Rapido Trains has provided a peek at their retooled HO/1:87 ALCO RS-11 loco.

Here's a first look at our retooled HO scale RS-11 featuring a totally re engineered design for ease of disassembly and new prototype specific details! In this shot we see the Central Vermont and DW&P RS-11 with short nose mounted dynamic brakes, lightweight trucks and many other unique details.

On the first run of RS-11 or RS-18 locomotives the factory came up with a…. unique… way of attaching the body shell. For this new run we have completely redesigned the way that the RS-11 and RS-18 locos are put together. Now, instead of twenty screws, fourteen clips and three volumes of expletives the body is held in place by just three screws at each end.That’s it!

For this, our second run of HO RS-11's, we’ve tooled new hoods, roofs and details for Central Vermont, Delaware and Hudson, Duluth,Winnipeg and Pacific, Maine Central (and Portland Terminal) New York Central,Nickel Plate, Northern Pacific (and BN) and Seaboard Air Line. Yes, each one is different! We have loads of road-specific details like the bell on the BN units, correct car body vent placements, the dynamic brake vents on the side of the CV short hood and even the Nickel Plate’s extra headlight and side sillpoling pockets.

Our Second Run RS-11 Models feature:

  • Correct hood and roof profiles 3D scanned from the prototype
  • Operating number boards, headlights, class lights and cab control stand lighting
  • Working inspection lights in the inspection light castings
  • Straight metal side handrails with plastic stanchions
  • Huge amount of newly-tooled road name-specific details
  • Full under body piping, conduits and steam lines, where appropriate
  • Correct road name-specific corner steps
  • Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory
  • Heavy, die-cast chassis and full, multi-color interior
  • New, rock-solid 5-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels and Rapido's renowned silky-smooth drive
  • DC/Silent (21-pin DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound (ESULokSound) available
  • Accurate sounds recorded from a real Alco 251B prime mover

Go over to https://rapidotrains.com/to see the full range of livery and pre-order details

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