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N Scale - Kato - 10-408 - JR 253 Narita Express - Japan Railways East - 253 Image Courtesy of Kato USA

N Scale - Kato - 10-408 - JR 253 Narita Express - Japan Railways East - 253

Brand Kato
Stock Number 10-408
Original Retail Price 17850¥
Manufacturer Kato
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Box Set Japanese Prototype
Road or Company Name Japan Railways East (Details)
Reporting Marks Narita Express
Road or Reporting Number 253
Paint Color(s) White, Red, Black, and Gray
Coupler Type Kato Operating Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 6
Multipack ID Number 10-408
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2009-03-31
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type Passenger Cars
Model Subtype Express
Model Variety 253
Prototype JR 253 Narita Express
Era Era V: 1979 - Present
Region Japan

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Specific Item Information: 6 car set with 1 motorized car and 2 end / cab cars. Comes in book type case.

Model Information: Kato boxed sets for Japanese Prototypes come in various shapes and sizes. These may contain complete train sets with track and power pack or may be as simple as a pair of passenger coaches. Many of the sets use "bookshelf" boxes with cardboard sleeves and carefully cut foam inserts.

Prototype Information: The E259 series (E259系) is a DC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan since October 2009 on Narita Express limited express services to and from Narita International Airport.

Road/Company Information:
JR East was incorporated on 1 April 1987 after being spun off from the government-run Japanese National Railways (JNR). The spin-off was nominally "privatization", as the company was actually a wholly owned subsidiary of the government-owned JNR Settlement Corporation for several years, and was not completely sold to the public until 2002.

Following the breakup, JR East ran the operations on former JNR lines in the Greater Tokyo Area, the Tohoku region, and surrounding areas. Its railway lines primarily serve Kanto and Tohoku regions, along with adjacent areas in Koshin'etsu region (Niigata, Nagano, Yamanashi) and Shizuoka prefectures.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Kato Precision Railroad Models (関水金属株式会社 Sekisui Kinzoku Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of model railroad equipment in N and HO scales. The Tokyo-based company manufactures models based on Japanese prototypes (such as the Shinkansen bullet train) for the Japanese market, North American prototypes for the North American market and European high-speed trains for European market.

The design and distribution of models for the North American market are handled by their U.S. subsidiary, Kato USA, located in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The design and distribution of models for the European market are handled by their partner, Lemke, located in Germany
The Kato (pronounced kah-toe) model railroad companies were founded by Yuji Kato, father of current president Hiroshi Kato, of the parent company Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd.

Item created by: nscalestation on 2016-12-10 13:50:59. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-13 04:38:30

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