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Date: 06/27/20 00:31
A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: wabash2800

I ordered a M&STL USRA and a TH&B USRA from Des Plaines last year. They have the M&STL, but we have been waiting on the Yellow TH&B car for several weeks now. What gives? Are you still mad that you sold more of the one and only TH&B car than the others? <G>

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/27/20 12:16 by wabash2800.



Date: 06/27/20 06:32
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: Rapidobill

Hi Vic,

That COULD be the reason - but it's more boring than that.... The yellow TH&B cars arrived with yellow (rather than black) doors. The factory has made new shells. They will be on our next shipment, but and then we will be swapping them out at our warehouse before we send them out. Will likely be another six weeks or so... Sorry.

Bill Schneider
Rapido Trains



Date: 06/27/20 12:10
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: wabash2800

Thanks Bill for the prompt answer. I can live with that.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 06/27/20 21:48
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: MojaveBill

That's what is called customer service!!!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 06/27/20 22:08
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: PHall

They did the same thing with the WP RDC-2's. The "wings" on the rear were left off, they returned all of them to China to be fixed before they shipped them.
And they ate the cost to fly the units to China and back.



Date: 06/28/20 08:09
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: BAB

I have found that they give more than just passing service but way beyond what is called for. Another item reading on here is that some seem to never be happy about things and blame the mfg thinking that the one engine one railroad owned should be produced for that one person which wanted it. They try very hard to produce as many different ones economically possible which is the only way to stay in business. Still cannot convince myself to buy one of those buses after working on them for years tho. 



Date: 06/28/20 08:15
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: pullmanboss

BAB Wrote:
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>...... Still cannot convince myself to
> buy one of those buses after working on them for
> years tho. 

Yeah, and I've never had any interest in playing golf after three summers spent caddying during high school back in the early 1950's. Which makes me all the more impressed with the railroaders who take up model railroading as a hobby.

Tom M.



Date: 06/28/20 09:58
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: wabash2800

Some railroaders started out as model railroaders and/or railfans.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 07/02/20 14:07
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: rapidotrains

BAB Wrote:
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> Still cannot convince myself to
> buy one of those buses after working on them for
> years tho. 

I bought the bus...

:-D 

-Jason

 




Date: 07/02/20 14:17
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: SPDRGWfan

Wasn't Ralph Cramden a bus driver on The Honey Mooners?

Hey, dig those bell bottom jeans.  I was a young teen last time I had them in the early 70's.  By around 1975 or 76 they were going out of style.

Cheers, Jim (looking forward to those F40PH's!



Date: 07/02/20 14:23
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: wabash2800

Yeah, I wore those in the early 1970s. I'd love to include one of the Rapido busses on my new layout, but I model an earlier time period.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com
 



Date: 07/02/20 16:18
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: Lighter

> Hey, dig those bell bottom jeans. 

Look like moose hoofs. Not that there is anything wrong with turning into a moose . . .



Date: 07/03/20 13:38
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: rapidotrains

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> Wasn't Ralph Cramden a bus driver on The Honey
> Mooners?
>
> Hey, dig those bell bottom jeans.  I was a young
> teen last time I had them in the early 70's.  By
> around 1975 or 76 they were going out of style.
>
> Cheers, Jim (looking forward to those F40PH's!

I've been wearing bellbottoms since 1990. That's probably 20 years longer than the original bellbottom era lasted... 

As for going out of style, I can honestly say I've been out of style since 1990... :-D

-Jason



Date: 07/03/20 13:44
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: PHall

rapidotrains Wrote:
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> SPDRGWfan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Wasn't Ralph Cramden a bus driver on The Honey
> > Mooners?
> >
> > Hey, dig those bell bottom jeans.  I was a
> young
> > teen last time I had them in the early 70's. 
> By
> > around 1975 or 76 they were going out of style.
> >
> > Cheers, Jim (looking forward to those F40PH's!
>
> I've been wearing bellbottoms since 1990. That's
> probably 20 years longer than the original
> bellbottom era lasted... 
>
> As for going out of style, I can honestly say I've
> been out of style since 1990... :-D
>
> -Jason

They were out of style about 15 years before you started wearing them in 1990.
 



Date: 07/03/20 15:28
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: SPDRGWfan

PHall Wrote:
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> They were out of style about 15 years before you
> started wearing them in 1990.

I've never kept up with the ever changing styles, but my wife tells me bell bottoms are back in.  I don't get out much, especially with the pandemic now, and so far haven't seen anyone wearing them.  

Cheers, Jim



Date: 07/03/20 17:07
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: PHall

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > They were out of style about 15 years before
> you
> > started wearing them in 1990.
>
> I've never kept up with the ever changing styles,
> but my wife tells me bell bottoms are back in.  I
> don't get out much, especially with the pandemic
> now, and so far haven't seen anyone wearing
> them.  
>
> Cheers, Jim

I haven't seen anybody but the "vintage clothing" bunch wear them out here in Southern California.



Date: 07/03/20 17:17
Re: A Question for Jason and his Crew at Rapido
Author: SPDRGWfan

PHall Wrote:
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>
> I haven't seen anybody but the "vintage clothing"
> bunch wear them out here in Southern California.

Sounds likea limited resurgence.  I would consider bell bottoms vintage as well.



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