Railway Modeling News

Jul 21, 2017

Rapido Trains


New Announcement - HO GMD SW1200RS and N UAC TurboTrain
Category: Product News

Overview

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  • "Rapido Trains Inc. is delighted to announce the latest museum-quality model in its True North HO line of iconic Canadian locomotives. The most requested locomotive in Rapido’s history, the ubiquitous SW1200RS has been a mainstay of freight railroading in Canada since 1955. Equally at home in the yard or on the mainline, the GMDD (General Motors Diesel Division) SW1200RS operated from coast to coast, and many are still in service today for short lines in Canada and the United States. Canadian National and Canadian Pacific each rostered large fleets of the SW1200RS. While internally identical, the locomotives had numerous spotting differences, such as the exhaust stacks, cab number boards, battery boxes, fuel tanks, classification (marker) lights and stanchions. Rapido has tooled all of the major spotting differences between the two versions, as well as numerous variations between eras. No expense has been spared to bring you as accurate a model as we can, whether you model CN or CP. The SW1200RS will be available in six different CP paint schemes and four CN paint schemes. Both CP and CN versions will be available as undecorated models. Unnumbered and undecorated models will include various different exhaust stack types and handrail styles. The undecorated CN model is supplied with three different cabs."
  • "The United Aircraft TurboTrain is an important part of our railway heritage. The Turbo was a high-speed passenger train that operated in Canada and the United States from the 1960s to the 1980s. To this day, it is the fastest production train in North American history. It achieved the American speed record of 170.8 MPH in 1967 and the Canadian speed record of 140.6 MPH in 1976, both of which still stand today. The TurboTrain was designed and marketed as a gas turbine-powered, high-speed intercity train. Each train was powered by four or five Pratt & Whitney ST-6 gas turbine engines, with an additional gas turbine providing auxiliary power. The Turbo featured a unique pendular suspension over articulated single-axle trucks, which allowed the train to tilt in curves. That feature, combined with the short Intermediate Car length, meant that the Turbo could travel much faster than regular trains on conventional track. It was a high-speed train without the need to invest in high-speed train infrastructure.The American TurboTrain operated first for Penn Central and then toured the United States in 1971 to introduce the nation to Amtrak. The Amtrak Turbo operated mainly between New York and Boston until 1976. In Canada, the Turbo operated first for CN and later for VIA Rail Canada. Operating between Montreal and Toronto (and, for a time, Ottawa), the Turbo became one of the most reliable trains in the country. Sadly, the Turbo era came to an end in 1982. Each and every Turbo was scrapped. The Rapido Trains Inc. N scale TurboTrain is your chance to recreate this important piece of our railroad history on your own model railway". Note that reservations placed by September 15, 2017, qualify for an early-bird discount of 5%.

GMD SW1200RS, Canadian Pacific, Maroon/Grey, Block Lettering

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8117, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8129, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8136, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8138, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8142, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8154, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP no #, maroon/grey, block let'g

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8117, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8129, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8136, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8138, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8142, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8154, maroon/grey, block let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP no #, maroon/grey, block let'g


GMD SW1200RS, Canadian Pacific, Maroon/Grey, Script Lettering

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8111, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8131, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8139, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8156, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8166, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8171, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP no #, maroon/grey, script let'g

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8111, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8131, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8139, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8156, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8166, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8171, maroon/grey, script let'g

GMD SW1200RS, CP no #, maroon/grey, script let'g


GMD SW1200RS, Canadian Pacific, Action Red, 5" stripes, Cab Multimark

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8129, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8132, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8135, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8149, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8162, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8169, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP no #, Action red, 5" stripe, cab Multimark

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8129, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8132, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8135, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8149, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8162, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8169, Action red, 5" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP no #, Action red, 5" stripe, cab Multimark


GMD SW1200RS, Canadian Pacific, Action Red, 8" stripes, Cab Multimark

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8158, Action red, 8" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8165, Action red, 8" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8167, Action red, 8" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP no #, Action red, 8" stripes, cab Multimark

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8158, Action red, 8" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8165, Action red, 8" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8167, Action red, 8" stripes, cab Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP no #, Action red, 8" stripes, cab Multimark


GMD SW1200RS, Canadian Pacific, Action Red, 8" stripes, Hood Multimark

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8115, Action red, 8" stripes, hood Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8146, Action red, 8" stripes, hood Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8155, Action red, 8" stripes, hood Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP no #, Action red, 8" stripes, hood Multimark

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8115, Action red, 8" stripes, hood Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8146, Action red, 8" stripes, hood Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8155, Action red, 8" stripes, hood Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP no #, Action red, 8" stripes, hood Multimark


GMD SW1200RS, Canadian Pacific, Action Red, 8" stripes, No Multimark

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8105, Action red, 8" stripes, no Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8122, Action red, 8" stripes, no Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8147, Action red, 8" stripes, no Multimark

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GMD SW1200RS, CP #8105, Action red, 8" stripes, no Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8122, Action red, 8" stripes, no Multimark

GMD SW1200RS, CP #8147, Action red, 8" stripes, no Multimark


GMD SW1200RS, Canadian Pacific, Undecorated

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GMD SW1200RS, CP, undecorated (w/ditch light castings)

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GMD SW1200RS, CP, undecorated (w/ditch light castings)


GMD SW1200RS, Canadian National, Green/Yellow

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GMD SW1200RS, CN #1329, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1340, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1344, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1353, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1362, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1367, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN no #, green/yellow

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GMD SW1200RS, CN #1329, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1340, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1344, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1353, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1362, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1367, green/yellow

GMD SW1200RS, CN no #, green/yellow


GMD SW1200RS, Canadian National, Noodle, Black Cab

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GMD SW1200RS, CN #1330, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1331, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1335, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1346, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1355, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1366, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN no #, noodle, black cab

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GMD SW1200RS, CN #1330, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1331, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1335, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1346, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1355, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1366, noodle, black cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN no #, noodle, black cab


GMD SW1200RS, Canadian National, Noodle, Red-Orange Cab

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GMD SW1200RS, CN #1323, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1325, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1341, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1359, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1368, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1375, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN no #, noodle, red-orange cab

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GMD SW1200RS, CN #1323, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1325, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1341, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1359, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1368, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN #1375, noodle, red-orange cab

GMD SW1200RS, CN no #, noodle, red-orange cab


GMD SW1200RS, CN North America, Small Noodle

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GMD SW1200RS, CN North America #1350, small noodle

GMD SW1200RS, CN North America #1363, small noodle

GMD SW1200RS, CN North America #1371, small noodle

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GMD SW1200RS, CN North America #1350, small noodle

GMD SW1200RS, CN North America #1363, small noodle

GMD SW1200RS, CN North America #1371, small noodle


GMD SW1200RS, Canadian National, Undecorated

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GMD SW1200RS, CN, undecorated

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GMD SW1200RS, CN, undecorated


UAC "TurboTrain"

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UAC "TurboTrain", CN 5-car train set

UAC "TurboTrain", VIA 5-car train set

UAC "TurboTrain", CN 4-car add-on set

UAC "TurboTrain", VIA 4-car add-on set

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UAC "TurboTrain", CN 5-car train set

UAC "TurboTrain", VIA 5-car train set


Ordering

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You may order by 'phone, email or online. As usual, if requested, there will be 3% discount for e-transfer, cheque, money order or cash.


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