Refurb. Rivet Counter HO Scale EMD SD40-2, EMD Lease/Blue & White and Bandit

Product Description
This product is refurbished and the price reflects a 10% savings from our regular selling price. Some models have minor cosmetic blemishes, which are sold as is on the blemishes or possible damaged packaging. All models are mechanically sound and the warranty is still applicable.

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

 

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

EMDX 6305 (ex-MILW 21)

  • Patched Milwaukee Road orange & black “Bandit”
  • Operating Prime PM-8901 Stratolite tall base rotary beacon centered on cab roof*
  • Faded “Soo” lettering on the fireman’s side of the cab
  • All-weather window on engineer’s side
  • Cab side mirrors mounted forward on fireman’s side
  • Large Sinclair Excalibur “ice skate” antenna (communications)
  • Faded “21” on both sides of the dynamic brake blister
  • Whip antenna base mounted to center hub of spiral fan grille on #3 radiator fan
  • Remnants of icicle breaker mounting hardware on long hood end roof
  • Faded black patch over Milwaukee long hood billboard lettering

EMDX 6313 (ex-MILW Road 29)

  • Patched Milwaukee Road orange & black “Bandit”
  • Operating Prime PM-8901 Stratolite tall base rotary beacon centered on cab roof*
  • Peeling and fading “GM” nose logo
  • All-weather window on engineer’s side
  • Cab side mirrors mounted forward on fireman’s side
  • Whip antenna base
  • Faded “28” on both sides of the dynamic brake blister
  • Dark black patch over Milwaukee long hood billboard lettering
  • Dark black patch over cab side lettering

EMDX 6312 (ex-MILW Road 28)

  • Blue and White lease fleet scheme
  • Operating Prime PM-8911 Stratolite short base rotary beacon on fireman’s side cab roof*
  • Cab side mirrors mounted forward on both sides
  • Standard sunshades
  • Large Sinclair Excalibur “ice skate” antenna (communications)

EMDX 6347 (ex-MILW Road 174)

  • Blue and White lease fleet scheme
  • Operating Prime PM-8911 Stratolite short base rotary beacon on fireman’s side cab roof*
  • Cab side mirrors mounted forward on both sides
  • Standard sunshades
  • Large Sinclair Excalibur “ice skate” antenna (communications)

All EMDX Road Numbers

  • Era represented by configuration: Late 1980s – Mid 1990s
  • Phase Ia1 units built in July 1973
  • Units spent significant time operating as leased power on Burlington Northern and Southern Pacific
  • Operating tri-color (red, white, and green) class lights*
  • Highly detailed smaller 3,200 gallon fuel tank with angled breather pipe, fuel fillers and gauges
  • Bell mounted high behind the cab on the fireman’s side
  • Front EMD-style low pilot snowplow with MU hose doors and grab irons
  • Front and rear retrofitted “fixed” drop steps
  • 81” low short hood with ratchet handbrake with angled chain guard
  • Early sub-base doors with early hinges
  • Bolted battery doors with small louvers
  • Cab with riveted side window panels
  • Engineer’s side forward cab vent
  • Leslie RS3-LR Horn
  • Small Sinclair Excalibur Antenna (communications)
  • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam
  • Stand-off ECAFB (early)
  • Early inertial air intake grilles
  • Standard-range dynamic brakes with batten strip
  • “Chicken-wire” radiator intake grilles
  • See through standard 48” radiator fan housings with fan blades visible inside
  • Forward engineer’s side sidesill notch
  • 4-hose MU hose clusters
  • Straight uncoupling levers with “loop” handles
  • Notched pilot faces with reinforced lifting holes
  • “Tall” stepwells
  • Tall jacking pads with holes (early)
  • Frame-mounted bell
  • Flush-style EFCO
  • Rear “weedcutter” snowplow
  • Detailed HT-C trucks with brake plumbing and traction motor and air duct
  • Late center axle snubbers
    DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature
      • ESU V4.0 “Full Throttle” decoder
      • Dual cube-type speakers
      • ESU designed PowerPack with two super capacitors
      • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts
        DCC & sound ready (DC) locomotives also feature
          • DCC ready with 21-pin connector

             

                    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
                    • Detailed cab interior with front and rear walls, crew seats, and standard AAR control stand unless noted
                    • Sliding side cab windows
                    • 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, trainline hoses, and sand filler hatch covers
                    • 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 and CSX 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: $149.99

                     

                    DCC & Sound Factory Installed
                    Retail: $299.99
                    Our selling price: $219.99
                    SKU Road Number & Sound Option Price Quantity
                    SXT30709REF 6305 / With ESU LokSound DCC & Sound $198.00 Sold Out
                    SXT30710REF 6305 / DCC & Sound Ready (DC) $135.00 Sold Out
                    SXT30711REF 6313 / With ESU LokSound DCC & Sound $198.00
                    SXT30712REF 6313 / DCC & Sound Ready (DC) $135.00 Sold Out
                    SXT30713REF 6312 / With ESU LokSound DCC & Sound $198.00 Sold Out
                    SXT30714REF 6312 / DCC & Sound Ready (DC) $135.00 Sold Out
                    SXT30715REF 6347 / With ESU LokSound DCC & Sound $198.00 Sold Out
                    SXT30716REF 6347 / DCC & Sound Ready (DC) $135.00 Sold Out

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