HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Norfolk & Western 'Pevler Blue'


SKU Road Number Price Qty
SXT32443 1785 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32445 1810 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32439 1771 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32441 1782 $ 274.99 Sold Out
SXT32447 1812 $ 274.99 Sold Out
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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Norfolk & Western 'Pevler Blue'

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 number 1771, 1782 and 1785
    • Era: Feb 1970 through mid-1970s
    • Series 1765-1789, built 2-70 Phase IIb2
    • Early (short forward taper) standard-range dynamic brakes
  • Road numbers 1810 and 1812
    • Era: Feb 1969 through mid-1970s
    • Series 1790-1814, built 12-69 Phase IIb2
    • Includes both early (short forward taper) standard-range dynamic brakes as well as early (short forward taper) standard-range dynamic brakes with retrofitted cooling vents and “T” vent on top of roof
  • 81” high short hood
  • Headlight mounted in top of high short hood
  • High bell mounted a top of short hood
  • Leslie RS-5T-R Horn mounted to top of short hood
  • ­­Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” communications antenna mounted on top of short hood
  • Operating LED-lit tricolor (red, green, and white) flush-mounted class lights with raised gasket
  • Front and rear MU hose catch trays with footboards
  • Front and rear early small deck extension
  • Pivoting front and rear drop steps
  • “Short” stepwells with see-through steps
  • “Late” pattern walkway treadplate
  • Rectangular walkway lights (non-operating)
  • Latched battery box doors with narrow louvers
  • Latched cab sub-base doors with early hinges
  • Late drop grabs and standard nut-bolt-washer (NBW) mounting on nose front and top
  • “35-Line” cab without center front windshields
  • Tall clear wind wings mounted fore and aft of cab side window on both sides of cab
  • Small shades
  • No cab vents
  • Standard electrical cabinet seam and bolted alternator door
  • Small ECAFB
  • Early (smooth) blower duct housing
  • Chickenwire-pattern radiator intake grille mesh
  • Photoetched concentric ring grille
  • ­­Short walkway duct with four short stanchions
  • Front and rear straight uncoupling levers with four brackets and pilot face mounted long grabiron
  • Handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions
  • 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Late deck mounted MU receptacle
  • Short “zig-zag” pilot face
  • Tall jacking pads with holes
  • Tab-mount EFCO button
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with single fuel filler, single vertical fuel gauges, and round fuel gauge on both tank sides
  • Detailed Flexicoil (high-mount brake cylinder) trucks with triple clasp brake shoes, Hyatt bearing caps and sanding lines and brackets
  • Speed recorder second axle, left side

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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