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Rapido Trains Inc. is very excited to announce its latest museum quality HO scale locomotive, the American Locomotive Company’s iconic 1950s road switcher, the RS-11.
Introduced in early 1956, Alco’s RS-11 locomotive (catalogued as the DL-701), was powered by an 1,800-horsepower turbocharged V-12 version of Alco’s 251B prime mover. The RS-11 rode on B-B trucks of similar design to those used under the earlier RS-3 and FA series locomotives.
Its hood style carbody featured notched corners that included the corner number boards and, on most units, sand filler hatches as well. These notched corners distinguished them from their Canadian RS-18 cousins and made the RS-11 an instant design classic.
Many roads purchased RS-11s with a total of around 462 units produced. The largest customer was the Norfolk & Western with 99 units. However, the Pennsylvania RR signed on for 38 units, while the Nickel Plate took 35 and SP took 34. Other customers included the Delaware & Hudson, Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific, Lehigh Valley, Missouri Pacific, New Haven, Northern Pacific and the Seaboard Air Line.
One of the most reliable of Alco locomotives, examples survived in Class 1 usage well into the late 1970s, while several are still in use on short lines today.
The Rapido HO Scale RS-11 model features:
•Correct hood and roof profiles 3D scanned from the prototype
•Operating number boards, headlights and green and white class lights and cab control stand lighting
•Rapido’s innovative dead straight metal side handrails with plastic stanchions
•Roadname-specific details including steps, lights, equipment boxes, handrails, fuel tanks, air intake louvers and more!
•Full underbody piping, conduits and steam lines, where appropriate
•Correct roadname-specific corner steps
•Separate grab irons and wire handrails installed at the factory
•Heavy, die-cast chassis and full, multi-colour/color interior
•Rapido’s proven 5-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels and silky-smooth drive
•DC/DCC/Sound by ESU Loksound.
•Factory-installed Macdonald-Cartier couplers mounted at the correct height
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