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Specific Item Information: This ECR Class 66 is one of the first locomotives qualified by the French Railway National Safety Authority (EPSF) to operate on the French network, after opening of the market to alternative freight operators than SNCF.
The color is this model is too "rosy" as compared to the original maroon of the prototype.
The model is referenced in either one or the other stock numbers indicated on this page.
Body Style 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 Information: The Class 66 is a type of six-axle diesel electric freight locomotive developed in part from the 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).
Read more on Wikipedia: British Class 66 and EMD Class 66.
Road/Company Information: Euro Cargo Rail is a French rail freight operator formed in 2005 as a subsidiary of English Welsh & Scottish (EWS).
Since 2007, it a subsidiary of DB Cargo, after acquisition of EWS by DB Cargo.
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 2017-01-31 13:31:13. Last edited by Alain LM on 2017-01-31 14:03:13
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