HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40-2 - DCC Ready - Conrail

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Scale Trains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40-2 - DCC Ready - Conrail

The Rivet Counter series SD40-2 is the definitive HO Scale model of EMD’s best-selling diesel locomotive. This model combines smooth operating performance with unparalleled railroad, road number, and era specific details. Even though the first SD40-2s were first built nearly half a century ago, several continue in service today.

 

Road Number Specific Details

  • Era: 1992-1994, series 6358 – 6440 Phase IIb, built 1977
Road number 6373
  • Special paint scheme for 1992 Olympic Bike Trials
  • Tall jacking pads with holes (early)
  • Era: Late 1980’s – Early 1990’s, series 6358 – 6440 Phase IIb, built 1977
Road number 6381
  • Data label placement variations
  • Tall jacking pads with holes (early)
  • Era: Late 1980’s – Early 1990’s, series 6441 – 6482 Phase IIc3, built 1978
Road number 6459 and 6462
  • Data label placement variations
  • Short jacking pads (late)
    Conrail SD40-2 Features:
    • Dash two Cab with bolted side window panels
    • No sunshades or sunshade tracks
    • Standard EMD headlight in numberboard housing
    • Front EMD-style low pilot plow with MU hose doors and grab irons
    • Rear MU hose catch baskets
    • Red only marker lights
    • 88” low short hood with nose top and side grab irons repositioned to opposed side for ATC box clearance.
    • Standard bolted door on left side with short louvers and bolted and latched door on right side to accommodate ATC box on top of battery box
    • Late cab sub-base doors with lift-off hinges
    • Front pilot anticlimber
    • Late “fixed” rear drop step
    • “Short” stepwells with see-through steps
    • Rectangle walkway lights (non-operating)
    • Tall clear wind wings with mirror at bottom mounted fore and aft of cab side window, both sides of cab
    • Forward cab side vent on left side
    • Leslie RS-3-LR Horn mounted on number board housing
    • Large Sinclair Excalibur “ice skate” antenna (communications) mounted on cab roof.
    • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam, further from rear of cab
    • Late welded ECAFB
    • Flange lubrication cabinet
    • Early inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
    • Extended-range dynamic brakes with batten strip
    • Corrugated radiator intake grilles
    • See-through standard 48” radiator fan housings with fan blades visible inside
    • Curved radiator fan grab iron
    • Straight uncoupling levers with loop handles front and rear and two inner and two outer brackets
    • Handrail set with Anticlimber front and outward facing rear end rail mounting brackets and chain
    • 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
    • Polit face mounted MU receptacle
    • Spare knuckle holders on rear pilot face
    • Two strap ATC box
    • Notched pilot faces with angled lifting slots
    • Forward engineer’s side sidesill notch
    • Sill-mount EFCO
    • Frame-mounted steel bell
    • Salem air filter (accordion style)
    • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers, vertical gauges, round gauges in tank sides and vertical breather pipe
    • Detailed Flexicoil sideframes with Hyatt bearing cab, high mounted brake cylinders and outer sanding lines and brackets
    • Speed recorder mounted to center axle right front

        Rivet Counter SD40-2 Locomotive Features:

        • Fully-assembled
        • Multiple road numbers
        • Printed and LED lighted number boards
        • Dimensionally accurate truck centers
        • Scale sectioned treadplate detail on the walkways
        • Underbody frame rail with separate plumbing and traction motor cables
        • Accurate hood door and long hood detail
        • Accurately profiled dynamic brake housings
        • See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid detail
        • 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, snowplows, horns, coupler cut levers, trainline hoses with silver gladhands, sand hatch covers, and much more
        • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with ScaleTrains.com durable metal semi-scale E Type 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
        • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
        • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
        • Packaging safely stores model
        • Minimum radius: 18”
        • Recommended radius: 22”

        DCC & sound ready (DC) locomotives also feature

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


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