HO Scale Amtrak F40PH

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HO Scale Amtrak F40PH Locomotive

Rapido HO Amtrak F40PH

Pre-production samples shown, subject to revision.

Sorry, we are sold out. Please contact your dealer for availability.

The Amtrak F40PH is one of the few locomotives in North American railroad history that can be described as iconic. . The F40PH represented the renaissance of passenger train travel in the United States. It was the face of Amtrak – to railfans, modelers and the public – for over 25 years. To date, no manufacturer has ever produced the definitive Amtrak F40PH model. Until now.

Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to announce the Phase 1 Amtrak F40PH in HO scale. Our new model has been scaled from original Amtrak and EMD blueprints and has been designed with the help of F40PH fans and current members of the Amtrak team who are themselves model railroaders. Customers can thus rest assured that the locomotive is dimensionally accurate from nose to tail.

Nose detail of a unit in Amtrak’s Phase III paint scheme. Pre-production sample shown, subject to revision.

The Phase 1 F40PH comprises units 200 to 229 delivered starting in 1976. These locomotives feature 1500 gallon fuel tanks mounted toward the rear of the frame with air reservoirs and battery boxes to the front. The Phase 1 F40PH also has low-profile roof details to clear the low bridges and tunnels in the northeast as well as a Nathan P5A horn. To find out more details about what makes the Phase 1 units unique go to our Master Class.

Rapido’s new HO scale Phase 1 F40PH brings an unprecedented level of detail never before seen on any modern American passenger locomotive model.

Full underbody detailing is a Rapido specialty! Pre-production sample shown, subject to revision.

Rapido is offering an introductory MSRP of $299.95 for sound-equipped locomotives and $199.95 for silent DC models. ($329.95 and $229.95 in Canada.). The Amtrak F40PH will be produced strictly to order. Reserve yours now to ensure you don’t miss out!

Sorry, the order deadline has passed for these items. Please contact your dealer. Models due Late 2015.

The Rapido Amtrak F40PH features:

  • Extensive, separate underbody piping and conduit highly visible from trackside
  • Head lights, backup light, and marker lights
  • Working strobe lights that flash independently in DCC models – a first!
  • Separate, factory-applied wire grab irons
  • See-through, etched-metal radiator grills with visible interior supports
  • Etched-metal windshield safety grills included in the box
  • Era-specific details
  • Full cab interior painted in correct colors
  • Wind deflectors, see-through dynamic brake grills and radiator fans
  • Scaled from original blueprints to ensure accurate dimensions
  • Accurate fuel tank profile and exhaust silencer
  • Sound-equipped model with a custom Rapido ESU LokSound sound decoder or DC silent model
  • Will operate smoothly on DC and DCC layouts
  • Rapido’s proven 5-pole, skew-wound motor and silky-smooth drive system
  • Macdonald-Cartier metal knuckle couplers mounted at the correct height
  • Available in Amtrak Phase II and Amtrak Phase III (early) paint schemes
  • Eight numbers plus unnumbered available per paint scheme
  • Decals included for optional lettering and warning labels
  • This is an Amtrak model from the rails up. This ain’t no foreign Canadian thang painted in American colors!

Our DC F-40s are DCC-ready and come equipped with a 21-MTC plug for easy DCC decoder installation.

Available Paint Schemes:
Amtrak Phase II scheme (1976-1980s) Amtrak Phase III scheme (1979-1990s) Undecorated

Amtrak F40 Master Class

Amtrak Phase II paint with optional window grilles installed. Pre-production sample shown, subject to revision.

Amtrak Phase II paint with optional window grilles installed. Pre-production sample shown, subject to revision.

Pre-production sample shown, subject to revision.

Pre-production sample shown, subject to revision.

HO F40PH Amtrak Phase 2

AMTRAK PHASE 2 (1976-1980s)

ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM # Allocation (based on photos)
200 80030 80530 East
205 80031 80531 East
208 80032 80532 East
214 80033 80533 West
219 80034 80534 West
221 80035 80535 West
222 80036 80536 West
225 80037 80537 East/Midwest
No# 80038 80538
HO F40PH Amtrak Phase 3

AMTRAK PHASE 3 – Early details (1979-1990s)

ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM # Allocation (based on photos)
204 80039 80539 East
209 80040 80540 East
213 80041 80541 East
217 80042 80542 East/Midwest
220 80043 80543 West
223 80044 80544 West
224 80045 80545 West
227 80046 80546 East/Midwest
No# 80047 80547  
HO F40PH Undecorated

HO F40PH Undecorated

 

DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
80099 80599
Pre-production sample shown, subject to revision.

Pre-production sample shown, subject to revision.

Pre-production sample shown, subject to revision.

Pre-production sample shown, subject to revision.

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