ScaleTrains Rivet Counter (HO) EMD SD40-2, Norfolk Southern/Admiral Cab - DCC/Sound
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ScaleTrains Rivet Counter (HO) EMD SD40-2, Norfolk Southern/Admiral Cab - DCC/Sound

The Rivet Counter series SD40-2 is the definitive HO Scale model of EMD’s best-selling diesel locomotive. Our model combines smooth operating performance with unparalleled railroad, road number, and era specific details. Even though the first SD40-2s were first built nearly half a century ago, several continue in service today.

DCC & Sound Equipped (ESU-LokSound 5 decoder with “Full Throttle”)

Retail: $319.99 USD

Item Number Road Number Stock Status
SXT32827 #3205
SXT32829 #3211
SXT32831 #3240
SXT32871 #3210

$275.99 $319.99 -13.75%
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In the event of a warranty issue, we will assist with your claim to respective manufacturer.


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Store Policy: All sales are final. We do not take any item in return or exchange for any reason.

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

  • Era: 2011 to present
  • Series 3204-3243(broken), rebuilt starting in 2011
  • All road numbers have unique data labels and placements
  • Operating Front and rear deck mounted alternating LED ditch lights*
  • Curry Rail services built "Admiral Cab" design low short hood, cab and sub-base
  • High front headlight
  • Juniata Shops designed anticlimbers
  • Front EMD-style low pilot plow with MU hose doors and grab irons
  • "Tall" stepwells with see-through steps
  • No drop steps
  • Rectangle walkway lights, mounted between sandbox clean out doors (non-operating)
  • Tall mirrors mounted fore and aft of cab side windows, both sides of cab
  • Standard EMD sunshades and short sunshade tracks
  • Nathan P5R24 Horn mounted to rear of dynamic brake housing
  • Large Excalibur “ice skate” antenna (communications) and small Sinclair Excalibur “ice skate” (Locotrol/EOT) antenna mounted to cab roof
  • Early electrical cabinet "zig-zag" seam, further from rear of cab
  • Early stand-off ECAFB
  • Intermediate inertial air intake grills with top drip rail
  • Extended-range dynamic brakes with batten strip
  • “Chicken-wire” radiator intake grilles
  • See-through standard 48” radiator fan housings with fan blades visible inside
  • Curved radiator fan grab iron
  • Straight uncoupling levers with loop handles front and rear and four inner and two outer brackets
  • Handrails set with front and rear anticlimber
  • 3-hose MU hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Pilot face mounted MU receptacle
  • Pilot face mounted battery charging receptacle
  • Spare knuckle holders on rear pilot face
  • Dummy MU receptacle pilot face dummy MU receptacle
  • Notched pilot faces without lifting holes or slots
  • Tall jacking pads with holes (early)
  • Forward engineer’s side sidesill notch
  • Sill-mount EFCO
  • Handbrake relocated to left side of long hood and brake chain mounted to left rear sideframe
  • Frame-mounted steel bell
  • Salem air filter (accordion style)
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers and dual vertical gauges and vertical breather pipe
  • Detailed HT-C trucks with Hyatt bearing caps, early center axle snubbers, sanding lines and brackets, and D-77 traction motor and air duct details
  • GE type speed recorder mounted to third axle on left side
  • Tru-Color Paint match colorbody TCP-010 Black

Rivet Counter SD40-2 Locomotives Also Feature

  • Fullyassembled
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Printed and LED lighted number boards
  • Dimensionally accurate truck centers
  • Scale sectioned treadplate detail on the walkways
  • Underbody frame rail with separate plumbing and traction motor cables
  • Accurate hood door and long hood detail
  • Accurately profiled dynamic brake housings
  • See-through dynamic brake intakes with resistor grid detail
  • Detailed cab interior with separate floor, rear wall, seats, and standard AAR control stand
  • Sliding cab windows
  • Factory-applied wire grab irons, wire lift rings, windshield wipers, snowplows, horns, coupler cut levers, trainline hoses with silver gladhands, sand hatch covers, and much more
  • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with durable metal semi-scale E Type knuckle couplers
  • Directional LED headlights
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • 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”

DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature:

  • ESU LokSound 5 DCC & Sound decoder with “Full Throttle” feature
  • Dual cube-type speakers
  • EMD 16 Cylinder 645E3 prime mover
  • ESU designed “PowerPack” with two super capacitors***
  • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts

DC/DCC & sound ready locomotives also feature:

  • Operable using a DC power pack
  • DCC-ready with 21-pin connector

* These features only function with an ESU DCC decoder installed while operating in DCC

** During DC operation, class lights illuminate in white. Access to other colors and the ability to change colors requires an ESU DCC decoder while operating in DCC

***“PowerPack” feature only compatible with ESU decoders while operating on a DCC layout

SXT32827, SXT328029 SXT32831, SXT32871
39 cm
18 cm
8 cm
1.10 kg
4 Items