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O SD45 Diesel CR/3.0

SKU: MTH30211191 Category:
Scale: 1/48In Stock: NoRelease Date: MAR23
MSRP: $419.95Minimum Quantity: 1


SD-45 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 – Conrail

Cab No. 6088


  • Conrail

Product Item Number: 



  • FL 2023 All Scales

Product Line: 

  • RailKing


  • O Scale
This product is compatible
with all O Gauge 3-Rail track systems including those systems offered
by Atlas and Gargraves and Lionel and Ross Custom Switches.

Like the Pontiac GTO, the SD45 was a mid-60s General Motors
muscle car. Stuffed under its brick-like hood was the largest diesel
motor made up to that time, a turbo-charged, 20-cylinder, 3600 hp,
Electro-Motive Division model 645E. The Great Northern took delivery of
the first SD45 in May of 1966 and promptly painted the nickname
“Hustle Muscle” on its flanks. The name said it
all: the SD45 was heavy freight power, intended for long trains and
high speeds. And it had the muscular looks to match, with flared
radiators capping a long body that filled every inch of its frame
— as opposed to its baby brother, the SD40, which had an open
“porch” at each end of the engine.

Unfortunately, the 20-cylinder motor turned out to have a major flaw: a
tendency to break its own crankshaft. Even so, a large number of Class
1 railroads rostered the engine, with 1,260 units sold between 1966 and
1971. The Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Pennsy, and Southern Pacific
each owned more than 100 of the heavy freighters. Looking at the order
quantities, one can see that the SD45 marked the beginning of a
large-scale shift toward six-axle freight engines on American
railroads. Before the late ‘60s, adding a third axle to a
truck was mainly an expedient to spread out an engine’s
weight for service on lighter rail, particularly branch lines. But with
the SD45 and its contemporaries, railroads began favoring the six-axle
engine as a way to get more power on the rails for heavier mainline
trains. Despite the initial crankshaft problems, many SD45s served
their original owners for decades, as well as successor railroads like
Conrail and the BNSF, and later went on to new lives at smaller,
secondary roads.

The RailKing Scale model comes fully equipped with Proto-Sound 3.0,
remotely activated Proto-Couplers, speed control in scale
miles-per-hour, operating smoke, LED lighting and much more.

  • Intricately
    Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Operating LED Ditch Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring
    Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 17 1/4” x 3 3/4” x 2
  • Operates On O-31 Curves Diesel DCC Features
  • F0 Head/Tail light
  • F1 Bell
  • F2 Horn
  • F3 Start-up/Shut-down
  • F4 PFA
  • F5 Lights (except head/tail)
  • F6 Master Volume
  • F7 Front Coupler
  • F8 Rear Coupler
  • F9 Forward Signal
  • F10 Reverse Signal
  • F11 Grade Crossing
  • F12 Smoke On/Off
  • F13 Smoke Volume
  • F14 Idle Sequence 3
  • F15 Idle Sequence 2
  • F16 Idle Sequence 1
  • F17 Extended Start-up
  • F18 Extended Shut-down
  • F19 Rev Up
  • F20 Rev Down
  • F21 One Shot Doppler
  • F22 Coupler Slack
  • F23 Coupler Close
  • F24 Single Horn Blast
  • F25 Engine Sounds
  • F26 Brake Sounds
  • F27 Cab Chatter
  • F28 Feature Reset