HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Pennsylvania Railroad


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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Pennsylvania Railroad

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.
Pennsylvania Railroad
  • Era: As-built, series 6141-6166, built 1/67 (Phase lb1)
  • Road numbers 6144, 6148, 6152, 6155 and 6153
  • ACI Label placed on sixth engine compartment door
  • Era: As-built, series 6167-6169, built 2/67 (Phase lb1)
  • Road number 6169
  • ACI Label placed on eighth engine compartment door

All Pennsylvania SD45s include:
  • “35-Line” cab with standard front windshields
  • Standard EMD sunshades and long sunshade tracks
  • Standard EMD high headlight in numberboard housing
  • Front and rear MU hose catch trays with footboards
  • Operating LED-lit, red-only marker lights
  • 81” low short hood with plated-over handbrake location
  • Early straight grabs and “flipped” NBW mounting on nose front and top; top and side grabs relocated to left side to clear cab signal cabinet
  • Latched battery box doors with narrow louvers
  • Latched cab sub-base doors with early hinges
  • Front and rear early small deck extension
  • Pivoting front and rear drop steps
  • “Short” stepwells with see-through steps
  • “Early” pattern walkway treadplate
  • Rectangular walkway lights
  • Tall clear wind wings mounted fore and aft of cab side window, both sides of cab
  • Lost-wax brass Leslie SU-3L-LRO horn, center rear of number board housing
  • ­­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 inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
  • Early (short forward taper) extended-range dynamic brakes
  • Chicken-wire pattern radiator intake grill mesh
  • Long walkway duct (three short stanchions)
  • Front and rear straight uncoupling levers with four brackets
  • End handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions
  • 4-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Dual early (angled) deck-mounted MU receptacles, with handrail stanchion-mounted dummy MU receptacle
  • Short “Nub-Bottom” pilot face with full-width single grab iron
  • Tall jacking pads with holes
  • Flush-mount EFCO button
  • Frame-mounted bell
  • 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 (low-mount brake cylinder) trucks with Hyatt bearing caps, and sanding lines and brackets
  • Speed recorder second axle, left side
  • ACI labels attached to long hood sides
  • Early (3-Strap) cab signal cabinet on top of battery box, engineer’s side
  • Paint colors matched to Tru-Color Paint: TCP-07 PRR Brunswick Green
Rivet Counter SD45 Locomotives Also Feature:
  • Fully assembled
  • 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”
DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature:
  • ESU LokSound 5 DCC & Sound decoder with “Full Throttle”
  • Dual cube-type speakers
  • EMD 20-Cylinder 645E3 turbocharged prime mover sounds
  • ESU designed “PowerPack” with two super capacitors
  • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts*
* Some sound and lighting function on DCC & sound equipped models are not operable using DC

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