HO Scale: Operator Series - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Southern Pacific

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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Operator Series - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Southern Pacific

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:

 

Southern Pacific
  • Era: 1970s
  • Series 8800-8844, built 8-9/1966 (Phase Ia2)
  • SP nose headlight package
  • Front operating LED-lit Pyle-National Single Red Gyralite (“UDE Light”)
  • Front operating LED-lit Pyle-National Dual Gyralite signal lights
  • Operating LED-lit tricolor (red, green, and white) flush-mounted class lights with raised gasket
  • Operating LED-lit ground lights
  • “35-Line” cab with EMD-option “extended-vision” front windshields (“wanna-be” L-Window)
  • Cab-roof “tripod” mounted bell with air conduit
  • Late SP/UP-style pilot plow with grab irons and rear MU hose catch tray
  • Front early small deck extension
  • Pivoting front and rear drop step
  • “Tall” stepwells with see-through steps
  • “Early” (“X”) pattern walkway treadplate
  • Rectangular walkway lights (non-operating)
  • Latched battery box doors with narrow louvers
  • Latched cab sub-base doors with early hinges
  • 81” low short hood with ratchet handbrake and angled chain guard
  • Early straight grabs and “flipped” nut-bolt-washer (NBW) mounting on nose front and top
  • Tall clear wind wings mounted fore and aft of cab side window on both sides of cab
  • Standard EMD sunshades and long sunshade tracks
  • Forward rectangular cab vents on both sides and and one rectangular vent on each side of the cab rear
  • Lost-wax brass Nathan AirChime P24R1 (“P-3”) horn; mounted center rear of number board housing
  • ­“Whip” radio antenna 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 with retrofitted cooling vents and “T” vent on top of roof
  • Chickenwire-pattern radiator intake grille mesh
  • Photoetched spiral ring grilles with center disk
  • Short walkway duct (four short stanchions)
  • Front angled uncoupling lever with four inner brackets; rear straight uncoupling lever with four inner brackets
  • Handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions
  • 4-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Early (angled) deck-mounted MU receptacle with blanked field loop receptacle
  • “Tall tab” pilot face with bottom step extension (SP)
  • Tall jacking pads with holes
  • Tab-mount EFCO button
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with dual fuel filler, dual vertical fuel gauges, and round fuel gauge on right tank side
  • 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
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:
    • “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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