HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40T-2 - DCC Ready - D&RGW

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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40T-2 - DCC Ready - Denver & Rio Grande Western 'Late'


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:
Denver & Rio Grande Western - Late

  • Era: mid-1980s to early 1990s, series 5356-5373, built 1975
Road number 5359
  • “Faded” ACI labels mounted on plates attached to handrail stanchions
  • “McCarty” type re-rail frogs, painted yellow
Road number 5362
  • ACI label plate on stanchions with label painted-out
  • “McCarty” type re-rail frogs, painted yellow
Road number 5371
  • ACI label plate on stanchions with label painted-out
  • “McCarty” type re-rail frogs, painted black
All D&RGW Models Feature:
  • Operating LED Mars SBW-2-301 signal light in low short hood
  • Operating LED front tri-color flush-mounted with raised gasket and stand-off rear class lights
  • Front EMD-style low pilot plow with MU hose doors and grab irons
  • Front early small deck extension
  • Early front drop step (pivoting)
  • “Tall” stepwells with see-through steps
  • Rectangular walkway lights (non-operating)
  • 81” low short hood with ratchet handbrake and straight chain guard
  • Bolted battery box doors with narrow louvers
  • Early cab sub-base doors with early hinges
  • Standard EMD headlight in number board housing
  • Lost-wax brass Nathan M3R1 (“M-3”) three-chime horn; mounted center rear of number board housing
  • Dash-2 Cab with bolted side window panels and D&RGW blue flag bracket
  • Standard mirror mounted fore of cab side windows, both sides
  • Rectangular cab vent on engineer’s side
  • Standard EMD sunshades and long sunshade tracks
  • Large Sinclair Excalibur “ice skate” antenna (communications) and small wedge antenna (EOT telemetry) mounted on cab roof
  • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam, further from rear of cab
  • Stand-off ECAFB (early)
  • Intermediate inertial air intake grills with top drip rail
  • 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 inward facing end rail mounting brackets, rear anticlimber and chain
  • 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Deck-mounted MU receptacle
  • Notched pilot faces with low mounted angled lifting slots
  • Tall jacking pads with holes (early)
  • Sill-mount EFCO
  • Frame-mounted bell
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • Air tanks with fluid drain pipes on sides of fuel tank
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with dual fuel fillers, vertical gauge, round gauge in tank 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
  • Speed recorder third axle, right side
  • Paint colors match Tru-Color Paint color: TCP-010 Black

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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