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Modemo - NT145 - Japanese Tram - Hakone Tozan Railway - Type 2000

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N Scale - Modemo - NT145 - Japanese Tram - Hakone Tozan Railway - Type 2000
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Stock NumberNT145
Original Retail Price12,980¥
Body StyleModemo Light Rail Tram
PrototypeJapanese Tram
Road or Company NameHakone Tozan Railway (Details)
Reporting MarksRhaetian Railway Paint
Road or Reporting NumberType 2000
Coupler TypeOther
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Count2
Multipack ID NumberNT145
DCC ReadinessNo
Release Date2014-03-01
Item CategoryPassenger Trains
Model TypeElectric
Model SubtypeTram
Model VarietyCar

Specific Item Information: This is a 2 car set with 1 motorized car.
Road Name History:
The Hakone Tozan Line (箱根登山鉄道線 Hakone Tozan Tetsudō-sen, lit. Hakone Mountain-Climbing Railroad Line) is a mountain railway in Japan operated by the Hakone Tozan Railway. This company belongs to the Odakyu Group, and also owns the Hakone Tozan Cable Car.

The section of the line from Odawara Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station started operations in 1919, with current terminus Gōra reached in 1930. Since 2006, only Odakyū Odawara Line trains run on the section from Odawara Station to Hakone-Yumoto Station. From Gora, visitors can continue up the mountain on the Hakone Tozan Cable Car, as it was converted from dual-gauge(standard and narrow) to just narrow-gauge.

The railway is capable of climbing one meter vertically for every 12.5 meters of horizontal distance, a maximum gradient of 8%. The line traverses Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, so the line was carefully designed to limit the impact on scenery. Due to the difficult conditions, the line has three switchbacks used to ascend particularly steep sections.
Brand/Importer Information:
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 2021-10-19 11:48:11

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