HO Scale: Operator Series - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Pennsylvania Railroad

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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Operator Series - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Pennsylvania Railroad

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.

Features:

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
DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature:
  • “Essential Sound Unit” DCC & Sound Decoder
  • Oval speaker
  • Accurate EMD 20-645E3 prime mover and auxiliary sounds
  • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts*

* Note: some sound and lighting functions on DCC & sound-equipped versions are not operable using DC


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