HO Scale: Operator Series - EMD SD45 - DCC Ready - Chicago & North Western

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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Operator Series - EMD SD45 - DCC Ready - C&NW

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.

Prototype Specific ScaleTrains

  • Era: mid-1970s through early 1980s

  • Series 6105-6122, built 10-66

  • Fully assembled (except undecorated)

  • 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

  • Early (“X”) pattern walkway treadplate

  • Latched battery box doors with single 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 dust bin and exhaust stack

  • Early (short forward taper) extended-range dynamic brakes

  • See-through dynamic brake intake grilles

  • Chickenwire-pattern radiator intake grille mesh

  • Finely-molded 48” spiral-grille dynamic and radiator fans

  • Short “Nub-Bottom” pilot face

  • End handrails with top-and-end mount stanchions

  • Accurately profiled underbody frame rail with separate bolster webs

  • Tall jacking pads with holes (early)

  • Flush-mount EFCO button

  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank

  • Detailed Flexicoil-C trucks with low-mounted brake cylinders and Hyatt bearing caps

  • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with semi-scale Type “E” knuckle couplers

  • All-wheel drive

  • All-wheel electrical pick-up

  • Motor with 5-pole skew-wound armature

  • Dual balanced flywheels

  • Printing and lettering legible 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 (SXT81180)

  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible

  • Minimum radius: 18”

  • Recommended radius: 22”





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