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Rapido intending to enter UK RTR market

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Perhaps not totally unexpected, given the number of commissions they have executed and underway. There's to be a Rapido UK office and so direct presence in the UK. This information
came out on a recent US podcast, with little further detail, other than having a UK diesel model in development and expected to be announced early 2019.

What got my attention though was the statement that having completed some UK commissions, they now felt it was time to get some credit under their own brand name. Now that
was interesting, because in all the commissions I was aware of Rapido got easily equal billing with the commissioning parties (NRM, RoS, MR). Sooooo... There have been three fairly
recent diesel releases of 'better than anything equivalent previously seen in RTR OO' standard. Could it be that one or more of these were actually commissioned from Rapido?

Whatever the case, on the basis of now owning an example of Rapido's work in the form of the Stirling single, I feel this is all very good news.
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QUOTE (Adrian Swain @ 7 Oct 2018, 09:19) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Magazine reviews are falling over themselves to award top marks, it would seem, without making any attempt to check the facts that are
available on the internet and on the LNER Encyclopedia Forum. It is a very pretty model but then so is Hornby's Thomas the tank engine !!
Hello Adrian,
Of course, the magazines are falling over themselves to give anything by such a commissioner, a 'stunning' review! When the commissioner in question has such a hold over their advertising revenue, what can you expect?

However, if Rapido themselves produce a new diesel entirely in-house, I would be quite confident that Jason, Bill, Gareth and company would go to great lengths to ensure it is correct. Fingers tightly crossed for a new 'Peak'.
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