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 EMDs 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 locomotives presence on U. Rails for decades to come. Phase IIb unit built in 1977. Era represented by paint and detail configuration: Late 1980s Early 1990s. White highlights on uncoupling rods. Cab numbers with narrow spacing between cab numbers. SD40-2 printed on cab side.
Firemans side forward cab vent. Cab mirrors mounted fore and aft on both sides.
Small Sinclair Excalibur Antenna (EOT). EMD weedcutter low snowplow with 3. Leslie RS3-LR Horn with anti-debris shower caps fitted to each chime.Extended-range dynamic brakes with batten strip. Spare knuckles on rear pilot face. Tall jacking pads without holes (early). All-new gearbox with new Flexicoil-C truck sideframes. Operating front and rear red marker lights.
First time in HO: #3 radiator fan grille has extra anti-personnel rings. Detailed Flexicoil-C trucks with brake plumbing detail. Late sub-base doors with lift-off hinges, and bolted battery doors with wide louvers, and Conrail horizontal-split doors on right side. 88 low short hood with wheel handbrake.
Cab with riveted side window panels. Large Sinclair Excalibur ice skate antenna (communications). Early electrical cabinet zig-zag seam. Highly detailed 4,000 gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers and gauges.Forward engineers side sidesill notch. Straight uncoupling levers with loop handles. Notched pilot faces with lifting slots.
DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature. ESU V4.0 Full Throttle decoder. ESU designed PowerPack with two super capacitors. Operates on both DC and DCC layouts.Rivet Counter SD40-2 Locomotive Features. Four (4) different road numbers. 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. 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. 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. The item "ScaleTrains Rivet Counter HO Conrail SD40-2 CR #6437 ESU LokSound DCC & Sound" is in sale since Saturday, January 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\HO Scale\Locomotives".
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