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  1. Our plan is to wind down the UK web site and just have one Rapido site. We're slowly working on that. -Jason
  2. We're trying very hard to have them finished before Chinese New Year in January. -Jason
  3. We need more photos in this thread!!! In addition to getting these from Rails, the Wythall Transport Museum will be selling the buses at our booth at Warley. So if you are coming to the show, your purchases will support the museum. Look for the real Brummie New Look in the exhibition hall. We are very appreciative of Rails for stepping in to distribute the buses. Hopefully they sell out quickly and we can do another run. More information in the newsletter: https://conta.cc/36iXsEJhttps://conta.cc/36iXsEJ Best regards, Jason
  4. Thanks! The stuff they are doing now doesn't photograph well as it mostly takes place at outside vendors. I will ask the factory to send photos once they have something to show. -Jason
  5. Hi all, The latest Rapido News - the first in a really, really long time - has been sent to subscribers. Bill gives an update and confirms that we do indeed still exist! You can read it here: https://conta.cc/36iXsEJ Thanks for reading! -Jason
  6. I've seen them and they are HUGELY helpful. Thank you for sharing these and thank you James for leading me to Tony's bridge. -Jason
  7. Our pleasure! It was fun having the Fleetline in the hall, and it was a convenient place for us to have meetings. The designs are not finished yet, but we will be doing several fronts - early indicators, later indicators, and later indicators with no vents. We also intend to do other buses using the chassis and interior of the Fleetline but with new bodies. It will be a while before these come out. The buses don't actually make us much money - I am doing them because I love them. So we squeeze them in between other production runs. We want to get the Guys out before we properly a
  8. Hi all, Bill, Gareth and I are all in the UK, but we're all in different cities! I think Gareth is in a swamp near Norfolk, Bill is still standing at the station at Bridgnorth wondering why no train has showed up all day, and I am in a very tiny hotel room at Heathrow. I can go from the bed to the desk to the bathroom without touching the carpet. Bill and Gareth (and Terry and some more friends) will be at the Rapido stand all weekend. I will be in the stand occasionally on Sunday, in between various meetings. We've got a really tall stand this year so you should be able to find us.
  9. I've been enjoying reading this topic and sorry I am late to the table with my input. A couple of thoughts. First, to Ben's comment and a couple of other posts which mentioned our Prime Movers line. We actually upset a lot of people with that. While we have brought on some new customers with our HO scale CN/BCR Dash 8 locomotive, in the end it was not worth it. We've basically poisoned the market for anyone - including ourselves - to bring out a super detailed Dash 8. Because we sold so many of them, it would seriously affect the viability of a Rapido-level Dash 8. That means that the
  10. Speaking of burned-out cars, we passed a weird thing around Aston. There was a row of seemingly new houses surrounded by a fence and obviously unoccupied. Within the fence was a burned out caravan. Anyone know what that was about? -Jason
  11. Here are the photos I took in a back garden in Betchworth...
  12. I wouldn't shut up about VIA Rail Canada so they kicked me off the plane...
  13. Air Canada knows how much I love the UK, so they have decided to keep me here. Here's the view out the door just to my left. I am stuck on the tarmac at Heathrow. The one cool thing is that this is what is outside my window, on the right: My wife flies from Toronto to Winnipeg tomorrow at noon. I hope I land before she takes off..... -Jason
  14. When I got off the M25 at junction 9 to get to some place called Betchworth, the roads soon became very narrow and country-lane-ish. So I got a feeling for what it must have been like before. -Jason
  15. I asked a lady about my flight and she said it was "boarding soon." So I headed to the loo. And then I hear "last call for Air Canada flight to Toronto." So I ran like mad and was the last person on the plane. And now we've been delayed so we're still sitting here. Hurry up and wait. The story of a railroader's life. -Jason
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