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HO RTR SD38 with DCC & Sound, B&LE #868

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HO RTR SD38 with DCC & Sound, B&LE #868

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  • Later large paper air filter box dynamic brakes, cab mounted gyra-light (upper light only), smaller fuel tank, ditch lights, no plow, rear brake wheel, extra jacking pads, yellow frame stripe, painted lower steps.


  • Leslie 3 chime horn
  • black painted left side walkway
  • front and rear ditch lights
  • battery danger decals
  • modern "loop" style coupler cut lever
  • Leslie 3 chime horn
  • front and rear ditch lights
  • red coupler cut lever
  • Silver P3 horn and cab light housing
  • Front ditch lights
  • repainted nose and battery box effect
  • faded lower steps effect


  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Standard 81" low nose without headlight or brake unless noted
  • Standard cab with dual beam sealed headlight and glare shields unless noted
  • See-through cab windows
  • Fixed-position cab side windows
  • Oil-bath or Paper air filters per prototype
  • Ribbed or smooth blower housing per prototype
  • Standard dustbin unless noted
  • See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
  • Dynamic or non dynamic brakes per prototype
  • Dynamic brake vent per prototype
  • Non-turbo exhaust stacks
  • Chicken wire radiator grilles unless noted
  • "F" painted on short hood end unless noted
  • 2600, 3200 or 4000 gallon fuel tank per prototype
  • Air tank
  • Printed numberboards
  • Fine scale handrails
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • McHenry® scale knuckle spring couplers
  • DCC Ready 21-pin NEM Quick Plug technology
  • Genesis motor retrofit kit ATHG63839 compatible
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains consistent
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • 5-pole skew wound motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble-free operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Recommended radius: 22"


  • Onboard Econami Sound by SoundTraxx
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Effect lighting (if applicable) using F5 and/or F6
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes


The SD38 is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between May 1967 and October 1971. It had an EMD 645 16-cylinder engine generating 2,000 horsepower. The EMD SD38AC built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June and October 1971. It was basically an SD38 with an AR10 alternating current alternator instead of the SD38's normal direct current generator. It also produces 2,000 horsepower from a 16-cylinder EMD 645E roots blown prime mover. It came equipped with or without dynamic brakes. The SD38 and SD38AC have the same frame as the SD39, SD40 and SD45.

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Product Specifications

Scale HO
Reporting Mark B&LE
Era 1971-1990, 1991-2009
Prototype Manufacturer EMD
Lighting LED
Sound Tsunami2
Axles 6
DCC Equipped