Specific Item Information:
This is the 2nd version of S.K.I.P., a train designed for the promotion of Shonan and Kamakura area, Kanagawa prefecture. Brightly painted on its body is a beautiful scenery of the region as it
appears in four different seasons.
S.K.I.P., by the way, is short for "Shonan Kamakura Information Promotion"
Road Name History
The Enoshima Electric Railway or Enoden (江ノ島電鉄 Enoshima dentetsu) is a private railway in Japan which connects Kamakura Station in Kamakura with Fujisawa Station in Fujisawa, Kanagawa. Stations en route include Hase, the stop closest to Kōtoku-in, the temple with the colossal outdoor statue of Amida Buddha. The railway is fully owned by the Odakyu Group of companies.
The route is 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) long and has a rail gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in). It is single-track; however, five of the route's fifteen stations are equipped with passing loops, allowing for the operation of bi-directional traffic. Included in the route is a short (450-metre (1,480 ft)) section of street running between Koshigoe and Enoshima stations. For this and other technical reasons, the entire line is governed under the Tramways Act (軌道法 kidou-hou) of the Japanese government, being one of only three such lines in the Greater Tokyo Area (the others being the Toden Arakawa Line and Tokyu Setagaya Line, both in Tokyo proper). Trains are electrically powered from 600 V DC overhead lines. The section from Kamakura Station to Koshigoe is in the city of Kamakura; that from Enoshima to Fujisawa Station is in the city of Fujisawa.
Modemo is part of the Hasegawa group. Modemo specialises in tram (streetcar) models in both 1:80 and 1:150 scales and in both scales the trams can be motorised, although the N-scale trams are a bit 'high on the wheels'. New and very nice is the articulated Tokyu '300' class, used on the Setagaya tram route in Southwestern Tokyo.
Further Modemo products include some N-scale DMU's and a 313 class EMU in a variety of liveries, this model is also available in HO scale.
Item created by: nscalestation
on 2018-04-29 23:48:39
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