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Plastic Models - Trumpeter - 00216 - WR360 C12 Locomotive

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Brand Trumpeter (Details)
Name WR360 C12 Locomotive
Stock Number 00216
Scale 1/35
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, WR 360 (Details)
Category Trains
Country Japan (Details)

Description: Trumpeter's 1/35 scale WR360 C12 Locomotive comprises 9 sprues in light grey plastic containing 258 parts, a photo etched fret, markings for Deutche Reichbahn 1938, tracks and balast in plastic, detailed instructions, a color A4 sheet of drawings, and the cleverest part, the main body of the Locomotive in one piece - some very tricky plastic injecting here!

Kit Components: 672 parts in grey plastic, and photo-etch; length of metal cable

Commissioned by the German Wehrmacht, the WR360 Locomotive was used as a shunt to position railway guns and was attached to artillery units. Due to the size and weight of the rail guns, two WR360s were often employed for the task for the extra power and to reduce the chance of mechanical failure. There were 129 of these locomotives produced between the years of 1926 and 1941. After the war, many were put to use for civilian purposes.

Trumpeter is a Chinese company that manufactures plastic injection moulding military model kits. Their product line consists of model ships, aircraft, cars and military ground vehicles. The company is located in Zhongshan, China, just north of Macau. All of the design and development is done at this site and production facilities on site extend to full mold making engineering using spark erosion techniques.The factory has the capacity to take production from computer design right through to packaging with some outsourcing done on things like photo etched parts. Not only are they making models for the Trumpeter label but, under license, also for a number of other brands like Hobby Boss, Mini Hobby and even Fujimi Mokei[citation needed] and Pit-Road.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-10-18 10:41:31. Last edited by gdm on 2019-03-24 13:56:42

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