2020-2 C56 160 Steam Locomotive

(UK RRP: £180)


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Prototype information


The C56 160 is the final model of the C56, and after being used in many places during the Japanese National Railways era, it was transferred to the Umekoji locomotive depot in 1972, and since then it has continued to be used as a dynamic preservation machine, and along with the C57 1, it has never been treated as a scrap car (registered as a vehicle). It is famous as a steam locomotive that has not been deleted. Since the JNR era, it has been operated on business trips throughout the country, including Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Hokuriku, Shikoku, and in the third sector. From 1987, it was used mainly on the Yamaguchi Line as the SL "Yamaguchi", and was seen in continuous operation with C57 1 and DD51, and from 1995, it was towed by the "SL Kita Biwako". The locomotive was operated several times a year. In 2018, the D51 200 was revived on the main line and was no longer operated on the main line, but it continues to be active today with the traction of the "SL Steam" operated at the Kyoto Railway Museum.


Main features

-Commercialized in a form that is close to being retired from service on the main line around 2018
- The car body is reproduced in a calm matte black similar to D51 200.
- Reproduces the white belt around the side of the running board, as well as as the gold-decorated band of  the differential, the edge of the inspection window, and the edge of the cylinder.
- Equipped with a coreless motor for smooth and stable running
- The front wheel reproduces a wheel with missing spokes
- A dummy coupler on the boiler side, Arnold coupler is standard equipment on the tender side. Replacement knuckle coupler, Arnold coupler for heavy duty, and knuckle coupler for heavy duty are included.
-Headlights are lit on both boiler and tender ends.
- Adopts light bulb color LED
- Beautifully expressed various notations by printing
- Selectable license plate: "C56 160 (black background)", "C56 160 (red background)"
- Accessories: "SL Kita Biwako (summer)" SL "Yamaguchi" head mark, replacement knuckle coupler, heavy continuous Arnold coupler, heavy continuous knuckle coupler


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