First test casting of our N scale CN/BCR Dash 8. This is the CN EF-640b version (the main spotting difference is the lack of cab-mounted bell). Is very pleased to announce its fourth powered model in North American N Scale, the iconic General Electric Dash 8-40CM , popularly known by the nickname Draper Taper after the cut-out behind the cab.Were happy to oblige, and as an added bonus were making it our most highly detailed N powered model yet! The four major liveries of the Dash 8, not including later repaints and tweaks.
Powered by a V16 FDL 4000-horsepower prime mover, the main features of this distinctive design are the four-window North American cab, the cowl-style body and the famous Draper Taper cutout behind the cabs designed by CNs Assistant Chief of Motive Power, William L. Draper to provide better reverse visibility on full-width cowl units. These great-looking locomotives always turn railfan heads in trains! Now if only we could recreate the sagging frame of the prototype...But seriously - doesn't that look gorgeous? The final units were for QNSL, which acquired three locomotives (401-403) in March 1994. Amazingly, all 81 CN and BC Rail Dash 8s are still in service. Most are still in their original paint schemes but several have been repainted into the newer livery. Our N scale Dash 8 features improved roof detail over our HO scale Dash 8!
The "Draper Tapers" make regular visits to Chicago via CNs Grand Trunk Western route through Michigan and Indiana in the mid-1990s and sometimes further afield as run-through power. CNs units were joined on their foreign adventures by BC Rails units from 2004.
Union Pacific #8666 & #4814 lead Dash 8-40CM CN 2421 through St Paul, Minnesota in September 2011. The Rapido Dash 8-40CM sets new standards for Canadian specific N scale locomotives, and features numerous separate parts and road specific details to accurately represent all variations of this classic design. The model comes with working headlights and accurate single or double rear lights, as well as factory installed operational ditch lights (and rock lights on the British Columbia units).
Along the frame we have traction motor cables and other details. Truly, this is more detailed than the HO model. The Rapido N Scale Dash 8-40CM accurately replicates the differences between the CN and BCR locomotives in this area. We're offering the same great paint schemes as our HO Scale Dash 8 locomotive, but due to customer requests we've added the colourful Quebec North Shore & Labrador units to our roster.
Please note: QNSL is a conditional release. If orders do not meet our minimum order requirement then it will not be made. Our N Scale Dash 8-40CM model features. Accurately scaled from prototype blueprints - completely designed from new.Roadname-specific details including bell position, single or double rear headlights, with or without battery boxes behind cab, horns, tall or short sand fillers, CN or BCOL style ditch lights and more! An insane level of underbody detail with air filters, many separate pipes and moulded traction motor cabling and air/control pipe runs.
Heavy, die-cast chassis with a powerful coreless motor and dual flywheels. Operational headlights and real lights with operational factory-installed ditch lights (plus rock lights on BCOL locomotives). Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory. DC/Silent (Next18 DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound (ESU LokSound) options. Accurate sounds recorded from a real General Electric Dash 8-40CM.
Factory-installed couplers mounted at the correct height. The item "N Scale Rapido Dash8-40CM BCOL #4608 DCC with Sound" is in sale since Wednesday, August 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\N Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "wahsatch_model_trains" and is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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