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HO Scale Pullman-Standard Lightweight Dining Car


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It only took us a decade, but your HO scale passengers will finally be able to eat their meals in style. Rapido is delighted to introduce the Super Continental Line Pullman-Standard lightweight Dining Car. Eating lunch or supper in the dining car was a much-loved activity on board most passenger trains in the 20th century. Full diners could be found on day trains well into the 1960s all over North America. They still remain a vital part of long-distance services from coast to coast to coast.




Just look at that fine china! Gorgeous Eero Saarinen seats (shown above) are installed in some cars.


The usual Rapido insane underbody detail. This is the most we've ever crammed under a Pullman-Standard car.





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Our HO scale Dining Car is based on the prototype built for CN in 1954 and is similar in design to dining cars used by numerous railroads. The model features:

  • Full underbody detail including all separate piping
  • 48 seats, 40 seats, or diner-lounge interior arrangements
  • Multi-color interior with separate chairs, tables and kitchen details
  • Tables have detailed place settings
  • Track-powered “Easy-Peasy” lighting operated by magnetic wand (included)
  • Capacitor installed for flicker-free lighting over dirty track
  • Super-detailed 41-BNO-11 or 41-N-11 trucks with in-line brake shoes
  • Working, improved diaphragms with etched-metal end gates
  • Separate grab irons installed at the factory
  • Water jugs and marker lights included in the box for ultimate realism
  • Improved Macdonald-Cartier couplers installed at the correct height
  • Long-shank couplers included for curves down to 18” radius

Some of the 19 paint schemes available on the Lightweight Dining Car


Rapido introduced the Super Continental Line in 2005, with the first models being the popular Lightweight Coach and Duplex Sleeper. Since then, we at Rapido have improved our passenger car designs with each new range, culminating in the recent state-of-the-art New Haven stainless coaches and Budd Mid-Train Domes. We are bringing the design principles of our newer passenger car models to the Super Continental Line. That means our Dining Car will feature rock-solid assembly and will track beautifully straight out of the box.




In Canada, the MSRP is $129.95. For USA and International customers, the MSRP is $119.95. As usual, these passenger dining cars will be made to order.

The Order Deadline is September 9, 2019. Delivery expected in Spring 2020.


CN Lightweight Diner 1347 is serving patrons at Toronto, Ontario in August 1970. Images courtesy CNRphotos.com



Promotional photo of the interior of a CN Lightweight Diner (1337-1350 series) showing the 40-seat configuration. CN photo, Richard Longpre collection


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