The Rapido Trains HO scale Ten-Wheeler recently paid a visit to our Wisconsin & Southern staff layout. The model, part of the company’s Icons of Canadian Steam line, is based on a Canadian Pacific class D10 prototype. Join Model Railroader Senior Editor Cody Grivno as he talks about the features on the 4-6-0 and demonstrates the various sound and light features.
Road names on the Rapido Trains HO scale Ten-Wheeler Canadian Pacific (freight version in nine road numbers, passenger in one number), Dominion Atlantic (two numbers), and Quebec Central (one number). In addition, Rapido offers the 4-6-0 painted black but unlettered with parts for a coal and oil tender. A D10-style tender is also available separately.
Features on the 4-6-0, designed from blueprints and field measurements, include blackened metal wheels and driving rods; working head, marker, and classification lights; a flickering firebox light; and piping, underbody, and tender details. In addition, the model has several optional details to reflect the various D10 configurations and sub-classes, including coal or oil tender, raised or straight walkways, centered or smokebox top mounted headlights, straight or angled front number boards, two styles of power reversers, straight or angled cylinder steam pipes, and two different bell locations.
Direct-current models are priced at $499.95. Models with a dual-mode sound decoder have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $599.95. The separate sale tender is priced at $109.95. The Rapido Trains HO scale Ten-Wheeler will operate on 18” radius curves, but a 22” minimum radius is recommended.
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