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HO EMD SD 39 5300 W/ SOUND

HO EMD SD 39 5300 W/ SOUND

  • $ 186.98


Item Number: ATH64494

Detailed Information
NEW FEATURES FOR ALL SD39S IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:
All-new LED lighting
Rubber MU hoses for durability
Photo-etched stainless steel windshield wipers
SOO FEATURES:
Former MN&S SD39
All-weather cab window on engineer’s side
Leslie S3L horn
Rear MU catch-tray
AAR “loop” style coupler cut-bar
Firecracker antenna
Cab-mounted Xenon strobe; effect with DCC/Sound version
Winterization hatch
2600 gallon fuel tank
In February 19, 1985, the Soo Line purchased the bankrupt Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific and the smaller MN&S Railroads were both merged into the Soo Line Railroad effective January 1, 1986. To cut costs, the Soo Line created the Lake States Transportation Division (LSTD) on February 10, 1986 to operate the less-important lines, including the ex-Wisconsin Central line between Chicago and the Twin Cities.

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N&W FEATURES:
Ex ITC
Gong style bell
Non-dynamic
MU hose catch trays on front & rear
Engineer side all-weather-window
Firecracker antenna
Leslie 3-chime horn
Each number features different patches and logos per the prototypes
On September 1, 1981, the Norfolk and Western Railway purchased the Illinois Terminal Railroad. The former ITC SD39s received “NW” patches on the units to denote their new owner. The bright green and yellow colors provided a splash of variety on the N&W roster. The green paint faded quickly- resulting in a very washed-out appearance for the SD39s.

SP FEATURES:
Faded paint and lettering to match units as they appeared in service
P-3 horn
Roof mounted bell
4000 gallon fuel tank w/ dual fuel fillers
Early style ballast blocks on walkway in front of cab
Large SP style armrests
Late cut levers with loops
Whip antenna
#5300:
Stratolite beacon on cab; effect with DCC/sound version
Rebuilt “L” window cab
Blanked front & rear gyralights
3-hose MU clusters
Chickenwire grills
Early inertial air intake
Total of 3 cab vents
#5309 & #5315:
Front & rear clear gyralights; effect with DCC/sound version.
Red gyralights are non operational
4-hose MU clusters
FARR grills
Total of 4 cab vents
Conductor side SP toolbox and 3 short stanchion handrails
As delivered “L” window cab
Late inertial air intake
The 26 SD39s owned by Southern Pacific spent a significant amount of time working the steep grades of Tehachapi. In later years, the venerable locomotives were regulated to hauler service in the LA basin area. As time went by, the Southern Pacific lettering tended to decay and the paint colors faded under the California sun.

SP AS DELIVERED FEATURES:
Late fans
Extended range dynamic brakes
P-3 horn
Roof mounted bell
Whip antenna
Chickenwire grills
L window cab
Total of 4 cab vents
4-hose MU clusters
4000 gallon fuel tank with dual fuel fillers
Early style ballast blocks on walkway in front of cab
Front & rear clear gyralights; effect with DCC/sound version
Red gyralights are non operational
These particular units lasted well into the 1970s before receiving the large “SP” initials on the nose.

BNSF FEATURES:
Hinged battery box doors
Rear hand brake
Illuminated ditch lights
Spare knuckles on rear pilot
Large Sinclair antenna on ground plane
Nathan 3-chime horn mounted on long hood per prototype
Cab air conditioner painted per prototype
Rear slug control box installed
Modeler-installed front slug control box included in poly bag (not installed due to interference with ditch lights)
Late cut levers with loops
Etched mirror on fireman’s side
All-weather window on engineer’s side
#1914:
Electronic bell
RCL warning labels
Cab mounted Xenon strobe; effect with DCC/sound version
Patches on cab and long hood per prototype
BNSF EX ATSF FEATURES:
Hinged battery box doors
Rear hand brake
Illuminated ditch lights
Spare knuckles on rear pilot
Large & small Sinclair antennas on ground planes
Faded paint to match prototype photos
Horn placement and orientation per prototype photos
Other details same as BNSF Heritage 1 units
BNSF continued to use its reliable SD39s in yard and transfer service just as Santa Fe had. The 2300-HP locomotives lasted well into the 2000s before they were sold off to locomotive dealers. Initially, the SD39s were renumbered into the 6200 series, and they would be subsequently renumbered into the 1900 series in the 2000s.

Several of the SD39s were painted into the Heritage I scheme, reminiscent of the colors used by the Great Northern.

One particular unit, BNSF 1914 (formerly the 6204), even received an unofficial “Rocky the Goat” herald on its nose, after the unit had been patched with “GN” on its flanks in anticipation of its upcoming retirement. However, the veteran EMD operated in this guise for several years, providing Great Northern fans with an opportunity to see what a GN SD39 might have looked like.

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
Fully assembled and ready-to-run
Separately applied wire grab irons
Separately applied air tanks
Coupler cut levers
Rubber MU hoses
Photo-etch stainless steel windshield wipers
Fine scale handrails molded in engineering plastic
Non-sound version features 21-pin NEM DCC plug
See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
Curved radiator fan grab iron
Exhaust stack
Frame mounted bell (unless noted)
Detailed 4000 gallon fuel tank (unless different capacity is noted)
Flexicoil-C trucks with high or low brake cylinders (per prototype)
McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
Highly-detailed, injection molded body featuring new tooling
Painted and printed for realistic decoration
See through cab windows
Bi-directional LED lighting
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup
5-pole motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble-free operation
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Window packaging for easy viewing
Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
Minimum radius: 18”
Recommended radius: 22”
SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE
Onboard Econami sound decoder by Soundtraxx
Engine startup sound sequence
Dynamic brake sound or Non-Dynamic Straight to idle on F4
Extra prime mover and horn sounds exclusive to Athearn version Sounds recorded from a real EMD 12-645E3
Multiple bell sound files user configurable via Configuration Value (CV)
Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
Excellent Slow speed control
Current Keeper ready with on board expansion plug
Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6
Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
Many functions can be altered via CV changes
PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:
Duplicated look and feel of “In Service”equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing
Faded base colors matched to the prototype
Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust
PROTOTYPE INFO:
In 1966, EMD updated its locomotive catalog with entirely new models, all powered by the new 645 diesel engine. The SD39 had 2,300 hp from a turbocharged V12. The SD39 had the smallest prime mover of the SD locomotives in the EMD catalog. 54 were built for American railroads.

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Specifications
DCC: Eq

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