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D51 Slug Conversion

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mattdwnunder

Does anyone make parts to convert the Kato 2016 standard D51 into the original version? I like the detail on the Kato model and would like to have one of the original types with a similar level of detail without investing in brass. Unless I am missing something aside from possibly the tender the loco differences are significant but not extensive.

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Fenway Park

I have not seen a conversion kit so far on HS. As this is the new Kato 1/150 version it is likely they will issue a Slug version in he future. There are many variants and so far they have issued the preserved one D51 498 and a standard one. The smoke collectors and numbers were part of the freight set.

 

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mattdwnunder

Thanks. If Kato is going to bring out a D51 Slug version to similar standards to their recent D51 models it would be worth waiting for and be much better than my modest conversion efforts.

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Fenway Park

Agreed, the new version is very good, hopefully Kato will issue this soon.

 

Malcolm

 

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