HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40-2 - DCC & Sound - Southern 'Gold Lettering'


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SXT31284 3219 $ 249.99 Sold Out
SXT31286 3225 $ 249.99 Sold Out
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Scale Trains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40-2 - DCC & Sound - Southern 'Gold Lettering'

ESU LokSound Equipped
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.


Southern High Hood 'Gold Lettering' Details:

  • Era: as delivered, series 3217-3240, built 1973, Phase 1a2
  • Road numbers 3219J and 3225A
  • Gold lettering
  • Operating LED tricolor flush-mounted class lights with raised gasket
  • 81” high short hood with ratchet handbrake, angled handbrake chain guard, and toilet vent
  • Headlight mounted in high short hood
  • High long hood mounted steel bell
  • Short and long hood top mounted walkway lights (non-operating)
  • Front and rear Nathan P3 Horns with all chimes forward
  • SOU/NS sun awning
  • Front and rear MU hose catch baskets
  • Rectangular walkway lights mounted above sandbox clean out doors (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
  • “Tall” stepwells with see-through steps
  • Dash two cab with bolted side window panels
  • Tall mirrors mounted fore and aft of cab side windows, both sides of cab
  • Forward cab side vent on left side
  • Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” antenna mounted on the cab
  • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam, further from rear of cab
  • Stand-off ECAFB (early)
  • Early inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
  • Extended-range dynamic brakes with batten strip
  • “Chicken-wire” radiator intake grilles
  • See-through standard 48” radiator fan housings with fan blades visible inside
  • Drop grab 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
  • Deck mounted MU receptacle with battery charging receptacle
  • Notched pilot faces without lifting holes or 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 and dual vertical gauges 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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