HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40T-2 - DCC Ready - Cotton Belt


SKU Road Number Price Qty
SXT32271 8372 $ 184.99 Sold Out
SXT32267 8323 $ 184.99 Sold Out
SXT32273 8374 $ 184.99 Sold Out
SXT32269 8325 $ 184.99 Sold Out
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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40T-2 - DCC Ready - Cotton Belt

The unique SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motor” was the backbone of the Southern Pacific and Rio Grande fleets during the 1970s and 1980s. They were distinguished by the see-through radiator grilles at the rear of the locomotive. Our Rivet Counter series model is the first and only SD40T-2 to feature a completely hidden rear driveshaft and gear tower so the “tunnel” is completely see-through without any visible obstructions.

Road Number Specific Details:
Cotton Belt

Road numbers 8323 and 8325

  • Era: as-built, series SSW 8322-8326, built 1978
  • “M” with lightning bolt on cab side, indicating a Locotrol Master unit
  • 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
Road numbers 8372 and 8374
  • Era: early 1980s, series SSW 8372-8376, built 1978
  • “R” with lightning bolt on cab side, indicating a Locotrol Remote unit
  • “El Paso Crossroads” maintenance stickers on cab sub-base doors
  • SSW 8372 has “EP” (El Paso) homeport initials on cab side
  • SSW 8374 has “El Paso” homeport lettering on cab side
  • 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
All Cotton Belt Models Feature:
  • SP nose headlight package
  • Operating front and rear red LED Pyle-National 17540 “UDE” Gyralites
  • Operating front and rear LED Pyle-National 20585 (Translite) “Gyralite” signal light
  • Operating LED front and rear stand-off tri-color class lights
  • Dash-2 cab with bolted side window panels, SP/SSW blue flag bracket, and “L” front window
  • Front late SP/UP-style pilot plow with MU hose doors and grab irons
  • Front pilot anticlimber
  • “Tall” stepwells with see-through steps
  • Round walkway lights (non-operating)
  • 123” “snoot” low short hood with wheel handbrake and round vent on top
  • Bolted battery box doors with narrow louvers
  • SP “split” cab sub-base doors with lift-off hinges
  • Tall clear wind wings mounted fore and aft of cab side window on both sides of cab
  • Rear cab side vent on left side
  • Standard EMD sunshades and long sunshade tracks
  • Lost-wax brass Nathan AirChime P24R1 (“P-3”) three-chime horn on clearance bracket; offset to engineer’s side and mounted on number board housing
  • Cab-roof “tripod” mounted bell with air conduit
  • Vapor Corp. cab roof HVAC
  • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam, further from rear of cab
  • Welded ECAFB (late)
  • Intermediate inertial air intake grills with top drip rail
  • “Whip” radio antenna mounted on ground plane over dust bin, and dual Locotrol antenna ground planes on cab roof with conduits
  • Extended-range dynamic brakes
  • Front straight uncoupling levers with loop handles and two inner and two outer mounting brackets; straight rear uncoupling lever with four mounting brackets
  • Handrail set with anticlimber front and rear end railing with outward facing mounting brackets, “breakaway” inner stanchions and chain
  • 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Pilot-face mounted MU receptacle
  • Notched pilot faces with high mounted angled lifting slots
  • Four-hole SP jacking pads
  • Sill-mount EFCO
  • Prime air filter (can style)
  • Standard air tanks
  • 4,400 gallon fuel tank with reinforced tank edges where sides meet the tank ends, dual fuel fillers, dual vertical gauges, round gauge on stand and vertical breather pipe
  • Spare knuckle holders on fuel tank near fuel filler
  • Speed recorder first axle, left side
  • ACI labels attached to long hood sides
Rivet Counter SD40T-2 Locomotives Also Feature:
  • Fully assembled (except undecorated)
  • Specially designed low-profile drivetrain with completely hidden rear gear tower and driveshaft
  • Detailed see-through radiator intake compartment with front and rear bulkheads, floor treadplate, and fan motor details
  • Etched-metal radiator exhaust grills with radiator shutters visible underneath
  • 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 die-cast 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”
DC/DCC & sound ready locomotives also feature:
  • Operable using a DC power pack
  • DCC ready with 21-pin connector

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