Rapido's all-new model of the E8/9 breaks new ground and promises to be the most accurate plastic model of these conic locos yet. Designed from a 3D laser scan of Union Pacific E8 #942 at the Southern California Railway Museum to ensure that those Impossible-to-guess contours are bang-on accurate.
This was backed up by months of research, referring to hundreds of photos and numerous blueprints to ensure that they had the correct details for each version of the locomotive that is offered. Rapido's E8/E9 models Features.
3D laser scan body shell. Accurate nose and body contours. Prototypically correct back and end details. Two different sides with and without lifting lug covers. Three different steam generator options.
36" fan 48" fan or non-dynamic brake options. Single or dual headlight configurations.
Three styles of side grills. Skirted or non-skirted fuel tanks. Original squars sloped or hyatt roller bearing journal boxes. Smooth running drive system with all wheels powered.Accurate E8 sounds provided by ESU LOksound. Numerous road -specific detail parts in plastic and etched metal.