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Rapdio: Dash 8-40CM (Second Run)

Updated: Dec 26, 2022



Order Dealine April 2023

The Dash 8-40CM (also known as the C40-8M or “Dash 8”) returns, but now with UPDATED DETAILS! The Dash 8 has been fully redesigned, from the ground up and now features full underbody details, roadname-specific detail placements, operating ditch lights (double for BC Rail), class lights, optional split-cooling radiators and much, much more!


The Dash 8 was introduced in 1990 with a total of 55 units for Canadian National (2400-2454) and 26 units for BC Rail (4601-4626). A further three locomotives (401-403) were built for the QNSL in March 1994. With CN’s purchase of BC Rail came the fleet of Dash 8s, which would see them released into general service across North

America. It was not uncommon to see BC Rail Dash 8s in Alberta, all the way to Florida.


DC $239.95 CAD

DCC $$339.95 CAD Dash 8-40CM model features:

  • Accurately scaled from prototype blueprints

  • Roadname-specific details including bell position, single or double rear headlights, with or without battery boxes behind cab, horns, CN or BCOL style ditch lights and more!

  • An insane amount of detail with air filters, many separate pipes and moulded traction motor cabling and air/control pipe runs.

  • Optional split cooling radiator for CN versions. (Polybag Kit)

  • Heavy, die-cast chassis with a powerful motor and dual flywheels

  • Etched metal, see-through steps

  • Operating headlights, ditch lights and rear lights

  • Operating factory-installed rock lights on BCOL locomotives

  • Operational white class lights

  • Operational sidestep lights, with track lights

  • Newly tooled accurate cab interior

  • Newly tooled fuel tank and trucks

  • Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory

  • DC/Silent (DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound (ESU LokSound) with twin sugar cube speakers

  • Factory-installed couplers mounted at the correct height


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