Re: Rapido reefer

Bill Schneider

Yes... and no. Not likely.

The biggest group with Duryea’s was the Oscar Mayer cars. We chose car numbers that did NOT have Duryea’s. Of everybody buys a bunch of reefers I might talk Jason into offering one at some point down the road, or maybe Ted will do a conversion kit....

Bill Schneider

From: Garth G. Groff
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Rapido reefer


In your decisions about paint schemes, are you taking into account that
some of these cars had Duryea underframes? Any chance you will do the
Duryea variant?

Kind regards,

Garth Groff

On 1/19/2011 12:50 PM, Bill Schneider wrote:
With Mike’s indulgence...

We have received many questions about what schemes we are going to be producing on the new GARX wood reefer first shown at Cocoa Beach.

Last night we updated our web site with a listing of the initial offerings, and this information has now also gone out to dealers and distributors. For those interested the information on the cars can be found at and on the paint schemes at Please remember that as discussed before the photos are of the first test samples from tooling which is being revised even as we speak.

Also, we have listed road numbers for each offering. Most, but not all, of these are based on photos. If you have any knowledge that any of these numbers or information is incorrect for the scheme listed please contact me OFF LIST. Its not to late to change!

Also, a caveat before anybody else points it out... While all other schemes are correct for the version of the car as modeled, we are aware that the Swift car is in fact a 1936 built car which should have the earlier underframe arrangement with straight side sills and a vertical brake staff. Hmmm... maybe a Shake-and-Take clinic possibility for next year.....?!

Bill Schneider
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