Rapido 16145 HO Absolute RDC-3 Phase lb Standard DC, NYC Early #M498

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Rapido HO Absolute RDC-3 Phase lb, Standard DC
New York Central (Early) #M498

Rapido Item: #16145

Absolute RDC Features:

  • Designed from 3D scans of the real RDCs (Phase 1 and Phase 2)

  • Accurate Phase 1 and Phase 2 details and fluting

  • Correct Phase 1b, Phase 1c and Phase 2 roof blisters

  • Numerous American and Canadian paint schemes

  • Rapido’s acclaimed “stainless steel” finish

  • Full interior detail with constant lighting and no motor visible through the windows

  • Two five-pole, skew-wound motors hidden in the actual engine bays

  • Crazy amount of underbody detail

  • Separate underframe piping and conduit

  • Lit number boards and class lights

  • Working nose door Gyralite and ditch lights where appropriate

  • Fabricated or cast truck sideframes, as appropriate

  • Minimum Radius 18″

  • All wheels powered

  • Separate grab irons and front door chains

  • Etched-metal roof grills and fan covers

  • Wrap-around nose fluting, if appropriate

  • Separate diaphragms, if appropriate

  • Loads of roadname-specific details

  • DC Silent or DC/DCC/Sound

  • Models will have either Detroit or Cummins engine sounds as appropriate.

  • Models will have standard bell or E-bell as appropriate.

  • Rapido RDC Underframe with CRAZY underbody detail – a Rapido hallmark.

Product Overview:

Budd offered its RDC in five major variations. The RDC-1 contained coach seating only. The RDC-2 was a combination coach-baggage. The RDC-3 was a combination baggage-mail-coach. The RDC-9 was a trailing coach unit with no cab and only one motor. And the RDC-4 was a shorty RPO/baggage only.

Rapido's second run includes many completely new RDC paint schemes and versions, including Alaska RR, Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe’s unique rebuilt RDC pair, BC Rail blue, Chesapeake & Ohio, Chicago & North Western, Great Northern, Lehigh Valley, New York Central (early scheme), Northern Pacific, Reading, Rock Island, VIA Rail Canada (blue stripe) and Western Pacific (Zephyrette). It also includes RDC-2s and RDC-3s to match our first-run RDCs owned by Boston & Maine, Long Island Railroad, New Haven and Reading.

More Information
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price 225.00
Scale HO
DCC Standard DC
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