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Alco RS11 - Standard DC -- Burlington Northern 4197 (Ex-NP Patch, black, yellow)

SKU: RPI31085
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The Rapido Trains HO scale ALCO RS-11 locomotives feature:

  • Correct hood and roof profiles 3D scanned from the prototype
  • Operating number boards, headlights, class lights and cab control stand lighting
  • Working inspection lights in the inspection light castings
  • Straight metal side handrails with plastic stanchions
  • Huge amount of newly-tooled roadname-specific details
  • Full underbody piping, conduits and steam lines, where appropriate
  • Correct roadname-specific corner steps
  • Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory
  • Heavy, die-cast chassis and full, multi-color interior
  • New, rock-solid 5-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels and Rapido's renowned silky-smooth drive
  • DC/Silent (21-pin DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound (ESU LokSound) available
  • Accurate sounds recorded from a real Alco 251B prime mover

On the first run of RS-11 or RS-18 locomotives the factory came up with a…. unique… way of attaching the body shell. For this new run we have completely redesigned the way that the RS-11 and RS-18 locos are put together. Now, instead of twenty screws, fourteen clips and three volumes of expletives the body is held in place by just three screws at each end. That’s it!

For this, our second run of HO RS-11s, we’ve tooled new hoods, roofs and details for Central Vermont, Delaware and Hudson, Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific, Maine Central (and Portland Terminal) New York Central, Nickel Plate, Northern Pacific (and BN) and Seaboard Air Line. Yes, each one is different! We have loads of road-specific details like the bell on the BN units, correct carbody vent placements, the dynamic brake vents on the side of the CV short hood and even the Nickel Plate’s extra headlight and side sill poling pockets.

This Rapido Trains HO Scale Alco RS11 features prototypically accurate details including body type with correct phase detailing, roadname-specific detailing, roadname-specific body style, etched-metal grilles and details, full underbody details, full cab interior, directional headlights and class lights. The smooth-running drive features a five-pole, skew-wound motor and the model comes equipped with Macdonald-Cartier knuckle couplers compatible with all magnetic knuckle couplers. This sound-equipped Alco RS11 is equipped with a full-featured ESU LokSound and DCC decoder with accurate sounds recorded from the prototype.

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