ScaleTrains' new SD45's
... and accurate.
I had a Bachmann SD45 for some time, but it was nowhere near accurate -- wrong numbering, wrong light package, etc.
In fact, it wasn't DCC, so I never used it, and it got donated to the local Boys Club.
ScaleTrains is taking pre-orders for them in a handful of roads, in several cab numbers, e.g., SCL, Pennsy, C&NW, SP.
They're road and number specific, and totally accurate with numbering, light packages, etc. No photos yet, but there's a YouTube video. They look superb.
RivetCounter's are $275 w/ESU Loksound... $185 for "DCC ready".
I put in an order for two in Southern Pacific paint -- one w/sound, and one "Ready" to work in consist.
L.S. -- Southern Pacific/Cotton Belt/Frisco
"Route of the octopus"