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If you follow us on Facebook you will have heard that our own Mike McGrattan lost his battle with cancer in May. This have been very difficult time for the Rapido team and of course for Mike's family. He leaves his wife, Margaret, and his son, Sam, age 12.
Mike has been a vital member of our company since 2013. Rapido is not just a faceless organisation; we're a family. And we've lost one of our family.
To commemorate Mike's contribution to our great hobby and to help his family out, we are now taking reservations for a Mike McGrattan Memorial Gondola, decorated in the CP-inspired paint scheme of the Puddington Valley Lines. Jeff Arnold at Prairie Shadows has generously donated the use of his 52'6" Canadian gondola tooling.
The gon is based on CP and CN prototypes and features:
• Fully detailed sides and interior
• Full underbody detail
• Die-cast frame for optimum weight
• Body mounted Micro-Trains couplers
• Correct ride height
• Accurate paint and lettering
100% of the money raised from sale of the gondola will be put into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for Mike's son, Sam. When he starts college, those funds plus interest will be given to him to help fund his education.