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Aurora Miniatures EXCLUSIVE CN 5543 HO Scale GMD SD60F Diesel Locomotive

Aurora Miniatures EXCLUSIVE CN 5543 HO Scale GMD SD60F Diesel Locomotive

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Now available exclusive to the Aurora Miniatures NA Store is the HO scale GMD SD60F Diesel Locomotive road number CN 5543! Each model is tested to ensure they operate well prior to shipment.

CN 5543 was the last GMD SD60F to be retired by Canadian National and we are pleased to offer this road number in model form. Available in DCC sound only and in extremely limited quantities.

The SD60Fs were built by General Motors Diesel (GMD) in London, Ontario, Canada between 1985 and 1989. It is a unique Canadian variant of the popular EMD SD60 series 6-axle diesel-electric freight locomotives, featuring a full-width cowl body and cab, with a tapered section immediately behind the cab for improved rear visibility. A total of 64 ‘Draper Taper’ units were built, all for the Canadian National Railway. They saw extensive mainline freight service on the CN network across Canada and in the United States. All units were retired by CN in 2017 and several units are still being used by second-hand owners today.

Aurora’s HO SD60F follows the footsteps of its previously-released HO scale locomotives of foreign prototypes. The model is designed from the ground up and manufactured with the most cutting-edge technology available today. It comes completely assembled, ready to run, with optional DCC and sound functionality.

Model Features:

  • Canadian National Class GF-638b, CN 5504-5563
  • Accurately designed from various prototype drawings, photos and other resources
  • Precision painting and lettering
  • Multiple road numbers offered
  • Highly detailed, injection-moulded ABS shell
  • Large array of separately applied details: windshield wipers, grab irons, handrails, steps and ladders, lift rings, bell, horn, winterization hatch and screen, radiator screens, mirrors, sunshades, plow, MU hoses, train line hose, coupler cut lever, sanding lines, handbrake chain, fuel tank and underbody cables and piping
  • Meticulously designed EMD/Dofasco HT-C trucks with traction motor detail, traction motor contour, separately applied brake details and rotating roller-bearing end caps.
  • All LED lighting*: headlights, ditch lights, number boards, tri-colour class lights, step lights, ground lights, locomotive control desk
  • 5-pole skew wound motor with dual flywheels
  • All-wheel power pickup and all-axle drive through a worms-and-gears system
  • Heavy die-cast, zinc alloy chassis
  • AuroraJanney scale head replica couplers installed – compatible with Kadee and other popular brands
  • NMRA RP-25 wheel contour with Code 110 tread width
  • Minimum turn radius: 18” (recommended 22”)
  • Available with or without DCC and sound (details TBD)

*lighting functionality is limited on DC models or DCC models operating on DC track power.


DCC / Sound Model Features:

ESU LokSound 5 DCC sound decoder installed in model

Accurate V16 710G3A prime mover, horn, bell & additional sounds by ESU LokSound

Dual sugar-cube speakers


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