HO Scale Modernized F40PH w/ditch lights

HO Modernized F40PH w/ditch lights


Amtrak F40PH with Ditch Lights and the Amtrak NPCU.
Hand-painted pre-production samples.

For a full listing of first run paint schemes please click here.

The two most common questions we received from our F40 customers were “When will you do the later phases?” and “What about ditch lights?” You’ll have to wait a little bit longer for the later phases, but Rapido Trains Inc. is pleased to announce the modernized Phase 1 F40PH with ditch lights.

Stupidly, we thought this just required a new nose with ditch lights installed. But of course that would be too easy. It actually requires an ENTIRELY NEW BODY. Somebody at Amtrak thought it would be a good idea to recess the area behind the cab steps and change the design of the cab door window. They were being very inconsiderate to a model train manufacturer doing an HO scale version of their locomotive 30 years later.


AMTK 226 at Boston in April 2002. Image courtesy Gareth Bayer

Amtrak F40 Master Class

Our modernized F40PH features:

  • Modernized body with recessed step wells and new cab door
  • Operating, flashing ditch lights 
  • Operating strobe lights and marker lights 
  • User-controlled operating number boards
  • Modernized truck sideframes
  • 100% accurate dimensions
  • Etched-metal grilles and windshield wipers
  • Unmatched underframe detail
  • Full, decorated cab interior
  • Accurate Amtrak F40PH sounds
  • Revised packaging to protect the horns!

We made 200 extra examples of our first run of Amtrak F40PH locomotives and they all sold out in two days. Our F40s are now becoming hard to find in hobby shops, and we suspect they will be impossible to find in a few weeks. Reserve your modernized F40PH today to ensure you don’t miss it. We’ve already shown we can make an F40. This one will be even better.

Amtrak F40PH with Ditch Lights and the Amtrak NPCU.
Hand-painted pre-production samples.

Like the Amtrak F40 with Ditch lights? You’ll love this! Click below for details:
Like the NPCU, the MSRP is $299.95 (DC/DCC/Sound) and $199.95 (DC/Silent) in the United States and the rest of the world. In Canada, the MSRP is $349.95/$249.95.

As usual, these engines will be made to order.

The order deadline for these models is now closed.
Delivery is completed.

For a full listing of first run paint schemes please click here.


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