N Scale EMD FL9

N Scale EMD FL9

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Rapido Trains Inc. 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 DC/DCC/SOUND decoders or DC/Silent (with a voucher for a free dual-mode decoder for seamless DC/DCC operation).

Please note: Instructions for installing the dual-mode DCC decoder on DC/Silent models can be found on our N EMD FL9 Support Page.

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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.

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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.

These models were released in June 2016.

For FL9 prototype information click on the banner.

For FL9 prototype information click on the banner.

Our N Scale Model Features:

  • 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
  • Authentic sounds including Hancock air whistle (where appropriate)
  • Dual-mode decoder (if fitted) 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

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AVAILABLE PAINT SCHEMES:
New Haven EDER5 (as delivered) Conrail blue/yellow
New Haven EDER5 (modernized) MTA silver/blue
New Haven EDER5a (as delivered) MNCR red silver/blue
Penn Central “Patch” Amtrak (Phase II)
Penn Central black Amtrak (Phase III)
Penn Central blue/yellow Undecorated
New Haven FL9 class EDER5 as delivered
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE NEW HAVEN – EDER5 AS BUILT 1956 – ~1960
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
2000 15000 15500
2003 15001 15501
2007 15002 15502
2009 15003 15503
2014 15004 15504
2016 15005 15505
2022 15006 15506
2025 15007 15507
NO 15008 15508
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New Haven FL9 class EDER5 modernized
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE NEW HAVEN – EDER5 MODERNIZED ~1960 – 1969
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
2001 15009 15509
2004 15010 15510
2008 15011 15511
2012 15012 15512
2015 15013 15513
2018 15014 15514
2021 15015 15515
2028 15016 15516
NO 15017 15517
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New Haven FL9 class EDER5a as delivered
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE NEW HAVEN – EDER5A 1960 – 1969
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
2031 15018 15518
2034 15019 15519
2037 15020 15520
2042 15021 15521
2043 15022 15522
2047 15023 15523
2051 15024 15524
2059 15025 15525
NO 15026 15526
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Penn Central patch FL9
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE PENN CENTRAL – PATCH 1969 – ~1975
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
5006 15027 15527
5023 15028 15528
NO 15029 15529
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Penn Central black FL9
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE PENN CENTRAL – BLACK 1969 – ~1975
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
5005 15030 15530
5010 15031 15531
5015 15032 15532
5022 15033 15533
NO 15034 15534
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Penn Central blue & yellow FL9
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE PENN CENTRAL – BLUE & YELLOW 1970 – 1976+
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
5002 15035 15535
5027 15036 15536
5042 15037 15537
5044 15038 15538
NO 15039 15539
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Conrail blue & yellow FL9
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE CONRAIL – BLUE & YELLOW 1976 – 1982+
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
5007 15040 15540
5018 15041 15541
5022 15042 15542
5023 15043 15543
NO 15044 15544
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MTA FL9
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE MTA 1979 – 1983+
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
5020 15045 15545
5024 15046 15546
5031 15047 15547
5043 15048 15548
NO 15049 15549
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Metro North FL9
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE METRO NORTH 1979 – 1983+
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
2010 15050 15550
2017 15051 15551
2021 15052 15552
2031 15053 15553
NO 15054 15554
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Amtrak Phase III L9
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE AMTRAK (PHASE III) 1979 – 1996
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
488 15055 15555
NO 15056 15556
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Amtrak Phase II L9
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE AMTRAK (PHASE II) 1978 – 1981
ROAD # DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
489 15057 15557
NO 15058 15558
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Amtrak Phase II L9
N SCALE FL9 LOCOMOTIVE UNDECORATED
CLASS DC/Silent* ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
EDER-5 15098 15598
EDER-5a 15099 15599

 Note * DC/Silent decoder models are supplied with a voucher for a free dual-mode decoder for seamless DC/DCC operation.




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