HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC Ready - Penn Central 'White Logo'


ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC Ready - Penn Central 'White Logo'

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.

Road Number Specific Features:

  • Era: early 1970s to mid 1970s
  • Phase Ib1
Road numbers 6110, 6127, and 6131
  • Series 6105 to 6122 (ex-PRR), built 10/66
  • Series 6123 to 6138 (ex-PRR), built 11/66
  • Late (2-strap) cab signal cabinet on top of battery box, engineer’s side
  • Lost-wax brass Leslie SU-3L-LRO horn mounted center rear of number board housing
Road number 6146
  • Series 6141 to 6166 (ex-PRR), built 01/67
  • Late (2-strap) cab signal cabinet on top of battery box, engineer’s side
  • Lost-wax Leslie RS-3L-R horn mounted center rear of number board housing
Road number 6161
  • Series 6141 to 6166 (ex-PRR), built 01/67
  • Early (3-strap) cab signal cabinet on top of battery box, engineer’s side
  • Lost-wax Leslie RS-3L-R horn mounted center rear of number board housing
Additional Features:
  • Fully-assembled
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Operating LED, red-only marker lights**
  • Operating LED ground lights on both sides of locomotive
  • Printed and LED-lighted number boards
  • Front and rear full-width MU hose catch trays without footboards
  • “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
  • Cab sub-base doors with stiffener rib
  • 81” low short hood with plated-over handbrake location
  • Standard EMD high headlight in numberboard housing
  • Early straight grabs and “flipped” nut-bolt-washer (NBW) mounting on nose front and top; top and side grabs relocated to left side to clear cab signal cabinet
  • “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
  • Tall square corner clear wind wings with mirrors at the bottom mounted fore of cab side window on both sides of cab
  • No sunshades
  • No arm rests
  • 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
  • No ECAFB
  • Early (smooth) blower duct housing
  • Inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
  • Standard-height dust bin
  • Standard-height exhaust stack
  • Early (short forward taper) extended-range dynamic brakes
  • Accurately profiled dynamic brake housing
  • See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid
  • “Chickenwire” radiator intake grilles with diamond-pattern mesh screens
  • Standard-height fan housings
  • Photoetched spiral-ring fan grilles with center disk
  • Long walkway duct with three 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
  • 4-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Dual early (angled) deck-mounted MU receptacles
  • Short “nub-bottom” pilot face
  • Pilot face bracing detail behind stepwells
  • Pilot face grab iron with inner mounting points
  • Underbody frame rail with separate plumbing and traction motor cables
  • Tall jacking pads with holes
  • Sill-mount EFCO button
  • Frame-mounted steel bell
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with single fuel filler, single vertical fuel gauge, and round dial fuel gauge per side
  • Detailed Flexicoil-C (high-mount brake cylinder) trucks with Hyatt bearing caps and sanding lines and brackets
  • Speed recorder second axle, right side
  • ACI labels attached to long hood sides
  • 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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SKU Road Number Price Qty
SXT32921 6146 $ 189.99 1 In Stock
SXT32919 6131 $ 189.99 1 In Stock
SXT32923 6161 $ 189.99 2 In Stock
SXT32917 6127 $ 189.99 2 In Stock
SXT32913 6110 $ 189.99 2 In Stock
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