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mecgp7

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IMRC SD40-2W help needed
« on: February 08, 2014, 07:44:17 PM »
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Here is what I have going. I picked up an Intermountain SD40-2 something chassis. Then I got an SD40-2T shell and it fits sort of, but it obviously is not the right shell for the chassis. I also have an SD40-2W shell which fits the chassis if I remove the light board. It's a tight fit, but it fits. My question is, do I have an SD45-2 chassis? Is it the right chassis for the SD40-2W shell? Looking on Spookshow's site, I can see that my chassis does not have the same lighting electronics, but is it the right truck spacing, etc. for the SD40-2W? Same fuel tank as the SD45-2?
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Re: IMRC SD40-2W help needed
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 11:39:29 PM »
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The SD40-2 was built on the same chasis as the SD45-2. Hence the long porches. If you in fact have an SD45-2 chassis, then yes, it would be correct for the SD40-2W.
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Re: IMRC SD40-2W help needed
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 04:15:37 AM »
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The SD40-2 was built on the same chasis as the SD45-2. Hence the long porches. If you in fact have an SD45-2 chassis, then yes, it would be correct for the SD40-2W.

For the real locos, yes this is true.  However in N scale, I believe the two locos use different frames.  I don't have an SD40-2W, so can't do a side by side comparison.

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Re: IMRC SD40-2W help needed
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 04:16:53 AM »
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The SD40-2W uses the same frame as the SD45-2, but the nose is ground down a bit to clear the shorter Canadian Cab.
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Re: IMRC SD40-2W help needed
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 05:41:21 AM »
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Thanks to all for the responses. I read that the frame of the SD40-2W frame was an SD45-2 frame ground down to fit. The frame I have fits and it hasn't been modified. There is no room for nose lights and I'll need to get a different light board, but it'll work. Just need a fuel tank now.