Repowering a Model Power SD45

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by DavidB-AU, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. DavidB-AU

    DavidB-AU Member

    I have recently acquired a Model Power SD45 to add to my growing collection of EMD demonstrators. Anybody who knows the history of this model will know what a complete piece of crud the Mehano mechanism is. The box says it's from the Model Power days but the mech is basically the same as when it was first sold by Atlas in 1969.

    Can anybody suggest a more modern mechanism which would take the ancient SD45 body? Or is it best kept as a museum piece?

  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Con/Cor used the same shell for one of their SD45s. It had both trucks powered and ran a little better.

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