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HO RTR SD40T-2, SP/1990's #8299

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HO RTR SD40T-2, SP/1990's #8299

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HO RTR SD40T-2, SP/1990's #8299

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Athearn - ATH72064
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SP 1990s era ROAD NUMBER #8299 FEATURES:

  • Plated/removed nose gyralight
  • short nose
  • relocated Nathan P-3 Horn
  • tall forward ditchlights
  • Stratolight beacon
  • faded paint

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”

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE

  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype, the perfect starting point for adding grime and rust
  • Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing
  • Some Prime for Grime models feature paint scheme variations

Overview

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.

Product Specifications

Reporting Mark SP
Scale HO
Era 1971-1990, 1991-2009
Prototype Manufacturer Electro Motive Division
Sub Brand ATHEARN
DCC DCC Ready 21-Pin Harness
Axles 6
Lighting LED
Sound Ready