HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC Ready - Conrail

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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC Ready - Conrail

With countless railroad, road number, and era specific details, the Rivet Counter HO Scale SD45 is the definitive model of this ground-breaking high horsepower locomotive. First built in 1966, the SD45 served numerous Class I railroads and eventually secondhand owners and shortlines. While no longer used by Class 1 railroads, some SD45s and SD45 carbodies remain in service today with shortlines and regionals.

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

  • Road number 6145
    • Era: Late 1970s through mid-1980s, Series 6141-6166, built 1/67, Phase lb1 ex-PC 6141-6166, ex-PRR 6141-6166
    • Lost-wax brass Leslie S-3L-R (#25 and #31 chimes swapped); mounted center rear of number board housing
    • Handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions and dummy MU receptacle mounted to stanchion
    • Replacement number board numbers
    • Long Conrail can opener on left side­­
    • Front and rear straight uncoupling levers with four brackets and upper extensions welded to ends of bar with white painted extensions
  • Road number 6148
    • Era: Late 1970s through mid-1980s, Series 6141-6166, built 1/67, Phase lb1 ex-PC 6141-6166, ex-PRR 6141-6166
    • Lost-wax brass Leslie S-3L-R; mounted center rear of number board housing
    • Handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions and dummy MU receptacle mounted to stanchion
    • Pennsy style number board numbers
    • Short Conrail can opener on left side­­
    • Front and rear straight uncoupling levers with four brackets and upper extensions welded to ends of bar with black painted extensions
  • Road number 6149
    • Era: Late 1970s through mid-1980s, Series 6141-6166, built 1/67, Phase lb1 ex-PC 6141-6166, ex-PRR 6141-6166
    • Lost-wax brass Leslie SU-3L-LRO horn; mounted center rear of number board housing
    • Handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions
    • Replacement number board numbers
    • Short Conrail can opener on left side­­
    • Front and rear straight uncoupling levers with four brackets and upper extensions welded to ends of bar with black painted extensions
  • Road number 6151
    • Era: Late 1970s through mid-1980s, Series 6141-6166, built 1/67, Phase lb1 ex-PC 6141-6166, ex-PRR 6141-6166
    • Lost-wax brass Leslie S-3L-R; mounted center rear of number board housing
    • Handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions
    • Pennsy style number board numbers
    • Long Conrail can opener on left side­­
    • Front and rear straight uncoupling levers with four brackets and upper extensions welded to ends of bar with white painted extensions
  • Road number 6163
    • Era: Late 1970s through mid-1980s, Series 6141-6166, built 1/67, Phase lb1 ex-PC 6141-6166, ex-PRR 6141-6166
    • Lost-wax brass Leslie S-3L (all chimes forward); mounted center rear of number board housing
    • Handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions and dummy MU receptacle mounted to stanchion
    • Pennsy style number board numbers
    • Long Conrail can opener on left side­­
    • Front and rear straight uncoupling levers with four brackets and upper extensions welded to ends of bar with white painted extensions
  • Road number 6166
    • Era: Late 1970s through mid-1980s, Series 6141-6166, built 1/67, Phase lb1 ex-PC 6141-6166, ex-PRR 6141-6166
    • Lost-wax brass Leslie S-3L-R; mounted center rear of number board housing
    • Handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions and dummy MU receptacle mounted to stanchion
    • Pennsy style number board numbers
    • Long Conrail can opener on left side­­
    • Front and rear straight uncoupling levers with four brackets and upper extensions welded to ends of bar with black painted extensions
  • Operating LED-lit red-only marker lights
  • Early (3-strap) cab signal cabinet on top of battery box, engineer’s side
  • Front and rear full-width MU catch trays without footboards
  • Front and rear early small deck extension
  • Pivoting front and rear drop steps
  • “Short” stepwells with see-through steps
  • “Early” (“X”) pattern walkway treadplate
  • Rectangular walkway lights (non-operating)
  • Latched battery box doors with narrow louvers
  • Cab sub-base doors with stiffener rib
  • 81” low short hood with plated-over handbrake location
  • Early straight grabs and “flipped” nut-bolt-washer (NBW) mounting on nose front and top; top and side grabs relocated to left side to clear cab signal cabinet
  • Standard EMD high headlight in numberboard housing
  • “35-Line” cab with standard front windshields
  • Tall clear wind wings mounted fore and aft of cab side window on both sides of cab
  • No sunshades
  • Forward rectangular cab vents on right cab side
  • ­­Large Sinclair Excalibur “ice skate” antenna (communications) mounted on cab roof
  • Standard electrical cabinet seam and bolted alternator door
  • No ECAFB
  • Early (smooth) blower duct housing
  • Early (short forward taper) extended-range dynamic brakes
  • Chickenwire-pattern radiator intake grille mesh
  • Photoetched spiral ring grilles with center disk
  • ­­­­­­­Long walkway duct with three short stanchions
  • 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Dual early (angled) deck-mounted MU receptacles
  • “Short “nub-bottom” pilot face
  • Tall jacking pads with holes
  • Sill-mount EFCO button
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with single fuel filler, single vertical fuel gauges, and round fuel gauge on both tank sides
  • Detailed Flexicoil (high-mount brake cylinder) trucks with Hyatt bearing caps and sanding lines and brackets
  • Speed recorder second axle, left side

Rivet Counter SD45 Locomotives Also Feature

  • Fully assembled (except undecorated)
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Printed and LED-lighted number boards
  • Scale sectioned walkway treadplate
  • Underbody frame rail with separate plumbing and traction motor cables
  • Accurate hood door and long hood details
  • Inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
  • Separately applied dust bin and exhaust stack
  • Accurately profiled dynamic brake housings
  • See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid
  • Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and standard AAR control stand
  • Sliding cab windows
  • Factory-applied wire grab irons, wire lift rings, windshield wipers, horns, coupler cut levers, trainline hoses with silver gladhands, sand hatch covers, and much more
  • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with durable metal semi-scale Type “E” knuckle couplers
  • Directional LED headlights
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Motor with 5-pole skew-wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”



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