HO Scale: Operator Series - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Erie Lackawanna

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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Operator Series - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Erie Lackawanna

The SD45 was the “Big Block Chevy” of EMD’s “1966 Line” of locomotives. In the early 1960s, railroads were requiring more and more horsepower from locomotives to meet the demanding schedules of growing high-priority and intermodal (TOFC) traffic. This equated to faster acceleration and the ability to maintain higher speeds.

Road Number Specific Details

  • Era: 1968 to early 1970s
  • Series 3601-3620, built 5/68
  • Fully assembled
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Directional LED headlights
  • Printed and LED lighted number boards
  • Front and rear full-width MU catch trays with footboards
  • Front and rear early small deck extension with dropsteps
  • Short stepwells with see-through steps
  • Scale sectioned “early” (“X”) pattern walkway treadplate
  • Front and rear early small deck extension
  • Pivoting front and rear drop steps
  • 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
  • Standard EMD high headlight in face of short hood
  • “35-Line” cab with standard front windshields
  • Finely-detailed cab interior
  • Leslie RS-3L-R horn mounted on number board housing
  • Standard electrical cabinet seam
  • No ECAFB
  • Late (ribbed) blower duct housing
  • Inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
  • Separately applied standard-height dust bin and exhaust stack
  • Early (short forward taper) extended-range dynamic brakes
  • See-through dynamic brake intake grilles
  • “Chickenwire radiator grilles with rectangular-pattern mesh screens
  • Finely-molded 48” spiral-grille dynamic and radiator fans
  • Long walkway duct with three short stanchions
  • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with semi-scale Type “E” knuckle couplers
  • End handrails with top-and-end mount stanchions
  • Short “nub-bottom” pilot face
  • Accurately profiled underbody frame rail with separate bolster webs
  • Tall jacking pads with holes (early)
  • Sill-mount EFCO button
  • Frame-mounted steel bell - confirm
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with single fuel filler, single vertical fuel gauge, and round dial fuel gauge per side
  • Detailed Flexicoil-C trucks with low-mounted brake cylinders and Hyatt bearing caps
  • Motor with 5-pole skew-wound armature
  • Balanced dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Directional LED headlights
  • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Detail kit available separately: wire grab irons, trainline hoses, MU hose clusters, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, and more (SXT81254)
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”

    DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature:

    • ESU LokSound 5 DCC & Sound decoder with “Full Throttle” feature
    • Oval speaker
    • Accurate EMD 20-645E3 prime mover and auxiliary sounds
    • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts*

    DCC & Sound ready locomotives also feature:

    • Operable using DC power pack
    • DCC-ready with 21-pin connector

    * Lighting features operate when using an ESU decoder with appropriate programming while operating using DCC

    ** During DC operation, class lights illuminate in white. Access to other colors and the ability to change colors requires an ESU DCC decoder while operating in DCC

    *** Compatible with appropriately programmed ESU decoders while operating using DCC




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