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Sep 25, 2018

Rapido Trains


New Announcement - HO MLW RS-18 & Tempo Train; N GE Dash 8-40CM
Category: Product News

Overview

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  • "Rapido Trains Inc. is proud to reveal its latest all-Canadian model in HO scale, the highly successful MLW RS-18 locomotive, Canada’s answer to the classic Alco RS-11 general-purpose road-switcher. The RS-18 was the successor to the 1,600hp 244-powered RS-10 which proved to be somewhat unreliable. There were no such issues with the 1,800hp RS-18, with its 12-cylinder model 251B diesel engine, and it is widely considered to be MLWs most successful product from both an operational and a mechanical point of view. Based on the Alco RS-11, the Canadian-specific RS-18 (which MLW designated DL-718) was alike in most aspects externally and internally except for the notchless hood ends. Montreal Locomotive Works constructed 351 RS-18s between December 1956 and June 1968 for eight railways including Canadian National (225), Canadian Pacific (72), Pacific Great Eastern (29), and 25 for smaller railways. The RS-18 was available in both “standard” and “lightweight” versions, which usually, but not always, rode on standard 9’-4” wheelbase AAR type B trucks or special lightweight trucks respectively. CN acquired examples of both (131 standard versus 94 lightweight units)."
  • "Rapido Trains Inc. is very excited to announce its latest museum quality complete passenger train, the Tempo, in HO scale. Originally introduced by CN in 1968, majority of these cars still run today and are once again under the ownership of CN after operating for different carriers. June 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Tempo, a unique CN passenger train that operated between Toronto, Windsor, Sarnia and Chicago. For those of us of a certain age, the Tempo was as much a part of the Toronto railroad scene as the CN Tower and Union Station. It’s our railroad history, and we haven’t forgotten it.The Tempo was transferred to VIA Rail Canada in 1978 and in 1983, the Tempo coaches were converted from 575V to 480V so they could be hauled by VIA LRC and Amtrak F40 locomotives, usually on the International between Toronto and Chicago. In 1987 most of the passenger cars were sold to the Rio Grande Ski Train. In 2009 the Tempo was sold back to CN for use on the Algoma Central and the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. The Tempo is still in service today, 50 years later."
  • "Rapido Trains Inc. is very pleased to announce it’s fourth powered model in North American N scale, the iconic General Electric Dash 8-40CM, popularly known by the nickname “Draper Taper” after the cut-out behind the cab. The announcement of the “Prime Movers by Rapido” Dash 8 in HO in 2015 saw many N scalers contact us pleading for us to make this locomotive in the smaller scale. We’re happy to oblige, and as an added bonus we’re making it our most highly detailed N powered model yet! Powered by a V16 FDL 4000-horsepower prime mover, the main features of this distinctive design are the four-window North American cab, the cowl-style body and the famous ‘Draper Taper’ cutout behind the cabs....The Dash 8-40CM (also known as the C40-8M) was introduced in 1990 with an order of 30 units for Canadian National (2400-2429), classified EF-640a. This was followed by a further 25 units (2430-2454) in 1992, classified EF-640b. BC Rail received 22 units (4601-4622) in 1990, followed by four more (4623-26) in 1993. These were transferred to CN following the de facto purchase of BCR in 2004. The final units were for QNSL, which acquired three locomotives (401-403) in March 1994. Amazingly, all 81 CN and BC Rail Dash 8s are still in service. Most are still in their original paint schemes but several have been repainted into the newer CN.CA livery."

MLW RS-18, Canadian National, Green/Yellow

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Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3100, green/yellow - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3103, green/yellow - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3113, green/yellow - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3124, green/yellow - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3830, green/yellow - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3841, green/yellow - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3887, green/yellow - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3100, green/yellow - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3103, green/yellow - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3113, green/yellow - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3124, green/yellow - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3830, green/yellow - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3841, green/yellow - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3887, green/yellow - DCC/sound


MLW RS-18, Canadian National, Black/Red, Noodle

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Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3105, black/red, noodle - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3108, black/red, noodle - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3112, black/red, noodle - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3120, black/red, noodle - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3837, black/red, noodle - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3844, black/red, noodle - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3105, black/red, noodle - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3108, black/red, noodle - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3112, black/red, noodle - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3120, black/red, noodle - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3837, black/red, noodle - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3844, black/red, noodle - DCC/sound


MLW RS-18, Canadian National, "Tempo" Scheme

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Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3151, "Tempo" scheme - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3153, "Tempo" scheme - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3151, "Tempo" scheme - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3153, "Tempo" scheme - DCC/sound


MLW RS-18, Canadian National, Black/Red, Stripes

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Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3102, black/red, stripes - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3106, black/red, stripes - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3114, black/red, stripes - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3117, black/red, stripes - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3125, black/red, stripes - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3128, black/red, stripes - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3831, black/red, stripes - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3832, black/red, stripes - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3833, black/red, stripes - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3842, black/red, stripes - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3102, black/red, stripes - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3106, black/red, stripes - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3114, black/red, stripes - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3117, black/red, stripes - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3125, black/red, stripes - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3128, black/red, stripes - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3831, black/red, stripes - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3832, black/red, stripes - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3833, black/red, stripes - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CN #3842, black/red, stripes - DCC/sound


MLW RS-18, Canadian Pacific, Maroon/Grey, Block Lettering

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Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8738, maroon/grey, block - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8741, maroon/grey, block - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8776, maroon/grey, block - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8786, maroon/grey, block - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8738, maroon/grey, block - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8741, maroon/grey, block - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8776, maroon/grey, block - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8786, maroon/grey, block - DCC/sound


MLW RS-18, Canadian Pacific, Maroon/Grey, Script Lettering

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Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8761, maroon/grey, script - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8764, maroon/grey, script - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8790, maroon/grey, script - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8800, maroon/grey, script - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8761, maroon/grey, script - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8764, maroon/grey, script - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8790, maroon/grey, script - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8800, maroon/grey, script - DCC/sound


MLW RS-18, Canadian Pacific, Action Red, 5" Stripe

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Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8739, Action red, 5" stripe - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8740, Action red, 5" stripe - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8775, Action red, 5" stripe - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8779, Action red, 5" stripe - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8739, Action red, 5" stripe - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8740, Action red, 5" stripe - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8775, Action red, 5" stripe - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8779, Action red, 5" stripe - DCC/sound


MLW RS-18, Canadian Pacific, Action Red, 8" Stripe

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Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8743, Action red, 8" stripe - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8745, Action red, 8" stripe - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8750, Action red, 8" stripe - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8766, Action red, 8" stripe - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8772, Action red, 8" stripe - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8785, Action red, 8" stripe - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8743, Action red, 8" stripe - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8745, Action red, 8" stripe - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8750, Action red, 8" stripe - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8766, Action red, 8" stripe - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8772, Action red, 8" stripe - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, CP #8785, Action red, 8" stripe - DCC/sound


MLW RS-18, Undecorated

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Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, undecorated (CN version) - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, undecorated (CP version) - DC

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, undecorated (CN version) - DCC/sound

Locomotive, diesel, MLW RS-18, undecorated (CP version) - DCC/sound


"Tempo" Train, RS-18 + 3 Car Train Set

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"Tempo" train, CN, RS18 #3150 and 3-car train set - DC

"Tempo" train, CN, RS18 #3155 and 3-car train set - DC

"Tempo" train, CN, RS18 #3150 and 3-car train set - DCC/sound

"Tempo" train, CN, RS18 #3155 and 3-car train set - DCC/sound

"Tempo" train, VIA, RS18 #3152 and 3-car train set - DC

"Tempo" train, VIA, RS18 #3154 and 3-car train set - DC

"Tempo" train, VIA, RS18 #3152 and 3-car train set - DCC/sound

"Tempo" train, VIA, RS18 #3154 and 3-car train set - DCC/sound


"Tempo" Coach, Canadian National

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Tempo coach, CN #361

Tempo coach, CN #363

Tempo coach, CN #365


"Tempo" Coach, VIA Rail

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Tempo coach, VIA #367

Tempo coach, VIA #368

Tempo coach, VIA #370

Tempo coach, VIA #372


"Tempo" Cars, Algoma Central Agawa Canyon Train

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Tempo club car, AC #5711 "Trout Lake", Agawa Canyon Train

Tempo cafe car, AC #5703 "Chippewa River", Agawa Canyon Train

Tempo coach, AC #5701 "Montreal River", Agawa Canyon Train

Tempo coach, AC #5702 "Lake Superior", Agawa Canyon Train

Tempo coach, AC #5705 "Spruce Lake", Agawa Canyon Train


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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