Rapido® Hudson H1b Canadian Pacific #2816 "Empress" Excursion, HO Scale

Item #: 74783
Super Buy Price! $749.95

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Rapido® Hudson H1b Canadian Pacific #2816 "Empress" Excursion, HO Scale


Part of the second batch of Hudsons delivered, Canadian Pacific H1b #2816 became a celebrity when it was restored back to operation by CP in 2001. #2816 is the only surviving member of the H1a or H1b classes, having originally been preserved at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton PA before being purchased and restored by CP in 1998.

During its post-restoration career #2816 gained the nickname the “Empress” as it hauled excursions across Canada and into the US. It even became a film star, garnering a leading roll in the spectacular IMAX film “Rocky Mountain Express” in 2011.

Developed with the help and guidance of CP’s steam restoration team, Rapido’s HO scale model of #2816 will include the correct oil tender, working ditch lights, and the additional details added to the loco for its excursion working. The loco will be sold in a high-quality custom wood display box. It will be a fantastic addition to any collection!

Features include:


  • Designed from prototype drawings and measurements

  • Road number specific factory applied details

  • Separately applied metal hand rails and grabs

  • Blackened wheels and driving rods

  • Correct cylinders and valve gear

  • Smooth-running drive train

  • Correct oil tender on #2816

  • Early or later style walkways

  • “Elephant Ear” smoke deflectors on correctly numbered models

  • Working head light, marker lights, classification lights, interior cab light and back up lights (DCC controlled)

  • “Flickering” fire box in detailed cab (DCC controlled)

  • Metal Macdonald-Cartier Knuckle Couplers mounted at correct height

  • DCC sound version includes synchronized chuff, accurate whistles, bells, air pumps, generator, safety valves and many other effects! (Not all sound features of DCC sound units will function in DC mode)

  • Accurate and complete piping, under body and tender details

  • Accurate paint and decoration

  • 22” Minimum radius

  • Custom wood display box

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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