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HO Scale F-M H16-44

A Staple of the Transition Era

 

 

 

In 1955, Fairbanks Morse offered a new design for their existing H16-44 Phase I/II model locomotives. These changes involved raising the walkway & simplifying the short & long hood to make construction easier.  Exterior-wise the locomotives looked much like their bigger brother – the H24-66 but with 4 axles instead of 6.  Under the hood the locomotives were nearly identical to the earlier phases of H16-44 except for replacing the Westinghouse Electrical System with a more reliable General Electric system. 

 

A total of 165 of the H16-44 Phase III Locomotives were built between 1955 and 1963. Locomotives for the Canadian Pacific Railway & Canadian National Railway were built by Fairbanks Morse subsidiary Canadian Locomotive Company. A total of 58 H16-44s of were built at this plant. The last H16-44 was built for the Ferrorcarril de Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad in 1963.  This was the last Fairbanks Morse Locomotive to roll off the assembly line as the company folded the same year. 

 

Rapido is now offering the H16-44 Phase III Locomotive in HO Scale. Since we so much enjoy reducing our design engineers to tears, Rapido is, of course offering these Locomotive with all the road-specific details we can fit to make these models as accurate as possible.  

Here are just a few of the details we are offering:

  • Loads of roadname-specific details, including hood doors and handrails
  • Accurate dimensions measured from the real thing!
  • Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory
  • Prototypical Trucks: Dofasco or AAR.
  • Both Dynamic & Non-Dynamic carbodies
  • Steam generators where appropriate
  • Full underbody piping and conduits
  • Different fuel tanks depending on road name
  • Lit number boards, headlights and green and white class lights
  • Rapido’s proven drive system adapted from the FA-2
  • DC/Silent (21-pin DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound options
  • Macdonald Cartier magnetic couplers installed at the correct height

Baltimore & Ohio version

Canadian National version

Canadian Pacific version

Milwaukee Road version

New Haven and Penn Central version

Norfolk Western and Virginian version

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Baltimore & Ohio

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

 

Milwaukee Road

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

 

New Haven

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

 

Norfolk & Western

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

 

Penn Central

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

 

Virginian RR

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

 

Canadian National

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

 

Canadian Pacific

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

CAD Price

$359.95

USD Price

$335.00

 

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