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Offline RiverRun

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SD-40X Drawing
« on: August 05, 2010, 01:59:44 AM »
I used this drawing I modified to build an HO Scale SD-40X.





Somebody asked for a link to my locomotive projects gallery, but I forgot who it was. Here is a link anyway: http://public.fotki.com/dieseldetailer/ho-diesel-projects/

http://public.fotki.com/dieseldetailer/ho-diesel-projects/

I can't do some of the things with Trainz like a lot of you guys do, but I know I can do it in plastic.
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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 02:09:35 AM »
:yay:

Awesome work, man!
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Stoat: sorry, by horn I mean awesome

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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 02:16:27 AM »
Thank you, here is  an Illinois Terminal SD-39 I'm building from plastic and Cannon & Company parts.

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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 03:24:45 AM »
nice stuff. :)


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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 03:31:45 AM »
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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 09:35:13 AM »
Sweet....wanna build me an 80MAC in G scale ?? haha debating doing it via an SD70MAC which I have 3 of but id have to do WAY too much to rework it..

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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2010, 12:28:22 PM »
not nearly long enough...


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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 10:03:53 PM »
still looking good whether flawed or not
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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 12:43:32 AM »
oops, i was talking about what kevin said sorry


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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2010, 01:06:17 AM »
Oh, I thought you were talking about my SD40X, they were built on an SD-35 chassis. lol
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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010, 02:54:56 AM »
Oh, I thought you were talking about my SD40X, they were built on an SD-35 chassis. lol

 O0 Yea, and it was the first "20-Cylinder Locomotive..."
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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2010, 01:03:59 AM »
O0 Yea, and it was the first "20-Cylinder Locomotive..."

I'd like to see some documentation on that.  All my books say it came out with the 16-645-E3 just like all the rest of the SD40 series.

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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2010, 01:30:13 AM »
I figured I'd let someone else say it.  ;)
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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2010, 03:33:47 AM »
Then why the designation "SD45"?

It is not the first actually, the Series EMD 20V567 was released for oil-field power units in the early sixties, however the cooling system needed could not be fit for locomotives....an experimental; SD24 carbody was used to test this...for only about a month, but the extreme jump in horsepower could not be answered on-frame....a fail....

This culminated into the development of the Series 645.

The "winged," radiator hood was created because of this & folks, EMD was one of the first developers of "split-cooling."

If your going to get more than 3000-hp out of a prime-mover, you need to think beyond the EMD Series 16V645 as was the SD40...remember there were only two SD45 demos, made in this time frame of course...you could not run a squirrel through the carbody, but better was envisioned.
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Re: SD-40X Drawing
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2010, 04:14:37 AM »
It was an SD-40 demo.

EMD SD40 Demonstrators

After announcing its “40-Line” in June 1965, EMD completed nine combination test and demonstration units, using its then-new 645 sixteen cylinder diesel engine and then-new AR10 alternator, mounted on the frame of the builder’s production SD35 locomotive. The first unit, EMD 434, was painted first in EMD demonstrator colors, then in Santa Fe-like blue and yellow. It was later sold to Gulf, Mobile & Ohio and numbered 950 on that road. EMD completed eight others and numbered them 434A to 434H, painting them in an all-black scheme, from which stemmed their “Black Bird” nickname. Known as either SD40Xs or as SDX40s, depending on the source, the units operated in test and demonstration service on several roads, including in Mexico and Canada, before EMD sold them to Union Pacific in February 1966 as UP 3040-3047. In mid-February 1966, 434C and 434D were sent to demonstrate in Canada (as CP 7001 and 7000, respectively), and then to Mexico in March. Six units (434A-B and 434E-H) were delivered to UP immediately, arriving two months before the road’s first 40 regular-production SD40s, road numbers 3000-3039. The remaining two units (434C and 434D) were delivered to UP in April 1966 after their tours of Canada and Mexico.

The carbodies of units 3040-3045 (six units) had flared radiator sections, similar to those of production SD45s, but shorter. UP 3046 and 3047 had flat radiator sections, like those of production SD35s and SD40s, and were similar in appearance to SD35s, except for having three rooftop 48-inch radiator fans instead of two 48-inch fans bracketing a single 36-inch fan.

Because of their different electrical systems, UP usually kept these eight units together. In January 1974, UP assigned them briefly to potash trains at Soda Springs, Idaho. Within a month, the road reassigned them to the taconite unit ore trains between a mine in Wyoming and the U.S. Steel Corp. steel mill at Geneva, Utah. In late 1975, UP equipped all eight units with Pacesetter speed control and transferred them to heavy switching and hump yard service in North Platte, Neb., and Kansas City, Kansas, where they remained until retirement, or lease to Mexico in 1989.
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