Hi February 2023
Kato 10-1736 Series E129-100 2-Car Set
The stainless steel body E129 is reproduced as a plastic model with the snow-white front and the golden-yellow stripe associated with golden rice harvest and the stripe in pink of Toki (Japanese crested ibis bird inhabiting Sado island in Niigata). Furthermore, the shape of the front and equipment designed for the heavy snowfall in that area are represented.
Kato 10-1776 SHINANO Railway Series SR1-300 2Car-Set
Shinano Railways Series 115 3-Car Set:
When the Nagano Station for Hokuriku Shinkansen was opened, Shinano Railways was opened in the form that the route between Karuizawa Station – Shinonoi Station (Shinano Railways) of the former Shinetsu main line running in parallel with Shinkansen line was put under the management of a joint-public-private company, Shinano Railways. Later, Kita Shinano line was opened additionally north of Nagano when the Kanazawa Station for Hokuriku Shinkansen was opened. Series 115 which are operated as main carriages are not only painted in the basic colors of red and gray, but also some are in the former Shonan color and Yokosuka color.
Kato 10-1831 Tokyu 5050-4000 4-Car Basic Set Powered
Tokyo-Express Electric Railways (usually called Tokyu) is a railway company which has its railway network in the Southwest part in the Tokyo metropolitan area. It is a group of trains called series 5000 which is currently in service in the main railway lines. 10-car trains called series 5050-4000 has been deployed on the Tokyu’s main line, Toyoko line connecting Shibuya and Yokohama to run directly onto Tokyo metro fukutoshin line (opened in 2011) and further on Minatomirai line to Motomachi or Chinatown in Yokohama.
While Tokyu Series 5050-4000 in principle consists of 10 cars, it has a fixed 8-car train configuration as well. This train is characterized with “8 cars” mark and red distinguishing sign beside crew door. While this train is operated to run directly to Tokyo metro fukutoshin line, Seibu Ikebukuro line, Tobu Tojo line, it is often put in service as local or Toyoko express as it is a short train. It is operated via Fukutoshin Line even to Hanno on Seibu-ikebukuro Line and Shigi on Tobutojo line.