Thursday, June 8, 2017

A new SD40-2 by Scale Trains

Scale Trains, a new manufacturer of HO and N scale equipment, and thus one which I don't have a lot of info through the grape vine, is producing SD40-2 and it looks promising!

Now then, there are no RCPE units available, but buying a CNW, BN, BNSF, or NS unit would do just fine and fit in on the RCPE trackage.

The details are quite impressive in the photos, and the list of specifications is long and is the kind of stuff modelers like to see, seperately applied details, see-through grills, and a DCC/DCC-Sound option available.  The only thing that makes me hesitate is that the price for a DCC unit with sound is $200.  That is a little low, especially for an engine that has so much detail.  It makes me think that there is something internal that is wrong with the engine.  Of course, that is just me being cautious.  The only way to know for sure is to buy one and test it, and that's what I intend to do.  For the time being though, here is a few pictures, a list of the specs, and a link to the scaletrains SD40-2 webpage:

Rivet Counter HO Scale EMD SD40-2, Burlington Northern


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
  • 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, and trainline hoses
  • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with 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”

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