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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 503053 - Passenger Car, CCF, Cafe-Bar-Lounge - Via Rail Canada - 2507

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N Scale - Rapido Trains - 503053 - Passenger Car, CCF, Cafe-Bar-Lounge - Via Rail Canada - 2507

N Scale - Rapido Trains - 503053 - Passenger Car, CCF, Cafe-Bar-Lounge - Via Rail Canada - 2507 Image courtesy of Rapido Trains Inc.

Brand Rapido Trains
Stock Number 503053
Manufacturer Rapido Trains
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Rapido Passenger Car CCF Cafe-Bar-Lounge
Prototype Description Passenger Car, CCF, Cafe-Bar-Lounge
Road or Company Name Via Rail Canada (Details)
Reporting Marks VIA
Road or Reporting Number 2507
Paint Color(s) Blue and Yellow
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Announcement Date 2013-07-21
Release Date 2015-01-01
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Lightweight/Streamlined
Model Subtype CCF
Model Variety Cafe-Bar-Lounge

Model Information: The Rapido Trains Inc. Cafe-Bar-Lounge is similar to cars bought or rebuilt by most railroads to serve those customers who got the Munchies but weren?t in the mood for a fancy-schmancy meal in the dining car. Your passengers will enjoy this model?s contoured seats and its detailed take-out counter with individual display shelves for sandwiches, pizzas, and anything else your commissary cares to whip up.

The Cafe-Bar-Lounge has many of the same features as our Lightweight Coach, as it was rebuilt from a coach. It is painted in a variety of paint schemes, and all cars feature full underbody detailing including steam, air and electrical lines. It is available with partial skirting or with fixed steps, as appropriate.
  • Super-detailed underbody
  • Body-mounted Micro-Trains(c) couplers
  • Fixed steps or partial skirts, as appropriate
  • All air, steam and electrical lines represented
  • Insulated 36″ metal wheelsets (no pizza cutters!)
  • "Easy-Peasy" battery-powered interior lighting
  • Flush windows with painted gaskets and shades
  • Full interior detail including armrests and headrests
  • Diaphragms with etched brass end gates
  • Painted metal roof grab irons applied at the factory
  • Multiple car names and/or numbers per paint scheme
  • Will operate smoothly on curves down to 9-3/4″ radius
  • Super-detailled 41-N-11 Inside Swinghanger or 41-BNO-11 Outside Swinghanger trucks as appropriate for each roadname and car type.

Road Name History:
Via Rail Canada (reporting mark VIA) (generally shortened to Via Rail or Via; styled corporately as VIA Rail Canada) is an independent crown corporation, subsidized by the Minister of Transport, mandated to offer intercity passenger rail services in Canada.

On January 12, 1977, CN spun off its passenger services as a separate Crown corporation, VIA Rail Canada. At its inception, Via acquired all CN passenger cars and locomotives. Following several months of negotiation, on October 29, 1978, Via took over operation of CP passenger train services, and took possession of cars and locomotives. Passenger train services which were not included in the creation of Via Rail included those offered by BC Rail, Algoma Central Railway, Ontario Northland Railway, Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway, various urban commuter train services operated by CN and CP, and remaining CN passenger services in Newfoundland.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information:
Rapido Trains Inc. is a high-end manufacturer of model trains and accessories in HO, OO and N (North American 1:160 and British 1:148) scales. The firm's mission is to recreate the entire rail travel experience, from fully-detailed interiors and under-frames on models to fully-wired telephone poles for model railroads.

The name RAPIDO was introduced by Canadian National in 1965 to headline the railway's high-speed intercity passenger services. Until the mid-1980s, RAPIDO stood for fast schedules, frequent trains, and superb service.

Today, Rapido Trains continues the RAPIDO concept with state-of-the-art models and attention to fine detail. This company is not related to the venerable (and now defunct) German manufacturer Arnold Rapido, nor the present-day Arnold (which is owned by the United Kingdom's Hornby), Canadian based Rapido Trains was founded in 2003.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-04-29 16:27:30. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-09 10:48:06

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