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Rapido 1200 switcher

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Rapido 1200 switcher
Posted by dh28473 on Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:39 AM

I have one for grand trunk western but a small part came off from around the tank i think can anyone post a detailed diagram it is not in the booklet thanks 

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Posted by dh28473 on Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:59 AM

I think from the airtank above fuel tank 

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:23 AM
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Posted by dh28473 on Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:09 PM

It is close but i think the part came off the hood forward right side around the airtank Ed it doesnt have the coil pipes only one on left side the right dosent have it this is above fuel tank also what is the difference between 1200 and 1200RS?

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:41 PM

Rapido doesn't have the "exploded" diagram available yet for the EMD SW1200.

The GMD is the Canadian-built version.

Why not send the Rapido team an email request?

https://rapidotrains.com/contact-us

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by dh28473 on Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:19 PM
Think i will
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Posted by NHTX on Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:14 PM

The main visible difference for the model railroader between the SW-1200RS and the SW-1200, is the headlights on both the cab and hood end of the SW-1200RS are surrounded by large, road unit number boards, mu capability in the pilot area, and flexi-coil trucks.  The ones I looked at on www.rrfallenflags.org had a housing over the radiator on the hood top, probably for winterization.

Most SW-1200s intended for mainly switching duties had AAR type switcher trucks, small fuel tanks between the air reservoirs, no cooling coils, and small number boards built into the headlight housing.  Perhaps our friends from CN country can give you a better description of the differences, I'm not a CN/GTW guy. 

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Posted by Renegade1c on Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:36 PM

Slightly off topic but related to the SW-1200.

So I found out something interesting today about my Rapido SW-1200. When you get a chance turn on F21 and/or F22. It made me laugh....

The guys are Rapido definitely have a sense of humor both in thier manuals and with their easter eggs.


Colorado Front Range Railroad: 
http://www.coloradofrontrangerr.com/

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, September 17, 2021 1:21 AM

Renegade1c
The guys are Rapido definitely have a sense of humor

Amen! My Royal Hudson plays O Canada on F17 and IIRC a Churchill speech with F23. I forget what some of the diesels have. I think they were Star Wars sounds.

Fun Stuff!

Ed

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Friday, September 17, 2021 10:31 AM

Some people are critical of Rapido for the spoof sounds included.  But it's just Jason being silly and I'm ok with that.  We need a little levity in the hobby.

Rio Grande.  The Action Road  - Focus 1977-1983

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Posted by dh28473 on Sunday, September 19, 2021 11:39 AM

Problem solved i went back to the shop where i purchased it and they opened another one the same yes it is a small pipe attached to the air tank enginners side they offered to repair or exchange so i exchanged it great service credit valley railway in the greater toronto area thanks

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