Kato 2016-A D51 498 (with Auxiliary Light) N Scale
Kato 2016-A D51 498 (with Auxiliary Light) N Scale

Kato 2016-A D51 498 (with Auxiliary Light) N Scale

Regular price
$110.00
Sale price
$89.00

The D51 498 was manufactured in 1940 and was active in various parts of Honshu. It was scrapped in 1972 and was preserved in front of Gokan Station on the Joetsu Line, but 16 years later, in November 1988, JR East Japan Railway Company. The dynamic revival was achieved by hand, and the activity resumed just like the heyday.
The first tow train to revive was the much talked about "Orient Express '88" that was in Japan at that time. The last train in Japan stood in front of the main train, EF58 61, from Ueno Station to Omiya Station, and was towed by the double heading.
Since then, it has gained popularity due to the towing of event trains such as the "SL Minakami" on the Joetsu Line, and has become one of the signboard vehicles in JR East. In 2015, a secondary light of LP405 type was installed beside the headlight. Currently, he is mainly active in "SL Gunma Minakami" and "SL Gunma Yokokawa", leading 12 series passenger cars.

The D51 498 (with auxiliary light) reproduces recent changes such as the auxiliary light mounted on the side of the headlight, the smoke collector mounting seat, the cab manufacturing name plate, and the appearance of the tender.
D51 498 (with auxiliary light)
・ Two types of license plates are included, a normal black background and a red background that has been seen in recent years.
-Reproduce the LP405 type auxiliary light mounted on the side of the headlight, the smoke collector mounting seat and the manufacturing name plate of the cab.
-The tender reproduces the current appearance, such as the partition, the coal-increasing enclosure, the shape around the heavy oil tank, the piping on the wife's side, and the expression of the steam pipe.
・ Spoke wheels are used for the front and trailing wheels.
-The power equipped with the flywheel realizes current collection from the tender wheels as well as the engine part, demonstrating stable running.
-Similar to the actual vehicle, it expresses the gap between the boiler and the underframe and the center of the box driving wheel with holes.
-Details such as cylinder butt bar guidance, cab lower frame, and run board mesh pattern are realistically reproduced.
・ "SL Gunma Minakami" and "SL Gunma Yokokawa" are included as head marks.