HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Burlington Northern


SKU Road Number Price Qty
SXT32413 6545 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32421 6564 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32423 6567 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32417 6552 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32419 6558 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32415 6550 $ 274.99 Sold Out
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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Burlington Northern

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. While no longer used by Class 1 railroads, some SD45s and SD45 carbodies remain in service today with shortlines and regionals.

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

  • Road numbers 6545, 6550 and 6552
    • Era: 1971 through mid-1980s, Series 6543-6555 built 11/71 and 6556-6567 built 12/71, Phase III
    • Data placement variations
  • Road numbers 6558, 6564 and 6567
    • Era: 1971 through mid-1980s, Series 6543-6555 built 11/71 and 6556-6567 built 12/71, Phase III
    • Data placement variations
  • Operating LED-lit Prime PM-8901 Stratolite Beacon
  • Operating LED-lit tricolor (red, green, and white) flush-mounted class lights with raised gasket
  • Operating LED-lit ground lights
  • Front EMD-style low pilot snowplow with MU hose doors and grab irons, rear MU hose catch tray
  • Front and rear early small deck extension
  • Pivoting front and rear drop steps
  • “Tall” stepwells with see-through steps
  • “Late” pattern walkway treadplate
  • Rectangular walkway lights (non-operating)
  • BN latched battery box doors with lift-off hinges
  • Latched cab sub-base doors with early hinges
  • 81” low short hood without handbrake
  • Late drop grabs and standard nut-bolt-washer (NBW) mounting on nose front and top
  • Standard EMD high headlight in numberboard housing
  • “35-Line” cab with standard front windshields
  • Tall clear wind wings mounted in front of cab side window on both sides of cab
  • Standard EMD sunshades mounted on long sunshade tracks
  • Lost-wax brass Leslie RS-3K-R horn mounted on the right front cab
  • ­­Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” communications antenna mounted on cab roof
  • Standard electrical cabinet seam and bolted alternator door
  • Small ECAFB
  • Late (ribbed) blower duct housing
  • Late (long forward taper) extended-range dynamic brakes with retrofitted cooling vents and “T” vent on top of roof
  • Chickenwire-pattern radiator intake grille mesh
  • Photoetched concentric ring grille
  • Long walkway duct with three short stanchions
  • Front and rear straight uncoupling levers with four brackets
  • Handrail set with deck mounted outer end rail stanchions
  • 4-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Late deck mounted MU receptacle
  • Tall straight-edged pilots with step tabs
  • Tall jacking pads with holes
  • Tab-mount EFCO button
  • Frame-mounted bell
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with single fuel filler, single vertical fuel gauges, and round fuel gauge on right tank side
  • Detailed Flexicoil (high-mount brake cylinder) trucks with Hyatt bearing caps and sanding lines and brackets
  • Speed recorder second axle, left side
  • Paint colors matched to Tru-Color Paint TCP-010 Black

Rivet Counter SD45 Locomotives Also Feature

  • Fully assembled (except undecorated)
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Printed and LED-lighted number boards
  • Scale sectioned walkway treadplate
  • Underbody frame rail with separate plumbing and traction motor cables
  • Accurate hood door and long hood details
  • Inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
  • Separately applied dust bin and exhaust stack
  • Accurately profiled dynamic brake housings
  • See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid
  • 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, horns, coupler cut levers, trainline hoses with silver gladhands, sand hatch covers, and much more
  • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with durable metal semi-scale Type “E” 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
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”

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