Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Newest Addition: Rapido GMD-1 #1118 Engine

The newest addition to my collection, a Rapido GMD-1 1100 series replica of diesel engine #1118 from the Alberta Prairie Railroad. This model was given to me as a gift from my employer, which is definitely one of the most unique, personalized, and thoughtful thank-you gifts I’ve ever received. Best of all, the engine is local, and is still in service today.

The engine itself runs on a daily excursion line (Alberta Prairie Railroad Excursions) between Stettler and Big Valley, right here in Alberta, Canada. The Excursion line features mostly older steam engines, however the GMD-1 #1118 is used to help out when needed. This model from Rapido, in association with MLW, is available in both DC and DCC, and comes in several road numbers and paint schemes. Furthermore, sounds for this model were all recorded directly from engine #1118.

Monday, January 26, 2015


For all the details on my layout, be sure to check out my “Design & Planning” and “Wiring Diagrams” pages. These include diagrams on how to wire common DC railroad circuits such as x-sections and turn-tables, as well as the details and sizing for my layout track, including elevations. And as always, please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.
-Tyler