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Kato - 10-005 - Passenger Train, Steam, Japan, Stage 2 - Japanese National Railways - D51 SL

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N Scale - Kato - 10-005 - Passenger Train, Steam, Japan, Stage 2 - Japanese National Railways - D51 SL
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Stock Number10-005
Original Retail Price19,800¥
Body StyleKato Train Set Japanese Prototype
Prototype VehiclePassenger Train, Steam, Japan, Stage 2 (Details)
Road or Company NameJapanese National Railways (Details)
Road or Reporting NumberD51 SL
Paint Color(s)Black
Coupler TypeRapido Hook
Wheel TypeNickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Count4
Multipack ID Number10-005
Release Date2007-12-15
Item CategoryPassenger Trains
Model TypeSteam
Model SubtypeD51 SL
Model VarietyLocomotive + 3 cars
Prototype RegionJapan
Prototype EraJP Stage 2: Nationalization (1906–1945)

Specific Item Information: Beginners Train Set. D51 steam locomotive with 3 passenger cars, track and power supply.
Model Information: Kato train sets typically include track and an analog power supply as well as at least one locomotive and some rolling stock.
Prototype History:
The military expressed concern about the delays in troop movements that occurred during the 1904–05 Russo-Japanese War, and attributed such delays to the mix of private and government railway ownership. The attribution tipped the balance in favour of nationalization of the major railway companies, and in 1906 the Government proposed to nationalize 42 railway companies, though ultimately 17 companies were involved, including the "Big 5" companies (Nippon, San'yō, Kyushu and Kansai Railway companies and the Hokkaido Coal & Railway Co), and covering virtually all main intercity/regional routes.
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:
Kato Precision Railroad Models (関水金属株式会社 Sekisui Kinzoku Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of model railroad equipment in N and HO scales. The Tokyo-based company manufactures models based on Japanese prototypes (such as the Shinkansen bullet train) for the Japanese market, North American prototypes for the North American market and European high-speed trains for European market.
The Kato (pronounced kah-toe) model railroad companies were founded by Yuji Kato, father of current president Hiroshi Kato, of the parent company Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd.

The design and distribution of models for the North American market are handled by their U.S. subsidiary, Kato USA, located in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The design of special models for the European market is handled for some of them by their partner, Lemke, whereas the general distribution of Kato products in Europe is handled by NOCH; both companies are located in Germany.
As a result, some Kato European models are sold as Kato Lemke and others as Kato (alone).
Item created by: nscalestation on 2020-11-03 10:22:58. Last edited by gdm on 2023-03-19 10:59:47

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