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N Scale - Kato - 10-490 - JR 205-1200 series Nambu Line - Japan Railways East - 205-1200


N Scale - Kato - 10-490 - JR 205-1200 series Nambu Line - Japan Railways East - 205-1200


Brand Kato
Stock Number 10-490
Original Retail Price 14040¥
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Box Set Japanese Prototype
Road or Company Name Japan Railways East (Details)
Reporting Marks Nambu
Road or Reporting Number 205-1200
Paint Color(s) Aluminum with yellow and red stripes
Paint Scheme Nambu Line
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 10-490
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2008-09-15
Item Category Starter Sets
Model Type Passenger Cars
Model Subtype Local
Model Variety 205-1200
Prototype JR 205-1200 series Nambu Line
Region Japan
Era/Epoch Era V: 1979 - Present


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Specific Item Information: 6 car set with 1 motorized car and 2 end / cab cars. Comes in book type case. This train is JR East series 205-1200. It is used in JR Nambu Line (Kawasaki - Tachikawa). This model expressed formation which moved from Yamanote line to Nambu line. It looks characteristic. Formation: Kuha 205-1202 - Moha 205-16 - Moha 204-16(M) - Moha 205-18 - Moha 204-18 - Kuha 204-1202

Body Style 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.

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 2017-04-18 13:54:49. Last edited by gdm on 2017-08-19 17:13:14

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