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Date: 07/29/20 20:45
ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: ck3573

EMD's SD45 is one of my brother's favorite locomotives so I think he will be pleased to get this ScaleTrains SP version. The level of detail, to my eyes, is very good.

Chris








Date: 07/29/20 20:47
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: ck3573

A few more...








Date: 07/29/20 20:48
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: ck3573

And the end. 
I feel ScaleTrains has done a nice job.

Chris




Date: 07/29/20 21:17
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: ghemr

 Very nice model---thanks for taking the time to share it with us!



Date: 07/30/20 03:31
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: UP951West

Looks sharp. 



Date: 07/30/20 03:58
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: SPDRGWfan

Looking good!  I ordered 2 since they were bread and butter power where I spent my teens and twenties.  My mother to this day remembers when I was 14 and asked for a Southern Pacific SD45 for Chistmas, which at that time was in the form of the Athearn blue box model; I had to be extra good that fall and it did appear under the Christmas tree.

I do hope ScaleTrains doesn't wait for the 4th or 5th run for the more common version of SP SD45 with the L shaped windshield and high mount brake cylinders!

Cheers, Jim



Date: 07/30/20 11:54
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: atsf121

Very nice! I’m waiting for a ditch light equipped version - and some extra cash after buying the Tunnel Motor.

Nathan

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Date: 07/30/20 15:43
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: wingomann

Wow, now I'm really interested in getting one.  Most models show their flaws when close-up pictures like that are done.  Looking at these pictures I'm not seeing anything to nit-pick.  Nice model.  Thanks for sharing the pictures.



Date: 07/30/20 18:59
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: tunnel88

If you have to come up with a complaint, I guess you could say lack of thinwall cab! It looks very nice though to be more serious.

The last SD45 carbody locomotive I saw was in Fort Collins CO a year ago thinking about it, a former SP unit ironically working for Omnitrax. 

-Benjamin



Date: 07/30/20 19:37
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: PHall

tunnel88 Wrote:
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> If you have to come up with a complaint, I guess
> you could say lack of thinwall cab! It looks very
> nice though to be more serious.
>
> The last SD45 carbody locomotive I saw was in Fort
> Collins CO a year ago thinking about it, a former
> SP unit ironically working for Omnitrax. 
>
> -Benjamin

Buy an undecorated unit and swap out the cab with a Cannon cab.



Date: 07/30/20 21:52
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: ChrisCampi

Ya, looks great. The rear facing trumpet of the horn looks like Dr, Seuss got ahold of it, but really I'm sure I wouldn't even see that without the camera zooming in.

Looking forward to seeing them arrive. Thanks for sharing!



Date: 07/31/20 09:08
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: Matt_Gidley

Can;t wait for the lobotomized version of this one.  And the Speed Lettered SD40M-2 version.  My pocketbook screams!
 



Date: 07/31/20 10:02
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: SPDRGWfan

ChrisCampi Wrote:
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> The rear facing trumpet of the
> horn looks like Dr, Seuss got ahold of it,

I see what you mean.

> Can;t wait for the lobotomized version of this one.  And the Speed Lettered SD40M-2 version.

I imagine I'll have to wait for a round of those before ST finally gets to the more common L-shaped Window/high brake cylindar SP SD45; one needs to be patient!



Date: 07/31/20 12:27
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: TCnR

Yep, also waiting for a later version.

Curious how ST and Athearn / Horizon are matching each other, similar models, similar versions, similar pricing, similar etc...

Very funny reference to Dr Suess, best chuckle in a long time.



Date: 07/31/20 12:40
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: Betsy

Matt_Gidley Wrote:
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> Can;t wait for the lobotomized version of this
> one.  And the Speed Lettered SD40M-2 version. 
> My pocketbook screams!
>  

I have no knowledge as to whether or not ST has or plans to make a different mold for that, but then MK rebuilt the SD/SDP45 cores for the SP SD40M-2 program, they changed the radiator fan spacing similar to what is found on SD40s.  The difference is visually quite obvious.  Given their fidelity to prototype detailing, it would be surprising if ST released a version without addressing that issue.

Elizabeth



Date: 07/31/20 20:17
Re: ScaleTrains SP SD45
Author: koloradokid

tunnel88 Wrote:
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> If you have to come up with a complaint, I guess
> you could say lack of thinwall cab! It looks very
> nice though to be more serious.
>
> The last SD45 carbody locomotive I saw was in Fort
> Collins CO a year ago thinking about it, a former
> SP unit ironically working for Omnitrax. 
>
> -Benjamin

gee, I get to see one every day if I go down past our local Portland & Western yard where one of the former SP SD-45s power our local train!

Love the Dr Seuss observation!

Is it me, or do these models ride a few scale inches high on their trucks?  They just seem to look awkward.  I am always amazed with the ST quality.  The paint is so smooth.  I may have to buy a tunnel motor some day for my desk.

Robert

 



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