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N Scale - Kato - 10-398 - Passenger Train, Electric, Shinkansen - JR Central/JR West - 700 series (add-on set)

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N Scale - Kato - 10-398 - Passenger Train, Electric, Shinkansen - JR Central/JR West - 700 series (add-on set) Image courtesy of KATO / Hobby Search


Stock Number 10-398
Original Retail Price 12,060¥
Brand Kato
Manufacturer Kato
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Japanese Bullet Train (Shinkansen)
Prototype Passenger Train, Electric, Shinkansen (Details)
Road or Company Name JR Central/JR West (Details)
Reporting Marks JR 700
Road or Reporting Number 700 series (add-on set)
Paint Color(s) White,Blue
Print Color(s) Blue
Paint Scheme Nozomi
Coupler Type Kato Operating Knuckle
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 8
Multipack ID Number 10-398
Series Name Nozomi
DCC Readiness Friendly
Release Date 1999-12-19
Item Category Passenger Trains
Model Type Electric
Model Subtype Shinkansen
Prototype Region Japan
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160
EAN/JAN/GTIN13 Number 4949727007212



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Specific Item Information:
8 (eight) car add-on set.No Motorized car.
The 700 series is a Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train type built between 1997 and 2006, and entering service in 1999. Originally designated as "N300" during the development phase, they formed the next generation of shinkansen vehicles jointly designed by JR Central and JR-West for use on both Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines.
[ Optional Parts ]
11-211 LED Interior Lighting Kit, ver.2 (DCC Optional: FR11) (1ea)
11-212 LED Interior Lighting Kit, ver.2 (DCC Optional: FR11) (6ea)
11-213 LED Interior Lighting Kit, ver.2 (Bulb Color) (DCC Optional: FR11) (1ea)
11-214 LED Interior Lighting Kit, ver.2 (Bulb color) (DCC Optional: FR11) (6ea)
[ Optional Parts (For advanced users) ]
TL1 Single DCC Function Decoder (Control for Head Light, Tail Light, Interior Light etc.) (1pc.)

Prototype History: The Shinkansen (Japanese: 新幹線, pronounced [ɕĩŋkã̠ɰ̃sẽ̞ɴ]), colloquially known in English as the bullet train, is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan. Initially built to connect distant Japanese regions with Tokyo, the capital, in order to aid economic growth and development, beyond long-distance travel it is now also used as a commuter rail network. It is operated by five Japan Railways Group companies.

Starting with the Tōkaidō Shinkansen (615.4 km, 382.4 mi) in 1964, the network has expanded to currently consist of 2,764.6 km (1,717.8 mi) of lines with maximum speeds of 240–320 km/h (150–200 mph), 283.5 km (176.2 mi) of Mini-Shinkansen lines with a maximum speed of 130 km/h (80 mph), and 10.3 km (6.4 mi) of spur lines with Shinkansen services.[4] The network presently links most major cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu, and Hakodate on northern island of Hokkaido, with an extension to Sapporo under construction and scheduled to commence in March 2031. The maximum operating speed is 320 km/h (200 mph) (on a 387.5 km section of the Tōhoku Shinkansen). Test runs have reached 443 km/h (275 mph) for conventional rail in 1996, and up to a world record 603 km/h (375 mph) for maglev trains in April 2015..

From Wikipedia

Road Name History: 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.

The Central Japan Railway Company (東海旅客鉄道株式会社 Tōkai Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is the main railway company operating in the Chūbu (Nagoya) region of central Japan. It is officially abbreviated in English as JR Central and in Japanese as JR Tōkai (JR東海). Its headquarters are located in the JR Central Towers in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. The company's operational hub is Nagoya Station. The busiest railway line it operates is the Tōkaidō Main Line between Atami Station and Maibara Station. JR Central also operates the Tōkaidō Shinkansen between Tokyo Station and Shin-Ōsaka Station. Additionally it is responsible for the Chūō Shinkansen?a proposed maglev service between Tokyo Station (or Shinagawa Station) and Ōsaka Station (or Shin-Ōsaka Station), of which a short demonstration section has been built. Currently, the company is conducting demonstrations of its shinkansen to railway officials from different countries in the effort to market bullet train technology overseas.

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JR Central is Japan's most profitable and highest throughput high-speed-rail operator, carrying 138 million high-speed-rail passengers in 2009, considerably more than the world's largest airline. Japan recorded a total of 289 million high-speed-rail passengers in 2009.

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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: Mokei Tetsu on 2017-09-18 09:46:07. Last edited by gdm on 2018-05-26 23:05:14

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