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DASH 8-40CM
The "Draper Traper"





Prototype Information
Powered by a V16 FDL 4000-horsepower prime mover, the main features of this distinctive design are the four-window North American cab, the cowl-style body and the famous ‘Draper Taper’ cutout behind the cabs (designed by CN’s Assistant Chief of Motive Power, William L. Draper to provide better reverse visibility on full-width cowl units). These great-looking locomotives always turn railfan heads in trains!

The Dash 8-40CM (also known as the C40-8M) was introduced in 1990 with an order of 30 units for Canadian National (2400-2429), classified EF-640a. This was followed by a further 25 units (2430-2454) in 1992, classified EF-640b.

Model Information
Features Include:
  • Accurately scaled from prototype blueprints – completely designed from new
  • Roadname-specific details including bell position, single or double rear headlights, with or without battery boxes behind cab, horns, tall or short sand fillers, CN or BCOL style ditch lights and more!
  • An insane level of underbody detail with air filters, many separate pipes and moulded traction motor cabling and air/control pipe runs.
  • Heavy, die-cast chassis with a powerful coreless motor and dual flywheels
  • Operational headlights and real lights with operational factory-installed ditch lights (plus rock lights on BCOL locomotives)
  • Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory
  • DC/Silent (Next18 DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/Sound (ESU LokSound) options
  • Accurate sounds recorded from a real General Electric Dash 8-40CM
  • Factory-installed couplers mounted at the correct height

Road Name Road # Picture Control MSRP OUR PRICE PART #
Canadian National (Stripes)
2400 DC $149.95 RAP-540001
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540501
2406 DC $149.95 RAP-540002
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540502
2411 DC $149.95 RAP-540003
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540503
2418 DC $149.95 RAP-540004
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540504
2422 DC $149.95 RAP-540005
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540505
2427 DC $149.95 RAP-540006
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540506
Canadian National (North America)
2435 DC $149.95 RAP-540007
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540507
2437 DC $149.95 RAP-540008
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540508
2443 DC $149.95 RAP-540009
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540509
2449 DC $149.95 RAP-540010
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540510
2452 DC $149.95 RAP-540011
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540511
Canadian National (No Stripes)
2415 DC $149.95 RAP-540012
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 $220.95 RAP-540512
2430 DC $149.95 RAP-540013
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540513
2434 DC $149.95 $127.45 RAP-540014
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540514
Canadian National (Website)
2421 DC $149.95 RAP-540015
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540515
2429 DC $149.95 RAP-540016
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540516
British Columbia Railway (As Delivered) 4601 DC $149.95 $127.45 RAP-540017
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540517
4604 DC $149.95 $127.45 RAP-540018
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540518
4619 DC $149.95 $127.45 RAP-540019
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540519
4623 DC $149.95 $127.45 RAP-540020
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540520
4626 DC $149.95 $127.45 RAP-540021
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540521
British Columbia Railway (CN Website) 4615 DC $149.95 $127.45 RAP-540026
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540526
British Columbia Railway (CN Website) 4618 DC $149.95 $127.45 RAP-540027
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 $220.95 RAP-540527
Quebec North Shore & Labrador 401 DC $149.95 RAP-540028
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 $220.95 RAP-540528
402 DC $149.95 RAP-540029
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 $220.95 RAP-540529
403 DC $149.95 RAP-540030
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 RAP-540530
Undecorated
Canadian National
NA DC $149.95 $127.45 RAP-540031
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 $220.95 RAP-540531
Undecorated
British Columbia Railway
NA DC $149.00 $127.45 RAP-540032
ESU DC/DCC/Sound Loksound decoder
$259.95 $220.95 RAP-540532


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