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Rapido Trains, Inc. 'Oh So Noisy!' Steam Heater (Generator) Car (Sound and DCC) - Amtrak 664 (Phase 2)



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Rapido Trains, Inc.
Oh So Noisy!
HO Scale
Ready To Run

Steam Heater (Generator) Car
(Sound and DCC) (Phase 2)


Amtrak  664



It's Gonna Get Loud!



PreOrder item. This price and any discounts are guaranteed until this item is released on or about 12 January 2021. Order now – your credit card will not be charged until your order ships.

Steam Heater Cars, known in Canada as Steam Generator Units or SGUs, were introduced in the diesel era to provide steam heat to passenger trains in cooler weather.

When passenger trains were hauled by steam locomotives, there was always a reliable source of steam.

Unless a diesel locomotive was equipped with a boiler and water tank, heat could not be provided.

This was before the days of electrical Head End Power for passenger cars.

Heater cars were frequently rebuilt from boxcars, B-units and old steam locomotive tenders, so they varied in shape and size from railroad to railroad.

That is, unless you are in Canada.

It is so cold in the Great White North so much of the time that purpose-built SGUs were built by CC&F (Canadian Car & Foundry), GMD (General Motors Diesel Division) and NSC (National Steel Car).

Rapido’s model is based on the GMD prototype.

  • Numerous popular paint schemes
  • Scaled from field measurements and original blueprints
  • Steam sounds included, with user-controlled volume
  • High-quality, high-bass speaker
  • Works on DC and DCC layouts
  • Super-detailed underframe and express trucks
  • Working backup lights, controlled by magnetic wand
  • Metal Macdonald-Cartier couplers

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Steam Heater (Generator) Car
(Sound and DCC) (Phase 2)
Amtrak
664

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