HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40T-2 - DCC & Sound - DRGW 'As Delivered'

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Scale Trains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD40T-2 - DCC & Sound - Denver & Rio Grande Western

As Delivered

ESU LokSound Equipped 

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

Features: 

  • Era: 1978 through mid-1980s
  • Series 5389-5397, built 8/78
  • Fully assembled
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Operating LED box-mounted Pyle-National 20585 Gyralite signal light in low short hood*
  • Operating LED front and rear stand-off tri-color class lights**
  • Operating LED ground lights on both sides of locomotive
  • Printed and LED lighted number boards
  • Directional LED headlights
  • Specially designed low-profile drivetrain completely hides the rear gear tower and driveshaft
  • Detailed see-through radiator intake compartment with front and rear bulkheads, floor treadplate, and fan motor detail
  • See-through etched-metal radiator intake screens
  • Etched-metal radiator exhaust grilles with radiator shutters visible underneath
  • “Straddle” type re-rail frogs painted yellow
  • Front EMD-style low pilot plow with grab irons and without MU hose doors
  • Front and rear 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Front straight uncoupling levers with loop handles and two inner and two outer mounting brackets
  • Pilot-face mounted MU receptacle
  • Notched pilot faces with high mounted angled lifting slots
  • Front late small deck extension
  • Early front drop step (pivoting)
  • “Tall” stepwells with see-through steps
  • Handrail set with inward facing end rail mounting brackets, rear anticlimber, and chain
  • Handrail ends and step faces painted white
  • Scale sectioned treadplate detail on the walkways
  • Rectangular walkway lights (non-operating)
  • 88” low short hood with wheel handbrake
  • Bolted battery box doors with wide louvers
  • Late cab sub-base doors with lift-off hinges
  • Dash-2 cab with bolted side window panels and D&RGW blue flag bracket
  • Standard EMD headlight in numberboard housing
  • Lost-wax brass Nathan M3R1 (“M-3”) three-chime horn, center rear of number board housing
  • Original cab front door
  • Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and standard AAR control stand
  • Sliding cab windows
  • Standard mirror mounted fore of cab side windows, both sides
  • Standard EMD sunshades and long sunshade tracks
  • Rear cab side vent on left side
  • Large Sinclair Excalibur “ice skate” antenna (communications) mounted on cab roof
  • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam, further from rear of cab
  • Welded ECAFB (late)
  • Intermediate inertial air intake grills with top drip rail
  • Accurate hood door and long hood molded details
  • Extended-range dynamic brakes
  • Accurately profiled dynamic brake housing
  • See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid detail
  • Straight rear uncoupling lever with four mounting brackets
  • Hood door warning label stenciling and sidesill equipment trust plate
  • Underbody frame rail with separate plumbing and traction motor cables
  • Dimensionally accurate truck centers
  • Detailed HT-C trucks with Hyatt bearing caps, early center axle snubbers, sanding lines and brackets (outboard only), and D-77 traction motor and air duct details
  • Speed recorder third axle, right side
  • Short jacking pads (late)
  • 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
  • Factory-applied wire grab irons, wire lift rings, windshield wipers, trainline hoses with silver gladhands, sand hatch covers, and much more
  • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with durable metal semi-scale E Type knuckle couplers
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • 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

* Lighting features operate when using an ESU decoder with appropriate programming while operating in DCC

** In DC operation, the class lights are white in color only; red and green are selectable when using an ESU decoder with appropriate programming while operating in DC

*** “PowerPack” feature only compatible with ESU decoders operating on a DCC layout


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