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Kato Hokkaido Style D51

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mattdwnunder

Kato has pictures of the new Hokkaido style D51s on the Japanese language version of the website.  The web address is set out below: -

 

 

http://www.katomodels.com/n/d51/

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John P Boogerd

Nice engine!

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Fenway Park

The first of the Hokkaido versions is released on 31st January while the Giesl ejector version will be issued late February. Both on order from HS even though I am modelling Kyushu. It's my railway.

 

Lots of versions to keep Kato busy for many years if they follow what Micro Ace released. These are 1/150 as opposed to 1/140 from Micro Ace and the old Kato version.

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Densha

Nobody minds that they are busy with it for many years right? I know European manufacturers that do the same with their models.

On another note, I really would like to see a completely revamped C11 from Kato. Should be affordable and fits greatly as a museum steam train traction.

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Fenway Park

Tramway are proposing to issue a brand new 1/150 scale C11 later this year. 

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katoftw
On another note, I really would like to see a completely revamped C11 from Kato. Should be affordable and fits greatly as a museum steam train traction.

Can you explain this statement more?  Is there something wrong with the current c11?  Or just would like a update/revamp?

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keitaro

the current c11 has been re run for a long time, it`S low in detail compared to c56 and it`s not really a good runner either.

 

The Ma ones are better than teh kato version in my opinion, but they both have pro`s and con`s

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katoftw

Makes sense.  Old versions have come up a little bit recently on the forums.  Its good to know, as was considering buying a Kato C11.  Might hold off now.

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keitaro

best to go for the MA, i don`t think kato will re-run a new c11 for a while they re-ran the c11 only mid early last year i think?

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