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Rapido adds to HO scale Icons of Canadian Steam line

By | January 6, 2022

Canadian Pacific Class H1a and H1b 4-6-4 Hudson locomotives recently announced

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Illustration with side and nose views of four HO scale Canadian Pacific Class H1a and H1b steam locomotives from Rapido Trains.

Rapido Trains is ringing in 2022 with another exciting steam announcement. Canadian Pacific (CP) Class H1a and H1b 4-6-4 Hudsons will be joining the HO scale Icons of Canadian Steam product range.

The models will have road-number-specific details; separate, factory-applied handrails and grab irons; blackened metal wheels and driving rods; correct cylinders and valve gear; complete piping, underbody, and tender details; coal tenders for regular service units; an oil tender for the post-restoration version of no. 2816; a Digital Command Control-operated flickering firebox and working headlight, classification lights, interior cab light, and back-up lights; and metal Macdonald-Cartier couplers. The steam locomotives have a minimum recommended radius of 22”.

Sound-equipped models will feature synchronized chuff, whistle, bell, air pump, generator, safety valve, and other sound effects. Not all sound features will function in direct current.

Paint schemes and variations on the CP Class H1a and H1b Hudsons will include as-delivered (early walkway, with and without smoke deflectors), “Spans the World” (late walkway, with and without smoke deflectors), beaver shield herald (late walkway, with and without smoke deflectors), and no. 2816 excursion (ditch lights and oil tender, with dual-mode sound decoder only).

A release date hasn’t been set for the 4-6-4s. Direct-current models will sell for $599.95. Models with a dual-mode sound decoder will be priced at $699.95. The special edition CP no. 2816 excursion unit will retail for $749.95.

For the latest updates on the Class H1a and H1b project, visit rapidotrains.com.

 

Illustration with side and nose views of four HO scale Canadian Pacific Class H1a and H1b steam locomotives from Rapido Trains.
Rapido Trains recently announced that it will be adding Canadian Pacific Class H1a and H1b 4-6-4 Hudson locomotives to its Icons of Canadian Steam line. This illustration shows the as-delivered and “Spans the World” paint schemes.

 

Side and nose views of HO scale Canadian Pacific Class H1a and H1b steam locomotives with beaver shield herald from Rapido Trains
Class H1a no. 2804 and Class H1b no. 2816 feature CP’s beaver shield herald on the cab. The 2816 has post-restoration details, including ditch lights and an oil tender.

One thought on “Rapido adds to HO scale Icons of Canadian Steam line

  1. Wow! That price!?!

    Not in my budget, but I’m sure there are those that will love these locos…

    Michael

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