• Charls Gendron

Rapido Trains: HO scale 52' 6" Mill Gondola. The re-re-return of a Canadian Classic!


This 52’6” mill gon was produced starting in 1943 and continuing through the 1950s for several Canadian railroads. These cars and others almost identical to them were built in large numbers by National Steel Car (Hamilton) and Eastern Car Company (Trenton). The mill gon was used in general service and travelled widely throughout the United States and Canada well into the 1980s. You can still find some in company service today! The Rapido model fully captures the details of the prototype car. Features include delicate Z-shaped (Zed/Zee) bracing or "Hat" channel ribs where appropriate, separate wire grab irons, positionable drop ends and ratchet style hand brakes. Full underbody detail is of course included while a die-cast metal floor ensures good weight for trouble-free operation.The interior has not been neglected either; it includes full rivet and tie-down details. Three different 70-ton trucks – solid bearing, roller bearing and solid bearing side frames with roller bearing inserts – are all offered as appropriate. Trucks feature turned, free-rolling metal wheels. Rapido's metal Macdonald-Cartier knuckle couplers are installed on each car at the factory. Each six-pack includes all−new car numbers.

The HO Scale Model Features:

  • Accurate Z-brace side posts or Hat channel ribs

  • Fully decorated and assembled

  • Factory-installed grab irons

  • Fully detailed underbody

  • Positionable drop ends

  • Correct era-specific trucks

  • Magnetic metal knuckle couplers at the correct height

  • Free-rolling turned metal wheelsets

  • Full interior detail

  • Multiple car numbers per scheme

  • All new car numbers (No duplicates from previous runs)


Algoma Central - Delivery Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD



BC Rail - Dogwood Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD




Candian National - Delivery Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD



Canadian National - 12" Lettering Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD



CN Rail - Wet Noodle Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD



Canadian Pacific - Delivery Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD



CP Rail - Action Red Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD



ONR - Progressive Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD



ONR - Chevron Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD



PGE - Delivery Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD



THB - Delivery Scheme


Six Pack $314.98 CAD


Single $51.95 CAD




Undecorated (Brown)


Single $51.95 CAD



Undecorated (Black)


Single $51.95 CAD

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