Otter Valley Railroad Model Trains - Tillsonburg, Ontario Canada :: HO Scale :: Locomotives :: Rapido 083613 - HO EMD F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights - DCC/Sound - DRGW Ski Train #289

Rapido 083613 - HO EMD F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights - DCC/Sound - DRGW Ski Train #289

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Rapido 083613 - HO EMD F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights - DCC/Sound - DRGW Ski Train #289
HO EMD F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights - DCC/Sound - DRGW Ski Train #289

Amtraks second F40PH order incorporated several changes to the original Phase 1 design. Phase 2a and 2b units (230-279, 280-328) received larger 1800-gallon fuel tanks mounted toward the front of the frame. The air reservoirs were shifted toward the rear and to the engineers side, while the battery boxes were located on the firemans side. Newer and wider Nathan K5LA horns were specified, requiring a wider horn notch on the cab roof. Units 280-328 (termed Phase 2b) had four vertical ribs at the rear of each side.

When new EPA regulations took effect in 1980, the radiator fans were replaced by quieter Q-fans creating the Phase 3 version of the F40PH. Phase 3 F40s share other spotting features with the Phase 2b F40. Many Phase 3 units were built for commuter agencies as well, but without dynamic brakes.

Amtraks F40PH units were eventually fitted with nose ditch lights. Around the same time the cab side steps and door were modified. Several F40PH units were sold to second-hand owners for use in regional and tourist services.

Rapido will offer both versions of the Phase 2b – original and ditch light-equipped with modified cab details – as well as a non-dynamic brake Phase 3 commuter unit.

Model Features:

- Extensive, separate underbody piping and conduit
- Correct body details for each variation
- Era-specific details
- Working head lights, backup light, strobe and marker lights
- Working ditch lights where appropriate
- Separate, factory-applied wire grab irons
- See-through, etched-metal radiator grills and dynamic brake grills
- Full cab interior painted in correct colors
- Scaled from original blueprints to ensure accurate dimensions
- Accurate fuel tank profile and exhaust silencer
- Sound-equipped models feature a custom ESU LokSound V5 decoder
Details
SKU 606-083613
Quantity in stock 2 item(s) available
Road Name: Rio Grande
Price: CA$304.99
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