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Date: 05/05/22 20:43
Testing Rapido F40PH on the San Joaquin.
Author: ATSF_SDF40-2

Took the new Rapido F40 out for a test run on the Carquinez Model Railway society layout. This was also my first time running the Rapido Horizons. The lighting in both the cars and engine make for some great night shots.








Date: 05/06/22 04:14
Re: Testing Rapido F40PH on the San Joaquin.
Author: UP951West

Lookin' mighty sharp as I used to hear old - timers say  !  Thanks for sharing these. 



Date: 05/06/22 20:31
Re: Testing Rapido F40PH on the San Joaquin.
Author: atsf121

That is a great looking San Joaquin!

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Date: 05/06/22 20:42
Re: Testing Rapido F40PH on the San Joaquin.
Author: TomG

Rapido makes the most beautiful F40PH's out ther and their passenger cars are equally beautiful. Its a shame VIA doesnt have any Superliners as we might have beautiful quality Rapido Superliners instead of only one or two cars in only one or two phases when ever Kato decides to make them.

Tom
Weaverville, CA



Date: 05/06/22 21:00
Re: Testing Rapido F40PH on the San Joaquin.
Author: SPDRGWfan

Speaking of Superliners, I'm having a heck of a time finding phase 2 or 3 sleepers or coach's.

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Date: 05/06/22 21:23
Re: Testing Rapido F40PH on the San Joaquin.
Author: TomG

Yes Jim, thats what prompted my post. I almost got 2 ph3 F40s but since You just cant go out and get Ph3 Superliners, I thought why bother.

Tom
Weaverville, CA



Date: 05/07/22 18:40
Re: Testing Rapido F40PH on the San Joaquin.
Author: ChrisCampi

TomG Wrote:
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> Rapido makes the most beautiful F40PH's out ther
> and their passenger cars are equally beautiful.
> Its a shame VIA doesnt have any Superliners as we
> might have beautiful quality Rapido Superliners
> instead of only one or two cars in only one or two
> phases when ever Kato decides to make them.

The last Walthers Superliner batch were pretty sweet. Ironically, I'm in the same boat with Amfleet 1's in phase three paint. Thankfully Athearn is planning on the California Cars in a few years so I can upgrade my Walthers stand ins. The Rapido products make a superb Capital Corridor train also. That's what mine represents.

Thanks for posting the neat photo's. 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/07/22 20:59 by ChrisCampi.



Date: 05/07/22 19:47
Re: Testing Rapido F40PH on the San Joaquin.
Author: SPDRGWfan

I thought Walther's F40PH we're basically Trainline so I held out for this Rapido run. How have the Walther's F40PHs improved since the Train line released?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/07/22 19:47 by SPDRGWfan.



Date: 05/07/22 21:02
Re: Testing Rapido F40PH on the San Joaquin.
Author: ChrisCampi

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> I thought Walther's F40PH we're basically
> Trainline so I held out for this Rapido run. How
> have the Walther's F40PHs improved since the Train
> line released?

Hi Jim, if that's for me, my bad as I was referring to the Superliners. I corrected my lazy post.



Date: 05/17/22 10:54
Re: Testing Rapido F40PH on the San Joaquin.
Author: Jardine

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> I thought Walther's F40PH we're basically
> Trainline so I held out for this Rapido run. How
> have the Walther's F40PHs improved since the Train
> line released?
The newest version of the Walthers units are mechanicalls and electronically very different from the release in '98.
The pickups have been fixed and the units have a helical drive.

All the F40s on the market have some dimensinal issues.



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