Rapido Trains 517005 NH 8600-Series Coaches # 8656, N Scale

RapidoSKU: RAP00517005


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The New Havens stainless cars were not built entirely from stainless steel
like the cars produced by Budd in Philadelphia. Instead, they were constructed
from Cor-Ten steel and sheathed with stainless steel fluting panels. The New
Haven touted the 8600s as the newest of the new in coach equipment gleaming
stainless steel on the outside, the last word in attractive decoration and
design on the inside.

The 8600-series coaches were ubiquitous, used on trains system-wide from
delivery until the Penn Central years. Penn Central later sold 74 of the 8600s
to MBTA and they remained in service in the Boston area until 1988!

Never before available in N scale

Accurately scaled from original blueprints

Designed with input from NHRHTA

Correct tubular cross section with accurate Pullman-Standard stainless steel
fluting profile

Rapidos renowned stainless steel finish at the correct color temperature for
New Havens cars

Partial skirting or no skirting as appropriate

All-new 41-BNO-11 outside swinghanger trucks with metal wheelsets

Full interior and underbody detail

End diaphragms with etched metal end gates

Easy-Peasy battery-operated interior lighting

Six car numbers plus un-numbered available per paint scheme

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