Rapido Trains Inc

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  • Sale Rapido 28557 | EMD E8A - Milwaukee Road - 1955 UP Scheme #34A + 34B (DC/DCC/Sound) | HO Scale

    Rapido Trains Inc Rapido 28557 | EMD E8A - Milwaukee Road - 1955 UP Scheme #34A + 34B (DC/DCC/Sound) | HO Scale

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    EMD’s E-8 (and successor, E-9) were the quintessential North American passenger locomotive of the 1950s through the 1970s. 450 E8A and 46 E8B units were produced, with an additional 100 E9A and 44 E9B locos following. The first E8s were delivered in 1949, with the last E9 being produced in 1964. These units pulled passenger trains from coast to coast, and later became the backbone of Amtrak’s fleet in its early days. Many more were later used in commuter service before being retired. Today several units live on in museums and tourist railroads throughout North America. What makes Rapido’s E8 and E9 models different than every E8 or E9 that has come before? Simple – we’re doing it right. Every E8 model out there is a “best guess” as to the nose, roof and windshield contours of the real thing. At Rapido’s we don’t believe in making guesses. That’s why we commissioned a 3D laser scan of Union Pacific E8 #942 at the Southern California Railway Museum. A 3D scan ensures that we get those impossible-to-guess contours bang-on accurate. Our engineers trace the scan and shrink it down to HO scale. Rapido’s E8 model features: 3D laser-scanned body shell Accurate nose and roof contours Seven different noses Three different back ends Two different sides – with and without lifting lug covers Three different steam generator options 36” fan, 48” fan or non-dynamic brake options Single- or dual-headlight configurations Freight or passenger pilots Three styles of side grills Original porthole sides or rebuilt with blanked sides (including unique variations) Skirted or non-skirted fuel tanks Original square and sloped or Hyatt roller bearing journal boxes Heavy die-cast chassis Smooth running drive system with all wheels powered Complete lighting effects – headlights, class lights, backup lights, ground lights, cab lights and more Numerous road-specific detail parts in both plastic and etched metal Below is a list of just SOME of the road-specific detail parts that we are producing: Four different sand filler hatch styles PRR Train Phone antenna Southern rooftop air tanks Southern large-capacity water tanks UP snow shields Cab-side walkways (2 styles) Pilot MU hoses ATS shoes PRR Nose lifting lugs Three different radio antenna Six different headlight/warning light inserts Various bug screens, mirrors, and wind deflectors Numerous grab iron configurations Several horn styles (in brass) And probably more that we’ve forgotten! Each E8A & E8B locomotive will have road specific details applied. Details are listed with each product. You can see a visual representation of the details by clicking the button below. More Information Item # 28557 Scale HO Locomotive Type Diesel Engine Style E8 Engine Electronics DC, DCC and Sound Road Name Milwaukee Road

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  • Sale Rapido Trains Inc 102020 | Turbo-Train Diaphragms Short 1 Pair | HO Scale

    Rapido Trains Inc Rapido Trains Inc 102020 | Turbo-Train Diaphragms Short 1 Pair | HO Scale

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    Short Diaphragms (for display)

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  • Rapido 203509 | UAC TurboTrain (DC/DCC/SOUND) Amtrak (3 Car Set) | HO Scale Rapido 203509 | UAC TurboTrain (DC/DCC/SOUND) Amtrak (3 Car Set) | HO Scale

    Rapido Trains Inc Rapido 203509 | UAC TurboTrain (DC/DCC/SOUND) Amtrak (3 Car Set) | HO Scale

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    $0.00 Pre-Order | Expected Delivery: Mid 2023! On December 20, 1967 the United Aircraft TurboTrain rocketed to an amazing 170.8 MPH on the Pennsylvania Railroad in New Jersey. To this date, this is still the fastest speed ever achieved by a production train in the United States or Canada. This set of a power car, coach and another power car toured the United States in 1971, to help introduce Amtrak. It made stops throughout the US to much fanfare.  In 2022, Rapido Trains Inc. is delighted to announce Turbo 2.0. Finally, TurboTrain fans around the world can enjoy a model of their favorite train that runs and sounds as well as it looks. This TurboTrain represents the one Amtrak took on a national tour in 1971, to shwo off the new high-speed technology. The Turbo 2.0 features: HO Scale Designed from original United Aircraft blueprints New, smooth-running drive system with excellent slow-speed performance Completely redesigned Single Axle Trucks with free rolling, needlepoint axles Every wheel on the train picks up power for rock-solid reliability Accurate colors on Amtrak models approved by Amtrak Three different Power Dome Cars and six different Intermediate Cars for total accuracy Bright, golden-white LED headlights and redesigned, roof-mounted SMD interior lighting system ESU LokSound V5 decoders and high-quality speakers in each Power Dome Car The only accurate TurboTrain sounds recorded from the last surviving prototypes in 1982 Will easily negotiate curves down to 18” radius Works on DC or DCC Turbo 2.0 is not compatible with the 2008 model.

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