HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40-2 - DCC & Sound - Norfolk & Western

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Scale Trains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40-2 - DCC & Sound - Norfolk & Western 'High Hood'

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. 

 

Norfolk Western 'High Hood' Details

  • Era: Mid 1970s-late 1990s, series 1625-1635, built 1973 Phase Ia2
  • Road numbers 1626, 1628, 1631 and 1633
  • 81” high short hood
  • Headlight mounted in high short hood
  • High short hood mounted steel bell
  • Detailed HT-C trucks with Hyatt bearing caps, early center axle snubbers, sanding lines and brackets, and D-77 traction motor and air duct details, triple clasp brake shoes and third brake cylinder
  • All weather window mounted on both cab sides
  • Operating LED tricolor flush-mounted class lights with raised gasket
  • Front and rear MU hose catch bars
  • Rectangular walkway lights (non-operating)
  • Bolted battery box doors with narrow louvers
  • Early cab sub-base doors with early hinges
  • Front and rear early small deck extension
  • Standard front and rear drop steps
  • “Short” stepwells with see-through steps
  • Dash two cab with bolted side window panels
  • No sunshades or sunshade tracks
  • Rear cab side vent on left side
  • Leslie RS-5T-R Horn mounted to cab roof
  • Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” antenna mounted on top of short hood
  • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam, further from rear of cab
  • Stand-off ECAFB (early)
  • Early inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
  • Standard-range dynamic brakes with batten strip
  • “Chicken-wire” 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; four inner and two outer mounting brackets
  • Handrail set with inward facing end rail mounting brackets and chain
  • 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Notched pilot faces with low angled lifting slots
  • Tall jacking pads with holes (early)
  • Forward engineer’s side sidesill notch
  • Flush-mount EFCO
  • 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 HT-C trucks with Hyatt bearing caps, early center axle snubbers, sanding lines and brackets, and D-77 traction motor and air duct details
  • Rearward facing handbrake chain mount for HTC trucks
  • Speed recorder mounted to first axle left front
  • Trucolor paint match color: TCP – 010 black

        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 Equipped locomotives also feature:

        • ESU LokSound 5 DCC & Sound decoder with “Full Throttle”
        • Dual cube-type speakers
        • EMD 16 Cylinder 645E3 prime mover
        • ESU designed “PowerPack” with two super capacitors
        • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts*



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