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N Scale - Bandai - 2216345 - Locomotive, Diesel, JNR, DD51 - Japanese National Railways - 2-Pack

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Stock Number 2216345
Original Retail Price 2,376.00¥
Brand Bandai
Manufacturer Bandai
Body Style Bandai Diesel Engine DD51
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Diesel, JNR, DD51 (Details)
Road or Company Name Japanese National Railways (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 2-Pack
Coupler Type Generic Dummy Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2013-12-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype JNR
Model Variety DD51
Prototype Region Japan
Prototype Era JP Stage 3: Post-war Recovery (1945–1987)
Years Produced 1962 - 1978
Scale 1/150
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4543112820204

Model Information: Yes, these things really are N Scale. They are made in China and have been around since 2002 or so.

Prototype History:
The Class DD51 (DD51形) is a B-2-B wheel arrangement diesel-hydraulic locomotive type operated in Japan since 1962. 649 locomotives were built between 1962 and 1978 by Kawasaki Sharyo, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi. The class was designed for mainline passenger and freight use with more power than the D51 and a higher maximum speed than the C62 steam locomotive classes. This was achieved by installing two 1,100 hp engines in an 18 metre long centre-cab design, unusual for mainline operation. The V12 DML61 engines were developed from the 6-cylinder inline DMF31 engines used in the Class DD13 locomotives.[3] As of 1 April 2016, 29 locomotives remained in operation.

Road Name History:
Japanese National Railways (日本国有鉄道 Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō), abbreviated Kokutetsu (国鉄) or "JNR", was the business entity that operated Japan's national railway network from 1949 to 1987.
By 1987, JNR's debt was over ¥27 trillion ($280 billion at 2009 exchange rates) and the company was spending ¥147 for every ¥100 earned. By an act of the Diet of Japan, on April 1, 1987 JNR was privatized and divided into seven railway companies, six passenger and one freight, collectively called the Japan Railways Group or JR Group.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Bandai Co., Ltd. (株式会社バンダイ Kabushiki-gaisha Bandai) is a Japanese toy maker and a producer of a large number of plastic model kits as well as a former video game company. It was the world's third-largest producer of toys in 2008 after Mattel and Hasbro. Some ex-Bandai group companies produce anime and tokusatsu programs. Its headquarters is located in Taitō, Tokyo.

Item created by: gdm on 2019-07-21 14:01:23

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