Rapido® EMD GP38 Locomotive B&O #3840, HO Scale

Item #: 74782
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Rapido® EMD GP38 Locomotive B&O #3840, HO Scale


General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division achieved success pretty early on, having developed and marketed a variety of 4-axle road switchers beginning with the GP7. In 1966 EMD unveiled the latest “Geep” the 2000 horsepower GP38, a lower hp and longer version than the 3000 hp GP40 from the year before. It featured a new style radiator grille, straighter sill, redesigned fuel tank, dual control stands, steam generators for passenger service, lighting and short hood options for specific railroads.

Rapido Trains offers the most detailed GP38 model ever, as well as variations that have never before been offered. LED lighting, cab interiors, and many previously overlooked details have been included as well.

The HO Scale GP38 Locomotive features:


  • A variety of low- & high-short hoods

  • Lots o’ dynamic-brake/non-dynamic hatches

  • Several paper air filter options

  • A plethora of battery box door styles

  • Road name-specific exhaust stacks (and even the unique dynamic brake vent with a stack in it for one road’s units)

  • Incredible underframe detail including traction motor cables, air filters and an absurd number of separately-applied parts

  • Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory

  • Operating headlights, rear lights, tri-color class lights AND ditch lights and beacons (where appropriate)

  • Highly detailed cab interior

  • Appropriate cab or nose headlights

  • Multiple Blomberg truck side frame options

  • Working inspection lights

  • Different sizes of fuel tanks

  • Rapido’s innovative dead-straight metal side handrails with plastic stanchions

  • Road-specific details

  • DC Silent

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including Lead which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to:www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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