EMD FL9 in Both HO and N Scales!

EMD FL9 in Both HO and N Scales!

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Mike Schafer photo

Mike Schafer photo

Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to announce the production of the EMD FL9 in both HO and N scales! These models will feature all-new tooling with our exceptional level of detail, smooth powertrains and accurate paint and lettering.

The EMD FL9 plays an important role 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 1956 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 or are in use on tourist railroads in both the US and Canada.

The N And HO models will be available with factory-installed ESU LokSound DC/DCC/sound decoders or as DC/silent models (DCC-ready). The N scale locomotives will be provided with a voucher offering a free dual mode decoder for DC or DCC (silent) operation.

Rapido’s models are currently in the advanced design stage and we will be posting project updates regularly. Make sure that you subscribe to Rapido News so as not to miss anything important!

HO Scale FL9 N scale FL9

Click on the image above to see the preliminary designs.

Click on the image above to see the preliminary designs.

Click on the image above to see tooling progress.

Click on the image above to see tooling progress.

For FL9 prototype information click on the banner.

For FL9 prototype information click on the banner.

Hey, WAIT! What about the ConnDot rebuilds?

We WILL be producing models of the FL9s as rebuilt for the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Information in these models will follow once we have production-ready samples of the first group of models. Make sure that you subscribe to Rapido News so as not to miss the announcement!




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