price please and move on.



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