North Korea - Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk Ch'ŏldo

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North Korea - Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk Ch'ŏldo

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North Korea - 조선 민주주의 인민 공화국의 철도
RTR & Kit availability (as of 20/1/2020)
Era V
Passenger cars
Sleeping car (in Heris 20066 5-set)
Kitbash & repaint options

This is something I'm undertaking myself as a project, too, in model form, though in another scale, so if anyone wants, I can provide more detail on DPRK equipment, including photographs.

Steam locomotives
150 srs (Tillig BR50 - repaint; ex Romanian, retained original numbers)
1300 srs (1970s-1990s; 1304 & 1319 in service) (Beckmann BR75 w sloped tank - kitbash)
1700 srs (1970s-1990s) (Beckmann BR75 w sloped tank - kitbash)
1800 srs (1970s-1990s) (Schirmer BR64 - (light) kitbash)
부러서 class (1948-1970s) (Beckmann BR75 w sloped tank - kitbash)
부러치 class (1948-1970s) (Beckmann BR75 w sloped tank - kitbash)
부러파 class (1948-1970s) (Schirmer BR64 - (light) kitbash)
사다하 class (1948-1960s) (Arnold or Tillig BR95 - kitbash)

Electric locomotives
1.5 01-23 (Roco or Tillig M62/V200/120 - kitbash; convert to electric)
101-114 (MTB E499.1 - repaint)
전기50–전기59 (MTB ČSD E499.0 - repaint)
개철150 srs (Modart SM41 - kitbash; convert to electric)
새별1001-새별1078 (kitbash using Tillig T334 body and B-B chassis)
붉은기5201-붉은기5387 (Red Flag 2) (kitbash using MTB E499.1 body and C-C chassis)
붉은기6001-붉은기6029 (Red Flag 6) (articulated - kitbash using 2 MTB E499.1 body and C-C chassis)

Diesel locomotives
내연150–내연164 (Modart SM41 - repaint; close but not identical)
내연401–내연411 (MTB T448 - repaint)
내연601–내연665 (Roco or Tillig M62/V200/120 - repaint)
내연701–내연744 (Roco or Tillig M62/V200/120 - repaint; note some are ex-Polish with bit lights)
내연855–내연873 (Roco or Tillig M62/V200/120 - repaint; note some are DM62)
금성8001–금성8002 (Roco or Tillig M62/V200/120 - kitbash)
새별3001-새별3227 (kitbash using Piko G1206 body and Tillig V100 chassis)

Passenger & freight cars
As far as passenger cars go, the TT-Modell sleeper and the Y sleeper can be used to model DPRK sleepers used on the Pyongyang-Beijing and Pyongyang-Moscow trains; domestically, however, they use primarily cars of the Chinese YZ22 design (which exists in HO) and North Korean design - which don't exist in any scale, but Russian domestic stock can be used as satisfactory stand-ins.

As far as freight cars go, of existing TT models, only the Russian tank car from Peresvet, and one or two others can be used in modelling DPRK equipment, as most of their equipment is, again, either locally produced or of Chinese design/production (some of the Chinese equipment is available in 1:87 as well). Some North American equipment can be used as close stand-ins too for old colonial-era equipment still in use, such as the Gold Coast Fowler car.

Some pictures:

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Naeyeun 659

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Geumseong 8002 - DPRK-built copy of M62. Two are known - 8001 in regular service, and 8002 which has been at the Museum of the Three Revolutions since it was built.

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1.5-08 - electric conversion of M62.

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Bulgeungi 5013

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전기5 series - one of the ten E499.0 built for DPRK, numbered 전기50 to 전기59

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A sleeper

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A locally-built gon

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A locally-built caboose (02500 series)
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Marquette wrote:Image
A locally-built gon
Is it the Chinese Railway's logo on the "locally built gon"?
Or does the North Korean Railway have a similar logo?
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The Chinese logo has only a single outer ring, while the DPRK logo has two "outer" rings - so, very similar.
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On this note, I've got my decal artwork ready, just need to get them printed up and my DPRK M62 model will be ready!
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Updated availability list in 1st post - there's actually an RTR North Korean car!
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