Product Gallery: RDC

Manufacturer:Omnicon Scale Models
Manufacturer ID:1008
Category:RDC
Road Name:(undecorated)
Prototype Era:1950
Model Introduced:1987
Product Type:Brass
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Samhongsa of Korea manufactured three versions of the RDC. The models arrived painted (nickle-plated) but unlettered. Omnicon also offered the RDC's geared trucks with their sideframes as a separate item for those wanting to use them in other projects. The model was reviewed in the March 1988 issue of the NASG's The Dispatch magazine.

The RDC-1 was an all-passenger car. Of the 90 RDC-1 models that Omnicon imported, half were powered and half were not. See the main photo (Bill Lane's PRSL version; the Video tab shows this model's rework and in action on Bill's layout) and Photo #2 (Ken Garber's unlettered/original version).

The RDC-2 was a 70-passenger car with a small, 17-foot, baggage compartment. Only 20 models were imported. Photo #3 shows Bob Hogan's model which he turned into the Western Pacific "Zephyrette".

The RDC-3 offered a passenger, baggage, and mail compartment. Only 20 models were imported. Photo #4 shows Bill Fraley's model.

Although not produced by Omnicon, the Budd company also produced the RDC-4, which offered only baggage/mail storage, and the RDC-9, which was cab-less.
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model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:(undecorated)
Model Introduced:1999
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2003 and 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Model Introduced:2003
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Model Introduced:1999
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2003 and 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Boston & Maine
Model Introduced:1999
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Available with Minuteman or B&M end heralds. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2003 and 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Budd Demonstrator
Model Introduced:1999
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2003 and 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Central Railroad of New Jersey
Model Introduced:1999
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2003 and 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio
Road Number:9061
Model Introduced:1999
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna
Model Introduced:2003
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Model Introduced:2003
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2007.
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Manufacturer:American Hi-Rail
Category:RDC
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Photo was published in the December 2004 issue of the Dispatch, taken at the 2004 NASG Convention.
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photo © Jeff Madden
Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford
Model Introduced:1999
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2003 and 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Northern Pacific
Model Introduced:2003
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Model Introduced:2003
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
Model Introduced:1999
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2003 and 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Model Introduced:1999
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2003 and 2007.
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Manufacturer:Pennsylvania Heritage Models
Category:RDC
Road Name:Western Pacific
Model Introduced:2003
These models were available in either AC or DC motors, with either scale or hi-rail wheels, and knuckle of Kadee couplers. The all-metal chassis contains an 8-wheel drive with flywheel and all-wheel power pickup. Reversing head- and taillights and four roof-mounted interior lamps. Another run, with some improvements, was done in 2007.
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