Huge rumor: Athearn to release RTR SD45T-2's

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Dave Plummer, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. dean

    dean New Member

    Bob...right you are, just let my LHS know that four of those SD26's will have to hit the rails on the middle division.........:thumb: :D
  2. Espeenut

    Espeenut Member

    ...heres a question for all the Espee and Rio Grande freaks, don't treat me too badly if this is not a plausible idea, but would it be too difficult to convert one of the new 45T-2's into a 40T-2? I've seen it done in reverse, 40 to 45, so it makes sense to me that you could do such a conversion, you will now have proper screens to work with as a major added benefit...what's your take on such an idea?

    Lorne Miller
  3. Dave Plummer

    Dave Plummer New Member

    Lorne -

    The quick answer is, no. The rear radiator section and some cabs are correct, but the prime mover doors are too big and the section just aft would have to be removed. Everything forward of the radiator would have to be moved aft. You could use the new drive and put an old shell on it. This process would be A LOT quicker and look A LOT better.

  4. RioGrande

    RioGrande Member

    Wecome Dean back to the land of RR forums! Good to see your cheery visage!

    I too am excited about the SD45T-2 and the Int Mnt double door box car - oh yes!

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