Alberta Central Railway Museum, Wetaskiwin Alberta has a CP RDC-2. The two engines provided a greater degree of reliability than could have been obtained from a single power plant. Both 191 and 192 achieved identical results and accelerated smoothly to scale 83 mph, which is close to the prototype’s top speed. The headlights, marker lights, and door-mounted Gyralight are controlled by individual function buttons. C $39.59. HO Scale Santa Fe REBUILT RDC-1 and RDC-1m We are pleased to announce the unique and unmistakable pair of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Budd RDCs: DC-191 and DC-192. In 1978 all existing CP units were transferred to VIA. After programming both cars’ addresses to their specific locomotive number, I advanced consisted them to run back to back, just like their prototypes. After demonstration touring, the first unit saw service on the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines and then in 1964, was sold to Canadian National as their number D-110 (later 6110). New York Central The New York Central purchased 20 new RDCs from 1950 to 1953 and advertised them as Beeliners. SP's sole RDC-1 was notable for its large cab roof-mounted numberboards. RDC-3s were D-300 up. The VIA units carried wide blue bands with yellow stripes on their sides with VIA logos and had their pilots painted black. Add To Cart: Wish List. You have just purchased one of a series of the finest running locomotives available today. The prototype. In addition to the units that PGE purchased new in 1956, PGE purchased additional second-hand units; four from Amtrak in 1975 and three from SEPTA in 1983. The PGE units had dark green and orange ends with a dark green letter boards and orange lettering. Life Like and Walthers Proto have made a number of HOscale models of the Budd Rail Diesel Car [RDC]. All Phase II RDCs were built with cast-style truck side frames. Later they received bright red ends with white CN noodle logos and wide black bands with white CN noodle logos along the side window panels Some units operating in western Canada had a white band on their letter boards. Southern Pacific The Southern Pacific purchased a single new RDC-1 in 1954. Twenty-four US railroads purchased new RDCs from the Budd Company. Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad, Tillamook, OR. Ready to Ship) appears directly below its Add to Cart button.All is normal at Dallas Model Works (we have a unique setup) but some of our suppliers have been slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic, which can affect the arrival of some non-Ready to Ship items slightly. Includes 1 unit from Lehigh Valley). Note the distinctive headlight and numberboard box on the cab roof of #6117. They are a scale 85' long, like the prototype, and will work on a 24" radius, but bigger is better. The RDC-1, the most numerous version, was a self-propelled coach containing only passenger seating for 90 passengers. The RDC rode on a pair of four-wheel drop-equalizer trucks with a wheel base of 8 foot 6 inches and 33-inch diameter wheels. Penn Central inherited all surviving units in 1968. The Amtrak units were painted with red, white and blue ends and window bands. Then I carefully wiggled the shell at each end until I was able to lift it off. Most of the passenger equipment you'l find is also 85' long. They were then transferred to the El Pasoan, running between El Paso, Texas, and Albuquerque, N.M., until 1968. Canadian National CN advertised its RDCs as Railiners and numbered them based on model type. Later under president Patrick McGinnis they had white ends with black doors and a large red panel with large white NH on each side of the end doors. PRSL units were numbered M-402 to M-413 and plainly painted with black lettering on the letter boards. Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. La Grande, OR. $225.00 $225.00. The RDC had a top speed of 83 mph on level track. Many Phase II units were fitted with a diaphragm at each end to enable passengers to move between cars when operated as multiple unit trains. The models aren’t merely decorated in warbonnet paint but are superdetailed to match their unique prototypes. RDC-1 Phase I in CPR Maroon. Rebuilds and Upgrades As is typical of any railroad equipment that remains in service for many years, the RDC fleets of many railroads were rebuilt, upgraded and modernized over the years. Numbered 10, it was plainly painted with red and orange stripes on its ends, circular SP heralds on its end doors and red letter boards. CNJ units were numbered 551 to 561 and plainly painted with a CNJ Statue-of-Liberty logo on the left of the end doors and black lettering on the letter boards. RDC-1s were D-100 up. RDCs proved much less costly to operate than regular consists and were well received by railroads throughout North America as well as some overseas lines. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. Athearn HO Scale C&O Budd RDC Dummy. 20, Model Railroader: 10-Year Archive 2010-2019 DVD-ROM, Rapido Trains HO scale Santa Fe rebuilt RDC set. The partitions are separately applied and painted plastic parts. Remove and … Most of the units had the side fluting carried across the side doors and wrapped around the car ends. The units could be used singly or in multi-car trains. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Collection. Photo: Chris Fox, (Note: if you are outside Canada, leave the mailing address blank as PayPal won’t accept a non-Canadian address for Canadian dollar contributions.). CP purchased one RDC-1 from the DSS&A in 1958 and one RDC-2 from the Lehigh Valley in 1958. Rapido Trains Inc Budd RDC-3 Phase 1c - LokSound and DCC -- Canadian Pacific 9022 (stainless steel, Action Red, Hockey Mask Ends) Part #: 606-16741 Out of Stock The models aren’t merely decorated in warbonnet paint but are superdetailed to match their unique prototypes. NP/DM&IR units acquired for spares only. Subsequently, 16 unfinished body shells were supplied by the Budd Company and completed in the Lachine plant of Canadian Car & Foundry. The two motors are concealed by the housings between the painted seats. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad. Some former CN VIA units initially carried the above VIA paint scheme with additional red CN noodle logos. Penn Central When it was created in 1968 the Penn Central acquired the large fleets of RDC cars of the New York Central and the New Haven. The Rapido Budd car mechanism isn’t designed to pull an unpowered car, and doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty. The truck sideframes depict the upgraded versions added after the 1956-57 rebuild. RDC Fabricated trucks as used on the majority of Phase I RDCs. Introduction In the early 1950s many railroads were looking for alternate means of providing fast, more economical passenger service with the goal of gaining back some of the clientèle that had transferred to automobiles. These modernization steps introduced many small detail changes that make the production of accurate models a challenge! These "railfan" terms were never actually used by Budd, but they neatly describe the major differences between the early style of RDCs delivered between 1949 and 1956 and the "new look" RDCs built between 1956 and 1962. Rebuilt and updated during its service life, this demonstrator unit saw service for VIA Rail Canada for many years, outliving many of its successors! The chart does not indicate the phase of each unit. This CP Rail scheme has been called the "hockey mask" scheme as it resembles a face mask worn by hockey goal keepers. The revised RDC Phase 2 roof blister design. All lettering and striping matches prototype photos. The seats are especially well done; they’re painted blue with white antimacassar detail. Photo courtesy Jon Archibald collection. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. As they almost always ran together, this special pair is available in a limited-edition two-pack. CN designated these RDC-5. 4 Budd Rdc Cars. item 6 Rapido Trains 16634 HO New Haven Budd RDC-2 Phase Ib Diesel Locomotive #120 - Rapido Trains 16634 HO New Haven Budd RDC-2 Phase Ib Diesel Locomotive #120. Phase Ib The most numerous style of Phase I units, the Phase Ib featured a rooftop blister design with two sloped rectangular grills over the radiator/fan sections on each side separated by a solid panel. Because there was no space encroachment in the car body by the power plant, there was plenty of room for passenger seats. One of the most anticipated recent releases comes in the form of this HO Scale RDC model from Rapido. You can read more about this exciting project by clicking here. Later they applied dark blue tops of ends with 8" diagonal white stripes. Penn Central numbered its units from 35 to 80 and painted them with black, white and orange chevron-striped ends. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. The headlights and red marker lights on each end were directional. The RDC Design The RDC was visually attractive, easy to maintain, lightweight, flexible and powerful. • Click here to view a YouTube video of the January 1998 move of RDC 6211 from Billerica Shops to Bedford Depot Park. With the advent of CP Rail they received Action Red and white ends, white cab roofs and Action Red letter boards. Where are they now? As part of its post war rehabilitation the Commonwealth Railways upgraded its short haul passenger services by introducing the three RDCs on the runs between Port Pirie, Port Augusta, and Tarcoola in May 1951. The Budd Company of Philadelphia designed the RDC (Rail Diesel Car) as an economical alternative to the traditional locomotive-hauled passenger trains in suburban, commuter, branch line, interurban and supplementary main line service at a time when the railroads were struggling to make such services profitable. VIA Rail Canada In 1978, VIA inherited 84 units from the CN and CP. Powered by a pair of diesel engines, the self-propelled cars were used primarily for urban commuter service and passenger service in low-traffic, rural areas. All to VIA (except #9052, wrecked 1972, #86, to MBTA, and #90, to Exporail). The New Haven RR in 1959 - Budd RDC's and MUT's - A site capturing my efforts in modeling the New Haven Railroad in 1959 in HO scale; features layout photos, … In operation, a headlight was usually mounted on the center of the end door on the leading unit. The ATSF received its only two RDCs, RDC-1s DC-191 and 192, in 1952. manage your account online and more! The six-car train was quickly split up and operated with the rest of the New Haven's (later PC/AMTK) RDC fleet, as in this picture. CN 6110, the original RDC, shown here on demonstrator Pioneer trucks. A blister on the center of the roof contained the cooling radiators, cooling fan motors, radiator fans and engine exhaust pipes. Includes original Budd demo unit ex-CE&I 1964 and 8 ex-B&M units. VIA numbered their RDCs in the 6xxx series. The model. HO Scale Locomotives & Passenger Cars–Updated May 4, 2020 . Three members of the VIA Rail Canada fleet, led by RDC-4 #6251, stand at Ottawa in October 2015. Reading The Reading purchased 12 new RDCs from 1950 to 1953 and nine second-hand units from 1962 to 1975. This installation documentation is for a HO-Scale Proto 1000 Budd RDC. Lacking control cabs or end windows, it was not designed for independent operation but was controlled by controls in a coupled RDC. Accutrack Speed Matching. C $37.25 + shipping . BC Rail BC Rail painted their RDCs with dark green tops of ends, 8"-wide reflective diagonal stripes on bottom of ends and yellow pilots. All units were disposed of by 1986. ... WALTHERS MAINLINE HO SCALE 1/87 85' BUDD BAGGAGE LOUNGE UNLTRD | 910-30050. DCC operation. Two finished by CC&F. British Columbia Railway BCR applied several paint schemes on their RDCs. Later they carried a large blue and white BM herald on each side of their end doors. All to VIA (except #9101, wrecked 1959, #9198, wrecked 1973, #9113/95/6/7 to CN, and #91, which remained with CP). Two of my favorite features are the function button controlled brake (F4) and straight to 4 (F3). Home Our Inventory HO Scale HO Scale Locomotives & Passenger Cars–Updated May 4, 2020. VIA Rail Canada provides service between Sudbury and White River, Ontario with three of its operable RDCs. CN purchased seven RDC-9 units from the MBTA in 1965. Photo Peter Cox, courtesy Mark Perry. Trinity Railway Express (TRE) of Dallas-Fort Worth operates one RDC. ... SBS4DCC Budd RDC-1 RDC-2 RDC-3 RDC-4 . A long time ago, Athearn produced many RDC's, they were 72' long, I think, and they had the rubber band drive. A rebuilt CN phase 1b RDC. It was rebuilt in 1960 after an accident. After a 1956 derailment, the RDCs were rebuilt and returned to service in 1957. A total of 398 units of various configurations were built from 1949 and 1962. Known as the 'Black Beetle', it recorded almost 200mph on tests in Ohio in the mid-1960s! DC-191 remained a coach while DC-192 became a baggage/36-foot combine. Click Here Sign-Up for Con-Cor Sale Newsletter Athearn HO Scale B&O Budd RDC. The RDCs had a high power/weight ratio providing fast pick-up. For the first time in plastic the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry.’s rebuilt pair of Budd Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs) are available in HO scale from Rapido Trains. HO Scale Sound Decoder Summary. Acquired from B&M. Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) MBTA purchased its RDCs from B&M, SEPTA, Penn Central and Canadian Pacific from 1975 to 1985 to provide all passenger service for Boston. Many units were de-motorized in 1980 while others were rebuilt to coaches in 1982. Boston & Maine B&M purchased 130 new RDCs from 1952 to 1956. The two engines provided a greater degree of reliability than could have been obtained from a single power plant. We reviewed a DC-only version of a Rapido HO scale Budd RDC-1 in the July 2018 issue. The Finest HO Scale RDC Ever Made in Plastic (or brass, to be honest) The Budd RDC (Rail Diesel Car) was a hugely popular passenger car and locomotive in one, purchased in large quantities in the 1950s by railroads eager to reduce the losses from offering passenger services. It was plainly painted with black lettering on the letter boards. HO Scale Budd RDC-2: VIA Rail (Early) Ph2 #6208. Other overseas railways that purchased new RDCs were in Cuba, Brazil (on narrow gauge trucks) and Saudi Arabia. Home / Shop / N Scale Models / N Passenger Cars / N BUDD RDC-1/RDC-2/RDC-3 No products were found matching your selection. Note that there is no drawbar pull test data. RDC-3s were 9020-9049. Overhead lighting is provided by LEDs on the printed circuit board. Most units were sold to the Maryland Transportation Department from 1982 to 1987. To VIA (except D-451/2, both wrecked 1969). Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company photo. It contained a common toilet at the end of the passenger section and a toilet in the RPO section. Reading units were numbered 9151 to 9171 and plainly painted with a Reading diamond logo on the left side of each end and black lettering on the letter boards. RDC-1 were BC-10 up while RDC-3s were BC-30 up. Rapido # rap16000g. All to VIA. There are no figures, but they would be easy for a modeler to add. The modular diesel engines and transmissions were located under the floor so that they could be easily slid out on a pair of rails for quick repairs or replacement. The latter simulates the prototypical practice of the engineer putting the engine into notch 4 (Budd cars had only 4 notches) so that it would accelerate quickly. We did not remove it for testing so we cannot guarantee smooth operation right out of the box. item 5 Proto 1000 HO Scale BUDD RDC Locomotive - VIA Rail - Item LL239718 - Proto 1000 HO Scale BUDD RDC Locomotive - VIA Rail - Item LL239718. The RDC rode on a pair of four-wheel drop-equalizer trucks with a wheel base of 8 foot 6 inches and 33-inch diameter wheels. HO-scale Proto 1000 Bud RDC shown prior to installation. The engines were cooled by radiators on the roof of the car connected by piping to insulated water tanks beneath the floor. PGE cars had Swanson air horns mounted on the roof at each end and "Pathfinder" headlights mounted on the extreme top corners of the car. CNR purchased 46 new while CPR purchased 54 new of which two were assigned to the Dominion Atlantic. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Collection. The first unit had many subtle detail differences from later production units. Later they had dark green ends and letter boards, 12" wide white reflective stripes on the lower ends 2" diameter dogwood herald on ends and sides and yellow pilots. You are buying a new, Proto 1000, HO scale, Budd RDC locomotive detailed for the VIA Rail Canada passenger rail service. All converted to RDC-1m or RDC-2m. Our RDC-1, RDC-2 and RDC-3 models are produced in both Phase 1 and 2 variants. As the charts above show, the model accelerated smoothly on our DC test track. It was 85 feet long. The instructions warn against running the sound-equipped Budd car using older power packs that are prone to voltage spikes, as this could destroy the model’s electronics. Phase I The first RDC (an RDC-1, serial no. Some units were sold to CN in 1965 but most units were sold to the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) in 1975. Phase Ia The first ten production RDCs are often referred to as Phase IA. The most famous member of the NYC RDC fleet was RDC-3 M-497, which was given a streamlined front end and fitted with two 5,000hp GE J47-19 jet engines recovered from a Convair B-36 bomber. A final paint scheme was ends with Action Red and white stripes, white cab roofs and Action Red side doors and letter boards. Photo: Don Jaworksi, courtesy of cnrphotos.com. Railroad Museum of New England, Thomaston, CT. 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