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Rapido Trains announce N Gauge Class 44/45/46 'Peak'

Rapido Trains UK is to produce a series of all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 44, 45 and 46 1Co-Co1 diesel locomotives.

Rapido Trains N Gauge Class 44 Peak

Collectively known as ‘Peaks’ due to the original Class 44s being named after English and Welsh mountains, these distinctive Sulzer engined locomotives were built between the late 1950s and early 1960s, resulting in ten Class 44s, 127 Class 45s and 56 Class 46s.

Rapido Trains N Gauge Class 44 Peak

Rapido’s all-new ‘N’ gauge models will reflect the detail differences between class members and also feature a high quality motor, Next18 Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, directional lighting, etched radiator grilles, separately fitted handrails and windscreen wipers, NEM coupler sockets and headcode discs for customer fitment.

Rapido Trains N Gauge Class 44 Peak

Currently at the design stage, the Class 44 will be first to appear with nine models planned including:


  • 948001 D1 Scafell Pike in plain BR green

  • 948002 D7 Ingleborough in plain BR green

  • 948003 D2 Helvellyn BR green with small yellow warning panels & white stripe

  • 948004 D5 Cross Fell in BR green with small yellow warning panels

  • 948005 6/D6 Whernside in BR green with full yellow ends

  • 948006 3 Skiddaw in BR blue

  • 948007 44007 Ingleborough in BR blue

  • 948008 44008/D8 Penyghent in late 1970s preserved BR blue

  • 948009 D4 Great Gable in as-preserved BR blue

Rapido Trains N Gauge Class 44 Peak

Prices have yet to be confirmed, but release is expected during 2023.


For more information visit the Rapido Trains UK website