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9600 warning paint scheme


Matthieu

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Hello,

 

I recently discovered photos of 9600 with yellow stripes.

 

When I look for real photos of these machines, I can't find anything: fancy paint scheme?

 

If these machines really existed, why these markings? Books, videos, where can we see more?

 

Thank you for your help.

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Thanks Vincent,

 

I keep looking for the reason for creating this paint scheme… 

 

 

 

 

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marknewton

Based on my imperfect translation of a magazine article, a number of 9600s were painted like this for use as shunting/switch engines in larger yards. The intention was to make them more visible amongst the rows of black freight cars.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Ooohhh ok, warning paint for the security ! Intersting !!! The yellow paint should not remain visible for long ?

 

Thanks for this precious information. 

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I believe these were mostly in the Hokkaido area, espically in the port yards.  They would be found there in the very late steam era, most likely the late 60s early 70s.  One may also have received an all over orange scheme with a big green "safety first" pluses on the tender.

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Wasn’t there a micro ace model with the tender all in the yellow zebra stripes?

 

jeff

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disturbman

There was, A9714.

 

11 hours ago, Kamome said:


Kato says: "The 8620 type steam locomotive is a tender type steam locomotive for towing passenger trains introduced by the Railway Institute, the predecessor of the Japanese National Railways in the Taisho era. Unit 8630 was completed by a train manufacturing company in 1914. When active, he is mainly active in shunting in the Tohoku region such as Taira and Hirosaki. During the Hiromae engine district era, zebra paint was applied to the front and rear of the car body to ensure the safety of workers."

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gavino200

It looks like that would be a fairly doable airbrush/masking tape project. I might try it out someday when I beef up my Steam collection.

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