3070-2 EF56 primary type

(UK RRP: £97)


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The EF56 was born in 1937. It is a passenger DC electric locomotive that represents the prewar Japanese National Railways along with the EF57. It is the first electric locomotive equipped with a steam generator (commonly known as SG) for heating passenger cars, eliminating the need to connect heating cars. Among the 12 EF56s manufactured, the primary type (1 to 7) features a rounded welded body, and was seen in action on the Tohoku Main Line in later years.

Combined with the simultaneous reproduction of the 10-898 ​​mail/luggage train <Tohoku> and a single luggage car, it is ideal for reproducing the luggage train seen on the Tohoku Main Line and the regular train with old passenger cars. is.

From this product, a slotless motor is adopted for the power unit, allowing you to enjoy smoother and quieter driving performance. In addition, the front wheel will be changed to a wheel without spokes.


Main features

-From the late 1960s to the early 1950s, the prototype of Unit 6, which belonged to the Utsunomiya engine depot and was active mainly on the Tohoku Main Line in its later years
-Reproduces the body with a rounded welded structure
-Features of EF56 equipped with SG Accurately reproduces a blow-up chimney. Metal parts are used for the roof high-pressure lead-in line and SG safety valve .
-Joban Line radio antenna is included. Accurately reproduces the inner underframe type front bogie that is different from the EF57.
●Adopts front wheels without spokes.
●Uses a slotless motor for smoother and quieter running.
●Arnold coupler is standard equipment.
- Replacement knuckle coupler included
- Selectable license plate: [2] [3] [6] [7] / Maker's plate: [Kawasaki vehicle]

1 review for 3070-2 EF56 primary type

  1. Nathaniel Carr (verified owner)

    This is a weirdly complex model, with a surprising level of detail hidden among the model - while the colour might seem off putting at first, the unique nature really helps sell the model as an 'ugly duckling'. However, the sheer number of bogies/wheels does cause a noticeable pain in putting this model on the track even with the assistance of the re-railer. The working headlamps and metallic finish show the quality, although I would recommend being careful around the end hand-rails as they seem to be a possible point of 'breakage' and as they are so prominent they do stand out if damaged or misplaced. The metallic additions were a nice surprise and make this model a sure-buy if you like collecting the weird & wonderful!

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