HO Scale: SDP45 w/DCC & Sound : Conrail

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PROTOTYPE Info

In the 1960s, railroads were looking to replace aging EMD E-units and Alco PAs for passenger service. EMD responded by adding a steam generator compartment to the long hood end of their SD45. This required a longer frame and resulted in the creation of the SDP45. Three railroads originally purchased SDP45s: Southern Pacific, Great Northern, and Erie Lackawanna.

Conrail

After EL merged into Conrail in 1976, the SDP45s were renumbered as CR 6667 through 6699 and operated for a time in patched EL paint. By the early 1980s, they were all painted into Conrail blue. Conrail mixed the SDP45s with other types of power and used them on a variety of trains. Conrail #6670 resides at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke in faded Conrail blue. It was extensively measured and photographed in the development process of our model.

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Safety tread on walkways
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Factory applied wire grab irons
  • Windshield wipers
  • See through cab windows
  • Detailed and painted cab interior
  • Sliding side cab windows
  • Metal lift rings
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 70, 75, 83, and 100 rail
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18"
  • Recommended radius: 22”
Sound equipped models also feature:
  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami decoder
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box

 



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