ARPIL 2018: Is this the ultimate Alco diesel model ever produced? In this edition you’ll read reviews for Rapido Trains new HO-scale Alco FA-2s decorated for Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad (both pictured) by David Otte. In addition, Steve Lucas examines the Rapido’s MLW Canadian Pacific FPA-2. All this and more in the April issue of Model Railroad News!
You won’t find a better RDC model that offers such fine detail right out of the box. From its scale proportions, road-specific features, and smooth engineering and performance, this model clearly stands up to its claim of being the “absolute” example of a Budd RDC.
This Westerfield Auto Boxcar kit reproduces an early steel construction example. The provided history included with Westerfield’s kit notes New York Central (NYC) began operating all-steel boxcars with an American Car & Foundry example in 1912.
During the years General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division (EMD) produced F-units (1939–1960), the diesel builder and its Canadian counterpart General Motors Diesel (GMD), sold approximately 4,700 examples of the iconic streamlined locomotives.