Steam Locomotive Encylopedia

The complete list of Chinese Steam Locomotive prototype models is below. For detailed model reviews, please scroll below the summary table

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Model Reviews

Tenshodo

DB3

1:87 Scale

Rating
7/10

A model for the man who has eveything! A small class of Japanese built steam locomotives imported into China for use on the South Manchurian Railway. A streamlined 4-4-4 tank locomotive in a curious livery.

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Imon

A Korean hand built brass model for a Japanese company of a Chinese steam locomotive! The classic JF 2-8-2 mikado steam locomotive.

JF

Rating
9/10

1:87 Scale

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Bachmann China

An important steam locomotive model for HO scale Chinese layouts; the mid-size contender of the main three locomotive classes in latter years in China - the powerful 2-8-2 JS class

JS

1:87 Scale

Rating
7.5/10

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Bachmann China

An important steam locomotive model for HO scale Chinese layouts; the largest of the main three locomotive classes in latter years in China - the mighty 2-10-2 QJ class

QJ

1:87 Scale

Rating
5 - 8/10*

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Imon

A Korean hand built brass model for a Japanese company of a Chinese steam locomotive! The most exquisite Chinese steam model to date. 

QJ

1:87 Scale

Rating
9/10

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Bachmann China

An experimental version of the QJ class. Review is included as part of the Bachmann QJ class review

QJ2

1:87 Scale

Rating
8/10

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Eisenbahn Canada

Brass model of China's most iconic steam locomotive, the streamlined 4-6-2 Pashina (later SL7) steam locomotives used for express passenger trains in the north east of China for the South Manchuria Railway and later China Rail.  

SL7

1:87 Scale

Rating
9.5/10

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Bachmann China

An important steam locomotive model for HO scale Chinese layouts; the smaller of the main three locomotive classes in latter years in China - the light 2-8-2 SY class

SY

1:87 Scale

Rating
6.5 - 7.5/10

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Bachmann Branchline

WD

Rating
7.5/10

1:76 Scale

A OO scale model of the imported British War Department Austerity class for use in the Hong Kong on the Kowloon Canton  Railway (KCR)

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Eisenbahn Canada

XK2

Rating
9/10

1:87 Scale

A HO scale model of the imported USA designed and built USATC S100 0-6-0t steam locomotives. These were predominantly used by various steel mills around China  

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