HO Scale: Dash 8-40CM - DC - British Columbia Railway

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Rapido Trains HO Scale: Dash 8-40CM - DC - BC Rail

Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to reveal its first modern diesel locomotive, the General Electric Dash 8-40M. Powered by a GE 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. These great-looking locomotives always turn railfan heads in trains!

The Prime Movers by Rapido Dash 8-40CM incorporates the following features:

  • Available in DC (silent) or DC/DCC/Sound
  • ESU decoder (DCC) or 21-pin dummy plug (DC) accessible from the bottom of the fuel tank
  • Several road numbers per paint scheme
  • Door and walkway handrails installed
  • Factory installed grab irons and windshield wipers
  • Drill starter holes included for most grab irons
  • Working front headlights, rear headlights and number boards
  • Operating CN “stalk” ditch lights
  • Scaled from original blueprints – it’s the correct length!
  • Sunshades included in polybag
  • Accurate Dofasco trucks
  • With or without battery boxes and bells, according to prototype
  • Same smooth motor and drive system as our regular models
  • Several road numbers and unnumbered with decals
  • Metal Macdonald-Cartier couplers at the correct height
  • 18″ minimum radius


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