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2704 EMD SD40-2, BHP Iron Ore #3093, Bubbles Scheme, Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC, HO

By hearnshobbies April 28, 2015

A BRIEF HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THIS MODEL

The EMD SD40-2 is a 3,000 horsepower (2,240 kW) diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between January 1972 and February 1986. 3,957 examples were built, and every class 1 railroad in North America has operated this locomotive. Part of the EMD Dash 2 line, the SD40-2 was an upgraded SD40 with modular electronic control systems, HT-C trucks, and many other detail improvements. The SD40-2 is one of the best-selling diesel locomotive models of all time. Broadway Limited Imports is proud to bring to your layout this American staple locomotive.

INDUSTRY LEADING FEATURES

  • ALL-NEW Paragon2 Sound & Control System
  • Integral DCC Decoder with Back EMF for Industry Best Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC
  • Precision Drive Mechanism engineered for continuous heavy load towing and smooth slow speed operation
  • 5-Pole Can Motor with Skew Wound Armature
  • Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes
  • Prototypical Light Operation with Golden White LED Headlight, Rear Light, and Cab Light
  • Factory Installed Engineer and Fireman Figures
  • Near-Brass Caliber Detail at a Plastic Price

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

  • ABS Body with Heavy Die Cast Chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
  • Locomotive Length (coupler to coupler):  9.5 inches
  • Locomotive Weight:  1 lb 5 ounces
  • Metal Kadee-compatible Couplers (2)
  • All-wheel Drive and All-wheel Electrical Pick-up
  • Separately Applied Handrails, Windshield Wipers, Horn, and Brass Bell
  • Lighted Number Boards
  • See-through Steps
  • Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches

INDUSTRY LEADING SOUND SYSTEM FEATURES

  • Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
  • Record & Play Operation – Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation
  • 16-bit Sample Rate for exceptional high frequency sound clarity
  • Playback Whistle for multiple whistle lengths and patterns
  • Choice of 3 selectable Whistles / Horns
  • Alternate Whistle / Horn where applicable for locomotive with air horn and steam whistle – both the main whistle and alternate can be
  • easily played
  • Adjustable bell ringing interval for faster or slower bell
  • Numerous user-mappable functions with available keys
  • Johnson Bar Sound at Direction Change (Steam Only)
  • Passenger Station Ambient Sounds – Controlled with Function Key
  • Freight Yard Ambient Sounds – Controlled with Function Key
  • Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds – Controlled with Function Key
  • Farm Ambient Sounds – Controlled with Function Key
  • Crew Radio Communications – Controlled with Function Key
  • Maintenance Yard Ambient Sounds – Controlled with Function Key
  • Demo Mode for display and demonstrations
  • Grade Crossing Automatic Signal
  • 8 Diesel Motor Revs (Diesel Only)
  • Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
  • Automatic Forward / Reverse Signal – When activated, stopping triggers and stop whistle toot.  When moving forward from a stopped
  • position, toots twice.  When moving in reverse. toots three times.
  • Engine sound intensity varies with load
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes for each effect
  • EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings

**Specifications on this page subject to change.


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