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N Scale - Kato - 5128-4 - Japanese National Railways - 33-383

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N Scale - Kato - 5128-4 - Japanese National Railways - 33-383


N Scale - Kato - 5128-4 - Japanese National Railways - 33-383


Brand Kato
Stock Number 5128-4
Manufacturer Kato
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kato Passenger Car Japanese Prototype
Road or Company Name Japanese National Railways (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 33-383
Paint Color(s) Blue
Coupler Type Kato Operating Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Release Date 2004-09-30
Item Category Passenger Cars
Model Type OHAFU
Model Subtype 33
Model Variety Post War
Scale 1/150



Road Name History:
Japanese National Railways (日本国有鉄道 Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō), abbreviated Kokutetsu (国鉄) or "JNR", was the business entity that operated Japan's national railway network from 1949 to 1987.
By 1987, JNR's debt was over ¥27 trillion ($280 billion at 2009 exchange rates) and the company was spending ¥147 for every ¥100 earned. By an act of the Diet of Japan, on April 1, 1987 JNR was privatized and divided into seven railway companies, six passenger and one freight, collectively called the Japan Railways Group or JR Group.

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 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.

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 of special models for the European market is handled for some of them by their partner, Lemke, whereas the general distribution of Kato products in Europe is handled by NOCH; both companies are located in Germany.
As a result, some Kato European models are sold as Kato Lemke and others as Kato (alone).

Item created by: neuroncdoc on 2020-06-30 19:56:58. Last edited by neuroncdoc on 2020-06-30 20:17:43

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