N Scale GMD-1 Locomotive

N Scale GMD-1 Locomotive

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N scale GMD-1

Pre-production samples shown, Subject to revision.

Rapido Trains Inc. and MLW are delighted to announce the N scale GMD-1 locomotive. The GMD-1 was built between 1958 and 1960 by General Motors of London. The locomotive is an extended 1200 HP roadswitcher, equally at home on the branchline, on the mainline, and in the yard. We are pleased to be offering this locomotive in two distinct versions: the original 1000-series and the later rebuilt 1600-series.

The 1000-series GMD-1 features A-1-A trucks to distribute its 120 tons over six axles and allow travel on light rail branches in the Prairies. The 1000-series GMD-1 was intended mainly for freight service, with its 65 MPH gearing and lack of a steam generator or pass-through steam lines. However, they could be used with Steam Generator Cars as their cabs were equipped with steam generator controls and blowdown buttons. All 78 1000-series GMD-1 locomotives were delivered between 1958 and 1960.

In 1988 CN rebuilt 15 more GMD-1 locomotives for continued branchline use on the Prairies. This was a major rebuild performed by CN’s Pointe St-Charles shops in Montreal. The batteries were removed from the short hood and replaced with a chemical toilet and access door and the batteries were moved outboard beside the short hood. The units received anticlimbers, ditch light brackets, straight exhaust stacks and several mechanical upgrades. The cabs were re-oriented to run short hood forward, and interior facilities were improved – they now had a fridge! The 1600-series units were called GMD-1A and received the class designation GR-612A.

N GMD-1 CNR 1600-series

Pre-production samples shown, Subject to revision.

 

Even though the GMD-1 was exclusively built for Canadian National and Northern Alberta Railways, it quickly became a Canadian railway icon with a devoted following. Simply put, there is nothing quite like the GMD-1, and it is still in service today.

GMD-1 master class

N GMD-1 CN Noodle

Pre-production samples shown, Subject to revision.

Sorry, these models are all sold out. Please check with your dealer or contact us for more information.

Our N Scale model features:

  • N Scale DC/DCC dual mode (ESU factory decoder equipped!) or equipped with an ESU DC/DCC/SOUND LokSound decoder
  • Dummy plug included with silent models for optional straight DC operation
  • 5-pole, skew-wound motor with excellent slow-speed performance
  • Accurate dimensions from GMD blueprints and field measurements
  • Heavy, die-cast chassis for great pulling power
  • Accurate 1000-series (6-axle) and 1600-series (rebuilt GMD-1A) variations
  • A-1-A trucks with prototypically sized 40″ and 33″ wheels
  • Full cab interior oriented the correct way (long hood forward for CN 1000-series, short hood forward for NAR and 1600-series)
  • Body-mounted Micro-Trains couplers
  • Up to six road numbers plus unnumbered for each paint scheme
  • True GMD-1 sounds recorded from #1118 (formerly #1018) on the Alberta Prairie Railway
N GMD-1 CN red cab

Pre-production samples shown, Subject to revision.

Available Paint Schemes:
CANADIAN NATIONAL (GREEN 1954) CN (1600 Series) LIMITED EDITION PACK!!
CN (NOODLE, BLACK) NORTHERN ALBERTA RAILWAYS
CN ( NOODLE, BLACK & RED) UNDECORATED
CN (1600 Series) POWER CHASSIS ONLY

 

N GMD-1 CNR
N SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE – 1000 series – Canadian national (green ) – coming soon!
1958 – 1982
ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
1017 70001 70501
1026 70002 70502
1032 70003 70503
1040 70004 70504
1052 70005 70505
1063 70006 70506
NO # 70007 70507
N GMD-1 CN black
N SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE – 1000 series – CN (Noodle+Black) – coming soon!
1961 – 1985
ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
1011 70008 70508
1024 70009 70509
1027 70010 70510
1033 70011 70511
1044 70012 70512
1059 70013 70513
NO # 70014 70514
N GMD-1 CN black & red
N SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE – 1000 series – CN (noodle, red hood) – coming soon!
1976 – 2006
ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
1012 70015 70515
1025 70016 70516
1031 70017 70517
1046 70018 70518
1054 70019 70519
1056 70020 70520
NO # 70021 70521
N GMD-1 NAR
N SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE – 1000 series – NORTHERN ALBERTA RAILWAYs
coming soon!
ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
302 70022 70522
305 70023 70523
311 70024 70524
312 70025 70525
NO # 70026 70526
N GMD-1 1600 Series CN
N SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE – 1600 series – CN (STRIPES) – coming soon!
1988+
ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
1600 70027 70527
1601 70028 70528
1602 70029 70529
1607 70030 70530
1610 70031 70531
1613 70032 70532

N GMD-1 1600 Series CN
THE FLEET – ALL 15 numbers!!
N SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE – 1600 series 15-pack – CN (STRIPES)
1988+
Yes, you can own the ENTIRE FLEET of CN’s 1600-series GMD-1A rebuilds.*15 Locomotives!
One Box!

We’re only offering this ONCE.

Contains 9 exclusive road numbers available only in this package!

*Warning: You have to be as nuts as we are to want this.

ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
1600-1614 70000F 70500F
You can pre-order your locomotive from your hobby retailer or directly from
Rapido Trains Inc. If you wish to order from us, please use the shopping
cart links above. Your credit card will only be charged when your locomotive is
in stock and ready to ship. No deposit is necessary.
N GMD-1 1000 series Undecorated
N SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE – 1000 series – UNDECorated
ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
UNDEC 1000 70033 70533
N GMD-1 1600 series Undecorated
N SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE – 1600 series – UNDECorated
ROAD # DC ITEM # DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
UNDEC 1600 70034 70534

Note – Preliminary artwork shown, subject to change.




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