HO EMD F40PH-2D – LokSound and DCC — Via Rail Canada 6424

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Rapido Trains Inc
EMD F40PH-2D – LokSound and DCC
Rapido Trains Inc #80552
UPC: 679164051007

Via Rail Canada 6424 (Canada Scheme, gray, yellow, blue, Large Flag, Late Logo)
HO scale
Built between November 1986 and April 1989 by GMDD in London, Ontario, a total of 59 state-of-the-art F40PH-2D locomotives were purchased by VIA Rail Canada. Delivered in the trademark yellow VIA nose but with a light grey carbody featuring a blue banner stripe, they quickly became the mainstay of VIAs fleet and continue to be used on most services throughout the VIA network today.

Beginning in 2006, the 54 remaining units (not including 6422, 23, 30, 47 and 50 that had been retired previously) were rebuilt into an attractive new “Green Choice” paint scheme to match the appearance of the GE-built P42DCs. The rebuild featured freshly overhauled and upgraded prime movers, a complete rewiring and aftermarket, computerized control systems. These units (except 6400, partially rebuilt in 2006 but scrapped following an accident in 2010) also received a prominent extension on the rear porch to house a new, separate HEP engine and alternator. Amongst other improvements, the separate HEP package allows for fuel savings, as the prime mover no longer is required to run at full speed. The Renaissance Rebuild project, completed with the release of 6453 in November 2012, was said to extend the lives of the F40PH-2Ds for another 15-20 years.

Our Original F40PH-2D locomotive features:

  • 100% accurate Canadian details
  • Full underframe detail including piping and conduit
  • Numerous etched-metal parts including radiator grills
  • Accurate Canadian roof fans with correct number of blades
  • Full interior detail including desktop control stand
  • Fully operating ditch lights, headlights and red class lights
  • DCC models come equipped with ESU LokSound with accurate recordings
  • Rapido’s proven 5-pole, skew-wound motor and silky-smooth drive system
  • Macdonald-Cartier metal knuckle couplers mounted at the correct height
  • Numerous optional details such as an air conditioning unit, bug deflector, and later style air filter screens

And let’s not forget about the  Rebuilt F40PH-2D. It features the same amazing level of detail as our Original F40PH-2D but also includes:

  • Retooled body with different spotting details, including the new rear HEP extension
  • Radiator fans, rads and cabling visible through the HEP grilles
  • Operating emergency light
  • Operating 3rd “Turn it off, it’s too bright” Xenon headlight
  • Accurate sounds recorded from a rebuilt F40PH-2D including the HEP generator, emergency horn and two types of VIA E-Bell recordings

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 31 × 21 × 16 cm