Rapido RDC1 - CR CB class railcar, NSWGR 1100 railcar

 
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
See http://www.rapidotrains.com/rdcus.html

Looks like a Phase 1B Unlettered job would be just the thing for a Commonwealth Railways CB car, and pretty good (albeit a bit long and wide) for the NSWGR 1100 cars.

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  xdford Chief Train Controller

See http://www.rapidotrains.com/rdcus.html

Looks like a Phase 1B Unlettered job would be just the thing for a Commonwealth Railways CB car, and pretty good (albeit a bit long and wide) for the NSWGR 1100 cars.
SAR523
Not that I am a NSW modeller but the Athearn RDC's should be a good fit apart lengthwise from the end window size for an 1100  and the radiator length for the trailer. The fluting on the ends and sides is easily removed as I have done that on two Canadian National RDC's I have modified ...

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Trevor
  DarrellGainey Beginner

Location: Yass, New South Wales
In stock now!

Surprised its arrival has been missed by the gurus on Railpage.
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT
In stock now!

Surprised its arrival has been missed by the gurus on Railpage.
DarrellGainey
Well in fairness to the Gurus.... they tend to be only Gurus with respect to NSW railways.... Very Happy

Through significant lobby activity by an individual in South Australia, has convinced Rapido to do the CR Budd Railcars. Check out Rapido's website: http://rapidotrains.com/ho-scale-absolute-rdc-project/

The CR Budds look terrific! Come with ESU sound as well, recorded from the Budd at the National Railway Museum (apparently). The detail is verrrry impressive and Rapido also have an excellent reputation. I'm sure that they will be awesome models. Only 45 models for each road number.

Pity I've converted two Proto 1000 RDCs into CR Budds already..... Very Happy
  lkernan Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
In stock now!

Surprised its arrival has been missed by the gurus on Railpage.
DarrellGainey

I'd argue it wasn't too well advertised here!

I've been following Rapido's products for a while and had no idea that the CR version had been taken up by someone.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

In stock now!

Surprised its arrival has been missed by the gurus on Railpage.

I'd argue it wasn't too well advertised here!

I've been following Rapido's products for a while and had no idea that the CR version had been taken up by someone.
lkernan
The owner of Notch 8 Precision Models who I believe are the Australian distributors for Rapido is active on some of the Facebook groups.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
In stock now!

Surprised its arrival has been missed by the gurus on Railpage.
Well in fairness to the Gurus.... they tend to be only Gurus with respect to NSW railways.... Very Happy

Through significant lobby activity by an individual in South Australia, has convinced Rapido to do the CR Budd Railcars. Check out Rapido's website: http://rapidotrains.com/ho-scale-absolute-rdc-project/

The CR Budds look terrific! Come with ESU sound as well, recorded from the Budd at the National Railway Museum (apparently). The detail is verrrry impressive and Rapido also have an excellent reputation. I'm sure that they will be awesome models. Only 45 models for each road number.

Pity I've converted two Proto 1000 RDCs into CR Budds already..... Very Happy
SA_trains
It could not have been recorded from the Budd car at the NRM as it does not even work and has been sitting static at the NRM ever since it was delivered to them. It has never been started that I know of and I doubt it would be capable of starting it now!
  SA_trains Deputy Commissioner

Location: ACT

Through significant lobby activity by an individual in South Australia, has convinced Rapido to do the CR Budd Railcars. Check out Rapido's website: http://rapidotrains.com/ho-scale-absolute-rdc-project/

The CR Budds look terrific! Come with ESU sound as well, recorded from the Budd at the National Railway Museum (apparently). The detail is verrrry impressive and Rapido also have an excellent reputation. I'm sure that they will be awesome models. Only 45 models for each road number.

It could not have been recorded from the Budd car at the NRM as it does not even work and has been sitting static at the NRM ever since it was delivered to them. It has never been started that I know of and I doubt it would be capable of starting it now!
David Peters

As I stated above... "Apparently". The Rapido web page clearly states for the CR Budds, measured from the prototype and "factory fitted with ESU Loksound with sound measured from the prototype".

Irrespective, I'm certain that they will be excellent models. The detail is amazing.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".

Through significant lobby activity by an individual in South Australia, has convinced Rapido to do the CR Budd Railcars. Check out Rapido's website: http://rapidotrains.com/ho-scale-absolute-rdc-project/

The CR Budds look terrific! Come with ESU sound as well, recorded from the Budd at the National Railway Museum (apparently). The detail is verrrry impressive and Rapido also have an excellent reputation. I'm sure that they will be awesome models. Only 45 models for each road number.
It could not have been recorded from the Budd car at the NRM as it does not even work and has been sitting static at the NRM ever since it was delivered to them. It has never been started that I know of and I doubt it would be capable of starting it now!As I stated above... "Apparently". The Rapido web page clearly states for the CR Budds, measured from the prototype and "factory fitted with ESU Loksound with sound measured from the prototype".

Irrespective, I'm certain that they will be excellent models. The detail is amazing.
SA_trains
The sound for the Budd cars was indeed taken from the prototype but the prototype was in America. All the Budd Cars had the same GM motors in them when built so the sound is from an American running one, one point of interest though is that CB3 was fitted with Rolls Royce motors instead of GM's at one time. It was later fitted with GM's again when AN upgraded them I think!

The Comrails Budd Cars are stock standard American cars even in the loading gauge. As CR did not have tunnels or many bridges it did not matter back then when they were ordered.

http://www.comrails.com/cr_locos/r_cb.html#cb3
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller


Through significant lobby activity by an individual in South Australia, has convinced Rapido to do the CR Budd Railcars. Check out Rapido's website: http://rapidotrains.com/ho-scale-absolute-rdc-project/

The CR Budds look terrific! Come with ESU sound as well, recorded from the Budd at the National Railway Museum (apparently). The detail is verrrry impressive and Rapido also have an excellent reputation. I'm sure that they will be awesome models. Only 45 models for each road number.
It could not have been recorded from the Budd car at the NRM as it does not even work and has been sitting static at the NRM ever since it was delivered to them. It has never been started that I know of and I doubt it would be capable of starting it now!As I stated above... "Apparently". The Rapido web page clearly states for the CR Budds, measured from the prototype and "factory fitted with ESU Loksound with sound measured from the prototype".

Irrespective, I'm certain that they will be excellent models. The detail is amazing.The sound for the Budd cars was indeed taken from the prototype but the prototype was in America. All the Budd Cars had the same GM motors in them when built so the sound is from an American running one, one point of interest though is that CB3 was fitted with Rolls Royce motors instead of GM's at one time. It was later fitted with GM's again when AN upgraded them I think!

The Comrails Budd Cars are stock standard American cars even in the loading gauge. As CR did not have tunnels or many bridges it did not matter back then when they were ordered.

http://www.comrails.com/cr_locos/r_cb.html#cb3
David Peters
The is an interesting YouTube video of the recording session and the laser measuring of the prototype on the Rapido Facebook page that is well worth a look.
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
I also completely missed the Notch8 release; I only found out about it after checking the status on Rapido's site.  Thankfully Rapido were happy to refund my order if I bought one from Notch8 instead (which I did).  He (Notch8) didn't have many left when I spoke to him last week, and I'm now just waiting on mine to arrive.
  Spinner5711 Train Controller

Casula Hobbies has some for sale. I looked at one there on 23/12/16.  Impressive looking models.  Not really suited to NSW unless you invoke what the Poms call rule number 1.  I suppose you could model a station called Broken Hill and run them as the SA Broken Hill Express, delivering pax to the NSW located one armed bandits...
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
The NSWGR BUdd cars were specially made by Comeng to use up some fluting they had ordered for something and it got cancelled. So a Budd type of design was rehashed to suit local conditions. These were shorter , narrower and less tall that the Comrail ones were though. And has different locally made bogies as well on the NSWGR versions.

A Old Athearn Budd car can be reworked to get a look alike NSWGR Budd car but the Rapido models are too long, and too high to make the NSW type of ones. As someone said model Broken Hill and use the Rapido car on a Pokie Express as it was called.

You can run a Rapido car on a NSW layout though but the Rapido car is over 80Ft long as was the Com Rail ones the NSWGR ones were the length of a IP coach or there abouts anyway.

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