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HO EMD SD40-2 Locomotive with DCC & Sound, CR #6397

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PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The SD40-2 was introduced in January 1972 as part of EMD’s Dash 2 series, responding to competing products from GE and ALCO. Reliability and versatility of the 3,000-horsepower SD40-2 made it the best-selling model in EMD’s history and the standard of the industry for several decades after its introduction. The SD40-2 was an improvement over the SD40, with modular electronic control systems similar to those of the experimental SD45X and DDA40X. The last SD40-2 delivered to a United States railroad was built in July 1984, with production continuing for railroads in Canada until 1988.

SD40-2 LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Flexible rubber MU hoses for durability
  • Flexible rubber trainline hose
  • See-through cab windows
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Wire grab irons
  • Exhaust stack
  • See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
  • Frame mounted bell (unless noted)
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Separately applied air tanks
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Photo-etch stainless steel windshield wipers
  • LED Illuminated front and rear headlights, ditch lights, and beacons (where applicable to the prototype)
  • DCC-ready Non-sound version features 21-pin NEM DCC plug
  • McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • 5-pole motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train for trouble free operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Bi-directional LED lighting for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately –painted and –printed paint schemes
  • Packaging securely holds model for safe storage
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Minimum radius: 18” Recommended radius 22”

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Econami sound
  • Single cube speaker for optimal sound quality
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Effect lighting (if applicable) using F5 and/or F6
  • Excellent low-speed operation
  • 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 the box

Product Specs

Full Road Name
Conrail
Scale
HO
Sub Brand
ATHEARN
Minimum Radius
18" (457 mm)
Reporting Mark
CR
Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era
1971-1993
Prototype Manufacturer
EMD
Lighted
LED
Sound
Econami
DCC
Equipped
Axles
6