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  • Writer's pictureCharls Gendron

Rapido Trains: C36-7 Locomotive


The Rapido HO Scale C36-7 Locomotive features:

  •  Headlights and rear lights

  • Class lights, marker lights, or ditch lights, where applicable

  • Step lights

  •  Lit number boards

  • Full traction motor casing details

  • Metal brake chain on engineer’s side

  • Detailed underbody piping and conduit

  • Separate grab irons

  • Rapido’s innovative dead straight metal side handrails with plastic stanchions

  • Detailed cab interior

  • Lighted control stand

  • Heavy, die-cast weight for heavy hauling

  • 5-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels

  • Sound-equipped units feature ESU Loksound V5 decoders

  • Many road-specific details


Burlington Northern

Delivered in 1980, upgraded 1991+

  • Rockwell or Adirondack truck sideframes with low brake cylinders

  • 4-grille hood without extended range dynamic brakes

  • “5th grille” added to hood

  • Late rear with raised numberboards

  • Large “silenced” exhaust or small early exhaust

  • Blanked 4-window cab or two window cab

  • Firecracker antenna

  • Anticlimber

  • Plow

  • Ditchlights

  • Blanked class lights



Whiteface w/ stripe

Road numbers 5047, 5054

DCC Sound $350.00 CAD

DC/Silent $245.00 CAD




Whiteface

Road numbers 5057, 5067

DCC Sound $350.00 CAD

DC/Silent $245.00 CAD




Conrail

Delivered in 1985

  • Rockwell truck sideframes with high brake cylinders

  • 7-grille hood with extended range dynamic brakes

  • Late rear with raised numberboards and low marker lights

  • Large “silenced” exhaust

  • 4-step walkway 

  • 2-window cab with flag holder

  • Sinclair antenna

  • “Mini Sinclair” antenna for EOT communications

  • Smooth nose

  • Anticlimber

  • Plow

  • Red marker lights

  • Ditchlights

Road numbers 6621, 6628, 6635, 6639

DCC Sound $350.00 CAD

DC/Silent $245.00 CAD



FNM - Blue Scheme

Delivered in 1979

  • Adirondack truck sideframes with low brake cylinders

  • 4-grille hood with extended range dynamic brakes

  • Late rear with raised numberboards and lower class lights

  • Small early exhaust

  • 4-window cab with flag holder

  • Firecracker antenna

  • Class lights


Road numbers 419, 421, 425, 432

DCC Sound $350.00 CAD

DC/Silent $245.00 CAD




Ferromex

Delivered in 1980

  • Adirondack and Rockwell truck sideframes with low brake cylinders

  • 4-grille hood with extended range dynamic brakes

  • Early rear with flush numberboards

  • Small early exhaust

  • 2-window cab with flag holder

  • Blanked class lights

  • Firecracker antenna

  • Ditchlights

  • Rock guard window screens


Road number 9336

DCC Sound $350.00 CAD

DC/Silent $245.00 CAD




Missouri Pacific - Armour Yellow

Delivered in 1985

  • Rockwell truck sideframes with high brake cylinders

  • C36-7 late 7-grille hood

  • Extended range dynamic brake “hump”

  • Late rear with no numberboards and low class lights

  • Large “silenced” exhaust

  • Large 4,300 gallon fuel tank

  • 2-window cab

  • Firecracker antenna

  • Smooth nose

  • Rear pilot knuckle holders

  • Large UP plow

  • Class lights

Road number 9000, 9014, 9026, 9034

DCC Sound $350.00 CAD

DC/Silent $245.00 CAD



Norfolk & Western - Claytor Scheme

Delivered in 1978-79

  • Adirondack truck sideframes with high brake cylinders and triple-clasp brakes

  • 4-grille hood without extended range dynamic brakes

  • Late rear with raised numberboards and lower class lights

  • Large “silenced” exhaust

  • 2-window cab

  • N&W-specific lower pilot step

  • Firecracker antenna

  • Smooth nose

  • Large N&W plow

  • Class lights


Road number 8513, 8516, 8527, 8530

DCC Sound $350.00 CAD

DC/Silent $245.00 CAD




Norfolk Southern

Delivered in 1982

  • Rockwell truck sideframes with high brake cylinders 

  • C36-7 late 7-grille hood

  • Extended range dynamic brake “hump”

  • Late rear with raised numberboards and low (blanked) class lights

  • Large “silenced” exhaust with early (small) exhaust inside

  • 2-window cab with flagholder

  • N&W/NS-specific lower pilot step

  • Smooth nose

  • Firecracker antenna

  • Open cutout NS plow

  • Open cutout NS plow on rear

  • Banked class lights

  • Ditchlights front and rear


Road number 8534, 8535, 8539, 8542

DCC Sound $350.00 CAD

DC/Silent $245.00 CAD

Union Pacific

Delivered in 1985

  • Rockwell truck sideframes with high brake cylinders

  • C36-7 late 7-grille hood

  • Extended range dynamic brake “hump”

  • Late rear with no numberboards and low (blanked) class lights

  • Large “silenced” exhaust

  • Large 4,300 gallon fuel tank

  • 2-window cab

  • Firecracker antenna

  • Smooth nose

  • Large UP plow

  • Rear pilot knuckle holders

  • Blanked class lights

  • Ditch lights


Road number 2609, 2615, 2621, 2640

DCC Sound $350.00 CAD

DC/Silent $245.00 CAD






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