The Rock Island line is a mighty fine line – and this is a mighty fine set! Our new Rock Island Rocket Ready-to-Run set is one of our most colorful.
We start off with a FT locomotive in the bold colors and graphics of the Rock Island’s famous “Rocket” trains. The locomotive features our Railsounds RTR which includes a revving diesel engine, horn, bell and user-activated crew dialog. Other features include:
- Transformer controlled Forward, Neutral, Reverse
- Operating headlight
- Operating front and rear coupler
- Dual maintenance-free motors
- Die-cast metal trucks, pilot and fuel tank
- Metal frame
- Lighted cab interior
- Engineer and Conductor figures
The set also has one of our more interesting assortments of rolling stock. A boxcar in the Rock Island’s traditional Rocket advertising slogan scheme features opening doors. Next comes a four-bay hopper decorated for Mid-West Power and Light, complete with Reddy Kilowatt and a removable coal load. The attention-getting Allis-Chalmers heat exchanger car and load comes in the Rock Island’s later blue scheme. And finishing it all is a lighted wide vision caboose in a paint scheme which complements the locomotive and a detailed interior.
All of the cars feature Die Cast trucks (all are sprung too except on the caboose) and operating couplers and come individually packaged in their own boxes.
The set also features a CW-80 transformer and a 40×60″ oval of FasTrack. You’ll have everything you need to start or expand your empire. The set retails for $399.99 and will be rocketing towards your dealers very soon. Whether it’s streaking across the Midwest or your layout, the Rock Island Rocket is sure to be a memorable train.