HO Scale GMD-1 Custom Weathered Model
HO GMD-1 Custom Weathered
Each model is hand-weathered by noted modeller Rob Arsenault and is equipped with a factory-installed ESU LokSound DCC/sound decoder.
(Pre-production sample shown)
HO SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE – 1000 series – CN noodle, custom weathered
|ROAD #||DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
|Currently available exclusively through
Credit Valley Railway Company LTD.
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Rapido HO GMD-1 Standard Features
- HO Scale DC or DC/DCC/SOUND
- 5-pole, skew-wound motor with excellent slow-speed performance
- Numerous accurate 1100-series details
- Road number-specific paint and lettering, including safety striping
- Operating number boards, headlights and class lights
- Heavy, die-cast chassis and interior
- Full cab interior oriented the correct way (short hood forward for 1179)
- True GMD-1 sounds recorded from #1118 on the Alberta Prairie Railway
- Factory-installed Macdonald-Cartier couplers mounted at the correct height
Custom Weathered GMD-1 Features:
- Simulated chipped paint (primer, Green and Yellow)
- Dusty walkways with oil stains
- Trucks weathered as per prototype photo,
- Faded Green entry door,
- Faded Noodle
- Rusted side sills
- Spilled diesel on tank and trucks
- Rusty textured spark arrestors
… and more, each model is different!
About Rob Arsenault
Rob Arsenault is a 27 year RCAF Veteran with a fascination for aviation and railway art. Rob has been drawing and painting for 38 years. He has ben interesteed in trains since his formative years during the days of GE 70 tonners and RSC-13s in his hometown of Summerside PEI. Rob has illustrated “The Canadair Argus-CL28 CP107” by Cary Baker and Bert Campbell and “Red Roads to Runways – an Illustrated history of RCAF Station Summerside” by Larry Gray. In 2013, Rob was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his efforts to preserve Canadian Aviation heritage through his art.
In 1997, Rob was commissioned by Canadian Railway Modeler magazine for a run of Holiday Greeting cards featuring a CN RS-3 plow extra and a Winter scene of CP’s “Canadian.” A CN executive in Edmonton recieved one of the cards and the company immediately hunted Rob down. They procured 5 originals for their corporate collection and reproduced the art making 900 lithographs for company gifts. Rob’s primary rail interest is CN operations in the 70s and 80s during his youth. Accordingly, paintings of GMD-1s, RSC-13, RSC-24s, C-630s and more adorn his easel from time to time. Rob also employs his art knowledge using many standard- and non-sandard weathering techniques in an effort to make his HO scale locomotives more realistic. Retired from the Air Force, Rob now works as an Engineering Consultant in Edmonton with the love of his life, Christina.