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Rapido Trains Class 44 update

Rapido Trains UK have provided an update on their N Gauge Class 44 project.


First announced in September 2022, Rapido stated their intention to produce the Class 44 first, followed by classed 45 and 46.


Rapido have now released images of the first 3D print produced from the CAD for the Class 44 and these will be on show at the London Festival of Railway Modelling which takes on 18th/19th March at Alexandra Palace.


These new models will feature a high-quality specification including:

  • Directional Lighting

  • Next18 Decoder Socket

  • High quality motor and drive mechanism for smooth running

  • DCC Sound option

  • NEM Coupler pockets

  • Separately fitted handrails and wipers

  • A selection of discs so you may apply your chosen headcode

  • Etched radiator fan grill with separate fan.

Prices will be announced when the orderbook opens later in the year after further design work is completed.

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