Rivet Counter HO Scale EMD SD40-2, Southern/High Hood

Product Description

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

 

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

Road Numbers 3224J, CNO&TP #3240X

  • Era: mid-1970s through early 1980s
  • Phase Ia2 unit built in 1973 (SOU 3217-3240)
  • Separately applied long and high hood walkway lights
  • Operating tricolor class lights, per prototype 
  • Southern Rwy. style "staggered" fuel gauges
  • 81" high short hood with ratchet brake
  • "Tall" stepwells
  • Riveted cab side panels w/ sun visor
  • Extended-range dynamic brakes with batten strip
  • MU stand with battery charging receptacle
  • Detailed HT-C trucks with brake plumbing and traction motor and air duct
  • Highly detailed 4,000 gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers and gauges
  • Flush-style EFCO
  • Forward engineer’s side sidesill notch

Road Numbers CG 3317L, INT 3327K

  • 1979 through mid-1980s
  • Phase IId1 unit built in 1979
  • Units equipped with additional antennas used for Locotrol. Note that while the antennas are installed Locotrol was never added to these units so they are equipped with the standard white number on black background.
  • Operating tricolor class lights, per prototype 
  • Separately-applied long and high hood walkway lights
  • Southern Rwy. style "staggered" fuel gauges
  • 81" high short hood with wheel brake
  • "Tall" stepwells
  • Welded cab side panels w/ sun visor
  • Extended-range dynamic brakes without batten strip
  • Late jacking pads
  • MU stand with battery charging receptacle
  • Detailed HT-C trucks with brake plumbing and traction motor and air duct
  • Highly detailed 4,000 gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers and gauges
  • Flush-style EFCO
  • Forward engineer’s side sidesill notch

 

        Rivet Counter SD40-2 Locomotive Features

        • All-new model
        • Fully assembled
        • Four (4) different road numbers
        • Dimensionally accurate truck centers
        • Underbody frame rail with separate plumbing and traction motor cables
        • Sectioned treadplate detail on the walkways
        • Accurate hood door and long hood detail
        • Accurately profiled dynamic brake housings 
        • See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid detail
        • Factory-applied wire grab irons, wire lift rings, windshield wipers, snowplows, horns, coupler cut levers, and trainline hoses
        • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with ScaleTrains.com durable metal semi-scale E Type knuckle couplers
        • Directional LED headlights
        • LED lighted number boards
        • All-wheel drive
        • All-wheel electrical pick-up
        • Dual flywheel
        • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature.
        • 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”

         

        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.

        SKU Road Number & Sound Option Price Quantity
        SXT30379 3224J / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $219.99 Sold Out
        SXT30380 3224J / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $149.99
        SXT30381 CNO & TP 3240X / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $219.99 Sold Out
        SXT30382 CNO & TP 3240X / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $149.99
        SXT30383 CG 3317L / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $219.99 Sold Out
        SXT30384 CG 3317L / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $149.99 Sold Out
        SXT30385 INT 3327K / ESU LokSound DCC & Sound Equipped $219.99 Sold Out
        SXT30386 INT 3327K / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $149.99

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