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HO scale MLW FPA/B-2u Locomotive Sets

 

HO scale MLW FPA/B-2u Loco Sets

We really, really want to do these! Hopefully you do to!

 

On the heels of the highly successful ALCo/MLW FPA-2 and FPB-2 locomotives, Rapido Trains is pleased to announced a conditional run of the unique MLW FPA-2u and FPB-2u in HO scale.

 

In 1955, Canadian National ordered six pairs of FPA-2 and FPB-2 locomotives from Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW), under license from the American Locomotive Company (ALCo). These were steam-equipped FA-2 and FB-2 locomotives that produced 1,600 hp from their ALCo 244 V-12 engines. The addition of the “P” to each name stood for “Passenger”.

 

 

 

In 1958, wanting to improve reliability and operations, Canadian National rebuilt two pairs of FPA-2 and FPB-2 units with 1,800 hp ALCo 251 V-12 engines, as well as enlarged fuel tanks and other visual improvements. These units were given the designation FPA-2u and FPB-2u and were numbered 6758/6858 and 6759/6859. All 4 units would survive into service with VIA Rail Canada and FPA-2u 6758 would go on to live beyond its VIA years with the New York & Lake Erie Railroad.

 

The two rebuilt A-B sets would become the prototypes for the production of the MLW FPA-4 and FPB-4 locomotives, built in 1958 and 1959, one of the most iconic locomotives operated in passenger service by CN and VIA Rail Canada.

 

The entire FPA-2u and FPB-2u production is a CONDITIONAL RELEASE. If we receive enough orders by the order deadline, then production will proceed. If not, then we will never tool these models. Nope. Never ever.

 

The Rapido FPA-2u and FPB-2u models feature:

  • The only HO scale MLW FPA-2u and FPB-2u units ever. Full stop. End quote.
  • Operating headlights, class lights and back-up lights
  • Canadian-cast Dofasco Type B trucks
  • Full underbody piping and conduit
  • Separate grab irons and handrails
  • Correct MLW-specific large-capacity fuel tanks
  • Heavy, die-cast chassis
  • Rapido’s improved 5-pole motor with dual flywheels
  • Full, multi-colour interior
  • DC/Silent (21-pin DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound (ESU LokSound) options
  • Accurate sounds recorded from the REAL FPA-2u #6758
  • Improved light grey colour on the CN 1961 scheme

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Canadian National - 1954 Scheme

CAD Price

$699.95

USD Price

$649.95

CAD Price

$699.95

USD Price

$649.95

CN Rail - 1961 Scheme

CAD Price

$699.95

USD Price

$649.95

CAD Price

$699.95

USD Price

$649.95

VIA Rail Canada

CAD Price

$699.95

USD Price

$649.95

CAD Price

$699.95

USD Price

$649.95

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