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This is a backorder item and is not currently in stock.
It will be shipped when we receive it from the manufacturer and you will be charged at that time.
Date due: 06/30/2021

Rapido #28548 HO EMD E8B, ESU LokSound DCC Sound, Union Pacific #943B

Rapido #28548 HO EMD E8B, ESU LokSound DCC Sound, Union Pacific #943B
  • Manufacture: Rapido
  • Category: Diesel Locomotive
  • Number: 28548
  • Scale: HO
  • Price: $249.99
Different road number shown

EMD’s E-8 (and successor, E-9) were the quintessential North American passenger locomotive of the 1950s through the 1970s. 450 E8A and 46 E8B units were produced, with an additional 100 E9A and 44 E9B locos following. The first E8s were delivered in 1949, with the last E9 being produced in 1964. These units pulled passenger trains from coast to coast, and later became the backbone of Amtrak’s fleet in its early days. Many more were later used in commuter service before being retired. Today several units live on in museums and tourist railroads throughout North America.

What makes Rapido’s E8 and E9 models different than every E8 or E9 that has come before? Simple – we’re doing it right. Every E8 model out there is a “best guess” as to the nose, roof and windshield contours of the real thing. At Rapido’s we don’t believe in making guesses. That’s why we commissioned a 3D laser scan of Union Pacific E8 #942 at the Southern California Railway Museum. A 3D scan ensures that we get those impossible-to-guess contours bang-on accurate. Our engineers trace the scan and shrink it down to HO scale.

Rapido’s E8 model features:

3D laser-scanned body shell
Accurate nose and roof contours
Seven different noses
Three different back ends
Two different sides – with and without lifting lug covers
Three different steam generator options
36” fan, 48” fan or non-dynamic brake options
Single- or dual-headlight configurations
Freight or passenger pilots
Three styles of side grills
Original porthole sides or rebuilt with blanked sides (including unique variations)
Skirted or non-skirted fuel tanks
Original square and sloped or Hyatt roller bearing journal boxes
Heavy die-cast chassis
Smooth running drive system with all wheels powered
Complete lighting effects – headlights, class lights, backup lights, ground lights, cab lights and more
Numerous road-specific detail parts in both plastic and etched metal

Below is a list of just SOME of the road-specific detail parts that we are producing:

Four different sand filler hatch styles
PRR Train Phone antenna
Southern rooftop air tanks
Southern large-capacity water tanks
UP snow shields
Cab-side walkways (2 styles)
Pilot MU hoses
ATS shoes
PRR Nose lifting lugs
Three different radio antenna
Six different headlight/warning light inserts
Various bug screens, mirrors, and wind deflectors
Numerous grab iron configurations
Several horn styles (in brass)
And probably more that we’ve forgotten!

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