The photo shown is an example only. It is not the train that will be shipped. No photo is available of the actual model.
The Amtrak F40PH is one of the few locomotives in North American railroad history that can be described as iconic. . The F40PH represented the renaissance of passenger train travel in the United States. It was the face of Amtrak – to railfans, modelers and the public – for over 25 years. To date, no manufacturer has ever produced the definitive Amtrak F40PH model. Until now.
Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to announce the Phase 1 Amtrak F40PH in HO scale. Our new model has been scaled from original Amtrak and EMD blueprints and has been designed with the help of F40PH fans and current members of the Amtrak team who are themselves model railroaders. Customers can thus rest assured that the locomotive is dimensionally accurate from nose to tail.
The Phase 1 F40PH comprises units 200 to 229 delivered starting in 1976. These locomotives feature 1500 gallon fuel tanks mounted toward the rear of the frame with air reservoirs and battery boxes to the front. The Phase 1 F40PH also has low-profile roof details to clear the low bridges and tunnels in the northeast as well as a Nathan P5A horn. To find out more details about what makes the Phase 1 units unique go to our Master Class.
Rapido’s new HO scale Phase 1 F40PH brings an unprecedented level of detail never before seen on any modern American passenger locomotive model.
The Rapido Amtrak F40PH features:
Extensive, separate underbody piping and conduit highly visible from trackside
Head lights, backup light, and marker lights
Working strobe lights that flash independently in DCC models – a first!
Separate, factory-applied wire grab irons
See-through, etched-metal radiator grills with visible interior supports
Etched-metal windshield safety grills included in the box
Full cab interior painted in correct colors
Wind deflectors, see-through dynamic brake grills and radiator fans
Scaled from original blueprints to ensure accurate dimensions
Accurate fuel tank profile and exhaust silencer
Sound-equipped model with a custom Rapido ESU LokSound sound decoder or DC silent model
Will operate smoothly on DC and DCC layouts
Rapido’s proven 5-pole, skew-wound motor and silky-smooth drive system
Macdonald-Cartier metal knuckle couplers mounted at the correct height
Available in Amtrak Phase II and Amtrak Phase III (early) paint schemes
Eight numbers plus unnumbered available per paint scheme
Decals included for optional lettering and warning labels
This is an Amtrak model from the rails up. This ain’t no foreign Canadian thang painted in American colors!