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D51 200 Steam Locomotive

Experience one of the 20th Century's most iconic locomotives. Build your own 1:24 scale model 2-8-2 D51 locomotive, Japan's classic standardized modern engine. Built in 1938 by the Japanese National Railways (JNR) & Japanese Government Railways, the D51 was built in larger numbers than any other locomotive made in Japan. This is a truly stunning model made from high-quality brass & steel

Order your D51 model locomotive kit online today. Each kit ships in 12 affordable monthly phases. Pay-as-you-build; every month you will receive all necessary parts and detailed build instructions.

from $114.99 per month per complete kit

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Product in Depth

This amazingly detailed 1:24 scale model is available to build in 12 shipments, complete with a short length of track and base on which to display it. Mainly constructed from solid brass, with white-metal die-castings, the completed model is 880mm long (including the tender) and weighs over 10kg. The model includes working lights, a whistle and steam sound effects. You can choose to paint the model black like original the real locomotive, or leave it with a bare finish to highlight the metalwork .

Even as a model-making novice, you can assemble this unique 1:24 scale model with clear step-by-step instructions we provide to show you how to assemble and finish the parts - every step of the way. Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to put your D51 steam locomotive together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.

Your Modeling Experience

  1. • You will receive 12 monthly shipments of $114.99 plus $6.99 S&H per shipment
  2. • The total cost of your model is $1,379.88
  3. • Each shipment includes a full color instruction guide and high-quality parts to build your D51 steam locomotive
  4. • No contract, No obligation - You are free to cancel at anytime


Look Inside

Clear step-by-step instructions show how to assemble and finish the parts - every step of the way. Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to put your D51 Locomotive together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.

Product Details

Key Features of the D51 steam locomotive

A short length of track and base for display

Built from solid brass with white-metal die-castings

Completed model is 880mm long and weighs more than 5 lbs

Working lights, whistle and steam sound effects

Choose to paint your D51 black to resemble the original locomotive, or leave a bare finish to highlight the metalwork

Model Detail

Brass boiler and firebox parts   |   Steel chassis, wheels and motion   |   Die-cast turned and sheet metal components    |   Simply assembled with screws, rivets and adhesives (no soldering or brazing required)

Overall Dimensions

Length: 880mm (34.65") | Height: 165mm (6.49") | Width: 112mm (4.41") | Scale: 1:24

Reviews (3)

  • 2014-08-20 14:44:58
    This is my second DeAgostini build, after the Zero. I was expecting nothing short of fantastic, and I was not in the least disappointed! The brass is perfectly cut and cast, and the zinc parts are cast perfectly as well. I am only on despatch 4, and am eagerly awaiting all the rest. Thank you DeAgostini, for another great model!
  • 2014-08-20 14:44:28
    This is a beautiful kit. All parts are cast - brass and white metal and pre-formed/bent/shaped brass, all the pieces so far are fantastic. This is a very well thought out and produced kit. All you have to do is bolt/screw, super glue/epoxy the parts together, really easy, or for the advanced modeler, soldering. The potential for mild detailing or super detailing is great. Just study the video/picture links here; So far, I'm up to pack three, every part so far is awesome. Everything so far is so well engineered/produced/manufactured that the price is quite reasonable. If you're a steam locomotive fan, with the means, but not the expert modeling skills, you can handle this kit. Join up, follow the members builds and you will have an impressive locomotive model. Take the plunge, as I did, and enjoy. Best regards, mwb
  • 2014-08-20 14:43:53
    This model is beautiful, the parts and details are amazing! Thanks ModelSpace!

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