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2016-9 Kato 2-8-2 D51 Standard Steam Loco Japanese Railway - N Scal

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Mauka

Kato 2016-9 - **Pre-Order eta August 2019** 2-8-2 D51 Standard Steam Loco Japanese Railway - N Scale

 

Been wanting to add a large size steam locomotive to my all Shinkensen roster of N Scale.  This looks like a good choice, opinions?

 

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10589808/30/1

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katoftw

What opinions are you chasing?

 

It is basicly just a re do of a prevoius model. Runs well. Not noisey. Quality made.

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Mauka

Thank you!

 

  Kato trains have been good for me, any chance it might be DCC ready?

 

Alan

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Kiha66

Its not dcc ready, but the tender is designed with space for a decoder and the motor is isolated from the frame so as to be a relevantly easy conversion as far as N scale steam goes.

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ben_issacs

Mauka,

What are you going to run behind your D 51?

Freight or pass..?

For pass. half a dozen old style Grape or blue colour cars, 30 or 60 series would be o.k. to represent a pass set in the 1950's, or a present day steam special..

Freight, not sure as to whether container flats would have been seen behind a steamer, the older four wheelers and bogie cars could do, another variation would be a train of eight or ten Seki 3000 or 6000 coal hoppers with a Yo guards's van, typical Hokkaido in the 60's.

Or a similar train of the short bogie tank waggons, Poppondetta make stacks of these, but if you run them behind a steamer, you need a van behind the tender as a barrier waggon for sparks from the engine, this could be another Yo van.

The only trouble with the little four wheeled freight cars is that they are a bit track sensitive and prone to occasional derailments.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

 

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