Re: Rumored HO Steam locos


I betcha that Kato "C-56" is a Japanese prototype. The number is
consistant with JNR practice, and Kato does a LOT of world-market stuff
we never see in the U.S.A.
If it's Japanese, then if it's HO gauge it's not HO SCALE. The JNR
in steam days was all 42" gauge, and a mite small.
So the proportion is probibly more like 1:76. You might check out
Kato's site. The answer could be there( I thikk I'll go have a look,

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