HO SD45-2 w/DCC & Sound, CSX Solid Grey #8950

Detailed Information

NEW FEATURES:

  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability
  • Models equipped with DCC+Sound will have the new 645E3 20-cylinder prime mover recording by SoundTraxx

The effort continues to enhance Athearn Genesis models per customer requests and feedback. There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes; we’re excited to include new features often requested, to the SD45-2 and upcoming Genesis models.

SPSF FEATURES:

  • First time offered full SPSF merger “Kodachrome”
  • Illuminated Stratolite beacon on stand, effect with DCC+Sound
  • Leslie S3LR air horn on tall bracket
  • EMD small style snow plow
  • Sinclair antenna on antenna plane
  • “Chickenwire” radiator grilles
  • ATSF style spare knuckles on trucks (engineer’s side)

ATSF FEATURES:

  • Illuminated Stratolite beacon on stand, effect with DCC+Sound
  • EMD small style snow plow
  • Sinclair antenna on antenna plane
  • Leslie S3LR air horn on tall bracket
  • Red numberboards
  • Large anticlimber
  • Air conditioner
  • “Chickenwire” radiator grilles
  • ATSF style spare knuckles on trucks (engineer’s side)
  • SPSF assigned 7200 series road numbers pre 1986
#7203, 7208, 7213:
  • Large Anticlimber
#7207:
  • No Anticlimber

ATSF BICENTENNIAL FEATURES:

  • Plaques on handrails
  • Illuminated cab mounted dual clear strobes, effect DCC+Sound
  • Large anticlimber per prototype
  • Air conditioner
  • Can-type radio antenna on ground plane
  • Leslie S3LR air horn on tall bracket
  • Stratolite beacon bracket without hole

EL FEATURES:

  • New road numbers
  • Cab armrests
  • Mirrors/Windwings per prototype
  • Low profile Fans, dustbin, exhaust, dynamic brake vent
  • Low profile bracket mounted S3LR
  • 5000 gallon fuel tank
  • Hood side vents per prototype
  • Small EMD snowplow
  • Sinclair antenna

CR FEATURES:

  • Former Erie Lackawanna with Conrail road numbers & reporting marks
  • Cab armrests
  • Mirrors/Windwings per prototype
  • Low profile Fans, dustbin, exhaust, dynamic brake vent
  • Low profile bracket mounted S3LR
  • 5000 gallon fuel tank
  • Hood side vents per prototype
  • Faded paint colors
  • Different placement and style of CR logos per prototype road number

CSX FEATURES:

  • EMD large style snow plow
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Leslie RS5L horn air horn
  • Nose mounted headlight
  • Small anticlimber
  • “Chickenwire” radiator grilles

CSX EX CRR FEATURES:

  • Patched per road number, ex- Clinchfield units
  • Cab mounted headlight
  • Small anticlimber
  • Standard height Intertial hatch, exhaust stack, fan housings
  • Whip radio antenna
  • Leslie RS5L horn air horn
  • Long hood mounted bell
#8970:
  • Underframe painted CSX blue
  • ”Ghosted” Clinchfield lettering on long hood
#8978:
  • Intact Clinchfield lettering on long hood
  • Faded / primer paint on fuel tank

CRR FEATURES:

  • Windwings per prototype
  • Cab mounted headlight
  • Small anticlimber
  • Standard height Intertial hatch, exhaust stack, fan housings
  • Yellow numberboards
  • Whip radio antenna
  • Leslie S3LR air horn
  • Long hood mounted bell

HATX FEATURES:

  • Windwings per prototype
  • Nose mounted headlight
  • Small anticlimber
  • Standard height Intertial hatch, exhaust stack, fan housings
  • Black or white numberboards per prototype
  • Firecracker or Sinclair antenna per prototype
  • 3-or-5 chime horn per prototype
  • Frame mounted bell
  • Commonly used in lease service starting in the late 1980s. Prototype railroads would lease locomotives during power shortages and traffic upturns. These particular units were leased to several eastern roads including Grand Trunk Western and CSX.

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Safety tread on walkways
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Factory applied wire grab irons
  • Windshield wipers
  • See through cab windows
  • Detailed and painted cab interior
  • Sliding side cab windows
  • Metal lift rings
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with a 21-pin NEM connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • New LEDs for trouble free operation
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in operators manual
  • For a complete list of features, visit athearn.com

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service”equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

PROTOTYPE INFO:

The SD45-2 was an initial success; it was a complete improvement or upgrade as part of EMD’s “Dash 2” line; it had little to almost absolutely no flaws during the early stages of production and during the model’s official introduction. It was both popular and compatible with the original SD45 as well, with it’s large 20-cylinder engine. The SD45-2 lasted somewhat longer than most SD45 units on various owners roster’s.

Specifications

DCC: Equipped
SOUND: Tsunami2
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 6
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

HO SD45-2 w/DCC & Sound, CSX Solid Grey #8950

[ATHG86219]

$299.98

Due Late December, 2019

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