Japanese N-Scale 4-6-4 HELP w/????

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by MOW ED, Feb 25, 2001.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED New Member

    Feb 25, 2001
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    I was given a Japanese 4-6-4 in a box with no tender. It is a heavy metal unit with some plastic that doesn't currently work. It has numbers on the bottom (KS 21070) and Japan under it. The front has a round blue medallion with japanese markings and a white bird on it with the word - TSUBAME - on it. The drivers appear to be N.S. and in good shape. The box has a number - SL C-62 on it.

    Can anyone point me in a direction to find out all I can about the loco. I can e-mail you about 6 good images if you can help. Thanks.
  2. Your locomotive is a model of the class C-62 Japanese Hudson, which was the premier passenger steam locomotive in Japan. The blue circular device on the front was a passenger train logo Again, I think the "Tsubame" was a luxury long-distance train. It quite possibly does not work without the tender picking up current form the opposite rail. The number on it does not correspond to Kato's numbers, but it could be from Micro-Ace or Tomix.