Just wondering...

Run8Racing Sep 14, 2018

  1. Run8Racing

    Run8Racing TrainBoard Member

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    Anyone have any updates on the following ???

    Rapido Turbo Train
    Lowell Smith AFT Tool Car
    Bluford Shops Bay Windows

    Doing alot of drooling hear, but haven't heard anything on release dates yet.
     
  2. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    The Lowell Smith AFT car is due 4th Qtr of 2018.
    According to information from his website.
    Have one on order to complete my train.
    An exact date is not listed at this time.
     
  3. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Bluford shows that the bay window cabooses are "postponed pending set up at our new factory". They got caught up in the Chinese factory closure I'll bet. I'm looking forward to these cabooses as well.
     
  4. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here is the direct quote from the latest Rapido newsletter (which I think came out sometime in August).

    "The N scale Turbotrain is in production now at the LRC factory and we expect the entire shipment to leave the factory in early September."

    I would venture a guess that would mean mid to late October availability?
     
  5. Rich_S

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    Bluford Shops have some test shots of the new caboose on their web site.

    Per their web page "projected delivery dates are now “To Be Determined.”"

    http://www.bluford-shops.com/index.html

    I have two the P&LE bay window cabooses on pre-order. Not sure if we'll still see them first quarter next year, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
     
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  6. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    Rapido estimates suggest that the Turbotrain models should reach dealers around mid-November.

     
  7. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Missed my guess by just a few weeks. :D
     
  8. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

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    My wallet just started crying when I saw those pictures.
     
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  9. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author TrainBoard Member

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    Rapido Trains is quite good with their updates... they are still projecting "Fall 2018" for the Turbo release.

    They are a major sponsor of the Greater Toronto Train Show which comes up this weekend. It's entirely possible that there would be early copies of the finished TurboTrain product. I'm hoping to be there but won't be able to do photos live since I get like .01G cell service up there.
     

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