HO Absolute RDC Project – Santa Fe set

HO Absolute RDC Project – Santa Fe set

We are pleased to announce the unique and unmistakable pair of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Budd RDCs: DC-191 and DC-192. As they almost always ran together, this special pair is available in a limited-edition two-pack.

Following a major, fatal derailment in 1956, both units received an extensive rebuild at AT&SF’s own Topeka shops. In mid-1957, the cars emerged like new, still retaining their striking Warbonnet paint scheme on opposing ends. DC-192, which was the leading car in the accident, was rebuilt with a substantial baggage section while DC-191 retained its full-coach interior. These cars went on to run between Newton and Dodge City, KS until 1965 before being assigned to the El Pasoan between El Paso, TX and Albuquerque, NM.

Santa Fe Rebuilt RDC DC-191. Photo courtesy Ed Saalig Collection.

 

DC-191 again. Photo courtesy Pacific Railroad Society.

Following the end of their Santa Fe careers, DC-191 went on to work for the Baltimore & Ohio, Port Authority of Allegheny County (PATrain) and Maryland Dept. of Transportation (MARC) until retirement in 1993. It now resides in California and will soon be undergoing restoration at the Orange Empire Railway Museum.

DC-192’s future wasn’t as bright however. It was sold to the Indianapolis Transit Authority and was never used before being sold to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) for parts.

DC-192 (left) and DC-191 (right). Photo courtesy Ed Saalig Collection.

Rapido’s DC-191 and DC-192 models are the first available in HO scale to accurately recreate their unique appearance. These two units have all the amazing features of our other RDCs, with the addition of:

  • All new tooling including baggage section in DC-192
  • Reinforced cab ends with striking Warbonnet paint
  • Correct cast trucks as applied during rebuild
  • Rebuilt pilot and stirrup steps
  • Unique ATSF door-mounted Gyralight
  • Rapido’s smooth running, twin-motor drive system
  • Fully detailed and illuminated interior
  • Working headlights, class lights and numberboards
  • Amazingly accurate sound

The MSRP for the set is $450 (DC/Silent) or $650 (DC/DCC/Sound).

For every direct order of this set, we will donate 5% of the retail price to the restoration of DC-191.

We’re also making DC-191 in its later days after being sold to the Baltimore & Ohio RR, when it wore a unique paint scheme with all-over blue end replacing the Santa Fe red. See below.

Order Deadline: February 9, 2018
Delivery later in 2018

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe

RDC-1 and RDC-1m set
MSRP $650 (DC/DCC/Sound) & $450 (DC/Silent)
For every direct order of this set, we will donate 5% of the retail price to the restoration of DC-191.
Road # DC/Silent
Item #
DC/DCC/Sound
Item #
DC-191 /
DC-192
16103


16603


You can pre-order your RDCs from your hobby retailer or directly from us. Your credit card will only be charged when your models are ready to ship. No deposit is necessary.

RDC-1 (Phase Ib) Ex-ATSF
MSRP $325 (DC/DCC/Sound) & $225 (DC/Silent)

Road # DC/Silent
Item #
DC/DCC/Sound
Item #
B&O 9918 (ex-ATSF DC-191) 16104


16604


You can pre-order your RDCs from your hobby retailer or directly from us. Your credit card will only be charged when your models are ready to ship. No deposit is necessary.



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