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Rapido Trains Inc HO 27030 EMD SW1200 DC Silent Grand Trunk Western 'Blue/Red Scheme' GTW #1517

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Rapido Trains Inc HO 27030 EMD SW1200 DC Silent Grand Trunk Western 'Blue/Red Scheme' GTW #1517

Electro Motive Division first began production of the 1,200-hp SW1200 switcher model in January 1954. Built through until May 1966, over 700 examples of this versatile road switcher were built by EMD with an additional 280+ built by 'GMD' General Motors Diesel in Canada. As dieselization progressed, many roads found themselves in need of a compact, lightweight locomotive to replace steam power on branch lines and other over-the-road assignments needed for freight and passenger service, but not requiring a full-fledged mainline road switcher. The SW1200 combined the right size and muscle for these assignments. The SW1200 was available with both Type A and Flexicoil trucks, and the Rapido model represents those options. Other features available on the SW1200 include different fuel tanks, unique spark arrestors, MU cables, folding end-platform drop steps and different lighting options as specific to each road.

SW1200 features:

  • Designed from original blueprints and field measurements
  • Heavy diecast frame, chassis and gearboxes for superior pulling power
  • Rapido’s renowned silky smooth-running drive system
  • Working classification lights, cab interior light and inspection lights
  • Fully detailed Type A or Flexicoil trucks, as appropriate
  • Full cab interior with working cab interior light and non-working fire extinguisher and fridge
  • Working headlights and illuminated number boards at both ends
  • Some models have a rotary beacon or flasher/strobe as appropriate
  • Separate handrails, including crash bars inside the cab
  • Multiple exhaust stack and battery box door styles
  • With or without working drop steps, as appropriate
  • Incredible underbody piping and conduit detail - a Rapido hallmark
  • DCC/ESU Loksound decoder has accurate recordings from a 567 prime mover

**Lombard Hobbies Recommendation - As modelers ourselves we highly recommend ONLY running DCC on DCC systems and DC on DC systems, regardless of 'Dual-Mode' capability. This gives optimum performance and safeguards the unit from possible damage from running on a different system than originally intended and from any inexperienced operator errors. 

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