HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Southern 'Dulux Lettering'


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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Rivet Counter - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Southern 'Dulux Lettering'

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: late 1970s to mid 1980s
  • Series 3122 to 3157, built 11-67
  • Phase IIa2
  • Road numbers: 3134 K, 3147 R and 3154H
  • 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
  • 81” high short hood
  • Southern logos on hood ends
  • High steel bell mounted on top of long hood
  • Headlight mounted in top of high short hood
  • Short and long hood top mounted walkway lights (non-operating)
  • Front and rear full-width MU catch trays with footboards
  • "Tall" stepwells with see-through steps and lifting slots
  • “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 and ATS extension on fireman’s side rear battery box
  • Cab sub-base doors with stiffener rib
  • Late drop grabs and standard nut-bolt-washer (NBW) mounting on nose front and top
  • “35-Line” cab without center front windshields
  • Tall square corner clear wind wings mounted fore and aft of cab side window on both sides of cab
  • Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and standard AAR control stand
  • No cab vents
  • Sliding cab windows
  • No arm rests
  • Tall square corner clear wind wings mounted fore and aft of cab side window on both sides of cab
  • Southern style sun awning
  • Lost-wax brass Nathan AirChime P5 Horn (P135R24 configuration)
  • Dual Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” antennas mounted on top of short hood
  • 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
  • Standard height dust bin
  • Standard-height exhaust stack
  • Early (short forward taper) extended-range dynamic brakes with retrofitted cooling vents and “T” vent on top of roof
  • 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 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 loop handles and four inner and two outer brackets
  • Handrail set with pilot face mounted outer end rail stanchions
  • 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Late deck mounted MU receptacle with field loop receptacle
  • Tall “zig-zag” pilot face
  • Pilot face bracing detail behind stepwells
  • Tall jacking pads with holes
  • Tab-mount EFCO button
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with single fuel filler, and dual “staggered” vertical fuel gauge per side
  • Detailed Flexicoil-C (high-mount brake cylinder) trucks with Hyatt bearing caps and sanding lines and brackets
  • Speed recorder first axle, left side
  • No ACI labels
  • 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
  • Paint colors matched to Tru-Color Paint: TCP-010 Black, TCP-080 Imitation Aluminum
  • 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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