R401000 Rapido 53′ Husky-Stack Well Cars with Two Containers
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Delivery expected Early 2019
These had been originally revealed as the 53′ “Husky Stack” Well Car and 53′ High-Cube Container in HO Scale back in June 2016 with some early samples shown below.
The really good news is that the delay has allowed Rapido to respond to customer feedback and upgrade the specification. They had taken this model out of the Prime Movers by Rapido range and given it etched metal walkways and factory-installed vertical handrail grabs. The container twin packs will now also feature individually numbered containers, so if you’re a stickler for that sort of thing you don’t have to change any numbers.
Retooled and ready for production – the relaunched HO Scale 53′ “Husky Stack” Well Car now features etched metal walkways and grabs on the corner ladders. Rapido was very proud to move this model into their standard “high detail” range of models – at no additional cost!
The Rapido 53′ well car is a single-unit double-stack design built at Trenton Works, Nova Scotia, between 2003-4. Nearly 4,000 of these Husky Stacks are operating across the USA and Canada with TTX Company (DTTX) and Canadian Pacific (CP) reporting marks and it’s not unusual to find at least three or four 53′ Husky Stacks in a train.
The 53′ high-cube container was constructed by Hyundai and is an insulated dry box design with riveted sheet/post sides and an optional heater box/fuel tank. These are among the most common containers in Canada, designed to protect cargo transported through the extreme cold of the winter, and can be found painted in the colorful schemes of Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and numerous transportation companies. Similar designs can also be found working across the USA.
Canadian Pacific acquired 500 53′ Husky-Stack® cars in 2004, numbers CP 527000-527499.
Rapido will be offering six numbers per paint scheme along with undecorated version. Each well car will come with two 53′ high cube containers randomly selected from the eight schemes outlined below.
These well cars feature a die-cast body with injection molded end handrails and brake detail, plus combination plastic and etched metal running boards. The trucks are a new free-rolling 70-ton design with three springs visible. separate in-line brake shoes and 33″ wheels designed to the same specification as our highly regarded 52’6″ mill gondola. The car is factory-fitted with Rapido metal MacDonald-Cartier knuckle couplers.
Check out these lovely metal walkways! Note also the laser fine rivet detail on the 53′ high-cube container.
The opposite end of the well car showing the brake reservoir and air cylinder layout. The trucks are hidden away but this is an all new 70-ton design.
These models feature full razor-sharp printing of all livery elements.
The 53′ Husky-Stack Well Car with two 53′ High-Cube Containers, SRP:$49.95. LSC Price:$42.99/ea.
For additional 53' High-Cube Containers (2-Pack), click here. (Quantities discount available when you special order 3 or more sets of the well cars and/or container sets.)
Great savings on these sets while supplies last. Please contact us for current availability.