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


SKU Road Numer Price Qty
SXT32530 8357 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32532 8360 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32534 8371 $ 274.99 Sold Out
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Scale Trains Rivet Counter HO Scale: - EMD SD40T-2 Tunnel Motor - DCC & Sound - Southern Pacific

As Delivered

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.


  • Era: 1978 through early 1980s
  • Series 8357-8371, built 2/78 – 4/78
  • Fully assembled
  • Multiple road numbers
  • 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**
  • 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
  • Front and rear late SP/UP-style pilot plow with MU hose doors and grab irons
  • 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 pilot anticlimber
  • “Tall” stepwells with see-through steps
  • Handrail set with anticlimber front and rear end railing with outward facing mounting brackets, “breakaway” inner stanchions and chain
  • Handrail ends painted white
  • Scale sectioned treadplate detail on the walkways
  • Round walkway lights (non-operating)
  • 123” “snoot” low short hood with wheel handbrake and round vent on top
  • Bolted battery box doors with wide louvers
  • SP “split” cab sub-base doors with lift-off hinges
  • Dash-2 cab with bolted side window panels, SP/SSW blue flag bracket, and “L” front window
  • Lost-wax brass cast Nathan AirChime P24R1 (“P-3”) three-chime horn on clearance bracket; offset to engineer’s side and mounted on number board housing
  • Original cab front door
  • Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and standard AAR control stand
  • Sliding cab windows
  • Tall clear wind wings with angled top corners mounted fore and aft of cab side window on both sides of cab
  • Standard EMD sunshades and long sunshade track
  • Rear cab side vent on left side
  • Vapor Corp. cab roof HVAC
  • Cab-roof “tripod” mounted bell with air conduit
  • “Whip” radio antenna mounted on ground plane over dust bin and dual Locotrol antenna ground planes on cab roof with conduits
  • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam, further from rear of cab
  • Welded ECAFB (late)
  • Early inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
  • ACI labels attached to long hood sides
  • Accurate hood door and long hood molded details
  • Extended-range dynamic brakes
  • Accurately profiled dynamic brake housings
  • See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid detail
  • Straight rear uncoupling lever with four mounting brackets
  • 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, and D-77 traction motor and air duct details
  • GE Speed recorder first axle, left side
  • Four-hole SP jacking pads
  • Sill-mount EFCO
  • Single 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
  • 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
  • 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

* 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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