Rapido Lightweight Coach Review

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This is my little review of the Rapido Trains Inc.
Lightweight Coach (CN) in HO.

I realised too late, after I saved the pictures, that the ambiant lighting left
much to be desired. The pictures are too dark, and some pictures are out
of focus too. I apologised for all this, but since I don't have much time
(Christmas Shopping :eek: ) I cannot remedy this right-away.

The Rapido Trains Lightweigth Coach was in the Jan 2007 Product
Review of MR
so I will not go into much detail here, except to say
it is a fantastic piece of kit. I am very please with it and plan to add
more soon. It is second to none, and I have retired all my other
passenger cars. (scrapped, sold, give-away and kept some for
"future project")

The Car in its box

A 12 pages information booklet is included with the car, very nice touch!

Good information about the history of the car, how to maintain it
curve radii, how to change the couplers, how to install the batteries etc..




Included is the batteries (for interior lighting) the magnetic wand, long shank couplers, end gates (mine were already installed), marker lamps, and seatm line connectors

The Car out of the box, ready-to-roll...in all its glory.
And it looks darn nice too :D !

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The only "beef" I have is the grabs are unpainted.

end detail, notice the window (flush mounted and shades)

Roof detail

End gate in place. Note the door and small written
notice which is perfectly ligible



Trucks and underbody detail


You can clearly make out the fan and belt in this view


Inside view. Note the appropriate interior and seat colors


Last, the roof -inside detail - with battery holder, LED and weight
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Put down my Brass!!!
These are very awesome coaches. We have sold a couple of these at my work, and Im telling you (If you cant see it in MLW's Photos), these coaches (in my opinion) Are better then the Walthers GN Coachs that have come out, not to mention just a few bucks more. Im liking what Im seeing from Rapido. Very Great looking car there MLW!

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