HO GMD-1: The Next Generation


HO GMD-1 100 series The Next Generation

We are absolutely delighted to announce The Next Generation of the HO Scale GMD-1. Yes, it's the 1100-series rebuilds!

The prototype GMD-1 locomotives were a huge success. When CN started closing down the branchlines for which the GMD-1 locomotives had been designed, it was decided to rebuild the reliable locomotives for general service. The rebuild included new 2000-gallon fuel tanks, upgraded steps and sanding equipment, and 4-axle Flexicoil trucks salvaged from retired lightweight GP9 locomotives.

In total, 46 1000-series GMD-1 locomotives were upgraded to 1100-series units. These 1100-series rebuilds were outshopped between 1983 and 1988 and lasted in service as late as 2006.

Most importantly, the 1100s were used nationwide. If you model Canadian railways in the 1980s or 1990s, these GMD-1 locomotives are for you.

GMD-1 100 series CN Brian Schuff photoBrian Schuff photo.

Not every unit was upgraded. In total, there were 46 locomotives upgraded to the 1100 series between 1983 and 1988. CN simply added 100 to the unit number, so 1063 became 1163 and so on. The last 1100-series GMD-1 in service was 1177, finally retired in 2006. Many 1100-series GMD-1 locomotives were later rebuilt and still remain in service today as 1400-series engines. As well, 1100s can be found on shortlines such as the Alberta Prairie Railway (1118) and the Southern Railway of British Columbia (1116, 1153, 1169, 1170 and 1172 renumbered 1201-1205 respectively).

Southern Railway of Alberta GMD-1


Southern Railway of British Columbia


PWRS has commissioned an exclusive run of Southern Railway of British Columbia GMD-1 locomotives. SRY owns a fleet of five 1100-series GMD-1 locomotives numbered in the 1200-series (just to keep us trainspotters on our toes.) We are producing all five numbers for Pacific Western Railway Systems. 1201 and 1203-5 will be produced in the original paint scheme and 1202 will be in the newer "meatball" scheme.

(Please note that we will only make these if PWRS gets enough orders).



Cuba Railway GMD-1

National Railway Company of Cuba

The National Railway Company of Cuba is currently the world's second-largest owner of GMD-1 locomotives, with 20 on the roster. If the GMD-1 itself wasn't unique enough for you, these are an even more unique subclass: each has one six-wheel truck and one four-wheel truck. Mark Perry explains:

The 1100 series that were sold to Cuba were initially fitted with B-B trucks but these proved to be too heavy for the light Cuban railway infrastructure so the FCdeC bought a bunch of the A-1-A truck's from Canac (left over and sitting around after the 1100 series rebuild program) and fitted the front end of the GMD-1's with these used six axle trucks. While many retained the B-B truck under the cab, there many that were fitted with two A-1-A trucks as originally built, as well.

Whatever trucks they have, the Cuban GMD-1 looks awesome.

(Please note that we will only make these if we get enough orders. Americans you can order these too. They aren't made in Cuba).

GMD-1 Master Class

Features

  • HO Scale DC or DC/DCC/SOUND
  • 5-pole, skew-wound motor with excellent slow-speed performance
  • Numerous accurate 1100-series details
  • Road number-specific paint and lettering, including safety striping
  • Operating number boards, headlights and class lights
  • Heavy, die-cast chassis and interior: It weighs more than a pound!
  • Full cab interior oriented the correct way (short hood forward for 1179)
  • True GMD-1 sounds recorded from #1118 on the Alberta Prairie Railway
  • Factory-installed Macdonald-Cartier couplers mounted at the correct height

We've been inundated for requests from stores and end users alike for more GMD-1 models, because a lot of people didn't pre-order in the first run. Please don't make the same mistake - reserve your 1100-series GMD-1 locomotives today.

Order deadline March 17, 2015. Models due Summer/Fall 2015.

GMD-1 100 series CN Brian Schuff photo
Brian Schuff photo.

Available Paint Schemes:
CN (NOODLE, BLACK) SOUTHERN RAILWAY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
CN NORTH AMERICA UNDECORATED
FERROCARRILES DE CUBA  

HO GMD-1 1100 series CN

HO SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE - 1100 series - CN (noodle, red hood) - coming soon!
1983 - 2006

ROAD # DC ITEM #
$225.00 MSRP
DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
$325.00 MSRP
1101 10035 Order Now 10535 Order Now
1117 10036 Order Now 10536 Order Now
1149 10037 Order Now 10537 Order Now
1151 10038 Order Now 10538 Order Now
1179 10039 Order Now 10539 Order Now
NO # 10040 Order Now 10540 Order Now
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HO GMD-1 1100 series CN North America

HO SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE - 1100 series - CN North America - coming soon!
Late 1980s - 2006

ROAD # DC ITEM #
$225.00 MSRP
DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
$325.00 MSRP
1121 10041 Order Now 10541 Order Now
1160 10042 Order Now 10542 Order Now
1166 10043 Order Now 10543 Order Now
NO # 10044 Order Now 10544 Order Now
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HO GMD-1 1100 series FERROCARRILES DE CUBA

HO SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE - 1100 series - FERROCARRILES DE CUBA - coming soon!

ROAD # DC ITEM #
$225.00 MSRP
DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
$325.00 MSRP
51206 10045 Order Now 10545 Order Now
51207 10046 Order Now 10546 Order Now
51213 10047 Order Now 10547 Order Now
NO # 10048 Order Now 10548 Order Now
You can pre-order your GMD-1 from your hobby retailer or directly from Rapido Trains Inc. If you wish to order from us, please use the shopping cart links above. Your credit card will only be charged when your locomotive is in stock and ready to ship. No deposit is necessary. Check cart
HO GMD-1 1100 series Southern Railway of British Columbia

HO SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE - 1100 series - southern railway of british columbia



PWRS exclusive model!

ROAD # DC ITEM #
$235.00 MSRP
DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
$335.00 MSRP
1201 10049 Available directly from PWRS only. 10549 Available directly from PWRS only.
1203 10051 10551
1204 10052 10552
1205 10053 10553
HO GMD-1 1100 series Southern Railway of British Columbia - "meatball"

HO SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE - 1100 series - southern railway of british columbia "meatball"



PWRS exclusive model!
ROAD # DC ITEM #
$225.00 MSRP
DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
$325.00 MSRP
1202 10050 Contact PWRS for more information 10550 Contact PWRS for more information



HO SCALE GMD-1 LOCOMOTIVE - 1100 series - undecorated- coming soon!
ROAD # DC ITEM #
$225.00 MSRP
DC/DCC/SOUND ITEM #
$325.00 MSRP
10032 Order Now 10532 Order Now
You can pre-order your GMD-1 from your hobby retailer or directly from Rapido Trains Inc. If you wish to order from us, please use the shopping cart links above. Your credit card will only be charged when your locomotive is in stock and ready to ship. No deposit is necessary. Check cart



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