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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 525005 - Passenger Train, RTL Turboliner - Amtrak - 5-Pack

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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 525005 - Passenger Train, RTL Turboliner - Amtrak - 5-Pack Image Courtesy of Rapido Trains


Production Type Announced
Stock Number 525005
Original Retail Price $427.45
Brand Rapido Trains
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Body Style Rapido TurboTrain
Prototype Passenger Train, RTL Turboliner
Road or Company Name Amtrak (Details)
Reporting Marks Amtrak RTL Turboliner - Phase V
Road or Reporting Number 5-Pack
Paint Color(s) Silver & Blue
Print Color(s) Black & Blue
Coupler Type Other
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 5
Multipack ID Number 525005
DCC Readiness Ready
Announcement Date 2022-06-13
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Gas Turbine-Powered
Model Subtype RTL Turboliner
Model Variety Phase V
Scale 1/160



Model Information: Released in November 2018. Features:
  • 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

DCC Information: Comes either DCC-Ready or DCC/Sound equipped.
The DCC-Ready version accepts decoders with Next18 interface (NEM 662).
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.

Road Name History:
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States. Founded in 1971 through the government-sponsored consolidation of most of the remaining U.S. passenger rail companies, it is partially government-funded yet operated and managed as a for-profit corporation.

Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day on 21,300 miles (34,000 km) of track with select segments having civil operating speeds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states in addition to three Canadian provinces. In fiscal year 2015, Amtrak served 30.8 million passengers and had $2.185 billion in revenue, while employing more than 20,000 people. Nearly two-thirds of passengers come from the 10 largest metropolitan areas; 83% of passengers travel on routes shorter than 400 miles. Its headquarters is at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

The name "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "trak", the latter itself a sensational spelling of "track".

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. The firm's mission is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and under-frames on models to fully-wired telephone poles for model railroads.

The name RAPIDO was introduced by Canadian National in 1965 to headline the railway's high-speed intercity passenger services. Until the mid-1980s, RAPIDO stood for fast schedules, frequent trains, and superb service.

Today, Rapido Trains continues the RAPIDO concept with state-of-the-art models and attention to fine detail. This company is not related to the venerable (and now defunct) German manufacturer Arnold Rapido, nor the present-day Arnold (which is owned by the United Kingdom's Hornby), Canadian based Rapido Trains was founded in 2003.

Item created by: CNW400 on 2022-08-05 15:55:28. Last edited by CNW400 on 2022-08-05 15:55:29

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