Monday, February 05, 2018 - 07:40 AM UTC
Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to introduce the first mass-produced HO model of the classic EP-5 electric locomotive in the livery of New Haven Railroad.
The New Haven’s EP-5s are one of the most famous electric locomotives in North America. Built by General Electric, the ten-strong class was delivered in 1955 dressed in the colorful McGinnis red, white and black paint scheme with large “NH” logos on the sides and noses.
Six paint schemes
The model will be offered accurately painted for the New Haven in both common schemes, early Penn Central black and the experimental yellow McGinnis scheme. The EP-5 will be available as DC (DCC-Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound with working pantographs. (DC pantographs can be manually raised or lowered).
HO Model Features:
●Accurately scaled from prototype blueprints
●Period-correct detail options, including carbody, pantograph and hardware variations
●Accurate paint and lettering
●Several road numbers per paint scheme (where applicable)
●Full cab interior
●New Haven delivery and repaint schemes (repainted units have smaller NH logo on nose and re-positioned/larger nose road number)
●Directional operating pantographs (sound models only)
●DC/Silent or DC/DCC/Sound versions available
●DC/DCC/Sound version features an ESU Loksound decoder with accurate “Jet” recordings
●Complete lighting package including headlights, class lights, ground lights and cab interior lighting
●Factory-installed MacDonald-Cartier metal couplers.
The MSRP is $459.95 (DC/DCC/Sound) and $349.95 (DC/Silent) in the United States and the rest of the world. In Canada the MSRP is $559.95/$449.95.
The order deadline for these models is September 17, 2018. Delivery is expected in early 2019.
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