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Date: 03/13/23 13:30
Rapido Amtrak E8
Author: kecarden

Been working on the Rapido Amtrak E8 with some weathering which I am not done yet also changing the number to another unit. And sine the photo I also removed the grabs and replaced those with wire grab irons. Also order some pilot steps from Highliner since these did not come with the steps
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/23 13:32 by kecarden.




Date: 03/13/23 14:07
Re: Rapido Amtrak E8
Author: CPR_4000

Wow, looks great! Did it come without portholes?



Date: 03/13/23 15:07
Re: Rapido Amtrak E8
Author: PHall

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Wow, looks great! Did it come without portholes?

If you ordered an Amtrak unit, yes.



Date: 03/13/23 15:31
Re: Rapido Amtrak E8
Author: PasadenaSub

Actually, it looks like Rapido already blanked out the portholes for the Amtrak E8s - like on the Erie Lackawannas.

https://rapidotrains.com/catalog/product/view/id/9063/s/ho-emd-e8a-dc-dcc-sound-amtrak-phase-1-291/category/1100/



Date: 03/13/23 21:44
Re: Rapido Amtrak E8
Author: bnsfsd70

Oh, that’s looking great!

- Jeff Carlson

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Date: 03/13/23 22:10
Re: Rapido Amtrak E8
Author: tgcostello

I feel the need to change the nose grabs on my EL E8.  Can you tell us which grab irons you used?
thanks
Tim Costello



Date: 03/14/23 14:48
Re: Rapido Amtrak E8
Author: RailThunder

Looking great on the E unit.  That has that tired never washed look that was unfortunately the norm in their last days.  Rapido did a great job on these and they're perefect for a lot of areas modeled.  Here is my pair on a 1978ish Floridian with an F40 leading.  The consist in that era could be all Es (due to SDP40F problems), SDP40Fs, or a mix-match.  

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Date: 03/14/23 16:23
Re: Rapido Amtrak E8
Author: kecarden

I use the Tichy grab irons, it will make a big difference
 



Date: 03/14/23 19:13
Re: Rapido Amtrak E8
Author: rapidotrains

That looks fantastic! Looks like many years of good service...

-Jason



Date: 03/19/23 19:54
Re: Rapido Amtrak E8
Author: srman

Who are those Southern E8's made by?



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