A typical Rapido customer poses in a Rapido Ambassador T-shirt.

American Ambassadors of Rapido

Introducing AAR:

American Ambassadors of Rapido


If you’re reading this then you know all about us and our products. But despite our best efforts we’re having trouble getting our message out to our fellow modellers (modelers – sorry, force of habit) in the States.

Last year Bill and I met train store owners from just outside Boston who had never heard of us, despite the heavy New Haven emphasis in our US product line. And they even told us New Haven was their biggest seller! People still come up to us at train shows and have no idea what we’re about or what we’ve produced in the past.

A typical Rapido customer poses in a Rapido Ambassador T-shirt.

A typical Rapido customer poses in a Rapido Ambassador T-shirt.

To help get the word out, we’re looking for model railroaders who live in the United States to volunteer to be American Ambassadors of Rapido. To be an Ambassador is easy: just talk about Rapido to your fellow model railroaders. Let them know about our existing and upcoming products. Hopefully positively.
AAR Tshirt

If you sign up to be an Ambassador, we will send you a free American Ambassadors of Rapido T-shirt when we get the next batch produced. (No, the woman in the photo is not included with your T-shirt. Behave.)

Whenever you act as an Ambassador, either at a show, a club, a train store or other venue, send us a photo and a brief description of the event. Every month we will give away $250 in Rapido products to one of our active Ambassadors. If only one of you actually wears the T-shirt and spreads the Rapido gospel, that’s a lot of free stuff for one guy…

To sign up is easy: just send us an email. We’ll need your name, address, phone number, and T-shirt size. Please help us spread the news that yes, Rapido does indeed make American models. The American Ambassadors of Rapido program is ONLY open to residents of the United States. We can only send t-shirts to US addresses.

You can download a brochure by clicking here or on the image below:



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