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Tempo Passenger Set

Rapido Trains H0

Rapido Trains Inc. is very excited to announce its latest museum quality complete passenger train, the Tempo, in HO scale. Originally introduced by CN in 1968, majority of these cars still run today and are once again under the ownership of CN after operating for different carriers. June 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Tempo, a unique CN passenger train that operated between Toronto, Windsor, Sarnia and Chicago. For those of us of a certain age, the Tempo was as much a part of the Toronto railroad scene as the CN Tower and Union Station. It’s our railroad history, and we haven’t forgotten it.

Tempo RS-18 model features:
Correct hood and roof profiles 3D scanned from the prototype
Extended short hood complete with HEP equipment on the roof
Incredible underframe detail including traction motor cables and other piping
Rapido’s innovative dead straight metal side handrails with plastic stanchions
Operating number boards, headlights and green and white class lights and cab control stand lighting
Separate grab irons and wire handrails installed at the factory
Highly detailed illuminated cab control stand. Yes, we said illuminated!
Heavy, die-cast chassis and full, multi-colour/color interior
Rapido’s proven 5-pole skew-wound motor with dual flywheels and silky-smooth drive
DC/Silent (21-pin DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound (ESU LokSound)
Accurate sounds recorded from a real Alco 251B prime mover
Factory-installed Macdonald-Cartier couplers mounted at the correct height

Tempo passenger car features:
Scaled from blueprints and field measurements
Full, multi-colour interior with individually-installed seats
Complete underbody with separate piping and conduit
Free-rolling, ball-bearing wheelsets
Track-powered interior lighting and working marker lights
Etched-metal end gates

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