Rapido Trains 70043 GMD-1 1400 Series - CN - Stripes NO#, N Scale

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Rapido is pleased to announce the modern 1400-series GMD-1 locomotives

in N scale. These hard-working roadswitchers are still operational today

all over the Canadian National system. The fact that CNs GMD-1 is still

widely used despite major fleet rationalizations over the last ten years is a

testament to its resilience and reliability.

History of the Rapido 1400s

In 1988, CN began a rebuild program on its GMD-1 fleet. The 1600s -

locomotive class GR-612a or GMD-1A - retained their three-axle trucks

and small fuel tank and were used on branchlines. The 1400s - locomotive

class GR-412a or GMD-1B - were used on mainlines and in yards. These

had two-axle Flexicoil trucks recovered from retired lightweight GP9s.

By the late 1990s, the number of light-rail-equipped branchlines had

dwindled to a handful. The 1600s were upgraded to 1400s - the larger,

2000-gallon fuel tank and two-axle Flexicoil trucks were added from

retired 1100-series GMD-1 locomotives. These new 1400s, numbered

1430-1444, were classified GR-412b. General Motors Roadswitcher, 4

Axles,1200 horsepower, group B.

The Rapido Model

Rapido Trains Inc. is releasing every number of GR-412b operational

(as of last year), along with an unnumbered version so you can have the

specific unit of your choice. Rapido has learned from its first release of the

GMD-1 and the 1400s will operate smoothly and reliably on DC layouts

and through most commercial turnouts.

Features:

DC or DCC/Sound

DC silent or DC/DCC/Sound

Accurate upgraded EMD 645C prime mover recordings

5-pole, skew-wound motor with excellent slow-speed performance

DC models wired to match the rest of your DC fleet

Accurate dimensions from GMD blueprints and field measurements

Heavy, die-cast chassis for great pulling power

Accurate four-wheel Flexicoil trucks and 2000-gallon fuel tank

Full cab interior oriented the correct way (short hood forward)

Body-mounted Micro-Trains couplers

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