Patchwork Hiro is a variant of Hiro based off Hero of the Rails.
- The prototype picture showed the tender backwards.
- The 2016 model of Patchwork Hiro has a green smokebox instead of a blue one.
- The 2016 model's box art promo features Hiro with a mirrored nameplate.
- His bufferbeam is lower than usual. Arthur, Murdoch and Hiro also have this feature.