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HO EMD SD40-2 Locomotive with DCC & Sound, LN #3572

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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

Lighted
LED
Sound
Econami
Sub Brand
ATHEARN
DCC
Equipped
Minimum Radius
18" (457 mm)
Reporting Mark
LN
Axles
6
Full Road Name
Louisville & Nashville
Scale
HO
Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era
1971-1990
Prototype Manufacturer
EMD