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N Scale - Micro Ace - A0314 - 781 Series - Japan Railways Hokkaido


Brand Micro Ace
Stock Number A0314
Original Retail Price 23000¥
Manufacturer Micro Ace
Image Credit Link
Body Style Micro-Ace Passenger Set
Road or Company Name Japan Railways Hokkaido (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Doaremon
Reporting Marks Doaremon
Paint Color(s) Blue/Green/Yellow/Orange/Pink/Red
Print Color(s) Red/White/Blue/Yellow
Paint Scheme Doaremon
Body Construction Injection Molded Plastic
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 6
Series Name 781 series
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2004-07-19
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Electric
Model Subtype EMU
Model Variety 781 series
Prototype 781 Series
Prototype Year(s) of Production 1980
Region Japan
Era/Epoch Era V: 1979 - Present
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4968279112755


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Specific Item Information: Six (6) cars train set with 1 motorized car.
In 2003, sets L7 and L104 were reallocated to Hakodate depot and reformed to become 6-car set L7 for use on special Doraemon Undersea Train services between Hakodate and Yoshioka-Kaitei inside the undersea Seikan Tunnel from 19 July 2003. Each car was painted a different colour and decorated with Doraemon characters. This operated until August 2006. The set was subsequently scrapped together with the two stored cars from former set L104.
Comes with padded Case to store the set. Wonderful details and realistic design. With three (3) pantographs, intricate undercarriage coach car details, and a working head and tail lights (Car 1 & Car 6). [ Optional Parts ] -
G0001 Room Light Wide Width Lamp Color LED (2 ea)
G0002 Room Light Wide Width Lamp Color LED (6 ea)
G0003 Room Light Wide Width White Color LED (2 ea)
G0004 Room Light Wide Width White Color LED (6 ea)

Prototype Information: The 781 series (781系) was an AC electric multiple unit (EMU) train type formerly operated by Japanese National Railways (JNR) and later Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) on limited express services in Hokkaido, Japan, between 1980 and 2007. Read more on Wikipedia.

Road/Company Information:
The Hokkaido Railway Company (北海道旅客鉄道株式会社 Hokkaidō Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is one of the constituent companies of Japan Railways Group (JR Group), and is often referred to using its official abbreviation of JR Hokkaido (JR北海道 Jeiāru Hokkaidō). It operates intercity rail services in Hokkaido, Japan. The company introduced Kitaca, a smart card ticketing system, from autumn 2008.

At the time of its privatization in 1987, JR Hokkaido operated 21 railway lines totalling 3,176.6 kilometres (1,973.8 mi) of narrow-gauge (1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)) track, as well as a ferry service to Aomori. Since then, that number has dwindled to just below 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi), as unprofitable lines have been shut down or spun off (in the case of the Hokkaidō Chihoku Kōgen Railway). The ferry service has also been replaced by the Seikan Tunnel.

On 19 November 2016, JR Hokkaido's President announced plans to further rationalise its network by up to 1,237 km, or ~50% of the current network, including closure of the remaining section of the Rumoi Main Line (the Rumoi - Mashike section closed on 4 December 2016), the Shin-Yubari - Yubari section of the Sekisho Line, the non-electrified section of the Sassho Line and the Nemuro Line between Furano and Kami-Ochiai Junction. Other lines including the Sekihoku Main Line, Senmo Main Line, the Naroyo - Wakkanai section of the Soya Line and Kushiro - Nemuro section of the Nemuro Line are proposed for conversion to Third Sector operation, but if local governments are not agreeable, such sections will also face closure.

Hokkaido Railway's headquarters are in Chūō-ku, Sapporo.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Micro Ace Co., Ltd. is a railroad model / plastic model maker headquartered in Suzaki, Saitama Prefecture.
Founded in 1963 as Arii Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Arii), the company produced plastic models. In 1980 it entered the N-scale model train business and withdrew after a while. It reentered N-scale model train in 1996, with production in China.

On 10th June 2004, this business was transferred to the newly established subsidiary Micro Ace Co., Ltd., and "Micro Ace" became the new company name.

Read more (in Japanese) on Wikipedia.


Item created by: Mokei Tetsu on 2017-09-04 12:13:22. Last edited by gdm on 2017-09-05 09:58:06

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