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#1 Oliver Rails

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 13:06

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PRE-ORDER DEADLINE APPROACHING

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HO Modernized F40PH w/ditch lights
Order deadline is 15th September. Orders after this date will have to be confirmed and are not guaranteed. 

 

 

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HO Amtrak “Cabbage” NPCU
 

Order deadline is 15th September. Orders after this date will have to be confirmed and are not guaranteed.

 

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HO GMD SW1200RS

 

Our order deadline is 15th September. We are still to add these to our website. We will be getting a wide selection of these models, however if you are after a specific one please let us know asap via email [email protected]

 

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N Scale UAC TurboTrain
 

Order deadline is creeping up on us. We recommend pre-ordering if you are interested to guarantee yours.

 

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HO Scale Alco/MLW FA-2 & FPA-2
 

This is one of the next releases from Rapido Trains Inc. Although the order deadline has passed, we have a limited selection still available. Click above to secure yours now.

 

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HO ‘Prime Movers’ Dash 8-40CM
 

This is one of the next releases from Rapido Trains Inc. Although the order deadline has passed, we have a limited selection still available. Click above to secure yours now.

 

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HO 3800 cu. ft. Cylindrical Hopper
 

This is one of the next releases from Rapido Trains Inc. Although the order deadline has passed, we have a limited selection still available. Click above to secure yours now.

 


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#2 steam-driven boy

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 13:30

Hi,

Pre-ordered a CN TurboTrain and 4-car add-on from your website on Monday - now the dedicated saving begins...

 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 13:31

No prices and only a 2 week deadline to make the orders?



#4 steam-driven boy

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 13:48

Hi,

The TurboTrain prices in USD have been up on the Rapido Trains website for a while now, so I had a 'ballpark' starting point:

https://rapidotrains.com/n-turbo-us/

I had been just about to order direct anyway when I noticed the RoS banner ad on here.

 

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#5 Gerald Henriksen

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 15:15

No prices and only a 2 week deadline to make the orders?

 

I live in Canada, and my local hobby shop lists the pre-order prices for most products in US$ given that most stuff comes from the US and there is no way to predict the US$ -> C$ exchange in advance.

 

I assume it is a similar issue here, where the US$ -> £ is too unpredictable to make a confirmed price at this point.

 

The US$ amount can be found on Rapido's website for all announcements, however here are the current prices:

 

1) HO Modernized Amtrak F40PH / Amtrak Cabbage - $299.95 (DC/DCC/Sound) - $199.95 (DC/Silent)  [note the cabbage comes with motor]

 

2) HO SW1200RS - $325 (DC/DCC/Sound) - $225 (DC/Silent)

 

3) N TurboTrain - Check website given the various options available:

https://rapidotrains.com/n-turbo-us/

 

4) HO FA-2 / FPA-2 - $325 (DC/DCC/Sound) - $225 (DC)

 

5) HO Dash 8-40CM - $249.95 (DC/DCC/Sound) - $159.95 (DC)

 

6) HO 3800 Hopper - Single car $49.95 - Six-pack $289.95



#6 Gerald Henriksen

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 15:18

Hi,

The TurboTrain prices in USD have been up on the Rapido Trains website for a while now, so I had a 'ballpark' starting point:

https://rapidotrains.com/n-turbo-us/

I had been just about to order direct anyway when I noticed the RoS banner ad on here.

 

Regards, Gerry.

 

In case you, and anyone, else missed it Rails was announced as a Rapido retailer in a previous Rapido newsletter:

 

http://myemail.const...=EB_w9n2ql2c#a8



#7 woodenhead

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 15:21

Maybe a good case for showing the US$ price in the webpage so you can work out an approximation - allowing of course for fluctuation.



#8 Oliver Rails

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 15:22

Hi,

 

With the ever changing exchange rate, the prices will be applied once the stock has arrived to ensure accurate prices.

 

We will always endeavour to give you the best possible price. Should the price ever be a problem there is always the option to cancel.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 16:22

Hi again,

 

3) N TurboTrain - Check website given the various options available:

https://rapidotrains.com/n-turbo-us/

 

 

Yup, exactly the same link as I posted.

 

In case you, and anyone, else missed it Rails was announced as a Rapido retailer in a previous Rapido newsletter:

 

http://myemail.const...=EB_w9n2ql2c#a8

Yup, I avidly follow the newsletters so I was fully aware of the relationship.  Until I saw the banner ad I hadn't seen a specific order page on the RoS website so I was happy to be able to use the link.

 

Hi,

 

With the ever changing exchange rate, the prices will be applied once the stock has arrived to ensure accurate prices.

 

We will always endeavour to give you the best possible price. Should the price ever be a problem there is always the option to cancel.

Which is why I used the term 'ballpark', I've been ordering from various countries for a number of years - including a couple of the GMD-1s directly from RT. I specifically wanted to avoid giving the impression the Rapido Trains USD pricing was an absolute, but rather a starting point.

 

Regards, Gerry.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:36

Hi,

On a lighter note I noticed an image during the recent BBC documentary on the Voyager space probes, still available where the iPlayer can be used:

https://www.bbc.co.u...stellar-journey

at time index 57.00, a 3-car TurboTrain!, one of the images on the golden record carried.

This guise, as I can't find the actual image to link to:

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A quick Google revealed:

https://voyager.jpl....-golden-record/

Train, Gordon Gahan

 

Regards, Gerry.


Edited by steam-driven boy, 09 December 2017 - 12:12 .


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:08

Hi,

Noticed the new batch of GMD-1s have been added to the RoS website, pre-order duly placed for a green livery. I'd been misguidedly prudent with the first batch and only ordered these two beauties:

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Delighted with the opportunity to correct such shortsightedness.

 

Regards, Gerry.



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 08:00

Hi,

Excited!  From Rapido Newsletter #104:

 

 

The N scale TurboTrains leave the factory TONIGHT. They will be here around November 1st. We have a tiny handful of Turbos available. Please contact us if you've just realized you want one.

Allowing for RoS getting their pre-orders the Chrimbo self-prezzies should be sorted then  :locomotive:

 

Regards, Gerry.



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Posted 15 November 2018 - 23:42

Hi,

email notification from RoS Wednesday, arrived Thursday lunchtime:

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Hopefully I should put it together and run in over this weekend, although I'll be saving myself as much as I can for the Warley show...

Enjoying the product guide and suitably touched by the dedication to the memory of Mike McGrattan.

 

Regards, Gerry.