7008-L DD51 Late Stage (for cold regions) "Northern Star" (rubber frame)

(UK RRP: £96)


Available for pre-ordering


Due in the UK Autumn 2024. Price may be subject to currency fluctuations - you have the right to cancel if it changes more than £5 in either direction.


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The DD51, which was active in passenger transportation in Hokkaido, adopted the image of the sleeper express "Hokutosei" that was born with the opening of the Seikan Tunnel in 1988, and from the summer of the same year, all coaches changed to No. 20 blue with a gold belt. In addition to towing sleeper express trains coming from Honshu, such as the Hokutosei, this loco also pulled various passenger trains such as the sleeper expresses Marimo, Daisetsu, Rishiri, and Hamanasu that ran within Hokkaido, and group trains.


Main features

・Commercialization of JR Hokkaido's Blue Train traction machine (A cold region specification). Equipped with a snow plow, rotating window, and whistle cover, reproduces the form of a vertical rain doinashi.
・Reproduces the appearance after removing the tablet catcher and its protective plate.
Reproduces the gray appearance of the H rubber on the front and side windows and the bonnet joint.
・Characteristics - The head mark stay with a unique shape is reproduced as a separate part
- Adopts a power unit with a flywheel, allowing stable running
- Head marks include "Hokutosei" and "Hokutosei Tomamuski"
- Headlights are lit. Adopts light bulb color LED and comes standard with Arnold coupler. Replacement knuckle coupler included
- Hokutosei color selection license plate: "1083", "1095", "1102", "1143", Manufacturer's plate: "Hitachi"
- Accessories: Selectable license plate, head mark "Hokutosei" "Hokutosei Tomamuski" x 1 each, head mark stay, replacement knuckle coupler


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