HO scale FA2/FB2 announced by Rapido Trains

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Rapido Trains has announced a new run of Alco FA2 and FB2 locomotives in HO scale, including two Penn Central paint schemes. The FA2 paint schemes include:

Retail price for the FA2 models is $325 with an ESU Loksound DCC decoder or $225 DC/silent. The DC/silent models include a 21-pin DCC socket for later installation of a DCC decoder.

FB2 models include:

  • Penn Central with all-white logo, available in one road number (3393, ex-New Haven)
  • New York Central "cigar band," available in three road numbers (3338,3346,3350)

Retail price for the FB2 models is $299.95 with an ESU Loksound DCC decoder or $199.95 DC/silent. The DC/silent models include a 21-pin DCC socket for later installation of a DCC decoder.

Pre-orders are now being accepted via Rapido's web site, or at your favorite hobby dealer. The ordering deadline for these models is September 17, 2018, with delivery expected Spring 2019.