Model: HO gauge. Drive by powerful five-pole motor with flywheels on 4 axes, 4 traction tires, ESU universal electronics with plug-in grinder, universal wheel sets for safe operation on Märklin®-C and –K tracks as well as two-wire track material from Fleischmann (model and professional), Peco, Piko, Roco (2.5 mm, Line and Geo-Line) and Tillig Elite. Ditch light on the perimeter or rotating beacons (strobelight or stratolight) on the roof. Suitable for driving on a 358 mm radius. New LokSound functions "Drive hold", "Run 8", "Coast", "Independent Brake" and "Dynamic brake". Standard bracket coupling (US claw coupling included). Housing with epoch and locomotive number specific details. Openwork fan grill. Multi-colored driver's cab with cab lighting.
Prototype: The SD40-2 series from the American manufacturer Electro-Motive Division EMD has been unstoppable since 1972. The turbocharged 16-cylinder two-stroke 645E3 diesel engine delivers 3000 HP and generates the energy for the six electric traction motors in the bogies. A top speed of 105 km / h was sufficient for heavy freight train service. Almost indestructible technology and maximum maintenance friendliness made the 167-ton six-axle vehicle a bestseller in the EMD range. Between 1972 and 1986 the manufacturer, which belongs to the General Motors group, was able to sell 3,950 copies, which are used on railways all over the USA, Canada and Mexico. The largest fleets, each with more than 600 copies, were owned by the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern, which had become part of the BNSF, which in turn had taken over Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. In spite of an age of more than 40 years, from 2010 the Norfolk Southern equipped 143 locomotives in its own workshops with a self-developed new driver's cab ("Admiral Cab") and short, short stems. Due to the long procurement period, the SD40-2 even encountered other locomotive legends such as the striking streamlined F7 or the ALCo PA.
|technical & model details|
|couplers||Digital fernbedienbare Kupplung in NEM-Schacht|
|interior lighting||Führerstand und Führerpultbeleuchtung|
|digital & sound|
|factory fitted Digital Sound|
|USA & Canada||Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe|