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HO H1b 4-6-4 Hudson DC Locomotive CPR #2818

Item No. RPI601008
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HO H1b 4-6-4 Hudson DC Locomotive CPR #2818

Item No. RPI601008
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  • Designed from prototype drawings and measurements
  • Road number specific factory applied details for each unit
  • Separately applied metal hand rails and grabs
  • Blackened wheels and driving rods
  • Correct cylinders and valve gear
  • Smooth-running drive train
  • Accurate and complete piping, under body and tender details
  • Correct coal tenders for regular service units
  • Correct oil tender for the post-restoration version of #2816
  • Early or later style walkways
  • "Elephant Ear" smoke deflectors on correctly numbered models
  • "Flickering" fire box in detailed cab (DCC controlled)
  • Working head light, classification lights, interior cab light and back up lights (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 paint and decoration
  • 22" Minimum radius


Designed by Chief of Motive Power & Rolling Stock Henry Blane Bowen, Canadian Pacific's H1a and H1b class 4-6-4 Hudson locos were state-of-the-art steam power when delivered. A total of twenty locos were delivered in two batches of ten each. The first batch, numbers #2800-2809, were delivered in 1929 and classified H1a. The second ten, numbers #2810-2819, were delivered in 1930 and were classified H1b. These locomotives were used on mainline passenger trains across the CP's system. So success full were they that CP used their design as the basis for its "Royal Hudsons" seven years later, which were designated as class H1c through H1d. Both classes survived intact until the end of steam, with the first retirements not coming until 1957.

Rapido's H1a/b HO scale models are based on their hugely successful Royal Hudson. Rapido is offering several different detail variations which allow you to model these locos at any point throughout their service life, including the preserved #2816.