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Heartland Hobby Wholesale exclusive Turbo Train 2.0 from Rapido Trains

By | May 20, 2022

HO scale model offered in 1971 Amtrak paint scheme

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1971 Amtrak paint scheme

Turbo Train 2.0

1971 Amtrak paint scheme
Turbo Train 2.0: Heartland Hobby Wholesale exclusive.

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: $789.95

Era: 1971

Manufacturer: Produced by Rapido Trains Inc., available exclusively from Heartland Hobby Wholesale, 6929 Seward Ave., Lincoln, NE 68507, 800-713-8274, hhwonline.com

Heartland Hobby Wholesale Turbo Train 2.0 features:

  • 1971 Amtrak national tour paint scheme
  • New drive system
  • Completely redesigned single-axle trucks with needlepoint axles
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • Golden-white light-emitting-diode headlights
  • Redesigned roof-mounted SMD interior lighting system
  • Dual-mode ESU LokSound V5 decoders and speakers in each Power Dome Car
  • Will negotiate curves down to 18” radius
  • Order deadline is June 15, 2022
  • Mid-2023 release

Road Names: Amtrak/U.S. Department of Transportation

Company information: Rapido Trains Inc. manufactures locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, and vehicles in N and HO scales. The company was founded by Jason Shron and Sidura Ludwig in 2003.

Reproduced from Rapido Trains Inc. news release May 2022 

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