Rapido HO 16628 Budd Rail Diesel Car RDC-3 Phase Ib, Rock Island #9003 (DCC and Sound Equipped)

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Rapido HO 16628 Budd Rail Diesel Car RDC-3 Phase Ib, Rock Island #9003 (DCC and Sound Equipped)
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The Budd RDC (Rail Diesel Car) was a hugely popular passenger car and locomotive in one, purchased in large quantities in the 1950s by railroads eager to reduce the losses from offering passenger services. Economical to purchase and operate, the RDC was a huge success. There are still RDCs in mainline service today. The RDC-1 is being offered in new paint schemes in this production run. The RDC-1 was the most common RDC, with a massive seating capacity of 90 passengers. Rapido saved a real RDC-1 from the scrapper and is currently restoring it.
Designed from 3D scans of the real RDCs (Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3)
Accurate Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 details and fluting
Correct Phase 1b, Phase 1c and Phase 2 roof blisters
Numerous American and Canadian paint schemes
Rapido's acclaimed stainless steel finish
Full interior detail with constant lighting and no motor visible through the windows
Two five-pole, skew-wound motors hidden in the actual engine bays
Separate underframe piping and conduit
Lit numberboards and class lights
Working nose door Gyralite and ditch lights where appropriate
Fabricated or cast truck sideframes, as appropriate
Minimum radius 18"
All wheels powered
Separate grab irons and front door chains
Etched-metal roof grills and fan covers
Wrap-around nose fluting, if appropriate
Separate diaphragms, if appropriate
Loads of roadname-specific details
Models will have either Detroit or Cummins engine sounds as appropriate and models will have standard bell or E-bell as appropriate
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