7008-F DD51 late cold-resistant Hokutosei


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The DD51 type Hokutosei color, which appeared in 1988 for the sleeper limited express towing in Hokkaido, is active as the main diesel locomotive of JR Hokkaido, towing the Blue Train (Hokutosei / Cassiopeia) in the double heading. Due to the reduction of passenger trains, the cars were gradually scrapped, and the last 5 cars retired due to the end of normal operation of "Cassiopeia" in March 2016.


Main features

  • Commercialized a prototype of JR Hokkaido's Blue Train tractor (A cold region specification). Snow plow, swivel window, whistle cover equipment, tablet catcher, protective plate, reproduction of the actual vehicle shape of the vertical rain gutter
  • Reproduce the appearance after removing the tablet catcher and the protective plate
  • H rubber in various places is reproduced in black
  • The joint part of the bonnet is reproduced in black
  • The head mark stay with a characteristic shape is reproduced with separate parts
  • Stable running is possible by adopting a power unit with a flywheel - Head
  • Headmark is attached to "Hokutosei" "Cassiopeia"
  • The light is on. Uses light bulb color LED
  • Equipped with Arnold coupler as standard. Includes replacement knuckle coupler
  • Selectable license plate: "1137" "1138" "1140" "1142"
  • By using "28-260-1 DD51 power truck (without tires)" handled by Hobby Center Kato You can enjoy driving more smoothly during double-heading operation.
  • Accessories: Selectable license plate: "1137" "1138" "1140" "1142", Head mark: "Hokutosei" "Cassiopeia", replacement knuckle coupler

1 review for 7008-F DD51 late cold-resistant Hokutosei

  1. Clive (verified owner)

    I've only had this for a few days, but as expected from Kato, it's so smooth and controllable. It will run unbelievably slowly, even over a series of points, but it is also very powerful and capable of going very fast if required. It's actually a little bit noisy compared to my DE10, but that's because the DE10 is a very quiet engine, and I'm sure when the DD51 gets 'run in', it will quieten down a bit.

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