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Clarence Novak
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Aoshima 1/45 DD51 Japanese Diesel-Hydraulic Locomotive.

December 12, 2021 · in Uncategorized · · 2 · 1.1K

DD51 Japanese Diesel-Hydraulic Locomotive

In service 1962-1978. This kit was 3000 Parts including PE - detailed duplicate systems including dual engines, transmissions, and engineer stations. Added brass handles and railings. Removable body panels.

The paint is Tamiya TS44 Brilliant Blue. Added 12 LED lights for cabin and exterior. Sprung bogies with turned aluminum wheels. Added Start-up and running engine sound card. Weighted wired switch power base with Neo magnets. 16 month build. Asian market kit with Japanese text instructions. Outstanding kit with surgical tolerances and precision engineering. Occasionally the patience necessary was on Back Order:)

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  1. Nice locomotive, Clarence @jagmkx
    I'm not into trains but love the build, especially the lighting.

  2. Really superb job, Clarence!

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