New! Turbo Train!
  Estimated Delivery - Spring/Summer 2018

 IMPORTANT! A DEPOSIT WILL BE REQUIRED FROM SOME CUSTOMERS

 A 40% non-refundable deposit will be required from first-time customers and customers who have not done business with us in more than 2 years.  Deposits must be submitted by a money order that need to be mailed into us (the old fashioned way).  We are not permitted to accept deposits by credit card unless the item will be available in 30 days or less.  Unfortunately, that will not be the case with this offering. If you are one of our regulars, or become one then no deposit will be necessary.  So you may want to consider becoming one our regulars and save yourself the hassle of having to send in a deposit.

Prototype Information:

The United Aircraft TurboTrain is an important part of our railroad 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 by United Aircraft Corporate Systems Center (later Sikorsky Aircraft) 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 railroad.

Model Information:

  • Accurate dimensions scaled from original blueprints

  • Two powered Power Dome Cars with smooth, reliable drive systems

  • Articulated single-axle trucks with needlepoint axles

  • Full interior detail with interior lighting

  • Different Canadian and American versions with accurate details

  • All wheels pick up power for electrical reliability

  • Working headlights, tail lights, and Gyralites

  • Prototypically-tinted windows

  • CN and VIA customers can add a four-pack of Intermediate Cars to complete their trains

  • LokSound models feature a sound decoder and sugar cube speaker in each Power Dome Car

  • Sounds are accurate Turbo sounds sourced from original Betamax video recordings

  • Sound decoders are custom ESU LokSound with amazing sound quality

Special Note:  Each model is produced in multiple road numbers.  If you order multiples of the same road name we will make sure you receive different numbers.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

Reservation Deadline:  This is a limited production run.  All reservations need to be received by Friday January 26th 2018 in order to obtain these models.  Reservations will close after that date.

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520001 Turbo Train
Analog Version
United Aircraft - US DOT
3-Car Set
$313.95 $265,96

520501 Turbo Train
w/ ESU LokSound
United Aircraft - US DOT
3-Car Set
$523.95 $445.96

520002 Turbo Train
Analog Version
Penn Central
3-Car Set
$313.95 $265,96

520502 Turbo Train
w/ ESU LokSound
Penn Central
3-Car Set
$523.95 $445.96

520003 Turbo Train
Analog Version
Amtrak - Early
5-Car Set
$388.95 $329,96

520503 Turbo Train
w/ ESU LokSound
Amtrak - Early
5-Car Set
$598.95 $509,96

520004 Turbo Train
Analog Version
Amtrak - Late
5-Car Set
$388.95 $329,96

520504 Turbo Train
w/ ESU LokSound
Amtrak - Late
5-Car Set
$598.95 $509,96

520005 Turbo Train
Analog Version
Canadian National
5-Car Set
$388.95 $329,96

520505 Turbo Train
w/ ESU LokSound
Canadian National
5-Car Set
$598.95 $509,96

520007 Turbo Train
Canadian National
4-Car Add-On Set
$167.95 $142,96

520006 Turbo Train
Analog Version
VIA Rail
5-Car Set
$388.95 $329,96

520506 Turbo Train
w/ ESU LokSound
VIA Rail
5-Car Set
$598.95 $509,96

520508 Turbo Train
VIA Rail
4-Car Add-On Set
$167.95 $142,96

 

 New! FL-9 Locomotives!
 
Delivery Late 2015

Prototype Information:

Rapido is pleased to announce the production of the EMD FL9 in N scale! These models will feature all-new tooling with our exceptional level of detail, smooth powertrains and accurate paint and lettering. These new N scale locomotives will be available either with factory-installed ESU LokSound DCC/sound decoders or with a factory installed dual mode decoder for DC or DCC (silent) operation. The EMD FL9 has secured a rightful place in North American railroad history. These dual-power locomotives were designed to operate on both diesel-electric and on pure electric power so that they could haul the New Haven Railroad’s passenger trains in and out of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal without the need for an engine change. Built between 1955 and 1960, many of the fleet continued in regular revenue service for nearly fifty years on both long haul and commuter trains. While the last revenue commuter run occurred in 2009, two units remain in regular revenue service today on the Maine Eastern between Brunswick and Rockland Maine. Several others have been preserved and are in use on tourist railroads in both the US and Canada. Rapido’s N scale models will include accurate details for both the first and second delivery groups of locomotives. Decorated units will include the correct combination of details for the scheme.

Model Information:

  • Correct details for both delivery groups

  • Separate grab irons

  • Road-number and era-specific details applied at the factory

  • Correct fuel and water tanks, cooling coils, and other details!

  • Full underframe details

  • Operational headlight and back-up lights

  • Full cab interior

  • Sound-equipped DCC model with an ESU LokSound sound decoder or dual-mode DC/DCC silent model

  • Authentic sounds including Hancock air whistle (where appropriate)

  • Will operate smoothly on DC and DCC layouts

  • Rapido's proven 5-pole, skew-wound motor and silky-smooth drive system

  • Micro-Trains couplers mounted at the correct height

  • Several numbers available per paint scheme

Special Note:  Each model is produced in multiple road numbers.  If you order multiples of the same road name we will make sure you receive different numbers.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

Reservation Deadline:  This is a limited production run.  All reservations need to be received by Friday January 30th 2015 in order to obtain these models.  Reservations will close after that date.

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15000 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
New Haven
EDER5 As Built
Available in 8 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15500 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
New Haven
 EDER 5 As Built
Available in 8 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed
15009 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
New Haven
EDER 5 Modernized
Available in 8 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15509 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
New Haven
EDER 5 Modernized
Available in 8 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed
15018 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
New Haven
EDERa 5 Modernized
Available in 8 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15518 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
New Haven
EDERa 5 Modernized
Available in 8 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed
15027 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
Penn Central Patch
Available in 2 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15527 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
Penn Central Patch
Available in 2 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed
15030 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
Penn Central
Available in 4 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15530 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
Penn Central
Available in 4 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed
15035 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
Penn Central Blue/Yellow
Available in 4 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15535 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
Penn Central Blue/Yellow
Available in 5 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed
15040 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
Conrail
Available in 4 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15540 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
Conrail
Available in 4 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed
15045 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
MTA
Available in 4 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15545 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
MTA
Available in 5 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed
15050 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
Metro North
Available in 4 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15550 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
Metro North
Available in 4 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed
15055 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
Amtrak  Phase III
Available in 1 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15555 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
Amtrak  Phase III
Available in 1 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed
15057 FL-9
w/ ESU DCC
Amtrak Phase II
Available in 1 Numbers
$169.95 $139.95 Closed
15557 FL-9
w/ ESU LokSound
Amtrak Phase II
Available in 1 Numbers
$279.95 $229.95 Closed

 

 New! Meat Reefers
  Delivery Late 2015

Model Information:

  • Accurate tooling – never offered before in N scale!

  • Prototypical ride height

  • Fully decorated and assembled with factory-installed Micro-Trains couplers

  • Full underbody with separate brake rods and piping

  • Correct roof hatch and latch details

  • NEW Rapido Barber S1-A trucks with in-line brake shoes and blackened metal wheelsets

  • 9” Minimum radius

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

Reservation Deadline:  This is a limited production run.  All reservations need to be received by Friday December 19th 2014 in order to obtain these models.  Reservations will close after that date.

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521001 Meat Reefer
American Stores
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521002 Meat Reefer
4-Pack
American Stores
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521003 Meat Reefer
Amour
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521004 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
Amour
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521005 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
Amour
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521006 Meat Reefer
Dubuque
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521007 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
Dubuque
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521008 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
Dubuque
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521009 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #3
Dubuque
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521010 Meat Reefer
Dugdale Packing
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521011 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
Dugdale Packing
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521012 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
Dugdale Packing
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521013 Meat Reefer
GARX
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521014 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
GARX
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521015 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
GARX
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521016 Meat Reefer
Hormel
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521017 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
Hormel
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521018 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
Hormel
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521019 Meat Reefer
Hygrade's
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521020 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
Hygrade's
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521021 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
Hygrade's
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521022 Meat Reefer
Kingan
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521023 Meat Reefer
4-Pack
Kingan
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521024 Meat Reefer
Morris Rifkin
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521025 Meat Reefer
4-Pack
Morris Rifkin
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521026 Meat Reefer
Oscar Mayer
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521027 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
Oscar Mayer
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521028 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
Oscar Mayer
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521029 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #3
Oscar Mayer
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521030 Meat Reefer
Swift - Yellow
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521031 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
Swift - Yellow
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521032 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
Swift - Yellow
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521033 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #3
Swift - Yellow
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521034 Meat Reefer
Swift - Red
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521035 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
Swift - Red
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521036 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
Swift - Red
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521037 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #3
Swift - Red
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521038 Meat Reefer
Tobin
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521039 Meat Reefer
4-Pack
Tobin
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521040 Meat Reefer
URTX
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521041 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
URTX
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521042 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
URTX
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521043 Meat Reefer
Wilson
$34.95 $28.95 Closed
521044 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #1
Wilson
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521045 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #2
Wilson
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521046 Meat Reefer
4-Pack #3
Wilson
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521901 Meat Reefer
Limited Edition
4-Pack

Swift
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521902 Meat Reefer
Limited Edition
4-Pack

Pre-War Packers
$139.80 $99.95 Closed
521903 Meat Reefer
Limited Edition
4-Pack

Post-War Packers
$139.80 $99.95 Closed