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Rocky mountaineer

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:25 pm
by 800558
Does Anyone have any information on modeling the Rocky Mountaineer in N scale?
I would like to create one, as a project at my local model railway club in Tonbridge. I wonder if one is available commercially, or whether I would have to create one?
Any ideas? thanks Alex Charlesworth,
Member no. 800558

Re: Rocky mountaineer

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:30 pm
by BrianMoore
If you put "Rocky Mountaineer" (in inverted commas) and "N Scale" (ditto) into Google and press Enter, you'll find a load of stuff. Whilst some isn't wholly recent, you'll get an idea both of what is commercially available, and what other people have done. Then repeat the process with Google Images.

Re: Rocky mountaineer

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:23 pm
by 800558
Hello BrianMoore

Thanks for the advice, I`ve found a great page, at pacific western rail systems. It covers both the Rocky & the whistler mountaineers. I`ll have a look, perhaps It could be a modeling challenge for me.
Cheers 800558

Re: Rocky mountaineer

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:38 am
by david_heath899
Did anyone watch WORLD’S MOST SCENIC RAILWAY JOURNEYS on Channel 5 last Friday (October 25th)? Episode 1 was Canada and featured a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer! This really is a beautiful, stylish train. 800558 was asking about modelling it in N scale but I’d be interested to know whether there’s any ready-to-run stuff in HO? It looks as if Rocky Mountaineer commissioned Athearn to produce something for them a while back but that it was a limited/special edition run.

Re: Rocky mountaineer

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:32 pm
by T_WYNNE
David, I have modelled a Rocky Mountaineer consist (based on 1994 period) in HO scale and had an article published in Canadian Railway Modeller magazine (CRM T13 T4) in xxxx. At that time no RMR items were available so I used Rapido coaches which I resprayed and built a Ultradome car from a Walthers Superliner car. For the locos I used Atlas B23-7 chassis and mounted a RPP B30-7 suitable altered bodyshell to each.
Currently as far as I know there are no N scale RMR items available from the trade, however, I understand a guy in Oz has had some bodyshells produced by Shapeways in resin. Currently in HO scale Rapido Trains did produce some passenger cars in the 'Wave Scheme livery' as per those seen on the recent TV programme. Rapido also have produced the Ultradome cars in this same paint scheme. Whether they can be bought on eBay is probably unlikely as they were snapped up immediately when released. Athearn did make a GP40-2 in the 1996-200 colour scheme but again these are rare. I have had a eBay watch for one of these during the past 18 months without success. If you are ever in the Crewe area contact me and I can show you my train at Crewe Heritage Centre where we have our club layout.

Re: Rocky mountaineer

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:57 pm
by david_heath899
Thanks for your reply. That's very interesting and helpful! I'll remember your invite if, and when, I'm next in the Crewe area. Do you know if Canadian Railway Modeller magazine is still published? I asked the question on another thread but so far no replies!

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