Osgood Bradley 10 window coach B&M

In 1934 Pullman-Standard’s Osgood Bradley plant in Worcester, Massachusets began construction of one of the first true lightweight coaches for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. These cars were used on both long distance and local trains and served well into the 1970’s. Now, on the 75th anniversary of these famous passenger cars, Rapido is delighted to offer our HO scale Osgood Bradley Lightweight 10-window coach.

For clarity's sake, let's get the nomenclature right. Due to copyright issues, we're not allowed to call these cars by their popular name. The popular name for the cars, named after an A.C. Gilbert S scale model in the 1940s, was coined by Arthur Dubin in his book More Classic Trains in 1974. In the interests of historical accuracy, let's return these cars to their original name: they are Pullman-Standard's lightweight Osgood Bradley coaches, or Osgood Bradley coaches for short.

  • Accurately scaled from original blueprints
  • Correct tubular cross section with flush windows and painted frames
  • Full underbody detail with separate air, steam and electrical lines
  • Stunning 41-E trucks with prototype-specific journals and metal wheelsets
  • Full interior detail including bulkhead mirrors
  • Full skirts, partial skirts, or no skirts as appropriate
  • With or without roof hatches as appropriate
  • With GE or Frigidaire AC equipment as appropriate
  • Operating diaphragms with end gates
  • "Easy-Peasy" battery-operated interior lighting
  • Separate grab irons, factory-installed
  • Several car numbers available per paint scheme
  • Minimum radius is 24"
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Osgood Bradley Lightweight 10-Window "Smoker" NEW BODY STYLE!!

Osgood Bradley smoker
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New Haven’s Osgood Bradley Lightweight coaches #8500-8529 were unique. Each of these 10 window coaches included a separate smoking section at one end of the car for the use of those passengers who chose to “light up” in those less health conscious times! To help clear the air a special ventilation system was installed over the smoker’s lounge with a unique, large vent on the roof above.

Rapido Trains Inc is now happy to announce the upcoming arrival of our HO scale versions of the 8500 Smokers, complete with a new interior, roof hatch and vent. All cars also include full underbody detail, “Easy-Peasy” lighting, free rolling trucks, separate grab irons & details and accurate paint and lettering. Sorry, stale cigar and cigarette smell is not included….

Shipped February 2014
Please contact your dealer for availability.

Osgood Bradley Lightweight 10-Window Coaches - New Car Numbers!!

Osgood Bradley 10 window coach NH McGinnis
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To fill out your consists we will be bringing in a limited number of New Haven and Boston & Maine Osgood Bradley 10-window lightweight coaches in all new car numbers.

Available for the first time in this run are McGinnis cars with partial skirting and Hunter Green cars with the lettering still in the original position below the window band. As before these cars also include full underbody detail, “Easy-Peasy” lighting, free rolling trucks, separate grab irons & details and accurate paint and lettering.

All cars will be produced to order, so be sure to get your reservations in right away!

Shipped February 2014
Please contact your dealer for availability.


Osgood Bradley Deluxe Coach

HO Osgood Bradley Deluxe Coach SSW Daylight

Rapido regrets that we have had to cancel this project as the total advance sales do not even cover the mould modifications needed. We will announce those paint schemes on our standard 10-window coach next year, which will be "Os-Good-Enough-Bradleys" for most people...

We appologize for any dissapointment that this may cause.

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