PREORDER Athearn HO SD40T-2, SP/Kodachrome #8315

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AthearnSKU: ATH73047

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Description

Detailed Information

SP "KODACHROME" FEATURES:

  • Gyra lights (Operate in DCC)
  • Cab roof A/C
  • P3 horn
  • Standard range dynamic brakes
  • See-through lower air intakes

SP and Santa Fe during the mid-1980’s was trying to become one railroad. They were so sure the merger would be approved, they started to repaint locomotives into their “new” corporate colors. Using SP red and Santa Fe yellow, they came up with this bright and vibrant scheme. Unfortunately, the then ICC denied the merger leaving an example of what some railfans nicknamed, “Shouldn’t Paint So Fast”. By the end of the merger negotiations, SP only painted 3 “Snoot-nose” SD40T-2’s. We are offering all 3 which have slightly different details between them.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

#8315

  • 123” Nose w/brake wheel
  • cab roof mounted bell
  • plows on both ends
  • modified front L window
  • GRIP battery box doors, Santa Fe style font numbers

#8351

  • 116” nose w/ratchet brake
  • cab roof mounted bell
  • plows on both ends
  • modified front L window
  • GRIP battery box doors
  • standard rear headlight
  • SP style font numbers

#8377

  • 123” nose w/brake wheel
  • frame mounted bell
  • plows on front end only
  • front L window
  • standard battery box doors
  • SP style font numbers

SD40T-2 SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fine scale handrails
  • Separately applied air tanks
  • See through cab windows
  • Welded ECAFB
  • Photoetch windshield wipers
  • LED Lighting
  • HTC truck sideframes
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • See-through dynamic brake fans
  • “Mushroom” nose vent on right side
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Rubber trainline and MU hoses with silver ends
  • Standard Dash-2 cab, windows correct per prototype
  • See-through radiator grilles with new rear truck gearbox speific for the tunnel motor
  • Speed recorder attached to appropriate axle per prototype (except undecorated)
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • 5-pole motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for troublefree operation
  • DCC Ready 21-pin NEM Quick Plug™ technology
  • Nickel plated, blackened machined wheels
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Replacement parts available including motor brushes
  • Recommended radius: 22”

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The SD40T-2 is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division having a 16-cylinder EMD 645E3 diesel engine producing 3,000 horsepower (2,240 kW). 312 SD40T-2s were built for North American railroads between April 1974 and July 1980. This locomotive and the SD45T-2 are popularly called tunnel motors, but EMD’s term is SD40-2s with “cooling system modifications” because they were designed for better engine cooling in tunnels. The difference between this locomotive and its non-tunnel motor cousin, the SD40-2, are the radiator intakes and radiator fan grills located at the rear of the locomotive. The radiator air intakes in this model were along the deck to allow more fresh, cooler air to enter and less hot exhaust fumes lingering around the tunnel’s ceiling.

Specifications

DCC: Ready/21-Pin NEM
SOUND: Ready
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 6
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

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