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Rapido Trains 21502 HO Scale ALCo FA-2 Baltimore & Ohio "1956 Scheme" B&O #4033 [DCC & Sound]

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Rapido Trains 21502 HO Scale ALCo FA-2 Baltimore & Ohio "1956 Scheme" B&O #4033 [DCC & Sound]

Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to produce the definitive HO scale model of the Alco/MLW FA-2 and FPA-2.




The FA-2 was Alco’s response to the ubiquitous EMD F7 that was swiftly becoming the locomotive of choice for many freight and passenger railroads. The FA-2 was intended for freight service while the FPA-2 included a steam generator and obligatory large water tank for heating passenger cars.

Rapido's models will have the correct details for each version.The B&O FA-2 and FPA-2 both feature the distinctive nose louvers that were added in the early 1950s. Other spotting features include the Wabco E2 horns, dual-Pyle headlight (other roadnames also feature a single headlight if applicable). The production model will have an etched-metal nose herald and the proper “dotted” typeface in the number boards.



HO Scale Alco/MLW FA-2/FPA-2 features:

  • DC/DCC/SOUND with ESU Lok-Sound Decoder
  • 5-pole, skew-wound motor with excellent slow-speed performance
  • Operating number boards, headlights and two-color class lights
  • Roadname-specific details
  • Dynamic brakes
  • Etched-metal grilles (Farr or chicken wire, as appropriate)
  • Full underbody piping and conduit
  • Correct, roadnames-specific FA-2 and FPA-2 fuel tanks
  • Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory
  • Heavy, die-cast chassis
  • Full cab interior
  • Accurate sounds recorded from a real Alco 244 prime mover
  • Factory-installed Macdonald-Cartier couplers mounted at the correct height

Part Numbers: 606-21502 RPI-21502 RPI21502