Rapido Announces New TurboTrain Model

Published: 2017-06-27 - By: gdm
Last updated on: 2018-01-18
visibility: Public
Rapido Trains today announced they would be creating a new TurboTrain model in N Scale. Given they published a book on the prototype, it is not surprising they chose this train to reproduce as a model. The road names will be: United Aircraft, Amtrak, Penn Central, Canadian National and VIA. The Amtrak model will be produced in both an early and a late paint scheme.

Set prices start at $499.95 for a 3-car set and the reservation deadline is September 15th, 2017 for a 5% discount. The final deadline is Feb, 2018..

The features for this new model are:
  • Accurate dimensions scaled from original blueprints
  • Two powered Power Dome Cars with smooth, reliable drive systems
  • Articulated single-axle trucks with needlepoint axles
  • Full interior detail with interior lighting
  • Different Canadian and American versions with accurate details
  • All wheels pick up power for electrical reliability
  • Working headlights, tail lights, and Gyralites
  • Prototypically-tinted windows
  • CN and VIA customers can add a four-pack of Intermediate Cars to complete their trains
  • Sound-equipped models feature a sound decoder and sugar cube speaker in each Power Dome Car
  • Sounds are accurate Turbo sounds sourced from original Betamax video recordings
  • Sound decoders are custom ESU LokSound with amazing sound quality.