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Rapido 601516 - HO Scale H1b Hudson Steam - DCC & Sound - Canadian Pacific (2816 Excursion) #2816

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Rapido 601516 - HO Scale H1b Hudson Steam - DCC & Sound - Canadian Pacific (2816 Excursion) #2816
HO Scale H1b Hudson Steam - DCC & Sound - Canadian Pacific (2816 Excursion) #2816
-Ditch lights, oil tender

Designed by Chief of Motive Power & Rolling Stock Henry Blane Bowen, Canadian Pacifics H1a and H1b class
4-6-4 Hudson locos were state-of-the-art steam power when delivered. A total of twenty locos were delivered
in two batches of ten each. The first batch, numbers #2800-2809, were delivered in 1929 and classified H1a. The second ten, numbers #2810-2819, were delivered in 1930 and were classified H1b. These locomotives were used on mainline passenger trains across the CPs system. So successful were they that CP used their design as the basis for its -Royal Hudsons- seven years later, which were designated as class H1c through H1d. Both classes survived intact until the end of steam, with the first retirements not coming until 1957.
Rapidos H1a/b HO scale models are based on our hugely successful Royal Hudson. We are offering several
different detail variations which allow you to model these locos at any point throughout their service life,
including the preserved #2816.

Features include:
Designed from prototype drawings and measurements
Road number specific factory applied details for each unit
Separately applied metal hand rails and grabs
Blackened wheels and driving rods
Correct cylinders and valve gear
Smooth-running drive train
Accurate and complete piping, under body and tender details
Correct coal tenders for regular service units
Correct oil tender for the post-restoration version of #2816
Early or later style walkways
-Elephant Ear- smoke deflectors on correctly numbered models
-Flickering- fire box in detailed cab (DCC controlled)
Working head light, classification lights, interior cab light and back up lights (DCC controlled)
Metal Macdonald-Cartier Knuckle Couplers mounted at correct height
DCC sound version includes synchronized chuff, accurate whistles, bells, air pumps, generator,
safety valves and many other effects! (Not all sound features of DCC sound units will function
in DC mode)
Accurate paint and decoration
22inch Minimum radius

Originally one of the second batch of Hudsons delivered, Canadian Pacific H1b #2816 became a celebrity
when it was restored back to operation by CP in 2001. #2816 is the only surviving member of the H1a
or H1b classes, having originally been preserved at Steamtown in the US United States before being
purchased and restored by CP in 1998.
During its post-restoration career #2816 gained the nickname the -Empress- as it hauled excursions
across Canada and into the US. It even became a film star, garnering a leading roll in the spectacular
IMAX film -Rocky Mountain Express- in 2011.
As part of its restoration #2816 was converted to burn oil and was paired with the an original oil tender
from a Royal Hudson and it was converted to burn oil. A radio and ditch lights were fitted to bring 2816
into compliance with modern standards, and a second generator was added to help power these new
devices. Finally, a second whistle was added alongside of the stack.
Developed with the help and guidance of CPs steam restoration team, Rapidos HO scale model of
#2816 will include the correct oil tender, working ditch lights, and the additional details added to the
loco for its excursion working. The loco will be sold in a high-quality custom wood display box. It will be
a fantastic addition to any collection!
Details
SKU 606-601516
Quantity in stock 20 item(s) available
Road Name: Canadian Pacific
Price: CA$679.99
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Due in Stock: July 23, 2023
 

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