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Rapido Trains Announcements

Rapido Trains has been announcing so many products lately that it is time to make their own announcement page.

RAPIDO TRAINS Product Availability

Not all Rapido Products are available to all stores. Some are made as special runs for specific companies.
Central Hobbies will stock all Rapido Trains Canadian Models that we have access to. Selected US models will be stocked. All US models will be available by order.
We will endeavor to acquire Exclusive Release models to sell to our customers but availability is controlled by the company who sponsored the model.


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April 16, 2018
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced HO Scale FB-2 and FPB-2 Locomotives.
DC version ( $225.00 Cdn$) or DCC and Sound versions ( $ 335.00 Cdn$).

Orders by September 17, 2018 for delivery Spring 2019.
Baltimore & Ohio (1956 scheme) Canadian Pacific (Block Lettering) Canadian Pacific (Script Lettering) CP Rail (Multimark) Chicago and North Western (yellow/green) Erie (Delivery) Erie Lackawanna (grey/maroon) Great Northern (Empire Builder) Lehigh Valley (Delivery) Louisville & Nashville (grey/yellow) Missouri Pacific (Delivery) New Haven (Delivery) New Haven (McGinnis) New York Central (Lightning Stripe) New York Central (Cigar Band) Penn Central (black) Pennsylvannia RR (Delivery) Undecorated
Railroad Schemes Announced.
Baltimore & Ohio (1956 scheme) FB-2. Three road numbers.  Baltimore & Ohio 1953 scheme FB-2
Baltimore & Ohio (1956 scheme) FPB-2. Two road numbers.  Baltimore & Ohio 1953 scheme FPB-2
Canadian Pacific (Block Lettering) FB-2. Two road numbers.  Canadian Pacific (Block Lettering) FB-2
Canadian Pacific (Block Lettering) FPB-2. Two road numbers.  Canadian Pacific (Block Lettering) FPB-2
Canadian Pacific (Script Lettering) FB-2. Two road numbers.  Canadian Pacific (Script Lettering) FB-2
Canadian Pacific (Script Lettering) FPB-2. Two road numbers.  Canadian Pacific (Script Lettering) FPB-2
CP Rail (Multi Mark) FB-2. Two road numbers.  CP Rail (Multi Mark) FB-2
CP Rail (Multi Mark) FPB-2. Two road numbers.  CP Rail (Multi Mark) FPB-2
Chicago & North Western. Four Road Numbers Each.  Chicago & North Western
Erie (Delivery). Two road numbers.  Erie Delivery
Alco FB-2 Erie Lackawanna (grey/maroon). Two road numbers.  Alco FB-2 Erie Lackawanna (grey/maroon)
Alco FPB-2 Great Northern (Empire Builder)Two numbers.  Alco FPB-2 Great Northern (Empire Builder)
Alco FB-2 Lehigh Valley (Delivery). Two road numbers.  Alco FB-2 Lehigh Valley (Delivery)
Alco FPB-2 Lehigh Valley (Delivery). Two road numbers.  Alco FPB-2 Lehigh Valley (Delivery)
Alco FB-2 Louisville & Nashville (grey/yellow). Two Road Numbers  Alco FB-2 Louisville & Nashville (grey/yellow)
Alco FB-2 Missouri Pacific (Delivery). Three road numbers.  Alco FB-2 Missouri Pacific (Delivery)
Alco FB-2 New Haven (Delivery). Three Road Numbers.  Alco FB-2 New Haven (Delivery)
Alco FB-2 New Haven (McGinnis). Two road numbers.  Alco FB-2 New Haven (McGinnis)
Alco FB-2 New York Central (Lightning Stripe). Three road numbers.  Alco FB-2 New York Central (Lightning Stripe)
Alco FB-2 New York Central/Penn Central (Cigar Band). Three road numbers.  Alco FB-2 New York Central/Penn Central (Cigar Band)
Alco FB-2 Penn Central (black), ex-New Haven. Road number 3393.  Alco FB-2 Penn Central (black), ex-New Haven
Alco FB-2 Pennsylvannia RR (Delivery). Three road numbers.  Alco FB-2 Pennsylvannia RR (Delivery)
Undecorated. 2 versions FB-2 and 2 versions FPB-2.
We are now taking reservations for these models.

Images from Rapido Trains.
April 14, 2018
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced a new run of HO Scale FA-2 and FPA-2 Locomotives.
DC version ( $249.95 Cdn$) or DCC and Sound versions ( $ 359.95 Cdn$).

Orders by September 17, 2018 for delivery Spring 2019.
Railroad Schemes Announced.
Ann Arbor FA2 as Delivered. Three road numbers.  Ann Arbor as Delivered
Chicago & North Western FA2. Two road numbers.  Chicago and North Western
CP Rail FA-2 and FPA-2. Four Road Numbers Each.  CP Rail
Erie Lackawanna. Two road numbers.  Erie Lackawanna
Long Island Railroad. Four road numbers.  Long Island Railroad
Louisville & Nashville. Four FA-2 road numbers and one ex FPA02  Louisville & Nashville
Missouri Pacific. Three FA-2s and three FPA-2s.  Missouri Pacific
New York Central. Two schemes, six road numbers.  New York Central
Penn Central. Rd# 1350  Penn Central
Spokand, Portland & Seattle. Two road numbers.  Spokane, Portland & Seattle
Burlington Northern (ex-SPS broadband) FA-2, Rd# 4126.  Burlington Northern
Wabash (ex Ann-Arbor), Two road numbers.  Ann Arbor
Western Maryland, Three road numbers.  Western Maryland
Undecorated. 2 versions FA-2 and 2 versions FPA-2.
We are now taking reservations for these models.

Images from Rapido Trains.
April 13, 2018
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced a new run of HO Scale F40PH VIA Locomotives.
Versions include VIA as delivered, VIA RAil Canada (two versions), VIA Rail Wraps.
DC version ( $279.95 Cdn$) or DCC and Sound versions ( $ 399.95 Cdn$).

Orders by July 1, 2018 for delivery late in 2018.
There are several Schemes Announced.
VIA Rail as Delivered. Three road numbers.  VIA as Dewlivered
VIA Rail Canada. Two road numbers.  VIA Rail Canada
VIA Rail Canada. Rd# 6424  VIA Rail Canada Rd# 6424
Home Hardware Wrap. Rd# 6429  Home Hardware Wrap
Kool-Aid Wrap Three road numbers.  Kool-Aid Wrap
CBC 50 Wrap Rd# 6403  Conrail CSXT patch. Two road numbers.
Operation Lifesaver Wrap, Rd# 6411  Telus. Wrap
Telus Wrap, Rd# 6429  Telus. Wrap
Coors Light Set , Rd# 6445-6408  Coors Light Set
We are now taking reservations for these models.

Images from Rapido Trains.
March 3, 2018
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced HO Scale GE B36-7 Locomotive.
DC version ( $279.95 Cdn$) or DCC and Sound versions ( $ 399.95 Cdn$).

Orders by July 4, 2018 for delivery late in 2019.
There are several Schemes Announced.
ATSF Blue Bonnet. Five road numbers.  ATSF
BC Rail Red/White/Blue. Two Road Numbers.  BC Rail Red/White/Blue
Conrail no Ditch Lights. Four road numbers.  Conrail no ditch lights.
Conrail with ditch lights. Two road numbers.  Conrail with Ditch Lights.
Conrail CSXT Patch. Two road numbers.  Conrail CSXT patch. Two road numbers.
Conrail NS Patch. Two road numbers.  Conrail NS patch. Two road numbers.
CSX “YN2” (no ditch lights). Three road numbers.  CSX “YN2” (no ditch lights)
CSX “YN2” (with ditch lights). Three road numbers.  CSX “YN2” (with ditch lights)
CSX “YN2” (with ditch lights and white cab roof). Three road numbers.  CSX “YN2” (with ditch lights and white cab roof)
Minnesota Commercial one road number.  Minnesota Commercial
Norfolk Southern Three road numbers  Norfolk Southern
Seaboard System Six road numbers  Seaboard System
Southern Three road numbers  Southern
Southern Pacific Five road numbers  Southern Pacific
Five Undecorated Versions: ATSF, CR, SBD/CSX, Sou/NS and SP versions.
We are now taking reservations for these models.

Images from Rapido Trains.
December 27, 2017
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced FP7 Locomotives.
DC version ( $249.95 Cdn$) or DCC and Sound versions ( $ 359.95 Cdn$).

Orders by April 30, 2018 for delivery late 2018.
There are several Schemes Announced.
Canadian Pacific (Block Lettering) three 14xx series road numbers and three 40xx series road numbers.  CPR Block Lettering FP7
Canadian Pacific (Script Lettering) three 14xx series road numbers and three 40xx series road numbers.  CPR Script Lettering FP7
CP Rail 5 Inch Nose Stripes two 14xx series road numbers and two 40xx series road numbers.  CP Rail five inch stripes FP7
CP Rail 8 Inch Nose Stripes two 14xx series road numbers and two 40xx series road numbers.  CP Rail eight inch stripes FP7
Ontario Northland Early six road numbers.  Ontario Northland Early Scheme
Ontario Northland (Progressive) two road numbers.  Ontario Northland Progressive Scheme
Ontario Northland (Chevron) six road numbers.  Ontario Northland Progressive Scheme
VIA Rail Canada three 14xx series road numbers and three 65xx series road numbers.  VIA Rail Canada Scheme
Montreal Commuter four road numbers.  Montreal Commuter Scheme
Undecorated CP/VIA and ONR Versions.
We are now taking reservations for these models.

Images from Rapido Trains.
December 27, 2017
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced F7B and F9B Locomotives.
DC version ( $224.95 Cdn$) or DCC and Sound versions ( $ 334.95 Cdn$).

Orders by April 30, 2018 for delivery late 2019.
Rapido will only make these models if enough orders are received.
There are several Schemes Announced.
Canadian Pacific (Block Lettering) two F7B and two F9B.  CPR Block Lettering B Units.
Canadian Pacific (Script Lettering) two F7B and two F9B units.  CPR Script Lettering B Units.
CP Rail 5 Inch Nose Stripes two F7B and F9B units.  CP Rail five inch stripes B Units.
CP Rail 8 Inch Nose Stripes two F7B and two F9B Units.  CP Rail eight inch stripes B Units.
Canadian National (Delivery) F9B Units.  Canadian National (Delivery) F9Bs.
Canadian National (Noodle) four F9B units.  Canadian National (Noodle) F9Bs.
VIA Rail Canada six F9B units.  VIA Rail Canada F9B units.
Undecorated CP F7B (no steam generator), CP/VIA F9B and CN/VIA F9B.
We are now taking reservations for these models.

Images from Rapido Trains.
July 27, 2017
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced a second run of RDCs. This release is mostly US road names and includes RDC-1s, RDC-2s and RDC-3s. The price is the same as the first release.
DC version ( $225.00 Cdn$) or DCC and Sound versions ( $ 325.00 Cdn$).

Orders by Feb 2018 for delivery late 2018.
There are several Schemes Announced.
Canadian RDC-1s
BCR - Blue (Phase 2) two road numbers  BCR - Blue (Phase 2)
VIA Rail - Late (Phase 2) two road numbers  VIA Rail - Late (Phase 2)
US RDC-1s
ATSF 2-pack (Phase 1b) Rd# DC-191 + DC-192  ATSF 2-pack (Phase 1b)
B&O (Phase 1b), Rd# #9918  B&O (Phase 1b)
C&O (Phase 1b), 3 road numbers  C&O (Phase 1b)
C&NW (Phase 1b), two roadnumbers  C&NW (Phase 1b)
Lehigh Valley (Phase 1b), Rd# #40  Lehigh Valley (Phase 1b)
NYC - Early (Phase 1b), three road numbers.  NYC - Early (Phase 1b)
Various Phases undecorated.
Canadian Road Name RDC-2s, All Phases
VIA Rail - Late (Phase 2), two road numbers  VIA Rail - Late (Phase 2)
US RDC-2s, All Phases
Alaska RR (Phase 1b), two road numbers  Alaska RR (Phase 1b)
B&O (Phase 1b), two road numbers  B&O (Phase 1b)
B&M - Minuteman (Phase 1c), three road numbers  B&M - Minuteman (Phase 1c)
B&M - McGinnis (Phase 2), three road numbers  B&M - McGinnis (Phase 2)
C&O (Phase 1b), Rd# #9060  C&O (Phase 1b)
Lehigh Valley (Phase 1b), Rd# #41  Lehigh Valley (Phase 1b)
LIRR (Phase 1b), Rd# #3121  LIRR (Phase 1b)
NH - Script (Phase 1b), Rd# #120  NH - Script (Phase 1b)
NH - McGinnis (Phase 1b), Rd# #121  NH - McGinnis (Phase 1b)
NYC - Early (Phase 1b), Rd# #M480  NYC - Early (Phase 1b)
NP (Phase 1c), two road numbers  NP (Phase 1c)
RDG (Phase 1c), Rd# #9165  RDG (Phase 1c)
WP (Phase 1b), two road numbers  WP (Phase 1b)
Various phases undecorated
US Roadname RDC-3s
B&M - Minuteman (Phase 1b), three road numbers  B&M - Minuteman (Phase 1b)
B&M - McGinnis (Phase 2), three road numbers  B&M - McGinnis (Phase 2)
CRI&P (Phase 1b), two road numbers  CRI&P (Phase 1b)
CRI&P (Phase 1c), Rd# #9004
GN (Phase 2), Rd# #2350  GN (Phase 2)
NH - Script (Phase 1b), two road numbers  NH - Script (Phase 1b)
NH - McGinnis (Phase 1b), two road numbers  NH - McGinnis (Phase 1b)
NYC - Early (Phase 1b), three road numbers  NYC - Early (Phase 1b)
NP (Phase 1c), Rd# #B40  NP (Phase 1c)
NP (Phase 1b), Rd# #B42
NP (Phase 2), Rd# #B41  NP (Phase 2)
Various phases undecorated
We are now taking reservations for these models.
June 27, 2017
N Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced New Haven 8600-Series in N-Scale.

Orders by September 15, 2017 for delivery late 2017/Early 2018.
As these models never ran in this part of the country, stock will be limited to what we need for customer orders.
There are several Schemes Announced.
New Haven Delivery Scheme (with skirts) - six road numbers.  Delivery Scheme with skirts
New Haven Red Window Band (with skirts) - six road numbers.  NH Red Bank with skirts
New Haven Red Window Band (no skirts) - six road numbers.  NH Red Band with skirts
Penn Central Green Window Band (no skirts) - six road numbers.  Penn Central Green Band with skirts
MBTA Purple Window Band (no skirts) - six road numbers.  MTBA Purple Window Band w/o skirts
Painted - Unlettered (with or withour skits) - one model each.  Painted - Unlettered

We are now accepting reservations for these models.
Images from Rapido Trains
June 27, 2017
N Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced N-Scale Turbo Trains.

Orders by February 9, 2018 for delivery 2018.
There are six Schemes Announced and two four-car add-on sets.
United Aircraft/US DOT 3-Car Train.  United Aircraft/US DOT
Penn Central/US Dot 3-Car Train  Pen Central/US DOT
Early Amtrak 5-Car Train.  Early Amtrak
Late Amtrak 5-Car Train.  Late Amtrak
Canadian National 5-Car Train.  CNR 5-Car Train
VIA Rail Canada Five-Car Train.  Painted - Unlettered
Canadian National 4-Car Add-On Set.  CNR 4-Car Add-On Set
VIA Rail Canada 4-Car Add-On Set.  VIA 4-Car Add-On Set

We are now accepting reservations for these models.
Images from Rapido Trains
June 27, 2017
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced HO-Scale SW1200RS Locomotives.
Orders by Septmber 12, 2017 for delivery 2018.
There are six Schemes CPR yet to come.
Canadian Pacific - block lettered.  CPR Block
Canadian Pacific - script lettered.  CPR Script
CP Rail 5" stripes, Cab Multimark.  CP Rail 5
CP Rail - 8" stripes, cab multimark.  CP Rail 8
CP Rail - 8" stripes, hood multimark.  CP Rail 8
CP Rail - 8" stripes, no multimark.  CP Rail 8
Canadian Pacific - undecorated.
All are MSRP $ 225.00 DC or $ 325.00 DCC and Sound.


Images from Rapido Trains
October 27, 2016
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido has announced NEW HAVEN PARLOR and PARLOR-LOUNGE CARS

Orders by May 15, 2017 for delivery late 2018.
There are several models coming
New Haven Parlors - Delivery Scheme with Skirts. Six named Cars
 New Haven Parlor car as
Delivered
New Haven Parlor-Lounges - Delivery Scheme with Skirts. Five named Cars and an un- named car.
 New Haven Parlor-Lounge
Car as Delivered
New Haven Parlor - McGinnis Scheme no Skirts. Six named Cars.
 New Haven Parlor
McGinnis Scheme
New Haven Parlor-Lounge Car - McGinnis Scheme no Skirts. Two named Cars and an un- named car.
Penn Central Parlor car without Skirts. Three numbered, three named and an un-named car.
 Penn Central Scheme
Amtrak without Skirts. Six numbered, and an un-numbered car.
 Amtrak Scheme
Painted Stainless Steel Finish with or without skirts.
 Painted Stainless Steel
Finish
All models: $ 99.99 Cdn$.

We are now accepting reservations for these models.
Images from Rapido Trains
October 14, 2015
HO Rapido Trains
Icons of Canadian
Steam

The 2018+ release in the Rapido Trains Icons of Canadian Steam is the Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 Royal Hudson Class H1c, H1d, H1e
There are several models coming
Royal Hudson Classic H1c with Coal Tender, Commonwealth Trucks, Teardrop Stack and no Booster - DC , Rd# 2820 and 2823
 CPR Royal Hudson
Royal Hudson H1c with Oil Tender, Commonwealth Trucks, Bathtub Stack and no Booster - DC , Rd# 2829
 CPR Royal Hudson
CPR Royal Hudson H1c with Coal Tender, Commonwealth Trucks, Straight Stack and Booster - DC , Rd# 2839
 CPR Royal Hudson
CPR Royal Hudson H1c with Coal Tender, Commonwealth Trucks, Teardrop Stack and no Booster- DC , Rd# 2846
Royal Hudson H1c with Coal Tender, Commonwealth Trucks and Teardrop Stack - DC , Rd# No#
Royal Hudson H1d with Coal Tender, Commonwealth Trucks, Straight Stack and Booster - DC , Rd# 2851, 2852, 2857 and no#
 CPR Royal Hudson
Royal Hudson H1e with Oil Tender, Buckeye Trucks, Straight Stack and Booster- DC , Rd# 2861, 2863 and no#
 CPR Royal Hudson
Royal Train - Royal Hudson H1d with Coal Tender, Commonwealth Trucks, Teardrop Stack and Booster. - DC , Rd# 2850
 CPR Royal Hudson
Royal Hudson H1e with Oil Tender, Buckeye Trucks, Bathtub Stack and Booster - British Columbia - DC , Rd# 2860
 CPR Royal Hudson
Details, prices and exact subclasses and release dates subject to revision.
Images from Rapido Trains
October 12, 2015
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido Trains has announced a multi year series of Canadian Steam Locomotives under the banner of Icons of Canadian
Steam

Announced are:
for 2018 Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 Royal Hudson Class H1c, H1d, H1e
for 2019 Canadian Pacific 4-6-0 Class D10e, D10f, D10g, D10h
Canadian National 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler Class G16a, H6g
for 2020 Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 Hudson H1a, H1b
Canadian National 2-8-0 Consolidation Class N2b, N4a
for 2021 Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 Light Pacific Class G5c, G5d
Canadian National 4-8-2 Mountain Class U1f
for 2022 Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 Heavy Pacific Class G3e, G3f, G3g
Canadian National 4-6-2 Pacific Class J4e, J4d, J4f
for 2023 Canadian Pacific 2-10-4 Selkirk Class T1b, T1c
Canadian National 4-8-4 U-4 Northern Class U4a, U4b
for 2024 Canadian Pacific 4-4-4 Jubilee Class U4a, F2a
Details, prices and exact subclasses and release dates subject to revision.
We are looking for images of these locomotives we can use with permission.
HO Rapido Trains
Rapido Trains has announced HO Scale Skyline Dome cars.
Orders by Nov 17, 2014 for delivery mid 2015. Delivery now late 2016, maybe in 2018 . . .
AVAILABLE PAINT SCHEMES:
 Amtrak Phase I Amtrak Phase I . Two road numbers: 9560, 9562.
 Baltimore & Ohio Baltimore & Ohio . Two road names: Moonlight Dome, Sunlight Dome.
 Canadian National Canadian National . Three road names: Moonlight Dome, Starlight Dome, Sunlight Dome.
 CN/CNR CN / CNR . One road name: "American Spirit".
 Canadian Pacific Canadian Pacific Maroon. Six road numbers: 500, 505, 509, 513, 514, 517.
 CP Rail CP Rail Action Red . Four road numbers: 502, 507, 510, 516.
 Delaware and Hudson Delaware and Hudson . Two road names: Willsboro Point 35, Bluff Point 36.
 Illinois Central Illinois Central . Three road numbers: 2200, 2201, 2202.
 Missouri Pacific (Eagle) Missouri Pacific (Eagle) . Two road numbers: 891, 892.
Norfolk and Western Norfolk and Western . Two road numbers: 1611, 1612.
Seaboard Coast Line Seaboard Coast Line . Two Road names: Moonlight Dome, Starlight Dome.
VIA Rail Canada (Original) VIA Rail Canada (Original) . Three road numbers: 501, 503, 505.
Wabash Wabash . Two road numbers: 200, 201.
 Stainless Steel Finish,
Unlettered Skyline Dome Stainless Steel Finish, Unlettered

HO MSRP - $ 109.00 CDN$

Details are now on our Rapido Trains HO-Scale Passenger Cars Web Page
Images from Rapido.

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