Intermountain SD 38-2

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by Daniel Dawson, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

  2. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    I am just hoping they correctly do 2 units with DB and 2 without.

  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Same thought I had Paul!

  4. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    Here is the response I received from intermountain:

    So there is hope.

  5. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I noticed that the numbers of the SD38-2 locomotives is 296, 297, 298 and 299. So I think that the dynamic brakes will be on 296 and 297. No dynamic brakes will be on 298 and 299. To verify this go to the Frisco Archives and search SD38-2. The photos definitely show the difference...

    Of course that is the way it should be but will see what Intermountain does about dynamic brakes. They show them on their advertisement.

    Edit: Added reference to Frisco Archives.

    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
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  6. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    That is correct, and that is what I asked Intermountain about.

    The good news is that so long as there are two with dynamic brakes and two without, if intermountain screws up the numbers, then fixing that just requires swapping cabs and rear number boards (does anyone know, did the SD38s have rear number boards?)

    I'm still debating how many of these I'm going to order. They really are out of era (I theoretically model the early 1970s) and out of local (I model the Springfield area) so I don't know that I can justify buying more than one, if any...

  7. trainsignguy

    trainsignguy Member Supporter

    I will be sitting this one out. Just too far out of my era and scope of modeling.
  8. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Pre-ordered all four. :barefoot:
  9. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member Supporter

    Hey FriscoCharlie - Where did you go to pre-order? Dealer or Intermountain?


  10. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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