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Title: Rapido Trains PS Osgood Bradley Series 8600 Passenger Coach

Collection: N Scale Model Trains
Category: Product Reviews
Publication Date:
Last Modification Date: 2018-11-08
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Rapido Trains Pullman Standard Osgood Bradley 8600 Lightweight Passenger Coach


THIS ARTICLE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS....

Rapido Trains introduced this model in November of 2018. It is an excellent example of state-of-the-art N Scale passenger equipment.

Background Information
Rapido Trains is a Canadian manufacturer of North American HO and N Scale model trains. They have been in business since 2003. The company name was derived from the name of a Canadian National high-speed intercity service of the 1960s. There is no relationship with the Arnold Rapido brand from Germany that is currently owned by Hornby.

Prototype


The Box


Operation
These cars use body-mounted imitation Micro-Trains couplers. They work well enough but don't receive the same level of quality control as the originals. The wheels are nice quality blackened metal and low-profile. They roll beautifully! Give them a little push and they just glide along the track. This will help if you like to run long consists. With the amount of detail on these, you should take care in handling them. I give each railcar I review a little push on a flat piece of Kato Unitrack and I expect them to sail along the track with a comforting sound of metal wheels on metal track. You know the sound I mean. Kind of like a snake's hiss. I call this the pinky test and this care passed with flying colors.

The Model


Summary
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