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Date: 06/17/24 10:02
Rapido News Issue 186
Author: RapidoJordan

The June issue of Rapido News is here! Issue 186 has two all-new product announcements plus lots of updates. 

New Announcements:
  • NEW! HO Scale Canadian Pacific GP9u Rebuilds
    • 1500 and 8200 series Road Switchers
    • 1500 and 1600 series GP9u Mothers with 1000 series slugs with SW8, SW900 or SW1200RS carbodies
  • NEW! HO Scale UTLX X-3 Tank Cars
    • New Tooling: 8,000-gallon tanks
    • New Tooling: 10,000-gallon "Breadbox" Insulated tanks
    • New Schemes: 10,000-gallon tanks
  • UPDATE! HO Scale Superior Stainless Steel Budd Coach:
    • NEW TOOLING ADDITION: Former-SP VIA HEP II coaches
    • Updated road numbers: HEP II coaches, club and business cars
    • CP and VIA HEP I Coaches: VIA HEP I cars featuring new HEP end detailing
  • UPDATE! HO Scale C36-7
    • UP 9000 series road numbers added to to popular demand
  • UPDATE! HO Scale DODX Flatcars
    • Amtrak MOW added with 3 road numbers
June 21st Order Deadline Reminders:
  • CONDITIONAL DEADLINE: HO Scale CNR H6 d/g 4-6-0
  • HO Scale New Look Buses, Suburban and Transit bodies
  • N Scale ATSF RR-56 Reefer including new schemes reporting marks
July Order Deadlines: 
  • HO Scale PFE R-40-27/28 Class Ice Reefers
  • HO Scale Enterprise Covered Hoppers
  • HO Scale Procor 20,000-Gallon "GP20" Tank Cars
Plus:
  • Introducing Ted Culotta!
  • Factory updates
  • Upcoming deliveries and new arrivals
  • And more!
Here's the link to read this month's issue: https://conta.cc/3WUnyuk

Thanks for reading!
-Jordan

UTLX "Breadbox" photo Photo by Col. Chet McCoid, courtesy of Bob's Photo.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/24 10:24 by RapidoJordan.








Date: 06/17/24 20:29
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: chessiegp39

What happened to the southern pacific half domes?
Did I miss something?

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Date: 06/18/24 04:40
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: Morpar55

What is the current ETA for the C30-7 locomotives? I have 3 on order through my local dealer and he doesn't know when to expect them.

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Chris Clouser
Frankfort, IN



Date: 06/18/24 05:12
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: CPR_4000

Ted Culotta is a great addition. The guy knows his stuff. Hope it works out.
 



Date: 06/18/24 08:30
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: RapidoJordan

First tooling samples just arrived with Bill last week. We'll be showing them soon and also announcing a final order deadline!

chessiegp39 Wrote:
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> What happened to the southern pacific half domes?
> Did I miss something?
>
> Posted from Android



Date: 06/18/24 09:06
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: RapidoJordan

Our online delivery schedule says July-September, but realistically September is more accurate. 

Here's the link for regular production/shipping updates on these and all other Rapido projects: https://rapidotrains.com/product-delivery-schedule

Morpar55 Wrote:
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> What is the current ETA for the C30-7 locomotives?
> I have 3 on order through my local dealer and he
> doesn't know when to expect them.
>
> Posted from Android



Date: 06/19/24 22:05
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: SP4360

Along with the SP C40-3 cabeeses?

RapidoJordan Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> First tooling samples just arrived with Bill last
> week. We'll be showing them soon and also
> announcing a final order deadline!
>
> chessiegp39 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What happened to the southern pacific half
> domes?
> > Did I miss something?
> >
> > Posted from Android



Date: 06/20/24 10:14
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: TCnR

Sometimes there are third party batches of a particular paint scheme that doesn't get enough publicity, anybody know if there's a SP C40-3 no-lettering version of the yellow paint scheme out there ?

There were a number of small RR's that had second hand SP C40-3 's that had one off lettering. The Weyerhaeuser family of seperate logging RR's had a number of them, mostly different lettering. There's other examples, usually someone's favorite, but if someone is offereing a yellow no-lettering it would be interesting to know.



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Date: 06/21/24 12:12
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: RapidoJordan

The design is just about done and they should be ready for tooling soon. These will certainly be worth the wait!

SP4360 Wrote:
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> Along with the SP C40-3 cabeeses?
>
> RapidoJordan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > First tooling samples just arrived with Bill
> last
> > week. We'll be showing them soon and also
> > announcing a final order deadline!
> >
> > chessiegp39 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > What happened to the southern pacific half
> > domes?
> > > Did I miss something?
> > >
> > > Posted from Android



Date: 06/21/24 20:37
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: steeplecab

> The June issue of Rapido News is here! Issue 186
. . . . .
> New Announcements:
>     • NEW! HO Scale Canadian Pacific GP9u Rebuilds

Jordan —
Who is the contact for the GP9us?? I notice that the options include an SRY GP9u in Washington Corporation colors. Was SRY 108 originally an MRL unit? I'd really like to see a modern MRL 109 offered. If this is an accurate posibility, it might be a popular option.
steeplecab
Helena
 



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Date: 06/22/24 07:01
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: sarailfan

>
> Jordan —
> Who is the contact for the GP9us?? I notice that
> the options include an SRY GP9u in Washington
> Corporation colors. Was SRY 108 originally an MRL
> unit? I'd really like to see a modern MRL 109
> offered. If this is an accurate posibility, it
> might be a popular option.
> steeplecab
> Helena
>  

SRY 108 was originally a CP unit so matches the rebuild details of the rest of the production. Most of SRY's GPs trace their lineage through the MRL, but not the 108 nor 128 offered by Rapido; those are ex-CP.

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 06/28/24 11:57
Re: Rapido News Issue 186
Author: bodkin6071

Hey, just so happens one of the latest slide acquisitions from my latest Ebay haul netted one of the "UP" C36-7's. 

UP #9049 at Dupo, IL March 9, 1991. Mark K. Carron photo




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