HO Scale: Alco FB2 Announced

Rapido Trains, following on their hugely popular Alco FA2 locomotive release last year, has announced matching FB2 units.

Unlike their A-units the Pennsylvania Railroad's fleet of FB-2s did not have the PRR inductive trainphone antennas. However, for the first time in HO scale, the PRR model does include the correct Phase Ia FB-2 feature set, including vertical battery box louvers and etched metal wire mesh side grilles. If you look closely you can even see the unique PRR red marker lights at the top corners of the ends.

Three Pennsy road numbers have been announced -- 9608, 9610, and 9615.

The MSRP is $299.95 for DC/DCC/Sound and $199.95 for DC only. Delivery is expected Spring 2019; guaranteed reservations are due by September 17, 2018.

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