Rivet Counter HO Scale EMD SD40-2, Burlington Northern

Product Description

The Rivet Counter HO Scale SD40-2 is the definitive version of this popular locomotive.

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

  • Era: late 1970s through mid-1980s
  • Phase IIc1 unit built in 1978 (BN 7029-7048)
  • Phase IIc2 unit built in 1978 (BN 7054-7062)
  • Phase IIc2 unit built in 1978 (BN 7063-7074)
  • Phase IIc1 unit built in 1978 (BN 8009-8029)
  • 7035
    • Operating LED Federal Signal 372 rotary beacon mounted on the number board housing*
    •  “HAVRE” stencil on sidesills
    • Early center axle snubbers
  • 7041
    • Operating LED Federal Signal 372 rotary beacon mounted on the number board housing*
    •  “NORTHTOWN” stencil on sidesills
    • Early center axle snubbers
  • 7048 and 8014
    • Operating LED Federal Signal 372 rotary beacon mounted on the number board housing*
    • Early center axle snubbers
  • 7054 and 7068
    • Operating LED Prime PM-8911 Stratolite beacon*
    • Late center axle snubbers
  • Operating LED front tricolor class lights with gasket*
  • Operating LED rear tricolor class lights without gasket*
  • BN-style latched battery box doors with lift-off hinges
  • Front EMD-style low pilot plow with MU hose doors and grab irons
  • Large “blunt” front pilot anticlimber and late “fixed” rear drop step
  • 88" low short hood with wheel handbrake
  • Late cab sub-base doors with lift-off hinges
  • "Tall" stepwells with see-through steps
  • Cab with riveted side window panels, sunshades, and long sunshade tracks
  • Small mirrors mounted fore and aft of cab side windows
  • Leslie RS-3K-R Horn mounted on the cab
  • Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” antenna mounted on the cab
  • Early electrical cabinet "zig-zag" seam
  • Welded ECAFB (late)
  • Intermediate inertial air intake grills
  • Standard-range dynamic brakes with batten strip
  • Corrugated radiator intake grilles
  • See through standard 48” radiator fan housings with fan blades visible inside
  • Curved radiator fan grab iron
  • Late “fixed” rear drop step
  • Straight uncoupling levers with white loop handles
  • 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Rear MU hose catch tray
  • Spare knuckles on rear pilot face
  • Notched pilot faces with lifting slots
  • Short jacking pads (late)
  • Aft engineer’s side sidesill notch
  • Tab-mount EFCO
  • Frame-mounted steel bell
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • Highly detailed 4,000 gallon fuel tank with dual fuel fillers and gauges
  • Detailed HT-C trucks with Hyatt bearing caps, sanding lines and brackets, and D-77 traction motor and air duct details 

      Rivet Counter SD40-2 Locomotives Also Feature 

      • Fully-assembled
      • Multiple road numbers
      • Printed and LED lighted number boards
      • Dimensionally accurate truck centers
      • Sectioned treadplate detail on the walkways
      • Underbody frame rail with separate plumbing and traction motor cables
      • Accurate hood door and long hood detail
      • Accurately profiled dynamic brake housings 
      • See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid detail
      • 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, snowplows, horns, coupler cut levers, trainline hoses with silver gladhands, sand hatch covers, and much more
      • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with ScaleTrains.com durable metal semi-scale E Type 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
      • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
      • 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 v5 DCC & Sound decoder with “Full Throttle”
        • Dual cube-type speakers
        • ESU designed PowerPack with two super capacitors
        • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts*
      • DC/DCC & sound ready locomotives also feature
        • Operate using a DC power pack
        • DCC ready with 21-pin connector

      * some sound and lighting function on DCC & sound equipped models are not operable using DC

       

      History

      In January 1972, Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors would build the first production models of a locomotive design that would prove to be legendary: the SD40-2. The flagship of the “Dash-2” series of 1972, the SD40-2 would build upon the lessons learned from its predecessor, the SD40. While the sixteen-cylinder 645E3 turbocharged prime mover remained the same from its SD40 cousin, the SD40-2 boasted a modular, solid-state electrical system, which featured removable “cards” in place of troublesome relays in its high-voltage cabinet, greatly simplifying electrical troubleshooting and repairs.

      Externally, the biggest change was the use of the new HT-C three-axle truck in place of the Flexi-coil C of the SD40. The new truck promised greater adhesion, and was longer than the Flexi-coil C, necessitating an increase of the length of the SD40-2s frame to an overall length of 68’, 10” over the couplers. This also had the effect of giving the SD40-2 its characteristic long walkway “porches” at each end. Other small external improvements, such as longer battery box compartments, rear overhang on the cab roof, and drip rail over the front cab door, added to the list of external differences between it and the SD40.

      Domestic production of the SD40-2 continued until July 1984 making it one of EMD’s most popular locomotives of all time. Many remain in service today, both with original owners as well as secondhand operators. Within the last five years, Norfolk Southern, CSX, and Union Pacific have rebuilt hundreds of SD40-2s to extend their operating life. This will ensure this venerable locomotive’s presence on U.S. rails for decades to come.

       

      DCC Ready – Operates on DC
      Retail: $199.99
      Our selling price: $159.99

      DCC & Sound Factory Installed
      Retail: $309.99
      Our selling price: $249.99

      SKU Road Number & Sound Option Price Quantity
      SXT31788 7035 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped (Preorder) $249.99
      SXT31789 7035 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $159.99 Sold Out
      SXT31790 7041 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $249.99 Sold Out
      SXT31791 7041 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $159.99 Sold Out
      SXT30363 7048 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $219.99 Sold Out
      SXT30364 7048 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT30365 8014 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $219.99 Sold Out
      SXT30366 8014 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT30367 7054 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $219.99 Sold Out
      SXT30368 7054 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT30369 7068 / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $219.99 Sold Out
      SXT30370 7068 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out

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