Refurb. Rivet Counter HO Scale EMD SD40-2, Union Pacific/Mid-80s Repaint

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

Union Pacific 3612

  • Phase IId2 units built in 1979 (UP 3609-3658)
  • Silver MU receptacle covers
  • White grab iron on top of the nose
  • Front door label reads “Fire Extinguisher Inside”
  • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam
  • Standard exhaust
  • Extended-range dynamic brake housing
  • See through standard 48” radiator fan housings with fan blades visible inside

Union Pacific 3645

  • Phase IId2 units built in 1979 (UP 3609-3658)
  • Silver MU receptacle covers
  • Front door label reads “Fire Extinguisher Inside”
  • Gray grab iron on top of the nose
  • Early electrical cabinet “zig-zag” seam
  • Standard exhaust
  • Extended-range dynamic brake housing
  • See through standard 48” radiator fan housings with fan blades visible inside
  • Road number printed above blanked number boards

Union Pacific 3739

  • Phase IIIb1 units built in 1980 (UP 3659-3768)
  • Blue MU receptacle covers
  • Gray grab iron on top of the nose
  • No printing on front door
  • Late electrical cabinet weld seam on long hood and roof
  • Late electrical cabinet “”zig-zag” seam
  • Extended-range "Post '80" dynamic brake housing with exhaust silencer
  • 48" radiator "Q" Fans

Union Pacific 3754

  • Phase IIIb1 units built in 1980 (UP 3659-3768)
  • Blue MU receptacle covers
  • Gray grab iron on top of the nose
  • Front door shield-shaped label reads “Fire Extinguisher Inside”
  • Late electrical cabinet weld seam on long hood and roof
  • Late electrical cabinet “”zig-zag” seam
  • Extended-range "Post '80" dynamic brake housing with exhaust silencer
  • 48" radiator "Q" Fans
  • Road number printed above blanked number boards

All Union Pacific Road Numbers

  • Mid-1980s era repaints
    • Gray trucks
    • 24” nose medallion
    • 20” cab numbers
    • Painted-over class lights
    • Small UP medallion on sub-base doors
    • Class lights disabled and lenses painted over per prototype
  • Operating warning strobe light on cab roof*
  • Front EMD tall snowplow with grab irons
  • Standard front and rear drop steps
  • 88" low short hood with wheel handbrake
  • Late sub-base doors with lift-off hinges
  • Bolted battery doors with large louvers
  • Cab with welded side window panels
  • Black window gaskets
  • Fireman’s side forward cab vent
  • Cab mirrors mounted fore and aft on both sides
  • Standard sunshades
  • Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” antenna on cab roof
  • Retrofitted small “ice skate” antenna next to horn (EOT)
  • Leslie RS-3L-R Horn
  • Stand-off ECAFB (early)
  • Intermediate inertial intake grills
  • Corrugated radiator intake grills
  • Frame-mounted bell
  • Flush-style EFCO
  • Highly detailed 4,000 gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers and gauges
  • 3-hose MU hose clusters
  • Forward engineer’s side sidesill notch
  • Straight uncoupling levers with “loop” handles
  • Notched pilot faces with lifting slots
  • Forward engineer’s side sidesill notch
  • "Tall" stepwells
  • Intermediate jacking pads
  • Late center axle snubbers
  • Detailed HT-C trucks with brake plumbing, traction motor, and air duct
    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
          SXT30725REF 3612 / With ESU LokSound DCC & Sound $198.00 Sold Out
          SXT30726REF 3612 / DCC & Sound Ready (DC) $135.00 Sold Out
          SXT30727REF 3645 / With ESU LokSound DCC & Sound $198.00 Sold Out
          SXT30728REF 3645 / DCC & Sound Ready (DC) $135.00 Sold Out
          SXT30729REF 3739 / With ESU LokSound DCC & Sound $198.00 Sold Out
          SXT30730REF 3739 / DCC & Sound Ready (DC) $135.00 Sold Out
          SXT30731REF 3754 / With ESU LokSound DCC & Sound $198.00 Sold Out
          SXT30732REF 3754 / DCC & Sound Ready (DC) $135.00 Sold Out