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N Scale - Kato Lemke - K10810 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD Class 66 - HGK - DE 66


Stock Number K10810
Original Retail Price 129.90€
Brand Kato Lemke
Manufacturer Kato
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Diesel Engine Class 66
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD Class 66 (Details)
Road or Company Name HGK (Details)
Reporting Marks HGK
Road or Reporting Number DE 66
Paint Color(s) Red w. Yellow ends and Gray roof
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Injection Molded Plastic
DCC Readiness Ready
Release Date 2006-11-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety Class 66
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era UK Era 9: Privatisation (1996-2008)
Years Produced 1998-2015
Scale 1/160


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Model Information: Kato first released this EMD Class 66 in 2006 . Kato modeled Class 66 as they can be found with several operators on continental Europe. This is a true 1:160 scale model, as opposed to British models of Class 66 such as Dapol that are scaled 1:144:




Dapol on Top, Kato below

The front Rapido coupler can be replaced by a dummy coupler (supplied) for more realistic appearance of front end.
Up to production year 2008 (ref. 10818) all models shipped without traction tires. From 2009 on (ref. 10819), models were equipped with 2 traction tires (with exception of model ref. 10821/66033).

DCC Information: Accepts NEM 651 / NMRA 6-pin decoders.
An example of installation of a 6-pin decoder can be seen in Digitrax DZ126IN instruction manual.

Prototype History: The BR Class 66 is a 2,420 kW (3,250 hp) six-axle Co'Co' diesel electric freight locomotive developed in part from the BR Class 59, for use on the railways of the UK. Since its introduction the class has been successful and has been sold to British and other European railway companies.
In Continental Europe it is marketed as the EMD Series 66 (JT42CWR).

Over four hundred and forty BR Class 66s have been produced since 1998, in various sub-classes for UK operators:
  • Class 66/0 - EWS Ordered the inital two hundred and fifty Co-Co Diesel Freight Locomotives
  • Class 66/3 - In 2008 a further five Class 66s were delivered for freight operator Fastline
  • Class 66/4 - In 2002 DRS freight operator ordered ten Class 66s, further Class 66s were ordered later
  • Class 66/5 - Freight operator Freightliner has order nearly one hundred Class 66s in small batches
  • Class 66/6 - A small group off Class 66/5s were re-geared to cope with heavy aggregate trains
  • Class 66/7 - GBRf freight operator has ordered many Class 66 since the original lease of thirty two in 2008, further orders have included low-emission types
  • Class 66/8 - The initial five Class 66/8s were previously Advenza Freight (Cotswold Rail) locomotives now running for Colas Rail. Colas Rail has also taken over a number of ex-Freightliner Class 66s.
  • Class 66/9s - A lower emission variant ordered by Freightliner.
Read more on Wikipedia: British Class 66 and EMD Class 66.

Road Name History: Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG (HGK) is a subsidiary of the Stadtwerke Köln (SWK), located in Cologne, Germany, with its main business areas in railway freight transport, port handling, vehicle workshop, network provision and real estate leasing.

Read more (in German) on Wikipedia.








Brand/Importer Information: Wolfgang Lemke GmbH from Haan, Germany, is an importer and also a manufacturer of model articles, especially for model railways in N and H0 scales.

Since 1990, Lemke has been the general importer for Kato's products in Germany and Europe. Not only American and Japanese models were imported, but also models for the German and European market were produced under the name 'Kato Lemke'.


Item created by: Alain LM on 2017-01-30 16:52:02. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-09-09 05:57:33

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