HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40-2 - DCC Ready - Union Pacific 'Fast Forty'


SKU Road Number Price Qty
SXT31293 8077 $ 159.99 Sold Out
SXT31295 8080 $ 159.99 Sold Out
SXT31297 8094 $ 159.99 Sold Out
SXT31299 8099 $ 159.99 Sold Out
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Scale Trains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40-2 - DCC Ready - Union Pacific 'Fast Forty'

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. 


Union Pacific 'Fast Forty' Details


  • Era: As delivered, series 8077-8095, built 1979 Phase IId2
  • Road numbers 8077, 8080, 8094 and 8099
  • UP “Fast Forties” – prototype was modified with high speed gearing to lash-up with DDA-40X “Centennial” locomotives
  • Operating LED Saturn 6552 Strobe Light
  • Operating LED tricolor flush-mounted class lights with raised gasket
  • Front and rear tall pilot plow with high trainline hose cut out, MU hose doors and grab irons
  • 88″ low short hood with wheel handbrake
  • Rectangular walkway lights mounted between sandbox clean out doors (non-operating)
  • Bolted battery box doors with wide louvers
  • Late cab sub-base doors with lift-off hinges
  • Front and rear late small deck extension
  • Late “fixed” drop step
  • “Tall” stepwells with see-through steps
  • Dash two cab with welded side window panels
  • Standard EMD sunshades and short sunshade tracks
  • Standard EMD headlight in number board housing
  • Tall clear wind wings mounted fore and aft of cab side window on right side of cab
  • Rear cab side vent on left side
  • Leslie RS-3-LR Horn mounted on number board housing
  • Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” antenna mounted on number board housing
  • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam, further from rear of cab
  • Welded ECAFB (late)
  • Late inertial air intake grilles with top and bottom drip rail
  • Extended-range dynamic brakes without 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; two inner and two outer mounting brackets
  • Handrail set with inward facing end rail mounting brackets; chain and break-away stanchions on both ends
  • 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Deck mounted MU receptacle
  • Spare knuckle holders on fuel tank near fuel filler
  • Notched pilot faces without lifting holes or slots
  • Short jacking pads (late)
  • Forward engineer’s side sidesill notch
  • Flush-mount EFCO
  • Rearward facing handbrake chain mount for HTC trucks
  • Frame-mounted steel bell
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers, vertical gauge and round gauge on stand
  • Detailed HT-C trucks with Hyatt bearing caps, late center axle snubbers, sanding lines and brackets, and D-77 traction motor and air duct details
  • Speed recorder mounted to first axle left 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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