Rivarossi Announces GE U25C with All New Tooling for 2014
Hornby America is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the all new Rivarossi General Electric U25C HO scale diesel locomotive.
In the 1960s, Rivarossi set the bar high for HO diesel locomotive models with its release of the U25C. The detail and quality was well ahead of its time. Now after 47 years Rivarossi has decided to reset that bar announcing the all new Rivarossi model of the General Electric U25C. This new model of the U25C has been licensed by and developed with full co-operation of General Electric. This new release will incorporate all new state-of-the art tooling with the following features:
Heavy metal die-cast chassis
5 pole can motor with flywheels
NMRA RP-25 wheel profile
Authentic roadnames, lettering and road numbers
Locomotives will come with road specific detailing and lighting configurations
Separately applied detail parts: horns, bell, handrails, grab irons and snowplows (if appropriate)
DCC/Ready and DCC/Sound equipped versions
Initial releases due late second quarter 2014/early third quarter 2014
Initial roadnames will include Northern Pacific; Pennsylvania; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; and Atlantic Coast Line in multiple road numbers.
As the first new project by Rivarossi for the US market this locomotive marks a milestone for Rivarossi under the ownership of the Hornby Group. Hornby America is excited by the commitment shown by Hornby International to the American market and we look forward to expanding our presence in the U.S. with continuous improvements and new offerings to the venerable Rivarossi brand of model railroad equipment.
Hornby America, a subsidiary of the Hornby Group, is the official importer of the Rivarossi line and welcomes dealer inquiries.
Written by: RR on 04/24/2013