Kato will make an N-scale model of Steam Locomotive C62 Tokaido Line which drew Limited Express “Tsubame” and “Hato”, etc.
Steam Locomotive C62 appeared as a large locomotive to pull passenger trains on main lines in 1948, designed by combining the boiler of D52 on Hudson type axle arrangement 2-C-2 (meaning 2 leading wheel + 3 driving wheel + 2 trailing wheel axles) After appearance of limited expresses “Tsubame (swallow)” and “Hato” (pigeon), the locomotive was selected to draw the expresses with the head marks displayed and the run board painted white on the edges. Among them, some were in special paint schemes such as No. 2 locomotive which was featured with deflectors edged with stainless steel and added with swallow sign so as to be nicknamed “swallow angel”.
C62 Tokaido type
・ The prototype is the 25th machine belonging to the Nagoya engine ward at the beginning of 1955.
-Reproduce the appearance of embedding a sandbox, deflector inspection port and maintaining the original style without ATS
-The handrail is reproduced in black
-Reproduce the red license plate. Selectable license plate: "16" "25" "30" "36"
-Reproduce the appearance of the water pump and air compressor with gold bands