R083600 Rapido EMD F40PH Locomotive-Later Phase (Sound & Silent Available)

R83600 Rapido EMD F40PH-Later Phase (Sound & Silent Available)

Regular price $335.00 $0.00 Sale

Pre-Order Your HO Scale F40PH Today!

Advanced Pre-Orders close November 18, 2019. ETA: March 2020

MSRP:$335 (DCC/Sound), $225 (DC/Silent)
LSC Price:$269.99 (DCC/Sound), $179.99 (DC/Silent)

Please select your roadname and cab numbers from the selection provided below.

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.

Amtrak’s 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.

Our new HO scale F40PH models continue the unprecedented level of detail offered on our Phase 1 F40PH model.

Following on the success of our HO scale Amtrak Phase 1 models, Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to announce the Phase 2 Amtrak F40PH in HO scale. Our 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.

Amtrak’s 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 engineer’s side, while the battery boxes were located on the fireman’s 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.

No Detail Left Behind

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
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Phase 2B Original

Amtrak Phase II

HO F40PH Ph2 original: Amtrak Phase II #280

HO F40PH Ph2 original: Amtrak Phase II #284

HO F40PH Ph2 original: Amtrak Phase II #289

 Amtrak Phase III

HO F40PH Ph2 original: Amtrak Phase III #288

HO F40PH Ph2 original: Amtrak Phase III #300

HO F40PH Ph2 original: Amtrak Phase III #309

HO F40PH Ph2 original: Amtrak Phase III #317

Phase 2B With Ditch Lights

Amtrak Phase III

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Amtrak Phase III #291

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Amtrak Phase III #310

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Amtrak Phase III #322

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Amtrak Phase III #323

Rio Grande Ski Train

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Ski Train #242

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Ski Train #283

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Ski Train #289

Agawa Canyon Tour Train

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Agawa Canyon #105

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Agawa Canyon #106

Montreal A.M.T

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: AMT (Montreal Transit) #271

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: AMT (Montreal Transit) #274

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: AMT (Montreal Transit) #310

CSX (With larger fuel tank)

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: CSX #9998

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: CSX #9999

Virginia Railway Express

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: VRE #V35

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: VRE #V36

 

Phase 3 Commuter

Massachussets Bay Transportation Authority

HO F40PH Ph3 non-dynamic: MBTA #1013

HO F40PH Ph3 non-dynamic: MBTA #1014

HO F40PH Ph3 non-dynamic: MBTA #1016

New Jersey Transit

HO F40PH Ph3 non-dynamic: NJT #4113

HO F40PH Ph3 non-dynamic: NJT #4120

HO F40PH Ph3 non-dynamic: NJT #4121

 

Undecorated Models

HO F40PH Ph2 original: Undec

HO F40PH Ph2 w/ditch lights: Undec

HO F40PH Ph3 non-dynamic: Undec