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HO-Walthers Proto 1000-920-35260-New York, Susquehanna, & Western-RDC Coach-DCC Ready
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UP FOR SALE IS A BRAND NEW "HO GAUGE" WALTHERS "PROTO 1000" BUDD RDC-1 POWERED COACH RAIL CAR-THESE ARE CONVENTIONAL DC TYPE ENGINES-THEY ARE DCC READY FOR A PLUG IN DECODER--THIS ONE IS COLORED SILVER WITH A RED STRIPE-IT HAS NEW YORK, SUSQUEHANNA, & WESTERN RAILROAD MARKINGS AND ROAD #M3 ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RAIL CAR

 

THIS WALTHERS PROTO RDC-1 COACH FEATURES:

  • 5-POLE SKEW-WOUND MOTOR 
  • FLYWHEEL EQUIPPED
  • 4-WHEEL DRIVE & 8 WHEEL ELECTRICAL PICKUP
  • REVISED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH NMRA 8-PIN PLUG FOR EASY DCC CONVERSION
  • NOW WITH REAL METAL FINISH
  • FOR USE WITH ALL HO GAUGE MODELS
  • OPERATING HEADLIGHTS
  • AUTHENTICALLY CONTOURED RADIATOR WITH REALISTIC FAN
  • RP-25 METAL WHEELS 
  • PROTO MAX METAL KNUCKLE COUPLERS
  • PROTOTYPICALLY PAINTED IN AUTHENTIC RAILROAD COLORS
  • CONVENTIONAL DC TYPE ENGINE (NOT DCC EQUIPPED BUT DCC READY)

 

BUDD RDC-1 RAILCAR FACTS

Many rural lines saw a sharp drop in passenger ridership following WWII, but trains still had to be run. To slash costs and provide reasonable levels of service, many railroads found a solution in Budd's new self-propelled Rail Diesel Car (RDC). Introduced in 1949, the design was adapted from a modern stainless steel coach. Power was supplied by a pair of small diesel engines under the floor, each driving a single axle per truck. Controls at each end eliminated turning or repositioning the car between trips, and allowed RDCs to be operated alone or coupled together as a train by a single engineer. The cars proved well suited for country routes and short-haul commuter lines, and to meet these diverse needs, Budd eventually offered five different versions. These included the RDC-1 Coach seating 90, the RDC-2 Coach-Baggage with seats for 70, the RDC-3 Coach/Baggage/Railway Post Office seating 49, the RDC-4, a 72' long Baggage/Railway Post Office model with a 30' postal apartment, and the RDC-9 (also RDC-5), a powered coach with no controls seating 94, designed as a trailer to be pulled by other RDCs. Production continued until 1962, and RDCs remained in regular service for decades afterward. Several are preserved in museums today. 


 

WALTHERS PROTO 1000 PART #920-35260

 

 

ALL OF THE WALTHERS TRAINS WE LIST ARE BRAND NEW AND HAVE NEVER BEEN USED. ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE ABOUT THE PRODUCT OR COMPATABILITY AND HOOK UP CAN BE ADDRESSED AT THE WALTHERS MANUFACTURERS SITE AT WALTHERS.COM.

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