Rocket Express models


Don <riverman_vt@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "gary laakso" <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

My apologies, I did type the wrong reporting marks! My only excuse is decal fumes from decaling 3 Sunshine NP single sheathed boxcars and starting to decal two Rock Island Rocket Express single sheathed boxcars today.

Holy smoke, Gary, were these the two Rocket Express models you began in February 2007 or are you doing some more? On a more serious note, has any one tried to contact Rocket Express of late? On two occasions since seeing their Rock Island box cars a couple of months ago I have emailed the company seeking ordering information on these models. To date there has been no response. Has anyone else had better luck recently? Additionally, does anyone have any comments on the quality and value of the models?

Should anyone be interested I still have a few of the Wright Trak
SAL V-9 and V-10 ventilated box cars available. Anyone interested can contact me off list. Having built one without wishing to go to Bill Welch's extremes with it the results do not seem to vary to any large degree. Will try to post a few photos of it and the next one in progress as time allows. In all respects I find these to be nice kits of a prototype that is both distinctive and interesting.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Nov 19, 2013, at 5:32 AM, Don <riverman_vt@...> wrote:

[snip]. On two occasions since seeing their Rock Island box cars a couple of months ago I have emailed the company seeking ordering information on these models. To date there has been no response. Has anyone else had better luck recently?


Don, Rocket Express was one of the vendors at  Naperville/Lisle this year.  I have couple of their kits and they appear to be of a quality and accuracy at least equivalent to Sunshine kits.


Richard Hendrickson



Charlie Duckworth
 

I've ordered four kits from Rocket Express (two boxcars and two cabooses) on four separate orders and received all of them within 6 months. Ron just takes a while to respond and to fill orders.  

Charlie Duckworth  


 

Not unlike a lot of resin manufacturers.

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

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I've ordered four kits from Rocket Express (two boxcars and two cabooses) on
four separate orders and received all of them within 6 months. Ron just
takes a while to respond and to fill orders.

Charlie Duckworth


Monk Alan <Alan.Monk@...>
 

I built the end-door 40’ auto car (RI-1) a few years back.

 

From memory, my car arrived within about 2 months (including a flight across the Pond). I found Ron easy to deal with, prompt responses to emails and happy to sort international shipping for me.

 

Castings were crisp and accurate and went together well. It’s a flat kit, I think the only bit I was unsure of was the precise end door/sides alignment being unclear in the instructions, but quickly resolved by a look at the completed model on the RE website.

 

Decals were good, with decent photos/diagrams to show placement.

 

I’d put the kit on a par with the Sunshine flat kits I’ve built.

 

Regards,
Alan Monk

Reading, UK

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rdgbuff56
 

What is the website for Rocket Express models?
 
Thanks!
Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.

From: Monk Alan
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Rocket Express models

 
I built the end-door 40’ auto car (RI-1) a few years back.
 
From memory, my car arrived within about 2 months (including a flight across the Pond). I found Ron easy to deal with, prompt responses to emails and happy to sort international shipping for me.
 
Castings were crisp and accurate and went together well. It’s a flat kit, I think the only bit I was unsure of was the precise end door/sides alignment being unclear in the instructions, but quickly resolved by a look at the completed model on the RE website.
 
Decals were good, with decent photos/diagrams to show placement.
 
I’d put the kit on a par with the Sunshine flat kits I’ve built.
 
Regards,
Alan Monk
Reading, UK
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Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

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What is the website for Rocket Express models?

 

Thanks!

Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.

 

From: Monk Alan <Alan.Monk@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:28 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Rocket Express models

 

 

I built the end-door 40’ auto car (RI-1) a few years back.

 

From memory, my car arrived within about 2 months (including a flight across the Pond). I found Ron easy to deal with, prompt responses to emails and happy to sort international shipping for me.

 

Castings were crisp and accurate and went together well. It’s a flat kit, I think the only bit I was unsure of was the precise end door/sides alignment being unclear in the instructions, but quickly resolved by a look at the completed model on the RE website.

 

Decals were good, with decent photos/diagrams to show placement.

 

I’d put the kit on a par with the Sunshine flat kits I’ve built.

 

Regards,
Alan Monk

Reading, UK

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