Rapido Trains is a step closer to bring the iconic Montreal Locomotive Works RS-18u locomotive in HO/1:87 to your layout with a couple of shots of the pre-production model

"Our first HO scale RS-18u  pre-production model has arrived! Please keep in mind this is an early sample and is subject to refinements for production.

For more information and a complete list of road names and numbers in this release, please visit our website": https://rapidotrains.com/products/ho-scale/diesel-locomotives/ho-scale-cp-rs-18u-locomotives?fbclid=IwAR0LouKH5S0UIyQWnC1GD1xN65ImkVvaLlbBdR2ucA4KLBMnJFgXW0jDJ38

The Rapido Trains RS–18u locomotive features include:

  • Accurately designed using our 3D scan of a real RS–18 and measurements from an active RS–18u
  • Completely redesigned chassis and shell for easier access and disassembly
  • Operating headlights, rear lights, factory–installed ditch lights and illuminated cab control stand
  • Fully–operating tri–colour class lights on both front and rear
  • Rapido’s innovative dead straight metal side handrails with plastic stanchions, installed at the factory
  • Unparalleled underframe detail including traction motor cables and other piping, re–railer and a ridiculous number of separately–applied parts
  • Roadnumber–specific details including correct battery box louvers
  • Highly detailed cab interior with detailed control stand, operators seats and back wall panels
  • All-new, improved drive system for 100% reliable running in DC and DCC
  • DC(Silent) (21–pin DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound (ESU LokSound) options
  • Accurate sounds recorded from a real Alco 251B prime mover

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