HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC Ready - Erie Lackawanna 'Bicentennial'


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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC Ready - Erie Lackawanna 'Bicentennial'

With countless railroad, road number, and era specific details, the Rivet Counter HO Scale SD45 is the definitive model of this ground-breaking high horsepower locomotive. First built in 1966, the SD45 served numerous Class I railroads and eventually secondhand owners and shortlines. Most including rebuilds were retired by the early 2000s.

Product Details:

  • Fully-assembled
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Operating LED tricolor (red, green, and white) flush-mounted class lights with raised gasket**
  • Operating LED ground lights on both sides of locomotive
  • Printed and LED-lighted number boards
  • Lost-wax brass Leslie SU-3L-LRO horn on low-profile bracket above engineer’s front windshield
  • Low profile dust bin
  • Low profile exhaust stack
  • Low profile early (short forward taper) standard-range dynamic brakes with retrofitted cooling vents, and “T” vent on top of roof - confirm
  • Low-profile fan housings
  • Front and rear full-width MU catch tray with skidplate
  • “Short” stepwells with see-through steps
  • “Early” (“X”) pattern walkway treadplate
  • Front and rear early small deck extension
  • Pivoting front and rear drop steps
  • Rectangular walkway lights (non-operating)
  • Latched battery box doors with narrow louvers
  • Latched cab sub-base doors with early hinges
  • 81” low short hood without handbrake
  • Standard EMD high headlight in numberboard housing
  • Late drop grabs and standard nut-bolt-washer (NBW) mounting on nose front and top
  • “35-Line” cab with standard front windshields
  • Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and standard AAR control stand
  • No cab vents
  • Sliding cab windows
  • Standard EMD arm rests
  • Tall square corner clear wind wings with mirrors at the bottom mounted fore of cab side window on both sides of cab
  • Standard EMD sunshades mounted on long sunshade tracks
  • Large Sinclair Excalibur “ice skate” antenna (communications) mounted on cab roof
  • Accurate hood door and long hood details
  • Standard electrical cabinet seam and bolted alternator door
  • Small ECAFB
  • Early (smooth) blower duct housing
  • Inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
  • Accurately profiled dynamic brake housing
  • See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid
  • “Chickenwire” radiator intake grilles with diamond-pattern mesh screens
  • Photoetched concentric ring fan grilles
  • Short walkway duct with four short stanchions
  • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with durable metal semi-scale Type “E” knuckle couplers
  • Front and rear straight uncoupling levers with four brackets
  • Handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions
  • “Modified” 3-Hose MU hose clusters (4th hose from each group removed)
  • Late deck-mounted MU receptacle
  • Short “zig-zag” pilot face
  • Pilot face bracing detail behind stepwells
  • Tall jacking pads with holes
  • Tab-mount EFCO button
  • Frame-mounted steel bell
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with single fuel filler and vertical fuel gauge per side
  • Speed recorder second axle, right side
  • Factory-applied detail parts: wire grab irons, wire lift rings, windshield wipers, trainline hoses with silver gladhands, sand hatch covers, and much more
  • Motor with 5-pole skew-wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Directional LED headlights
  • 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” feature
  • Dual cube-type speakers
  • EMD 20-Cylinder 645E3 turbocharged prime mover sounds
  • ESU designed “PowerPack” with two super capacitors***
  • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts
DC/DCC & sound ready locomotives also feature:
  • Operable using a DC power pack
  • DCC-ready with 21-pin connector
* Lighting features operate when using an ESU decoder with appropriate programming while operating using DCC

** During DC operation, class lights illuminate in white. Access to other colors and the ability to change colors requires an ESU DCC decoder while operating in DCC

*** Compatible with appropriately programmed ESU decoders while operating using DCC

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